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Mastering Ethereum: Building Smart Contracts and Dapps

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Ethereum represents the gateway to a worldwide, decentralized computing paradigm. This platform enables you to run decentralized applications (DApps) and smart contracts that have no central points of failure or control, integrate with a payment network, and operate on an open blockchain. With this practical guide, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Gavin Wood provide everything ...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published December 23rd 2018 by O'Reilly Media
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Sandhya Chandramohan
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book in the Content Freeze - Tech Review status on Github, leads me to expect only great things from the final product. Perfect for developers.
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very clear writing style, and appropriate level of detail. And with Gavin Wood as one of the authors, it is perhaps the choicest book on the subject at present.

Compared to Mastering Bitcoin, it was just a tiny bit less perfect, in my humble opinion. I felt that if the chapters on Solidity and Vyper were moved to Appendices, the flow towards tokens and oracles would have been more streamlined with the need for any code provided by pseudocode instead.
Jordan Schriner
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Books ok but doesn't show the same amount of depth as mastering Bitcoin. Makes it feel rushed.
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is a gold mine of content with a technical depth unrivalled by other resources available regarding Ethereum development. This is the perfect book for anyone looking to understand the technology at a deeper level. I would have loved to see references to computer science theory and research for further reading on the range of topics covered.
William Anderson
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mastering Ethereum left me with an appreciation not for crypto, but for what power truly lays behind blockchains. With a detailed technical breakdown and introductions to both high and low level distributed ledger concepts, the book also goes over examples of applications currently built using blockchain that are entirely separate from the concepts of crypto currency, validifying Ethereum (and hence blockchains) as a technology of future applications and development.

The book also goes over setti
Pablo María Fernández
Building smart contracts and dapps es el subtítulo de Mastering Ethereum, libro que me fue recomendado por uno de los defensores de esta blockchain cuando le pregunté qué libro o fuente lo había llevado a su postura. Más de cuatrocientas hojas después, sigo con la misma pregunta. Es que a pesar de estar escrito por dos pesos pesados -uno de los gurúes más reconocidos y el creador del lenguaje de programación de los contratos inteligentes- y ahondar mucho y rigurosamente en lo técnico, en lo conc ...more
Rootul Patel
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and recommend it if you're familiar with Ethereum at a high level but interested in learning some of the technical details. This book is significantly more detail oriented than Antonopoulous's volumes on The Internet of Money.

The glossary was very helpful and I'm glad it was introduced at the front of the book. Chapters 1 - 6 were fantastic. However, I would've appreciated more details on elliptic curve cryptography. I would've liked to see Chapter 7 distilled to a hig
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
An excellent introduction into Ethereum and the topic of smart contracts. The first 30 pages provide a general overview over the Ethereum network and the principles which lay out the foundation for the Ethereum blockchain as it is today. From then on, it focuses more on the technical side, how to program/debug smart contracts and how to use the available tools. However, I am not completely satisfied with this work. For one, many concepts are not explained, with links for further research being p ...more
Jul 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An excellent and quite comprehensive resource. There was little in here that I had not come across prior in doing development work on Ethereum, but the clarity of the writing, and especially the curation and organization of the content, were about the best I have seen on the topic. Whether you are interested in actual development or simply learning about how this particular technology works, it would be hard to recommend a better place to start. This is in a class with Antonopoulos' "Mastering B ...more
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Book full of knowledge. Written in a very good way, explaining parts piece by piece without hammering with all possible details, just mentioned and explained in following chapters. It could be more examples of DApps, truffle command/usage and tests for tokens, oraclizers. Anyway very good job, I like this book very much.
Tomás Ferrer
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Technical primer covering the basics on Ethereum, "Smart contracts" and Decentralized applications. It's not an easy read, requires coding knowledge and reader motivation. Overall, recommended.
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The best reference for Ethereum I have yet to find either on or off line.
Oscar Presidente
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! Gives you a good understanding of what Ethereum is and how it works!
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