Bitcoin is starting to come into its own as a digital currency, but the blockchain technology behind it could prove to be much more significant. This book takes you beyond the currency ("Blockchain 1.0") and smart contracts ("Blockchain 2.0") to demonstrate how the blockchain is in position to become the fifth disruptive computing paradigm after mainframes, PCs, the Internet, and mobile/social networking. Author Melanie Swan, Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies, explains that the blockchain is essentially a public ledger with potential as a worldwide, decentralized record for the registration, inventory, and transfer of all assets—not just finances, but property and intangible assets such as votes, software, health data, and ideas. Topics include: Concepts, features, and functionality of Bitcoin and the blockchain Using the blockchain for automated tracking of all digital endeavors Enabling censorship?resistant organizational models Creating a decentralized digital repository to verify identity Possibility of cheaper, more efficient services traditionally provided by nations Blockchain for science: making better use of the data-mining network Personal health record storage, including access to one’s own genomic data Open access academic publishing on the blockchain This book is part of an ongoing O’Reilly series. Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Crypto-Currencies introduces Bitcoin and describes the technology behind Bitcoin and the blockchain. Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy considers theoretical, philosophical, and societal impact of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.
Author: Sean Bennett
Publisher: Cryptomasher via PublishDrive
Release Date: 2017-12-21
BLOCKCHAIN The next step in the technological revolution is here with Blockchain! Blockchain technology is in the news more and more these days, especially as Bitcoin prices continue to climb closer and closer to $20,000 per unit. Generating plenty of news for speculative investors to obsess over is only one of its many uses, however, and it is likely going to be those who put it to use solving problems in new and creative ways that really win out once all the speculation has finished. If you want to make sure you are on the right side of the coming technological revolution, then Blockchain: A Guide to Understanding Blockchain is the book you have been waiting for. Each blockchain is a decentralized database which stores data in such a way that it allows for easy access by a wide variety of users while still offering top rate security and ease of use. It is for these reasons that many experts are already calling it the most significant new technological innovation since the creation of the internet despite the fact that less than 50 percent of the population can accurately describe what a blockchain is, and less than 10 percent interact with it on a regular basis. If that sounds like you, then you will appreciate the fact that inside you will find a breakdown of blockchain technology, along with suggestions for how to use it to improve your business, whatever it may be, a breakdown of the basics of the major cryptocurrencies on the market today and what the future might hold for this amazing technology. This book will cover the following: • The Fundamentals of Blockchain • Smart Contracts • The Story Behind Blockchain • How Blockchain Works • Main Participants in a Blockchain Transaction • Key Elements in Block Batching & Stacking It will not only cover this, you will also learn about: • Utilization of Blockchain and its Importance • How Blockchain Can Improve Your Business • Learning the Basics and History of Cryptocurrency • The Future that Blockchain Holds • How it Will Shape the Economy Enjoy the third book in the series from Cryptomasher! What are you waiting for? Take control and buy this book today!
Blockchain technology is the buzzword in the world of computer science, but it won't stay limited there for long. It is the concept that has the financial world scrambling to catch up. Whether you are an investor or a private citizen, Blockchain is going to mean a lot to you in the future, hailed by some as the second coming of the Internet. So what is it? And what can you do to get involved? This book will introduce you to the basics of Blockchain technology and equip you with the knowledge to get on the cutting edge of this astounding development. You will learn The historical development of this technology A nuanced technical understanding of the primary components of the Blockchain network The difference between Bitcoin Blockchain and Blockchain 2.0, the technology that will shape the future The main issues facing Blockchain technology that will shape the debates around it in the coming years And much more... Learn What You Need to Know About The Blockchain Revolution! Blockchain is far more than Bitcoin technology, and even in its infancy, it is taking the world by storm, from major banks to the U.S. Department of Defense. Get in on the disruptive technology and harness its potential today.
