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IntroductionsIntro to Ethereum
An introduction to blockchain and EthereumIntro to Ether
An introduction to cryptocurrency and EtherIntro to dapps
An introduction to decentralized applicationsIntro to the stack
An introduction to the Ethereum stackWeb2 vs Web3
How the web3 world of development is differentProgramming languages
Using Ethereum with familiar languages
Contracts or people on the networkTransactions
The way Ethereum state changesBlocks
Batches of transactions added to the blockchainThe Ethereum virtual machine (EVM)
The computer that processes transactionsGas
Ether needed to power transactionsNodes and clients
How blocks and transactions are verified in the networkNetworks
An overview of Mainnet and the test networksMining
How new blocks are created and consensus was reached using proof-of-workMining algorithms
Information on Ethereum's mining algorithms
The stackSmart contracts
The logic behind dapps – self-executing agreementsDevelopment frameworks
Using libraries to interact with smart contractsBlock explorers
Your portal to Ethereum dataSmart contract security
Security measures to consider during development of smart contractsStorage
How to handle dapp storageDevelopment environments
IDEs that are suitable for dapp development
An overview of accepted token standardsMaximal extractable value (MEV)
An introduction to maximal extractable value (MEV)Oracles
Getting off-chain data into your smart contractsScaling
Solutions for faster transactionsNetworking Layer
Introduction to the Ethereum networking layerData structures and encoding
Introduction to the data structures and encoding schema used in the Ethereum stack