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Build Your First Ethereum Smart Contract With Soliditytutorial

Build Your First Ethereum Smart Contract With Soliditytutorial

Finance & Tech Nerd, Investor, Blockchain & Crypto Enthusiast, Wannabe Polymath, Master of Discipline in Training, Laissez Faire. Talk Is Cheap. Build Your First Ethereum Smart Contract with Solidity Tutorial So you wanna build a smart contract? Perhaps you want to understand how they work, maybe you want to build your own Dapp, maybe you want to launch the very first billion dollar ICO (sarcasm)... Regardless of your intentions, learning how smart contracts work is invaluable. The Ethereum platform possesses enormous potential to create Dapps that could change the way we interact on the web in the decades to come. While Ethereum deploys smart contracts that work much like a standard blockchain transaction, they yield a conditional statement that must be met before a function(s) is executed. Smart contracts can be used for voting, crowdfunding, blind auctions, multi-signature wallets and MUCH more. Bob has his own scrap metal depot business in the United States, Eric is his iron scrap supplier. Eric is based out of China. Bob and Eric have a GREAT business relationship. They trust each other and have been doing business for a long time. Both have booming businesses, and Bob in particular sells out of iron scrap on a routine basis. Bob deploys a contract where once his iron scrap inventory reaches a certain range, he automatically sends an order out to Eric for X lbs of iron scrap at Y ether per ton. Eric agrees to the arrangement and accepts Bobs payment in ether right away. Eric gets to work right away and starts fulfilling Bobs order. Eric can exchange his ether at a local exchange online for Yuan for a tiny fee and itll be processed instantaneously. Whether Eric decides to hold ether or convert to Yuan is his choice, but either way he can now put this capital to wor Continue reading >>

Exploring Simpler Ethereum Multisig Contracts

Exploring Simpler Ethereum Multisig Contracts

Blockchain nerd, Ethereal explorer, Mystic Mathematician. Part of the @consensysllc mesh. Creator and chief architect, @uport_me. Exploring Simpler Ethereum Multisig Contracts A couple of weeks ago a number of widely used Ethereum multisig wallets were hacked , to the tune of ~$32 million in Ethereum-based assets stolen. Another ~$160 million in assets were preemptively taken and safeguarded by a group of white-hat hackers. The incident highlights the challenges with writing smart contract code. You can hardly think of a more adversarial environment than a public blockchain: Your code runs open to the world and anyone can try to poke and prod the functions you expose. Add to that contracts that safeguard tens of millions of dollars worth of assets and you have a situation where hackers are very motivated to find flaws in your contracts and exploit them. The irony about these multisig wallet hacks is that multisig wallets are supposed to be safer than just using one private key. In theory the multisig nature makes it harder for a hacker since they need to hack several people to obtain multiple private keys. In this case however the logic implementing this security feature had a bug which made the security much worse than a single key. There is an interesting tradeoff here: More logic in smart contracts can be used to implement more security features: timeouts, spending limits , multisig, vaults etc. However, the more logic in the smart contract the bigger the attack surface and the more likely that bugs are introduced that risk undermining the security features. We can consider a spectrum of asset-management tools from simplest to more complex. The simplest way to secure your Ether is to use a single private key which corresponds to an Ethereum address, sometimes known Continue reading >>