Learn about cryptography and cryptocurrencies, so you can build highly secure, decentralized applications and conduct trusted in-app transactions. Key Features Get to grips with the underlying technical principles and implementations of blockchain Build powerful applications using Ethereum to secure transactions and create smart contracts Explore cryptography, mine cryptocurrencies, and solve scalability issues with this comprehensive guide Book Description A blockchain is a distributed ledger that is replicated across multiple nodes and enables immutable, transparent and cryptographically secure record-keeping of transactions. The blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, and it has applications in finance, government, media and almost all other industries. Mastering Blockchain, Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide a detailed description of this leading technology and its implementation in the real world. This book begins with the technical foundations of blockchain technology, teaching you the fundamentals of distributed systems, cryptography and how it keeps data secure. You will learn about the mechanisms behind cryptocurrencies and how to develop applications using Ethereum, a decentralized virtual machine. You will also explore different other blockchain solutions and get an introduction to business blockchain frameworks under Hyperledger, a collaborative effort for the advancement of blockchain technologies hosted by the Linux Foundation. You will also be shown how to implement blockchain solutions beyond currencies, Internet of Things with blockchain, blockchain scalability, and the future scope of this fascinating and powerful technology. What you will learn Master the theoretical and technical foundations of the blockchain technology Understand the concept of decentralization, its impact, and its relationship with blockchain technology Master how cryptography is used to secure data - with practical examples Grasp the inner workings of blockchain and the mechanisms behind bitcoin and alternative cryptocurrencies Understand the theoretical foundations of smart contracts Learn how Ethereum blockchain works and how to develop decentralized applications using Solidity and relevant development frameworks Identify and examine applications of the blockchain technology - beyond currencies Investigate alternative blockchain solutions including Hyperledger, Corda, and many more Explore research topics and the future scope of blockchain technology Who this book is for This book will appeal to those who wish to build fast, highly secure, transactional applications. It targets people who are familiar with the concept of blockchain and are comfortable with a programming language.
Author: Richie Etwaru
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Release Date: 2017-08-10
Genre: Business & Economics
Richie covers the so what of blockchain as opposed to the crowded area of the what of blockchain. In the 1st half readers self-realize that a trust gap is exponentially expanding in commerce, and humans are carrying the unnecessary burden to always trust but verify with intermediaries. Today, we the human species start every company or transaction with the automatic subliminal assumption that counterparties cannot be trusted. In the 2nd half, Richie re-positions blockchain from a paradigm that is looking for a problem, into a paradigm that would help close the trust gap. Blockchain, mankind’s first opportunity for trusted commerce at global scale. About the Author
Blockchain technology is powering our future. As the technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, open software platforms like Ethereum, and disruptive companies like Ripple, it’s too important to ignore. In this revelatory book, Don Tapscott, the bestselling author of Wikinomics, and his son, blockchain expert Alex Tapscott, bring us a brilliantly researched, highly readable, and essential book about the technology driving the future of the economy. Blockchain is the ingeniously simple, revolutionary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. Though it’s best known as the technology that drives bitcoin and other digital currencies, it also has the potential to go far beyond currency, to record virtually everything of value to humankind, from birth and death certificates to insurance claims, land titles, and even votes. Blockchain is also essential to understand if you’re an artist who wants to make a living off your art, a consumer who wants to know where that hamburger meat really came from, an immigrant who’s tired of paying big fees to send money home to your loved ones, or an entrepreneur looking for a new platform to build a business. And those examples are barely the tip of the iceberg. As with major paradigm shifts that preceded it, blockchain technology will create winners and losers. This book shines a light on where it can lead us in the next decade and beyond.
