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
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 Will 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
This book is an introduction into the world of Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Altcoins. With all of the media attention focused on Bitcoin, there is a need to inform everyone on this groundbreaking technology. This is a short read and easy to understand for any beginners who want to learn about the latest news on Bitcoin and Altcoins. Blockchain has been called the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the greatest innovation since the inception of the Internet. The book includes: The history of blockchain, The history of Bitcoin along with the creator Satoshi Nagamoto, Listing and description of other cryptocurrencies (Altcoins), Mining explained, Smart Contracts, and Bitcoin Quotes. This book is an essential read for every person in the world. The impact and potential to the be the biggest technological and financial disruptor of our time is immense.
Author: Bernard Marr
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release Date: 2017-04-03
Genre: Business & Economics
Less than 0.5 per cent of all data is currently analysed and used. However, business leaders and managers cannot afford to be unconcerned or sceptical about data. Data is revolutionizing the way we work and it is the companies that view data as a strategic asset that will survive and thrive. Bernard Marr's Data Strategy is a must-have guide to creating a robust data strategy. Explaining how to identify your strategic data needs, what methods to use to collect the data and, most importantly, how to translate your data into organizational insights for improved business decision-making and performance, this is essential reading for anyone aiming to leverage the value of their business data and gain competitive advantage. Packed with case studies and real-world examples, advice on how to build data competencies in an organization and crucial coverage of how to ensure your data doesn't become a liability, Data Strategy will equip any organization with the tools and strategies it needs to profit from big data, analytics and the Internet of Things.
Blockchain Basics A Descriptive Introduction To Blockchain and Its Radical Applications In Traditional Industries and Technology. Every business and person should know what this technology is and how it works fundamentally. Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that has many applications such as; Finance, security, banking, insurance, transportation companies and much more. The truth is, Blockchain can become a core fundamental component to all industries in the near future, similar to how the Internet evolved over last 15 years. Knowing and understanding the basics of Blockchain technology is important to ANY modern individual, investor or business person. This book is about the basics of Blockchain technology and its applications, especially in cryptocurrency; but more importantly, how it will eventually make a difference in your everyday life. Start with the basics, it's all the non-technical person needs to know for now. Who Is This Book For? Anyone that wants a simple, descriptive non-technical book about Blockchain and how it will affect finances, technology and industries worldwide. What This Book Will Cover: (1) Blockchain explained in easy to understand terms. (2) How Blockchain can decentralize an economy. (3) How and why Blockchain works. (4) How it is changing money and the way we do E-commerce. (5) How Blockchain works with cryptocurrencies. (6) How autonomous agents help Blockchain to work. (7) How governments throughout the world are responding to Blockchain. (8) How banks and financial institutions are using Blockchain. (9) How to get ready for the new economy with Blockchain.
Author: Erik Smith
Release Date: 2018-04-03
So, what is Blockchain?Blockchain is a form of distributed digital ledger facilitating the recording of all transactions in a P2P (peer-to-peer) network, where the network may be private or public. It is possible to track and trade anything having value virtually in a blockchain network with maximum cost effectiveness and security simultaneously. It is the brainchild of Satoshi Nakamoto, a Japanese citizen who introduced its concept in 2008 and first blockchain network was created in 2009. The asset transaction in the P2P network is recorded by cryptography-based hash-linked blocks which are sequentially chained. Confirmed valid blocks are joined from the initiation of the chain to the current block. This is blockchain which ensures a trustworthy networking and shows only relevant transactions to its members. So, we can see the origin of blockchain's origin sequentially. Whatever the origin is, blockchain is immensely popular all around the world today due to its reliable features and shared network characteristics. Let's see an example of using blockchain network. Bitcoin is well known term in the world today. It is the strongest among around 700 existing virtual currencies. This crypto-currency is based on blockchain network. Here lies the importance of blockchain.In a word, blockchain technology has revolutionized the operation of business in our time. You will learn:An Introduction to BlockchainWhy is Blockchain so Popular?Blockchain isn't an Unmixed BlessingMarket Potential and Market Frictions for BlockchainBlockchain in PracticeIntroduction to HyperledgerHow should you Switch to Blockchain?