Best Ethereum Wallets That Support Smart Contracts

Best Ethereum Wallets That Support Smart Contracts

Best Ethereum Wallets That Support Smart Contracts By: Sudhir Khatwani In: Wallets Last Updated: Not long ago, we talked about a cryptocurrency called Ethereum in the article: Ethereum Cryptocurrency: Everything A Beginner Needs To Know . Since then, Ethereum keeps scaling new heights every day. In our previous article , we saw how Ethereum is not just a cryptocurrency, its a smart management platform. The Ethereum platform consumes Ether- a cryptocurrency token to perform Ethereums operations. Ether is used as fuel torun decentralized Ethereum apps and smart contracts, just like how we use gasoline to fuel our cars. However, in comparison to Bitcoin , Ethereum is still very new and young. Not many wallets are available to interact with smart contracts because the technology is still so fresh. Luckily, there are some special Ethereum wallets available which will let us fully interact with the Ethereum platform. What is an Ethereum Smart Contract Wallet? Wallets which can store/trade Ether and also allow users to write, maintain,use, and deploy smart contracts are called Ethereum smart contract wallets. Smart contracts are computer codes which validate, enforce and facilitate the terms of an agreement or contract. These smart contracts are implemented on Ethereums blockchain against a public address. So to access such addresses you require special Ethereum wallets which can interact with smart contracts code. There are only a few smart contact wallets available as the technology is still fresh. MyEtherWallet it a web-based wallet. It is written in Javascript and is open-source.It is a user-friendly application for securing Ether and interacting with smart contracts. It claims to be an offline wallet as ituses a machines browser to generate necessary data, and nothing is Continue reading >>

An Introduction To Ethereum And Smart Contracts: A Programmable Blockchain

An Introduction To Ethereum And Smart Contracts: A Programmable Blockchain

An Introduction to Ethereum and Smart Contracts: a Programmable Blockchain Bitcoin took the world by surprise in the year 2009 and popularized the idea of decentralized secure monetary transactions. The concepts behind it, however, can be extended to much more than just digital currencies. Ethereum attempts to do that, marrying the power of decentralized transactions with a Turing-complete contract system. In this post we will take a closer look at how Ethereum works and what makes it different from Bitcoin and other blockchains. Read on! In our previous post , we took a closer look at what blockchains are and how they help in making distributed, verifiable transactions a possibility. Our main example was Bitcoin: the world's most popular cryptocurrency. Millions of dollars, in the form of bitcoins, are traded each day, making Bitcoin one of the most prominent examples of the viability of the blockchain concept. Have you ever found yourself asking this question: "what would happen if the provider of this service or application disappeared?" If you have, then learning about Ethereum can make a big difference for you. Ethereum is a platform to run decentralized applications: applications that do not rely on any central server. In this post we will explore how Ethereum works and build a simple PoC application related to authentication. A blockchain is a distributed, verifiable datastore. It works by marrying public-key cryptography with the nobel concept of the proof-of-work. Each transaction in the blockchain is signed by the rightful owner of the resource being traded in the transaction. When new coins (resources) are created they are assigned to an owner. This owner, in turn, can prepare new transactions that send those coins to others by simply embedding the new owner Continue reading >>

With Deletion Of One Wallet, $280m In Ethereum Wallets Gets Frozen

With Deletion Of One Wallet, $280m In Ethereum Wallets Gets Frozen

Sign up or login to join the discussions! With deletion of one wallet, $280M in Ethereum wallets gets frozen Parity multi-signature wallets created since July break, affecting 1M ETH. Enlarge / What's in your Ethereum wallet? It might not matter right now. Digital currencies and the wallets that hold them have become an increasingly attractive target for digital pickpockets, resulting in millions of real dollars' worth of lost currency. A $50 million heist of Ethereum currency last year exploiting weaknesses in the cryptocurrency's underlying software threatened to break the Bitcoin competitor. But a new security bug in a popular Ethereum wallet platform has caused what amounts to a bank freeze on scores of high-value wallets. Today,Parity Technologies Ltd., the developer of cryptographic "wallets" for the digital currencies Bitcoin and Ethereum, announced that an "accidental" triggering of a bug affecting certain Parity wallets had broken them, making it impossible to transfer Ethereum funds out of them. Bitcoin rival Ethereum fights for its survival after $50 million heist As a result, 1 million ETH have become frozen in walletsroughly $280 million (US) worth of digital currency. Of that, about $90 million belongs to Parity founder and former Ethereum core developer Gavin Woods' Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Polkadot, according to Tuur Demeester, editor in chief at Adamant Research. Critical Parity bug leaves +$150M in $ETH frozen, including $90M of Gavin Woods' Polkadot ICO. Cue clamoring for new hard-fork bailout... Tuur Demeester (@TuurDemeester) November 7, 2017 The bug specifically affects multi-signature wallets created with a digital contract after July 20. Multi-signature wallets have cryptographic security measures that require multiple users to sign a transac Continue reading >>