Author: Paul Vigna
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2018-02-27
Genre: Business & Economics
"Views differ on bitcoin, but few doubt the transformative potential of Blockchain technology. The Truth Machine is the best book so far on what has happened and what may come along. It demands the attention of anyone concerned with our economic future." —Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard, Former Treasury Secretary From Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna, the authors of The Age of Cryptocurrency, comes the definitive work on the Internet’s Next Big Thing: The Blockchain. Big banks have grown bigger and more entrenched. Privacy exists only until the next hack. Credit card fraud is a fact of life. Many of the “legacy systems” once designed to make our lives easier and our economy more efficient are no longer up to the task. Yet there is a way past all this—a new kind of operating system with the potential to revolutionize vast swaths of our economy: the blockchain. In The Truth Machine, Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna demystify the blockchain and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities; grant billions of excluded people access to the global economy; and shift the balance of power to revive society’s faith in itself. They reveal the disruption it promises for industries including finance, tech, legal, and shipping. Casey and Vigna expose the challenge of replacing trusted (and not-so-trusted) institutions on which we’ve relied for centuries with a radical model that bypasses them. The Truth Machine reveals the empowerment possible when self-interested middlemen give way to the transparency of the blockchain, while highlighting the job losses, assertion of special interests, and threat to social cohesion that will accompany this shift. With the same balanced perspective they brought to The Age of Cryptocurrency, Casey and Vigna show why we all must care about the path that blockchain technology takes—moving humanity forward, not backward.
Author: Stephen Fleming
Publisher: Stephen Fleming via PublishDrive
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: Business & Economics
BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY BEYOND BITCOIN INVESTING…… (Free Blockchain Booklet Inside- Resources for further study) Larry Summers (US Former Treasury Secretary) once exclaimed,” 40 years from now, Blockchain and all that followed from it will figure more prominently in that story than will Bitcoin.” This is the essence of my interest and research in Blockchain Technology. Most of the discussions or information is about Bitcoin investing and its implications on Fintech sector. But what if you have more in-depth curiosity like: - How would Blockchain Technology impact the day to day lives of common people? - How could the government leverage the Blockchain Technology to improve the service delivery? - How would the existing businesses be impacted and integrated with this new Technology? - How the current Businesses and Jobs would be transformed? - What are the other sectors where this Technology have been Implemented? The answer to these questions would pave the way for your future research of the topic. It would also help you to stay ahead of the race by learning the relevant applications of Blockchain Technology. My book is an attempt to understand and look Blockchain Technology beyond investing!
Author: Joseph J. Bambara
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2018-02-16
Develop, validate, and deploy powerful decentralized applications using blockchain Get the most out of cutting-edge blockchain technology using the hands-on information contained in this comprehensive resource. Written by a team of technology and legal experts, Blockchain: A Practical Guide to Developing Business, Law, and Technology Solutions demonstrates each topic through a start-to-finish, illustrated case study. The book includes financial, technology, governance, and legal use cases along with advantages and challenges. Validation, implementation, troubleshooting, and best practices are fully covered. You will learn, step-by-step, how to build and maintain effective, reliable, and transparent blockchain solutions. •Understand the fundamentals of decentralized computing and blockchain•Explore business, technology, governance, and legal use cases•Review the evolving practice of law and technology as it concerns legal and governance issues arising from blockchain implementation•Write and administer performant blockchain-enabled applications•Handle cryptographic validation in private, public, and consortium blockchains•Employ blockchain in cloud deployments and Internet of Things (IoT) devices•Incorporate Web 3.0 features with Swarm, IPFS, Storj, Golem, and WHISPER•Use Solidity to build and validate fully functional distributed applications and smart contracts using Ethereum•See how blockchain is used in crypto-currency, including Bitcoin and Ethereum•Overcome technical hurdles and secure your decentralized IT platform
Author: Primavera De Filippi De Filippi
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2018-04-09
Since Bitcoin appeared in 2009, the digital currency has been hailed as an Internet marvel and decried as the preferred transaction vehicle for all manner of criminals. It has left nearly everyone without a computer science degree confused: Just how do you “mine” money from ones and zeros? The answer lies in a technology called blockchain, which can be used for much more than Bitcoin. A general-purpose tool for creating secure, decentralized, peer-to-peer applications, blockchain technology has been compared to the Internet itself in both form and impact. Some have said this tool may change society as we know it. Blockchains are being used to create autonomous computer programs known as “smart contracts,” to expedite payments, to create financial instruments, to organize the exchange of data and information, and to facilitate interactions between humans and machines. The technology could affect governance itself, by supporting new organizational structures that promote more democratic and participatory decision making. Primavera De Filippi and Aaron Wright acknowledge this potential and urge the law to catch up. That is because disintermediation—a blockchain’s greatest asset—subverts critical regulation. By cutting out middlemen, such as large online operators and multinational corporations, blockchains run the risk of undermining the capacity of governmental authorities to supervise activities in banking, commerce, law, and other vital areas. De Filippi and Wright welcome the new possibilities inherent in blockchains. But as Blockchain and the Law makes clear, the technology cannot be harnessed productively without new rules and new approaches to legal thinking.
