Blockchain technology is upending industries, and there is a high demand for talent. To help get you started as one of the world’s first blockchain developers, I wrote this tutorial series.

My name is Mark and I developed Notional.Finance, a new DeFi application built on Ethereum. Join my Facebook group “6-Figure Blockchain Developer” to get the latest training on blockchain development for Ethereum — the largest Smart Contract platform on the planet.

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Table Of Contents

Part I — The Blockchain Revolution
Part II — Ethereum And Smart Contracts
Part III — Wallets, Keys, And Accounts
Part IV — Transactions
Part V — Gas
Part VI — Consensus Algorithms (Coming soon!) …


Having faith in trustless decentralized financial systems, and building for blockchain, is one of the smartest things you could do.

My name is Mark and I developed Notional.Finance, a new DeFi application built on Ethereum. Join my Facebook group “6-Figure Blockchain Developer” to get the latest training on blockchain development for Ethereum — the largest Smart Contract platform on the planet.

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Firstly, I nor anyone else can fully predict the future. But as a blockchain developer who believes in the conscious use of technology…here is how I feel about the future of crypto built on top of decentralized systems.

The name of the game today is “trust”. And if you listen to what people are saying, there’s a significant lack of trust in the financial systems that are in place today. That’s primarily due to the fact that these systems are controlled by just a handful of people. …


Keep up with the latest on blockchain development and technology by joining my free Facebook group 6-Figure Blockchain Developer.

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Blockchain is deeply connected to money.

Money is also one of the main business domains in blockchain. As a good software developer, you always need a deep understanding of both the technology that you’re using, and the underlying business domain you’re serving as well.

So if you’re someone who wants to build for the revolutionary new technology of blockchain, you’re going to need to learn a lot of financial terminology.

One financial term you’ll hear over and over again is “liquidity pools”, and I’m going to explain the term shortly. …


Are you responsible enough to get into the Wild West of crypto?

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You may have decided to build your safety net and financial foundation outside of the current system and into crypto instead. By “current system” I’m referring to the central banking system that deals primarily in fiat money (a.k.a. the dollar if you live in the US).

Well guess what? Building a financial foundation in crypto isn’t for everyone. That’s because in order to be a true citizen of the crypto universe, you need to know how to become your own bank.

And becoming your own bank means you are in total control of your money. You’re also your own security guard as well. So it’s especially important that you know how to responsibly manage your private keys. Because if you lose your private keys, you lose your money. …


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One of the biggest UX challenges to widespread blockchain adoption is the fact that users have to pay a transaction fee in order to change something on the blockchain. This transaction fee, also referred to as the gas fee, is used to both secure the network and incentivize miners to maintain the shared ledger in a decentralized manner.

If you haven’t fully grasped the concept of “gas” yet, don’t worry. It’s a concept that takes new blockchain and dApp developers a bit of time to grasp. Just understand that a decentralized blockchain system is able to remain decentralized because everyone is paid to do the right thing. And if they do the wrong thing, it costs them money. …


Get my FREE video “How To Develop DApps For Ethereum” to learn a consistent way of bringing an open-source and audited Smart Contract to life.

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Smart Contract development is a super lucrative skill. It’s a hot new niche in tech, it deals with real programmable money on a decentralized system, and it’s going to create new business models the world has never seen before.

And there’s an inherent super power most developers don’t realize: it gives developers the ability to create new markets.

Decentralized contracting systems like Ethereum are allowing the world to create new decentralized financial products, services, and income streams that are completely permissionless and open to everyone. …


My name is Mark and I developed Notional.Finance, a new DeFi application built on Ethereum. Join my Facebook group “6-Figure Blockchain Developer” to get the latest training on blockchain development for Ethereum — the largest Smart Contract platform on the planet.

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Today, we live within a highly centralized model of technology.

One of the ramifications of that is that you don’t own your own data. Meaning, you can’t move it around and monetize it the way you see fit. Big tech companies own your data, and they make a lot of money from it.

Another ramification is that you’re under surveillance. Somebody else, if they choose to do so, can find out what you’re doing online. This isn’t a secret, we all know this is true. And it affects our freedom of speech, freedom of action, and our freedom of thought. …


My name is Mark and I developed Notional.Finance, a new DeFi application built on Ethereum. Join my Facebook group “6-Figure Blockchain Developer” to get the latest training on blockchain development for Ethereum — the largest Smart Contract platform on the planet.

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A couple of years ago I got outsourced as a software developer. It’s actually pretty common in the tech industry.

Yes, training my replacements was awkward and it stung a bit. No, I wasn’t forewarned that I’d be training my replacements, but I saw the writing on the wall a long time before it happened.

It was a challenging time because I had worked hard to establish a good set of skills. But I realized that knowing how to code wasn’t enough. I needed to couple my tech skills with a better understanding of business and the driving forces of market economies. …


TL;DR — This is a 6 part series written for software developers new to Ethereum — the world’s largest platform for running Smart Contracts, creating digital assets, and developing decentralized business models.

My name is Mark and I developed Notional.Finance, a new DeFi application built on Ethereum. Join my Facebook group “6-Figure Blockchain Developer” to get the latest training on blockchain development for Ethereum — the largest Smart Contract platform on the planet.

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Table Of Contents

Part I — The Blockchain Revolution
Part II — Ethereum And Smart Contracts
Part III — Wallets, Keys, And Accounts
Part IV — Transactions
Part V — Gas
Part VI — Consensus Algorithms (Coming soon!) …


TL;DR — This is a 6 part series written for software developers new to Ethereum — the world’s largest platform for running Smart Contracts, creating digital assets, and developing decentralized business models.

My name is Mark and I developed Notional.Finance, a new DeFi application built on Ethereum. Join my Facebook group “6-Figure Blockchain Developer” to get the latest training on blockchain development for Ethereum — the largest Smart Contract platform on the planet.

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Table Of Contents

Part I — The Blockchain Revolution
Part II — Ethereum And Smart Contracts
Part III — Wallets, Keys, And Accounts
Part IV — Transactions
Part V — Gas
Part IV — Consensus Algorithms (Coming soon!) …

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Developer of the Ethereum decentralized application “Notional.Finance”.

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