Ethereum: Deploying Smart Contracts With The Ethereum Wallet

Ethereum: Deploying Smart Contracts With The Ethereum Wallet

Ethereum: Ethereum: Using the wallet with a private geth node First make sure geth is running locally. I wont describe this step in too much detail so refer to earlier articles if needed. Open a new terminal window and cd into the directory that contains your private chain folder. For me the directory is named /geth/privchain so cd into directory /geth geth --port 3020 --networkid 58342 --nodiscover --datadir="privchain" --maxpeers=0 --ipcpath $HOME/.ethereum/geth.ipc After starting the geth node you should see something like IPC endpoint opened: /home/someone/.ethereum/geth.ipc Leave geth running in this terminal window. Open another terminal window and cd to the directory containing the Ethereum wallet (for example linux-unpacked directory) then run the Ethereum wallet by typing the below: The Ethereum Wallet splash screen should display and say Looking for peers (it shouldnt find any since were running a private blockchain with a single geth node). On the wallet splash screen click LAUNCH APPLICATION Deploy a simple contract using the wallet In the Ethereum Wallet click the CONTRACTS tab at the top, then click DEPLOY NEW CONTRACT. We have the option to send some Ether with the contract (remember its not real Ether, just ones previously mined on this private chain). DO NOT send any Ether with your contract for now. Scroll down to the SOLIDITY CONTRACT SOURCE CODE editor pane. Well deploy a simple token contract based on the code published at pragma solidity ^0.4.11;contract MyToken { string public name; string public symbol; uint8 public decimals; /* This creates an array with all balances */ mapping(address => uint256) public balanceOf; function MyToken() { name = "Ooze Token"; symbol = "OOZ"; decimals = 2; balanceOf[msg.sender] = 21000000; } /* Send coins */ functi Continue reading >>

Chapter 2: Working With Contractwallets

Chapter 2: Working With Contractwallets

From Chapter 1 we know that Ethereum has two types of accounts: One type, which we have been referring to simply as an Account, we already are quite familiar with having created them and stored ether in them. The other type of account is the Contract Account. While an Account has a password-protected private key and an address, a Contract Account has no private key but has an address, code, and storage. Contract Wallets (or contract-based wallets) are built with Contract Accounts, utilizing the ability of Contract Accounts to hold and run code with associated persistent storage. Of course, Contract Accounts can be used to do a lot more than just create Contract Wallets. Utilizing Contract Accounts, developers are hard at work creating all kinds of fascinating Decentralized Applications (DApps) right now. How Are Contract Wallets Different From Accounts? Accounts can be used as bare stores for ether, though they can also be used to do things other than just hold ether. When they are used to hold ether, Accounts can be thought of simply as private key/address pairs. The sole function of a Contract Wallet is to manage ether, that is, receive, store and spend ether.Unlike Accounts, Contract Wallets are controlled by code, which means that it is possible to customize their behavior. And, you wont have to do any coding yourself; the Contract Wallets come with a user interface that makes it easy to simply select the type of security/convenience enhancing customization you require. Contract Wallets are controlled by code but ultimately that code also has a master, and that master is an Account with its password-protected private key. So Accounts serve two roles; as bare stores of ether in their own right, and as owners (or controllers) of feature-rich Contract Wallets. Exactly Continue reading >>