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: 2018-06-26
Have you heard about Cryptocurrency or Blockchain Technology, but you are still vague about what they are and how they work? Then this book is for you! Blockchain Technology is the most significant innovation since the internet and it is about to take the world by storm. Blockchains will completely change the way that our Governments, Financial Institutions, and Health and Business Systems across the globe process transactions and exchange information. This revolutionary new technology is a multi-purpose tool which can be used in countless applications and will soon impact upon every single one of us from all walks of life. Blockchain Basics Explained provides concise information on all aspects of Blockchains, Wallets, Mining, Smart Contracts and ICO's. In addition, this book will provide practical guidance and instruction on working with blockchains and how to buy, store and invest in cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple. You will also discover how to spot and avoid scams. Unlike other books on these subjects, no fancy formulas or technical jargon is used, and no previous experience of any of the topics is required. Inside you will learn the answers to; Are Cryptocurrencies a sound investment? What is a Block and how is it made? How do Blockchain components interact? What problems does Blockchain solve? What started the Blockchain Revolution? Why are current Financial Services disrupted? Could Blockchain Technology replace our institutions altogether? What are the main Blockchain pros and cons? What is the truth behind Blockchain myths? What are the Blockchain main application scenarios? Why is Ethereum relevant? What is the Bitcoin story? How secure are your Bitcoins? What is Litecoin and how can it be used? What are the alternative Blockchains? Smart Contracts explained. What are they and are they legally binding? How does mining work and is it necessary? Where does Ripple come into this? What is ICO and how does it work? What are Wallets and what function do they have? How can you Invest and make money with Cryptocurrency and Blockchain right now? How to spot and avoid scams. What is the future of Blockchain? What are the main Blockchain Technology terms? What are the benefits of the de-centralised Blockchain Technology? And much more! Don't get left behind. Scroll to the top and pick up your copy of Blockchain Basics Explained today! You Don't need a Kindle to read this eBook. You can easily download it and read on your PC, Mac, Smart Phone, Tablet, iPad or Kindle device. Related: Satoshi Nakamoto, Cryptographic hash, timestamp, OmiseGO, distributed ledger, protocol, Decentralized, transaction processing, NEO, double-spending, Stellar, records management, merkle trees hard fork, node, investment, permissionless, permissioned private blockchain, metadata, automated data interchange, the big four, trading bitcoins, private blockchain, Cardano, Ox, Waves, public blockchain, consortium blockchain, blockchain technology, what is blockchain, how is blockchain used, the blockchain, what is cryptocurrency, blockchain books, how blockchain works, blockchain wallet, economics, ICO, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, digital assets, peer to peer, the future of money, the blockchain revolution, invest with cryptocurrency, blockchain problems, blockchain uses, blockchain applications, blockchain myths, financial services disrupted, master Bitcoin, Ethereum Litecoin, Ripple, Wallets, Mining, IOTA, Internet of things
Author: Kurt Dugan
Publisher: CRB Publishing
Release Date: 2018-05-08
Genre: Business & Economics
Make Smart Investments by Understanding the Currencies of the Future Inside Beginners Guide to Blockchain Technology, you’ll discover a comprehensive introduction to the cryptocurrency revolution. From Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to blockchain-based applications, the new online marketplace requires new knowledge and skills. With this guide, you can take simple steps toward cryptocurrency savvy. You’ll find simple and actionable definitions for common blockchain terms and concepts. This book includes simple, easy-to-understand descriptions of the inner workings of the currencies of tomorrow. You’ll discover: The Fundamentals of Blockchain Technology The Underlying Mechanisms of Blockchain Transactions Why Shared Distributed Ledgers Create New Opportunities The Function of Nodes in Cryptocurrency Networks The Process of Joining a Blockchain System How Blockchain Consensus Stabilizes Cryptocurrencies Before you make an investment decision about blockchain currencies, you need to know the facts. Educate yourself about distributed ledger technology, permissions, and transaction validation. Use this book to wrap your head around mathematical algorithms like Proof of Work, Proof of Stake, Proof of Burn, Multi-Signatures, and Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance. You’ll even learn about blockchain forks – and how currency systems identify and resolve them. With this book, you can learn the ins and outs of blockchain functionality before making your cryptocurrency investing decisions. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to make the most of the blockchain financial revolution. Get your copy of Beginners Guide to Blockchain Technology today! It’s fast and easy to order – Simple scroll up and click the BUY NOW WITH ONE CLICK button on the right-hand side of your screen.
Author: Tiana Laurence
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-04-13
Find out what Blockchain is, how it works, and what it can do for you Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin, the revolutionary 'virtual currency' that's changing the way people do business. While Bitcoin has enjoyed some well-deserved hype, Blockchain may be Bitcoin's most vital legacy. Blockchain For Dummies is the ideal starting place for business pros looking to gain a better understanding of what Blockchain is, how it can improve the integrity of their data, and how it can work to fundamentally change their business and enhance their data security. Blockchain For Dummies covers the essential things you need to know about this exciting technology's promise of revolutionizing financial transactions, data security, and information integrity. The book covers the technologies behind Blockchain, introduces a variety of existing Blockchain solutions, and even walks you through creating a small but working Blockchain-based application. Blockchain holds the promise to revolutionize a wide variety of businesses. Get in the know about Blockchain now with Blockchain For Dummies and be ready to make the changes to business that your colleagues and competitors will later wish they'd done. Discover ten ways Blockchain can change business Find out how to apply a Blockchain solution See how to make data more secure Learn how to work with vendors Filled with vital information and tips on how this paradigm-changing technology can transform your business for the better, this book will not only show you Blockchain's full potential, but your own as well!
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.
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.
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: 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.
If you need a time-saving and accurate start to the world of blockchain, this is the book for you! The average reader can consume around 200 words per minute. That Book on Blockchain is a blazing fast, one-hour introduction. Inside, you'll find an overview of many prominent blockchain topics, including discussion of distributed ledgers, legal landscapes, industry adoption, and Bitcoin, proper. Additionally, you'll examine several abstract, key concepts through easily worded thought experiments. We certainly can't cover every topic in an hour! But, whether you're brand new to the crypto-space or a well-seasoned guru, That Book on Blockchain is guaranteed to pique your interest and serve as a motivator for further exploration.