Author: Tim Mathis
Publisher: Level Up Lifestyle Limited
A blockchain is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions. Constantly growing as ‘completed’ blocks, the most recent transactions are recorded and added to it in chronological order, it allows market participants to keep track of digital currency transactions without central recordkeeping. Each node (a computer connected to the network) gets a copy of the blockchain, which is downloaded automatically. Originally developed as the accounting method for the virtual currency Bitcoin, blockchains, which use what's known as distributed ledger technology – are appearing in a variety of commercial applications today. Currently, the technology is primarily used to verify transactions, within digital currencies though it is possible to digitize, code and insert practically any document into the blockchain. Doing so creates an indelible record that cannot be changed; furthermore, the record’s authenticity can be verified by the entire community using the blockchain instead of a single centralized authority.
Author: William Mougayar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Genre: Business & Economics
The definitive pioneering blueprint covering the what, why and how of the blockchain. Blockchains are new technology layers that rewire the Internet and threaten to side-step older legacy constructs and centrally served businesses. At its core, a blockchain injects trust into the network, cutting off some intermediaries from serving that function and creatively disrupting how they operate. Metaphorically, blockchains are the ultimate non-stop computers. Once launched, they never go down, and offer an incredible amount of resiliency, making them dependable and attractive for running a new generation of decentralized services and software applications. The Business Blockchain charts new territory in advancing our understanding of the blockchain by unpacking its elements like no other before. William Mougayar anticipates a future that consists of thousands, if not millions of blockchains that will enable not only frictionless value exchange, but also a new flow of value, redefining roles, relationships, power and governance. In this book, Mougayar makes two other strategic assertions. First, the blockchain has polymorphic characteristics; its application will result in a multiplicity of effects. Second, we shouldn’t ask ourselves what problems the blockchain solves, because that gives us a narrow view on its potential. Rather, we should imagine new opportunities, and tackle even more ambitious problems that cross organizational, regulatory and mental boundaries. Drawing on 34 years of technology industry experience as an executive, analyst, consultant, entrepreneur, startup mentor, author, blogger, educator, thought leader and investor, William Mougayar describes a future that is influenced by fundamental shifts brought by blockchain technology as the catalyst for change. William Mougayar has been described as the most sophisticated blockchain business thinker. He is a blockchain industry insider whose work has already shaped and influenced the understanding of blockchain for people around the world, via his generous blogging and rigorous research insights. He is a direct participant in the crypto-technology market, working alongside startups, entrepreneurs, pioneers, leaders, innovators, creators, enterprise executives and practitioners; in addition to being an investor, advisor, and board member in some of the leading organizations in this space, such as the Ethereum Foundation, OpenBazaar and Coin Center. Just as the Internet created new possibilities that we didn’t foresee in its early years, the blockchain will give rise to new business models and ideas that may still be invisible. Following an engaging Foreword by Vitalik Buterin, this book is organized along these 7 chapters: 1. What is the Blockchain? 2. How Blockchain Trust Infiltrates 3. Obstacles, Challenges & Mental Blocks 4. Blockchain in Financial Services 5. Lighthouse Industries & New Intermediaries 6. Implementing Blockchain Technology 7. Decentralization as the Way Forward The Business Blockchain is an invitation for technologists to better understand the business potential of the blockchain, and for business minded people to grasp the many facets of blockchain technology. This book teaches you how to think about the blockchain.