Best Ethereum Wallet (2018 Update) 5 Options Reviewed

Best Ethereum Wallet (2018 Update) 5 Options Reviewed

Last updated on November 24th, 2017 at 08:15 am Ethereum, the blockchain platform that allows smart contracts, is becoming more and more popular.Since the beginning of 2017 the price has spiked from $8.22 to around $50. Ive covered how to buy Ethereum in a previous post but thats only part of the process. Today I want to cover 5different types of Ethereum wallets so you will know where to store your Ethereum. Ethereum is a very technical currency (even more than Bitcoin), therefore most wallets out there arent newbie friendly. I will go over them from the simplest to the most complex so you can choose the one that is best suited to your knowledge level. Hardware wallets Best security (for a price) If youre serious about securing your altcoins I suggest storing your Ethereum on a hardware wallet. However these hardware wallets arent free and cost anywhere between $50-$100 (shipping not included). Todays leading hardware wallets TREZOR , Ledger and KeepKey all supply you with the option to store Ethereum on them. Instead of explaining about each one Ill just link to my previous reviews on the wallets: Personally, I use a TREZOR but all three are excellent choices for maximum security. Coinbases Ethereum wallet The simplest option Coinbase supplies an Ethereum wallet as well as a Bitcoin wallet. Coinbases wallet is simple to set up and very easy to use, however it has a few limitations youll need to be aware of: The company holds the private key ofthe wallet for you. This means youre not in control of your funds and Coinbase can decide to shut down your account if they want to. There were cases in the past that Coinbase shut down user accounts do to illegal activity. The Coinbase ETH wallet doesnt support ETC (Ethereum Classic). For a simple explanation about ETC vs ETH r Continue reading >>

The Best Ethereum Wallets

The Best Ethereum Wallets

Finding the perfect Ethereum wallet shouldnt be difficult, but it does require a general understanding of how cryptocurrency storage works. In broad strokes, there are generally four different wallet types: Hardware wallets: These wallets are physical wallets that have your private keys encrypted into them. These are the most secure type. Gringotts Wizarding Bank level. Hardware wallets allow you to keep your cryptocurrencies in cold storageofflineso your coins are inaccessible to Internet hackers. Online wallets: These wallets exist online. Duh. While they are still considered extremely secure, the fact that they are connected to the Internet exposes you to a small amount of risk. You can use these wallets on a variety of devices. Desktop wallet: These wallets are downloaded and installed on your computer (PC or laptop). Once installed, only that specific computer can access the wallet. Paper wallets: These wallets are pieces of paper with your private keys on them. These are extremely risky because if you lose this piece of paper, the chance of accessing your coins in the future is extremely slim. Goodbye mulah. Additionally, most paper wallet generation sites are actually phishing sites preying on novice crypto traders. Paper wallets for Ethereum are particularly inadvisable since there is a substantial lack of good options . When looking for a secure cryptocurrency wallet, keep an eye out for the following four features: Private keys: You want to have a private key that only you possess. This is essentially the keys to accessing your coins, and security here is non-negotiable. Development community: Since Ethereum wallets are relatively new, reputation is huge. Look for an active development community that has a promising future. Simple user interface: Look for som Continue reading >>

Create A Multi-signature Ethereum Wallet Usingparity

Create A Multi-signature Ethereum Wallet Usingparity

Create a Multi-Signature Ethereum wallet usingParity Set up and use Parity to create and manage multi-signature Ethereum wallets, edit the wallets settings and view pending and pasttransactions I recently set up a multi-sig Ethereum wallet and I couldnt find clear instructions. Here they are, I hope these instructions are useful for someone looking to getstarted. Youll need a way to interact with the Ethereum blockchain in order to deploy a wallet. There are several apps that you can use. Ive used Parity because I found it simple andquick. Wallets are a type of contract and there are two types of wallet, the Multi-Sig wallet and the Watch wallet. An Ethereum account is required to communicate with a contract so if you want a multi-sig wallet with 3 signatories (for example) then you will need to have set up at least 1 of those 3 Ethereum accounts before creating thewallet. Integrated directly into your Web browser, Parity is the fastest and most secure way of interacting with the Ethereumnetwork. You can do a bunch of stuff with Parity including mining Ether, manage accounts, interact with different dapps, send/receive from different accounts, and set up contracts. On the accounts tab, you can quickly set up Multi-Signature wallets. If you use the Chrome plugin you will also get handy notifications when transactions are confirmed or contractsdeployed. For MacOS you can download and install Parity by visiting the Parity site and downloading the installer , or from the terminal using curl orHomebrew. brew tap paritytech/paritytech brew install parity --stable If you used the installer, then you open Parity opening the app and then using the logo in themenubar. If you used Brew, then start Parity with the followingcommand and then go to the following address in yourbrowse Continue reading >>

