Blockchain Applications

Author: Arshdeep Bahga
Publisher: Vpt
ISBN: 0996025561
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre:

We have written this textbook, as part of our expanding "A Hands-On Approach"(TM) series, to serve as a textbook for senior-level and graduate-level courses on financial and regulation technologies, business analytics, Internet of Things, and cryptocurrency.

Decentralized Applications

Author: Siraj Raval
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491924525
Release Date: 2016-07-18
Genre: Computers

Take advantage of Bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain, to build massively scalable, decentralized applications known as dapps. In this practical guide, author Siraj Raval explains why dapps will become more widely used—and profitable—than today’s most popular web apps. You’ll learn how the blockchain’s cryptographically stored ledger, scarce-asset model, and peer-to-peer (P2P) technology provide a more flexible, better-incentivized structure than current software models. Once you understand the theory behind dapps and what a thriving dapp ecosystem looks like, Raval shows you how to use existing tools to create a working dapp. You’ll then take a deep dive into the OpenBazaar decentralized market, and examine two case studies of successful dapps currently in use. Learn advances in distributed-system technology that make distributed data, wealth, identity, computing, and bandwidth possible Build a Twitter clone with the Go language, distributed architecture, decentralized messaging app, and peer-to-peer data store Learn about OpenBazaar’s decentralized market and its structure for supporting transactions Explore Lighthouse, a decentralized crowdfunding project that rivals sites such as Kickstarter and IndieGogo Take an in-depth look at La’Zooz, a P2P ridesharing app that transmits data directly between riders and drivers

Blockchain Enabled Applications

Author: Vikram Dhillon
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484230817
Release Date: 2017-11-29
Genre: Computers

Work with blockchain and understand its potential application beyond cryptocurrencies in the domains of healthcare, Internet of Things, finance, decentralized organizations, and open science. Featuring case studies and practical insights generated from a start-up spun off from the author’s own lab, this book covers a unique mix of topics not found in others and offers insight into how to overcome real hurdles that arise as the market and consumers grow accustomed to blockchain based start-ups. You'll start with a review of the historical origins of blockchain and explore the basic cryptography needed to make the blockchain work for Bitcoin. You will then learn about the technical advancements made in the surrounded ecosystem: the Ethereum virtual machine, Solidity, Colored Coins, the Hyperledger Project, Blockchain-as-a-service offered through IBM, Microsoft and more. This book looks at the consequences of machine-to-machine transactions using the blockchain socially, technologically, economically and politically. Blockchain Enabled Applications provides you with a clear perspective of the ecosystem that has developed around the blockchain and the various industries it has penetrated. What You’ll Learn Implement the code-base from Fabric and Sawtooth, two open source blockchain-efforts being developed under the Hyperledger Project Evaluate the benefits of integrating blockchain with emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence in the cloud Use the practical insights provided by the case studies to your own projects or start-up ideas Set up a development environment to compile and manage projects Who This Book Is For Developers who are interested in learning about the blockchain as a data-structure, the recent advancements being made and how to implement the code-base. Decision makers within large corporations (product managers, directors or CIO level executives) interested in implementing the blockchain who need more practical insights and not just theory.

The Business Blockchain

Author: William Mougayar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119300311
Release Date: 2016-05-09
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.

Mastering Blockchain

Author: Imran Bashir
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781788838672
Release Date: 2018-03-30
Genre: Computers

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.

Blockchain Enabled Applications

Author: Vikram Dhillon
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484230817
Release Date: 2017-11-29
Genre: Computers

