Solidity in 5 Minutes

Cae2dd246ed83dd458e4ce5f927aa2f7?s=47 U-Zyn Chua
November 26, 2016

Solidity in 5 Minutes

Creating Decentralized Apps on Ethereum Blockchain

Presented at JSConf.Asia 2016

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U-Zyn Chua

November 26, 2016


  1. Solidity in 5 Minutes Creating Decentralized Apps on Ethereum Blockchain

    U-Zyn Chua 
 @uzyn JSConf.Asia 2016
  2. @uzyn Smart contracts are computer protocols that facilitate, verify, or

    enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract, or that make a contractual clause unnecessary. @uzyn
  3. @uzyn Smart contracts are computer protocols that facilitate, verify, or

    enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract, or that make a contractual clause unnecessary.
  4. @uzyn Smart contract is 
 application logic
 with trustless execution

  5. @uzyn a single globally highly available 
 virtual machine that

    executes instructions.
  6. @uzyn is thus slow, inefficient and expensive

  7. @uzyn a price to pay for trustless decentralization

  8. @uzyn open execution open source

  9. @uzyn high level JavaScript-like language that compiles to Ethereum VM

    machine code Solidity
  10. @uzyn Solidity actual contract code of Singapore-based DigixDAO ABI Bytecode

  11. @uzyn Price to pay for carrying out operation and storage.

  12. @uzyn Solidity Basics based on

  13. @uzyn are stored permanently on EVM. Data types Boolean bool

    Integer int / uint (unsigned) Ethereum address address Bytes and String bytes / string State variables
  14. @uzyn mapping (address => uint) likes; function like(address _friend) public

    { likes[_friend]++; } Functions and Modifiers modifier onlyOwner { if (msg.sender != owner) throw; _; } function makeAdmin(_candidate) public onlyOwner { admin = _candidate; } The rest of the function goes here Looks pretty much like a JS function.
  15. @uzyn Function Visibilities 1.public a. Visible externally and interally b.

    Automatically creates accessor. 2.private a. Only visible in current contract Remember, on blockchain, all data is publicly viewable! also internal and external.
  16. @uzyn Arrays, Mappings & Structs // mapping - non-iterable (recommended)

    mapping (address => uint) likes; // array - iterable address[] public friends; // struct struct Person { string name; address wallet; uint lastSeen; } Hash Table
  17. @uzyn Ready?
 Let’s try it out!

  18. @uzyn What shall we create?

  19. @uzyn How about... we print some cash

  20. @uzyn Code is available at

  21. @uzyn SGD Token (SGDT) Shh… Don’t tell them 1 SGDT

    == 1 SGD, always.
  22. @uzyn Roles 1. Issuer a. Able to issue SGDT, after

    putting up equivalent SGD collateral. b. SGDT <==> SGD exchanger & guarantor. 2. User a. Able to freely transact SGDT. 3.Authority a. Grant license to issuers.
  23. @uzyn pragma solidity ^0.4.2; contract SGDT { /* Public variables

    of the token */ uint8 public decimals = 2; uint public totalSupply = 0; address public authority; /* This creates an array with all balances */ mapping (address => uint) public balanceOf; mapping (address => uint) public issuedBy; mapping (address => bool) public isIssuer; } Define state variables
  24. @uzyn Modifiers modifier onlyIssuer { if (isIssuer[msg.sender] != true) {

    throw; } _; } modifier onlyAuthority { if (msg.sender != authority) { throw; } _; }
  25. @uzyn Events event Transfer(address from, address to, uint value); event

    TokenIssued(address by); Notify your JS daemon 
 on contract updates
  26. @uzyn Issuer functions function issue(uint _value) public onlyIssuer { issuedBy[msg.sender]

    += _value; balanceOf[msg.sender] += _value; TokenIssued(msg.sender, _value); // Event } Can you work on the redeem() function?
  27. @uzyn User functions // Transfer SGDT function transfer(address _to, uint

    _value) public { if (balanceOf[msg.sender] < _value) { throw; // Check if the sender has enough } balanceOf[msg.sender] -= _value; // Subtract from the sender balanceOf[_to] += _value; // Add the same to the recipient // Notify anyone listening that this transfer took place Transfer(msg.sender, _to, _value); }
  28. @uzyn Authority functions function addIssuer(address _newIssuer) public onlyAuthority { isIssuer[_newIssuer]

    = true; } Can you add removeIssuer() function?
  29. @uzyn web3.js Ethereum JavaScript API Because Web 2.0 is so

    year 2000. Allows interaction with JS 
 (Node.JS and browser)
  30. @uzyn Interface with Smart Contract Ethereum node web3.js Frontend JS

  31. @uzyn Ethereum node web3.js Frontend JS Node.JS Dapp Dapp! Interface

    with Smart Contract
  32. @uzyn Browser-solidity
 web-based solidity compiler Solidity Compiler Make sure

    it’s not HTTPS
  33. @uzyn Smart Contract & JS code more examples available at
  34. @uzyn Say hi! Twitter · GitHub