Best Ethereum Wallets 2017: Hardware Vs Software Vs Paper

Best Ethereum Wallets 2017: Hardware Vs Software Vs Paper

Best Ethereum Wallets 2017: Hardware vs Software vs Paper Oliver Dale on December 2, 2017 / 0 Comments We are sure that one way or another, you have heard about Ethereum, blockchain, cryptocurrencies or ICOs. Even if you dont know what it is, Ethereum and other digital currencies have been covered extensively by the news lately due to billions of dollars worth of value attached to them. Ethereum is a decentralized platform that can run smart contracts. Smart contracts are basically codes that are used to transfer something of value to someone else over blockchain. You can use smart contracts to share content, properties, shares and money along with anything of value when certain conditions are met. Ethereum is often described as a digital currency but heres something you need to know, its a blockchain platform which uses the its own gas or currency which called is Ether. Currently its market cap is around $45 Billion whereas a single Ether is valued approximately around $480 ( as of December 1st 2017 ). So if you are interested in buying Ether thats awesome but we are living in unprecedented times where you can never be sure on how secure your digital currency really is, due to Phishing scams and Hacking etc. The increasing value of cryptocurrency is now known to everyone and cases where hackers have gotten hold of a lot money is becoming common. What you will need to safely store your Ether is reliable Wallet, in this post we will look at the different types of Ethereum Wallets and make our picks for the best ones. For those that are uninitiated, storing cryptocurrency can be a little daunting. Imagine if you have a huge wad of cash lying around. How do you carry it around? Most of us prefer to use our wallets as they help us in storing our money and to use it wheneve Continue reading >>

Getting Started With Ethereum Wallet To Deploy Smart Contracts

Getting Started With Ethereum Wallet To Deploy Smart Contracts

I will discuss each of these functions and relevant terminology in this tutorial as they relate to writing and deploying your first token contract. Your first step is to download Mist . At the time of this writing, I currently have version 0.8.10 running on my laptop. Select the appropriate file for your operating system. Then, extract the file once it's downloaded to run the Ethereum Wallet. Upon opening Mist, you will be prompted to select the Testnet or the main Ethereum network to get started. Here, we will focus on using the Testnet. So, select "Play with the Testnet" and follow the prompts to create your account. You should create a secure password with a random password generator or password management software, like KeePass . Be sure to keep track of your password: There is no way to recover a lost password, which means any funds held or contracts owned by that account will be lost. When your wallet opens, you'll see the following navigation menus at the top of the interface: The drop-down menus at the top of the interface provide access to a number of administrative functions and user settings, including: "Ethereum Wallet" > "Quit Ethereum Wallet" does what you might expect. "Accounts" > "New account" will prompt you to enter a new password to generate a new key pair. "Accounts" > "Backup" will navigate to the relevant directory on your device containing files that you should backup to protect your accounts. "View" > "Change language" lets you change the GUI language to one out of a random list of available languages. "Develop" > "Network" allows you to switch between the main network and the Testnet. "Help" > "About Ethereum Wallet" will display your current wallet version. The main navigation menu includes "Wallets", "Send", and "Contracts". In between "Send Continue reading >>

How Do Ethereum Smart Contracts Work?

How Do Ethereum Smart Contracts Work?

Like many ideas in the blockchain industry, a general confusion shrouds so called 'smart contracts'. A new technology made possible by public blockchains, smart contracts are difficult to understand because the term partly confuses the core interaction described. While a standard contractoutlines the terms of a relationship (usually one enforceable by law), a smart contract enforces a relationship with cryptographic code. Put differently, smart contracts are programs that execute exactly as they are set up to by their creators. First conceived in 1993, the idea was originally described by computer scientist and cryptographer Nick Szabo as a kind of digital vending machine. In his famous example , he described how users could input data or value, and receive a finite item from a machine, in this case a real-world snack or a soft drink. In a simple example, ethereum users can send 10 ether to a friend on a certain date using a smart contract (Seeour guide" What is Ether? "). In this case, the user would create a contract, and push the data to that contract so that it could execute the desired command. Ethereum is a platform thats built specifically for creating smart contracts. But these new tools arent intended to be used in isolation. It is believed that they can also form the building blocks for 'decentralized applications' (See: " What is a Dapp? ")and even whole decentralized autonomous companies (See:" What is a DAO? ') Its worth noting that bitcoin was the first to support basic smart contracts in the sense that the network can transfer value from one person to another. The network of nodes will only validate transactions if certain conditions are met. But, bitcoin is limited to the currency use case. By contrast, ethereum replaces bitcoin's more restrictive langu Continue reading >>

