• Grasp Blockchain concepts such as private and public keys, addresses, wallets, and hashes
• Send and analyze transactions in the Ethereum Rinkeby test network
• Compile and deploy your own ERC20-compliant smart contracts and tokens
• Test your smart contracts using MyEtherWallet
• Create a distributed web interface for your contract
• Combine Solidity and JavaScript to create your very own decentralized application


Introduction to Blockchain and Ethereum is ideal for you if you want to get to grips with Blockchain technology and develop your own distributed applications with smart contracts written in Solidity. Prior exposure to an object-oriented programming language such as JavaScript is needed, as you'll cover the basics before getting straight to work.


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Outline for Introduction to Blockchain and Ethereum

Chapter 1: Ethereum Blockchain

•    Understanding the Ethereum concepts
•    Understanding Ethereum transactions and Blocks
•    Learning Ethereum blockchain and mining
•    Sending and analyzing transactions in the Ethereum rinkebyTestnetwork

Chapter 2: Smart Contracts and Solidity Language

•    Basic Solidity language: your first smart contract
•    Compiling and deploying an ERC20
•    Token smart contract
•    Testing your token smart contract

Chapter 3: Distributed Applications

•    Getting an overview to JavaScript and Web3js
•    Understanding set-up and problem diagnosis
•    Running your dApp with MetaMask