Work with blockchain and understand its potential application beyond cryptocurrencies in the domains of healthcare, Internet of Things, finance, decentralized organizations, and open science. Featuring case studies and practical insights generated from a start-up spun off from the author’s own lab, this book covers a unique mix of topics not found in others and offers insight into how to overcome real hurdles that arise as the market and consumers grow accustomed to blockchain based start-ups. You'll start with a review of the historical origins of blockchain and explore the basic cryptography needed to make the blockchain work for Bitcoin. You will then learn about the technical advancements made in the surrounded ecosystem: the Ethereum virtual machine, Solidity, Colored Coins, the Hyperledger Project, Blockchain-as-a-service offered through IBM, Microsoft and more. This book looks at the consequences of machine-to-machine transactions using the blockchain socially, technologically, economically and politically. Blockchain Enabled Applications provides you with a clear perspective of the ecosystem that has developed around the blockchain and the various industries it has penetrated. What You’ll Learn Implement the code-base from Fabric and Sawtooth, two open source blockchain-efforts being developed under the Hyperledger Project Evaluate the benefits of integrating blockchain with emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence in the cloud Use the practical insights provided by the case studies to your own projects or start-up ideas Set up a development environment to compile and manage projects Who This Book Is For Developers who are interested in learning about the blockchain as a data-structure, the recent advancements being made and how to implement the code-base. Decision makers within large corporations (product managers, directors or CIO level executives) interested in implementing the blockchain who need more practical insights and not just theory.

Building Blockchain Projects

Author: Narayan Prusty
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781787125339
Release Date: 2017-04-27
Genre: Computers

Develop real-time practical DApps using Ethereum and JavaScript About This Book Create powerful, end-to-end applications for Blockchain using Ethereum Write your first program using the Solidity programming language Change the way you think and design your applications by using the all new database-Blockchain Who This Book Is For This book is for JavaScript developers who now want to create tamper-proof data (and transaction) applications using Blockchain and Ethereum. Those who are interested in cryptocurrencies and the logic and database empowering it will find this book extremely useful. What You Will Learn Walk through the basics of the Blockchain technology Implement Blockchain's technology and its features, and see what can be achieved using them Build DApps using Solidity and Web3.js Understand the geth command and cryptography Create Ethereum wallets Explore consortium blockchain In Detail Blockchain is a decentralized ledger that maintains a continuously growing list of data records that are secured from tampering and revision. Every user is allowed to connect to the network, send new transactions to it, verify transactions, and create new blocks, making it permission-less. This book will teach you what Blockchain is, how it maintains data integrity, and how to create real-world Blockchain projects using Ethereum. With interesting real-world projects, you will learn how to write smart contracts which run exactly as programmed without any chance of fraud, censorship, or third-party interference, and build end-to-end applications for Blockchain. You will learn about concepts such as cryptography in cryptocurrencies, ether security, mining , smart contracts, solidity, and more. You will also learn about web sockets, various API services for Ethereum, and much more. The blockchain is the main technical innovation of bitcoin, where it serves as the public ledger for bitcoin transactions. Style and approach This is a project-based guide that not only gets you up and running with Blockchain, but also lets you create intuitive real-world applications that will make you an independent Blockchain developer.

An Introduction to Blockchain and its Applications With a Focus on Energy Management

Author: Ahmed Chahbaz
Publisher: diplom.de
ISBN: 9783960677178
Release Date: 2018-03-27
Genre: Computers

The interest in Blockchain technology and its ability of creating consensus in decentralized networks is significantly increasing. This book provides a detailed consideration of the Blockchain technology and its possible implementations within the scope of energy management. Before investigating the functionality of a Blockchain, the basic mathematical problem that Blockchain solves, known as the Byzantine Generals Problem, is examined. Furthermore, this book describes the Ethereum platform, as most Blockchain energy applications are based on Smart Contracts stored in the Ethereum Blockchain. Afterwards, a descriptive insight into ongoing projects in the field of energy management is given. Conclusively, it is illustrated how a local peer-to-peer energy market can be implemented, based on the Ethereum Blockchain.