Myetherwallet.com

Myetherwallet.com

Ledger / TREZOR / Digital Bitbox : Use your hardware wallet . Your device * is * your wallet. MetaMask Connect via your MetaMask Extension . So easy! Keys stay in MetaMask, not on a phishing site! Try it today. Jaxx / imToken Use your Mnemonic Phrase to access your account. Mist / Geth / Parity: Use your Keystore File (UTC / JSON) to access your account. **Do not lose it!** It cannot be recovered if you lose it. **Do not share it!** Your funds will be stolen if you use this file on a malicious/phishing site. **Make a backup!** Secure it like the millions of dollars it may one day be worth. **If you do not reveal your bid, you will not be refunded.** You will unlock your account, enter the Bid Amount, and the Secret Phrase. In the event that two parties bid exactly the same amount, the first bid revealed will win. Once the auction has ended (after 5 days / 120 hours), the winner needs to finalize the auction in order to claim their new name. The winner will be refunded the difference between their bid and the next-highest bid. If you are the only bidder, you will refunded all but 0.01 ETH. The auction for this registrar is a blind auction, and is described in EIP162 . Basically, no one can see *anything* during the auction. Be safe & secure: We highly recommend that you read our guide on How to Prevent Loss & Theft for some recommendations on how to be proactive about your security. Always backup your keys: MyEtherWallet.com & MyEtherWallet CX are not "web wallets". You do not create an account or give us your funds to hold onto. No data leaves your computer / your browser. We make it easy for you to create, save, and access your information and interact with the blockchain. We are not responsible for any loss: Ethereum, MyEtherWallet.com & MyEtherWallet CX, and some of Continue reading >>

Ethereum Development Walkthrough (part 2: Truffle, Ganache, Geth Andmist)

Ethereum Development Walkthrough (part 2: Truffle, Ganache, Geth Andmist)

Dapps, web, and games developer. Interested in AI, blockchain, and smart contracts. You can reach me at [email protected] or @dev_zl Ethereum Development Walkthrough (Part 2: Truffle, Ganache, Geth andMist) We have seen in the first part of this tutorial series what a smart contract is, and how it works. Now, we will deploy it to two kinds of test networks. The most prominent tools at the moments are: Truffle: A development environment, testing framework and asset pipeline for Ethereum. In other words, it helps you develop smart contracts, publish them, and test them, among other things. You can read the docs of the Truffle suite for more informations. Ganache: It was called TestRPC before, if you have read a tutorial from a few months ago, chances are they use TestRPC with Truffle, but it was renamed upon the integration of TestRPC within the Truffle Suite. What Ganache does is simple, it creates a virtual Ethereum blockchain, and it generates some fake accounts that we will use during development. Mist: Its a browser for decentralized web apps. It seeks to be the equivalent of Chrome or Firefox, but for Dapps. Its still insecure and you shouldnt use it with untrusted dapps as of yet. Ethereum wallet: Its a version of Mist, but only opens one single dapp, the Ethereum Wallet . Mist and Ethereum Wallet are just UI fronts. And we need a core that will connect us to an Ethereum blockchain(It could be the real Ethereum blockchain, or a test one). Geth: Is the core application on your computer that will connect you to a blockchain. It can also start a new one (in our case we will create a local test blockchain), create contract, mine ether etc. We will start by using Truffle and Ganache, and then use Truffle with geth and Mist. The requirements for this tutorial are that y Continue reading >>

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