Author: Alan Wright
Publisher: Alan Wright
Release Date: 2017-11-13
Genre: Business & Economics
The Blockchain revolution has arrived and is here to stay! Remember how fast smart phones evolved and these days if you do not have one you feel you arer missing out? Blockchain technology which fuels cryptocurrency is a revolution at the same level as smart phones once was! Did you know that a $100 investment in a cryptocurrency could have made you over $400,000? This book Blockchain: is an in-depth guide on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency (including bitcoin). You will be amazed what is uncovered in this book! Discover all thеrе іѕ to knоw аbоut the Blосkсhаіn revolution! Lіkе many, аѕ Bitcoin rоѕе tо рrоmіnеnсе, I decided tо stay оn thе ѕіdеlіnеѕ. Wіthіn a short tіmе, this оnе сrурtосurrеnсу сlіmbеd in vаluе tо new highs each аnd еvеrу mоnth. I wоuld look at hоw much a ѕіnglе Bitcoin wаѕ trаdіng fоr аnd think tо myself: "I wіѕh I had іnvеѕtеd еаrlіеr." Twо уеаrѕ ago, I dіd ѕоmе rеѕеаrсh аnd concluded thаt there іѕ still money tо be mаdе. Tоdау аnd іn thе уеаr 2017, I'm рrоud tо ѕау thаt thеrе іѕ ѕtіll a lоt оf рrоfіt left on thе tаblе fоr those that wіѕh tо еntеr thе dіgіtаl есоnоmу. Thе intention of this bооk is tо give уоu a ѕummаrу on thе world of сrурtосurrеnсіеѕ аnd tо provide уоu with аll of thе basic іnfоrmаtіоn thаt уоu nееd to gеt invested аnd bе able tо рrоvіdе a better есоnоmіс futurе fоr you аnd уоur fаmіlу. Wе are thе рrесірісе of a rеvоlutіоn in thе wау thе wоrld trеаtѕ thе mоnеtаrу policy as a whole. There will bе rаріd сhаngеѕ іn thе соmіng уеаrѕ, and you will want tо bе аn early аdорtеr оf what іѕ sure to bе a grеаt ѕоurсе of іnсоmе for thе few that dесіdе to learn аbоut thе dіgіtаl есоnоmу аnd gеt a head ѕtаrt. Continue rеаdіng аnd you will dіѕсоvеr thе ѕесrеt undеrgrоund есоnоmу аrіѕіng іn the fоrm оf сrурtосurrеnсіеѕ. Thе tесhnоlоgу mіght seem complicated; іt mіght appear оut оf уоur area of expertise, but thе truth іѕ thаt this nісhе market іѕ nоt thаt difficult tо undеrѕtаnd, аnd with mу explanations уоu wіll hаvе a сlеаr рісturе оf hоw the digital economy works tоdау, hоw to рrоfіt frоm іt, and whеrе іt is gоіng іn thе future. In Thіѕ Bооk Yоu Wіll Fіnd: An explanation оf Blосkсhаіn tесhnоlоgу, dеѕіgnеd fоr bеgіnnеrѕ аnd wrіttеn by аn еxреrt Tірѕ and strategies to earn rеаl іnсоmе thrоugh Blockchain bасkеd сurrеnсіеѕ A guіdе dеѕіgnеd аrоund thе соnсерt оf teaching оthеrѕ hоw tо rеаlіzе profits frоm cryptocurrencies A lіѕt оf thе bеѕt сurrеnсіеѕ to іnvеѕt in, wіth advice about where to ѕtаrt аnd hоw tо mаkе thе grеаtеѕt роѕѕіblе рrоfіt A detailed explanation of hоw tо сrеаtе a mіnіng rіg, аlоng with everything you nееd tо know аbоut the hardware аnd components, іnсludіng thе аѕѕосіаtеd costs.
Author: Anthony Heston
Release Date: 2018-01-08
Genre: Business & Economics
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