Ethereum Smart Contract Development

Author: Mayukh Mukhopadhyay
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781788472623
Release Date: 2018-02-23
Genre: Computers

Become an Ethereum Blockchain developer using a blend of concepts and hands-on implementations Key Features Understand the Ethereum Ecosystem and its differences from its rich cousin Bitcoin Explore the Solidity programming language and smart contract optimizations Get a developer’s perspective of Blockchain-as-a-technology with exposure to common challenges faced while building decentralized applications Book Description Ethereum is a public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality. This book is your one-stop guide to blockchain and Ethereum smart contract development. We start by introducing you to the basics of blockchain. You'll learn about hash functions, Merkle trees, forking, mining, and much more. Then you'll learn about Ethereum and smart contracts, and we'll cover Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) in detail. Next, you'll get acquainted with DApps and DAOs and see how they work. We'll also delve into the mechanisms of advanced smart contracts, taking a practical approach. You'll also learn how to develop your own cryptocurrency from scratch in order to understand the business behind ICO. Further on, you'll get to know the key concepts of the Solidity programming language, enabling you to build decentralized blockchain-based applications. We'll also look at enterprise use cases, where you'll build a decentralized microblogging site. At the end of this book, we discuss blockchain-as-a-service, the dark web marketplace, and various advanced topics so you can get well versed with the blockchain principles and ecosystem. What you will learn Know how to build your own smart contracts and cryptocurrencies Understand the Solidity language Find out about data types, control structure, functions, inheritance, mathematical operations, and much more See the various types of forks and discover how they are related to Ethereum Get to know the various concepts of web3.js and its APIs so you can build client-side apps Build a DAO from scratch and acquire basic knowledge of DApps on Ethercast Be guided through the project so you can optimize EVM for smart contracts Build your own decentralized applications (DApps) by taking a practical approach Who this book is for If you want to know the ins and outs of the Ethereum network and build your own decentralized applications, then this book is what you need! This book is for anyone who is interested in blockchain and wants to become an Ethereum developer. It’s ideal for existing Ethereum developers who want to develop Ethereum using smart contracts. Basic knowledge of cryptography is expected but is not mandatory.

Blockchain

Author: Melanie Swan
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491920459
Release Date: 2015-01-24
Genre: Computers

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.

Blockchain

Author: Charles Jensen
Publisher:
ISBN: 1975630580
Release Date: 2017-08-21
Genre:

For those who aren't satisfied with one book, here's three in one combined! Book 1: Blockchain is an often-misunderstood technology. It has been a hype, a thing in the past, and many people are talking about it. But what is it? How do you use it? What consequences does it have? All of these questions and more will be answered in this book. The expert/author wrote, among others: How blockchain is different from bitcoin (and similar to it). The domino effect blockchain causes on banks, institutions, corporations, and governments. Contracts, apps, and financing strategies to utilize blockchain to your advantage. Elaborate and controversial thoughts about the development and future of blockchain. Legal implications and economical effects of blockchain. Barriers and challenges, as well as simple ways to overcome those. Book 2: You've learned the specifics of blockchain technology. You've become the ultimate expert geek on this subject. You've read my other books, and you know how it all works. So now what? Well, now it's time for you to apply these things in real life. That's why I added this book to the series to show you, for instance: The recent blockchain developments and how to stay up-to-date. What ethereum is and how to use it. The shifts in the industry and the kinds of employers who need people like you. How blockchain technology influences the cyber security systems, music industry and gaming industry. Threats to the system and the programming methods. All about investing, supply chains, and more. Book 3: A different angle... a different twist to the elaborate uses of blockchain technology you should know more about! Added to the previous books I've written, I felt inspired to increase your expertise in this particular area and share my knowledge with the world. In this guide, you can learn about: Ethereum and the connection to the Decentralized Consensus Network. The basics of DAPP. Javascript API specifics related to blockchain technology. Methods to contract storage. Alethzero and other software specifics. Coding, typing, and data values you need to understand. Transactions, pulling data, and structuring.

Blockchain

Author: Jerry Kershen
Publisher:
ISBN: 1533490678
Release Date: 2016-05-26
Genre:

