(Covers Non Fungible Tokens)
About author : Dr Poornima G. Naik bears twenty-two years of teaching and research experience in the field of Computer Science. She has been associated with teaching in thrust areas of computer science such as Big Data Analytics, Mobile Computing, Information System Security and Cryptography and her current research areas are Cyber Security, Machine Learning, Soft Computing and Big Data Analytics. She has guided three M Phil. Students. She has published more than 60 research papers in different national and international journals and presented more than 30 papers in different international and national conferences. She has authored 40 books on various cutting edge technologies in information technology. She is the recipient of prestigious Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Life Time Achievement National Award for remarkable achievements in the field of Teaching, Research & Publications awarded by International Institute for Social and Economic Reforms, Bangalore.
About book : Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize the education sector in several significant ways. Firstly, it can enable the secure and tamper-proof storage of educational records, such as degrees, certifications, and diplomas. This ensures the authenticity and integrity of the credentials, reducing the risk of fraud and facilitating seamless verification processes for employers and educational institutions. Secondly, blockchain can facilitate the creation of decentralized learning platforms, enabling peer-to-peer interactions, transparent tracking of learning progress, and secure sharing of educational content. The book aims at providing insight into how blockchain can be leveraged in education sector. Chapter 1 focuses on overview of fungible and non-fungible tokens, different ERC standards for creating fungible and non-fungible tokens. The role of OpenZeppelin for simplifying the creation of non-fungible tokens is discussed at length. Chapter 2 unleashes the power of decentralized applications. It explores the development of decentralized applications using Blockchain Technology with React.js as frontend. Two decentralized applications one for transferring fund from one account to another and another for developing a frontend for demo project are discussed. Chapters 3 and 4 provide an overview of decentralized applications for educational domain. The first application elaborated in Chapter 3 targets design and development of decentralized feedback application focusing in detail on the steps pertaining to design of smart contract, testing the smart contract in two versatile environments of Remix IDE, Hardhat environment and Sepolia test environment, designing the frontend in React.js and finally hosting the fool proof application on Netlify.com. Finally Chapter 4 provides in-depth knowledge required towards design and development of online bookstore harnessing the power of blockchain technology which is spread across 5 discrete models with varying scope