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By: Kapil Sharma
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Publisher's Summary

Ethereum: The King of Decentralised Finance, by Kapil Sharma, is a comprehensive guide to understanding the world of Ethereum. The book provides an overview of Ethereum, its advantages and challenges, the Ethereum platform and its components, consensus mechanisms, development tools, and writing smart contracts.

In Chapter 1, the author introduces Ethereum, its brief history, and why it matters. Chapter 2 discusses the advantages of Ethereum, such as decentralization, smart contract technology, flexibility, customizability, and the technical and business benefits of the network effects.

Chapter 3 explores the challenges of Ethereum, including technical and business challenges, scalability, security, and regulation and legal issues. Chapter 4 dives deeper into the Ethereum platform, covering Ethereum nodes, wallets, the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), gas and fees, and consensus mechanisms such as proof-of-work and proof-of-stake.

Chapter 5 discusses the tools for Ethereum development, including Solidity, Remix, Truffle, Ganache, and Web3.js. In Chapter 6, the author provides resources for learning Solidity, including free and paid courses and Ethereum community resources.

Chapter 7 is a practical guide to writing smart contracts, testing, and deploying them. The author includes real-world Ethereum use cases, such as art auctions, employment contracts, university degree certificates, supply chain payments, music industry movie trades, launch of NFTs, and tokenization of an asset. The chapter also covers Ethereum smart contract audits, their importance, and companies providing Ethereum smart contract audit services.

Chapter 8 discusses Ethereum competition with other blockchain platforms and smart contract platforms, including a comparison of Ethereum with other platforms. Chapter 9 explores the future of Ethereum, including upcoming updates, Ethereum 2.0, potential applications of Ethereum technology, and a technical and business description of Ethereum's potential.

The book concludes in Chapter 10 with a recap of the key points and final thoughts on Ethereum's potential. Overall, Ethereum: The New Frontier of Decentralised Finance and Technology is a great resource for anyone interested in learning about Ethereum and its potential applications in the real world.

©2023 Kapil Sharma (P)2023 Kapil Sharma

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