*** This Book is FREE for Kindle Unlimited Users *** BLOCKCHAIN: The Future of Internet Innovation - Ideas, Applications and Uses for Blockchain Technology ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS!!! Find out how you can speed up electronic transactions, have greater online transaction security, reduce transaction fees AND make money doing it! EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY Blockchain technology is coming and now you can be at the forefront of this new innovation. What is it? Blockchain is a virtual storage system for transactions using bitcoin currency that doesn't require a bank or other transfer facility but instead transfers funds straight to your virtual wallet. That means your money can start working for you and your business immediately instead of the bank. Blockchain permanently records all transactions in a particular way; these transactions can't be erased, but they can be modified. It will help you to keep a neverending historical trail. Blockchain can't be explained as a phenomenon, but it is a marching phenomenon that is slowly advancing like a tsunami and enveloping everything along its way via its progression. Simply stated, it is an important overlay on the top of the internet. It uses the direct way of least opposition and slowly become decentralized on the way to the boundaries of any network. With the help of Blockchain, it is easy to exchange the value of assets and you will get a quick rail to change the different values devoid of any mediators. This book is designed to share Blockchain and the future of this internet innovation. You can learn the application of this technology.Questions about security? Find out how Blockchain technology can help win the war against credit card fraud, hackers and money laundering giving your customers peace of mind to spend MORE! And did I say reduced transaction fees? How about little or no transaction fees. Just another advantage of Blockchain technology. Blockchain wallet is absolutely free, private and very secure. You can access your funds with the help of Android or iOS wallets. Blockchain wallets enable you to discover various local businesses that accept Bitcoin. Your wallet is always there and always secure. At Blockchain, you get the advantage of innovative software to make the use of Bitcoin easy and safe for all business organizations and consumers. You can increase almost 30M in capital from the top level investors. And that's not all. There are a ton of other uses for Blockchain technology. Here's just a few: Verifies patents and copyrightsMakes auditing easyMore reliable storageProvides a digital signatureSmart contractsLearn about the benefits of having a decentralized notary and decentralized exchanges and how this can validate your business so your customers can build trust and confidence in you and your business. WANT TO KNOW MORE? SO DO THE MAJOR BANKS. FIND OUT WHY!! The possibilities are endless - Don't wait another moment GET YOUR COPY NOW! "

Blockchain Basics

Author: Daniel Drescher
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484226049
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre: Computers

In 25 concise steps, you will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors. This book bridges the gap that exists between purely technical books about the blockchain and purely business-focused books. It does so by explaining both the technical concepts that make up the blockchain and their role in business-relevant applications. What You'll Learn What the blockchain is Why it is needed and what problem it solves Why there is so much excitement about the blockchain and its potential Major components and their purpose How various components of the blockchain work and interact Limitations, why they exist, and what has been done to overcome them Major application scenarios Who This Book Is For Everyone who wants to get a general idea of what blockchain technology is, how it works, and how it will potentially change the financial system as we know it

Blockchain

Author: Matthew Connor
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1986007588
Release Date: 2018-02-25
Genre:

Blockchain Technology Is Taking the World By Storm! While you may not have heard much about blockchain technology yet, you can rest assured that the certain key industries already have blockchain fever and its spreading. Blockchain is directly responsible for the furry of investment that surrounded Bitcoin which saw a maximum price of over $20,000 at year's end of 2017 2018 is going to be the year that blockchain comes out from the shadows in its own right, which means if you want to be on the cutting edge of the next big thing then this is the book you have been waiting for. So What is Blockchain? A blockchain is a decentralized database that works as a distributed ledger. Its unique construction makes it extremely secure while allowing for a virtually unlimited number of users to interact with it at once. While this might not sound like all that much, the possibilities that this technology creates, especially in the financial sector, are virtually limitless. The secret here is that blockchains allow for strangers to conduct transaction with complete trust in the other party, without the need for any type of middle man. Blockchain is being called the most important new technology since the creation of the internet. As with any new technology, there are always going to plenty of new businesses taking advantage of it to rise to prominence, with the information that you will find in this book, yours could easily be one of them Inside you will learn The Ins and Outs of this powerful technology How Blockchain Technology is Reshaping the Financial Industry Detailed technical guide to blockchain How Blockchain technology can be implemented in your company Specific changes to expect blockchain technology to make to major industries How Blockchain is shaking the roots of certain industries The future of Blockchain in 2018 and beyond And More! So, what are you waiting for? A technological revolution of this magnitude will only come along once in a generation, if you're lucky. Take full advantage of it and buy this book today!

Blockchain Revolution

Author: Don Tapscott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101980156
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.