In recent years, blockchain development has grown quickly from the original Bitcoin protocol to the second-generation Ethereum platform, and to today’s process of building third-generation blockchains. During this evolution, we can see how blockchain technology has evolved from its original form as a distributed database to becoming a fully fledged, globally distributed, cloud computing platform. This book traces the past, present, and future of blockchain technology.

  • Presents the knowledge and history of Bitcoin
  • Offers blockchain applications
  • Discusses developing working code for real-world blockchain applications
  • Includes many real-life examples
  • Covers the original Bitcoin protocol to the second-generation Ethereum platform

Bitcoin and Blockchain: History and Current Applications is a useful reference for students, business schools, research scholars, practitioners, and business analytics professionals.

chapter 1|21 pages


A P2P Digital Currency
ByA.R. Sathya, Ahmed A. Elngar

chapter 2|13 pages

Exploring the Bitcoin Network

ByA.R. Sathya, K. Varaprasada Rao

chapter 3|17 pages

Blockchain Technology

The Trust-Free Systems
ByA.R. Sathya, Ajay Kumar Jena

chapter 4|10 pages

Consensus and Mining in a Nutshell

ByA.R. Sathya, Santosh Kumar Swain

chapter 5|14 pages


Introduction to the Technology behind Shared Information
ByNaseem Ahamed

chapter 6|19 pages

Growth of Financial Transaction toward Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

ByChiranji Lal Chowdhary

chapter 7|15 pages

A Brief Overview of Blockchain Algorithm and Its Impact upon Cloud-Connected Environment

BySubhasish Mohapatra, Smita Parija

chapter 8|22 pages

Solidity Essentials

ByParv Garg, Neeraj Khadse

chapter 10|20 pages

Blockchain in Healthcare Sector

ByS. Porkodi, D. Kesavaraja

chapter 11|10 pages

Blockchain Theories and Its Applications

ByJaipal Dhobale, Vaibhav Mishra

chapter 12|43 pages

Building Permissioned Blockchain Networks Using Hyperledger Fabric

ByK. Varaprasada Rao, Mutyala Sree Teja, P. Praneeth Reddy, S. Saikrishna

chapter 13|40 pages

Fraud-Resistant Crowdfunding System Using Ethereum Blockchain

BySandeep Kumar Panda