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Beginning Blockchain

A Beginner's Guide to Building Blockchain Solutions

  • Presents a detailed explanation of the prerequisite fundamentals of Blockchain

  • Includes in-depth coverage of the building blocks of Blockchain

  • Covers cryptographic fundamentals in detail

  • Provides an introduction to programming Blockchain from scratch

  • Contains real-world code examples and case studies on Blockchain


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Bikramaditya Singhal, Gautam Dhameja, Priyansu Sekhar Panda
    Pages 1-29
  3. Bikramaditya Singhal, Gautam Dhameja, Priyansu Sekhar Panda
    Pages 31-148
  4. Bikramaditya Singhal, Gautam Dhameja, Priyansu Sekhar Panda
    Pages 149-217
  5. Bikramaditya Singhal, Gautam Dhameja, Priyansu Sekhar Panda
    Pages 219-266
  6. Bikramaditya Singhal, Gautam Dhameja, Priyansu Sekhar Panda
    Pages 267-317
  7. Bikramaditya Singhal, Gautam Dhameja, Priyansu Sekhar Panda
    Pages 319-375
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 377-386

About this book


Understand the nuts and bolts of Blockchain, its different flavors with simple use cases, and cryptographic fundamentals. You will also learn some design considerations that can help you build custom solutions.

Beginning Blockchain is a beginner’s guide to understanding the core concepts of Blockchain from a technical perspective. By learning the design constructs of different types of Blockchain, you will get a better understanding of building the best solution for specific use cases. The book covers the technical aspects of Blockchain technologies, cryptography, cryptocurrencies, and distributed consensus mechanisms. You will learn how these systems work and how to engineer them to design next-gen business solutions.

What You'll Learn:
  • Get a detailed look at how cryptocurrencies work
  • Understand the core technical components of Blockchain
  • Build a secured Blockchain solution from cryptographic primitives
  • Discover how to use different Blockchain platforms and their suitable use cases
  • Know the current development status, scope, limitations, and future of Blockchain


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.BangaloreIndia
  2. 2.BerlinGermany
  3. 3.BangaloreIndia

About the authors

Bikramaditya Singhal is a Blockchain expert and AI practitioner with experience working in multiple industries. He is proficient in Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger, cryptography, cyber security, and data science. He has extensive experience in training and consulting on Blockchain and has designed many Blockchain solutions. He worked with companies such as WISeKey, Tech Mahindra, Microsoft India, Broadridge, Chelsio Communications, and he also co-founded a company named Mund Consulting that focuses on big data analytics and artificial intelligence. He is an active speaker at various conferences, summits, and meetups. He has also authored a book entitled Spark for Data Science.

Gautam Dhameja is a blockchain application consultant based out of Berlin, Germany. For most of this decade, he has been developing and delivering enterprise software including Web & Mobile apps, Cloud-based hyper-scale IoT solutions, and more recently, Blockchain-based decentralized applications (DApps). He possesses a deep understanding of the decentralized stack, cloud solutions architecture and object-oriented design. His areas of expertise include Blockchain, Cloud-based enterprise solutions, Internet of Things, Distributed Systems and Native & Hybrid Mobile apps. He is also an active blogger and speaker and regularly speaks at tech conferences and events.

Priyansu Panda is a research engineer at Underwriters Laboratories, Bangalore, India. He has worked with other IT companies such as Broadridge, Infosys Limited, and Tech Mahindra. His areas of expertise include Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger, game theory, IoT, and artificial intelligence. Priyansu's current research is on building next-gen applications leveraging Blockchain, IoT, and AI. His major research interests include building Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO), and the security, scalability, and consensus of Blockchains.

Bibliographic information


“Blockchain may be described as a disruptive technology across multiple industries. A well-written book on this topic would be both relevant and timely.” (Nancy Eickelmann, Computing Reviews, July 08, 2019)