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Ethereum has been labeled the first “world computer.” It doesn’t exist as an actual physical machine, but rather as a virtual machine that people all over the world can connect to. By bringing blockchain technology into mainstream programming with a Turing-complete model, it is creating an entirely new paradigm of cybersecurity and even changing how we view the Internet.
That’s great and all, but what exactly does it mean? There is no shortage of blogs and websites touting the glories of Ethereum, but finding good, solid information on what it actually is can be quite the challenge. The good news is that you have come to the right place. This second book in my series on Ethereum takes a lot of the tech jargon that you will find on forums and blogs and breaks it down in such a way that even a newbie to the world of programming can understand it.
Here is a glimpse of what you will find inside.
Chapter 1 will give you detailed insight into the advantages that Ethereum presents over traditional networking and programming models. It decentralizes the Internet through decentralized applications, or “dapps,” that are not connected to a main server but rather are connected to the main Ethereum blockchain. What is a blockchain, you may ask? This chapter answers that question, too. It also gives you some of the top-ranking dapps on Ethereum and what they are used for, with the intent of giving you an idea of how people are using the network.
Chapter 2 will take a technical look at some of the under-the-hood workings of Ethereum. You don’t need to be intimidated by the term “technical,” because the terms that people assume you know, like “Ethereum Virtual Machine” and “Solidity Compiler” are broken down into manageable pieces of information that are easy to digest. From there, it will show you how the network is designed to work and how you can create your own dapp!
Chapter 3 will take you into the wide, wide world of the Ether. It will look into what advantages it has over Bitcoin, why it is growing, how it is overcoming some of the regulatory challenges of virtual currency, and even managing to break into the world of mainstream business.
Chapter 4 will give you ideas about how you can make money with Ethereum. New possibilities are constantly being discovered as the network’s potential is just beginning to be uncovered. There is no limit to what you can do on Ethereum to generate money.
As the network grows and its possibilities become more well-known, more and more individuals, small businesses, and mainstream businesses will turn to Ethereum. The information that you find in this book will help you stay ahead of the curve and be able to find your way through the confusing information about Ethereum. By the time you finish reading this book, you will have a solid understanding of what Ethereum is and how you can use it to meet your own needs and goals.