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
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?
Cryptocurrency The Basics of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain When people think of cryptocurrency, most automatically think about Bitcoin. Some may even think about Ethereum, and even less understand how the Blockchain actually works. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain are the three biggest topics and most widely debated matters in the world of digital currency. These three subjects alone have helped the rich get richer, assisted in the expansion of technology, and are single-handedly reshaping the world of finance. In this book, you will learn: What cryptocurrencies are What Bitcoin is What Ethereum is What Blockhain is and how it works The pros and cons of cryptocurrencies The technology behind it all How to determine mining profitability Where to store it and how to keep it safe Fun facts about digital currency and exchanges Get your copy of Cryptocurrency: The Basics of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain and start investing the proper way!
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.
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: 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: David Gerard
Publisher: David Gerard
Release Date: 2017-07-24
Genre: Business & Economics
An experimental new Internet-based form of money is created that anyone can generate at home; people build frightening firetrap computers full of video cards, putting out so much heat that one operator is hospitalised with heatstroke and brain damage. A young physics student starts a revolutionary new marketplace immune to State coercion; he ends up ordering hits on people because they might threaten his great experiment, and is jailed for life without parole. Fully automated contractual systems are proposed to make business and the law work better; the contracts people actually write are unregulated penny stock offerings whose fine print literally states that you are buying nothing of any value. The biggest crowdfunding in history attracts $150 million on the promise that it will embody “the steadfast iron will of unstoppable code”; upon release it is immediately hacked, and $50 million is stolen. How did we get here? David Gerard covers the origins and history of Bitcoin to the present day, the other cryptocurrencies it spawned including Ethereum, the ICO craze and the 2017 crypto bubble, and the attempts to apply blockchains and smart contracts to business. Plus a case study on blockchains in the music industry. Bitcoin and blockchains are not a technology story, but a psychology story. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is. “A sober riposte to all the upbeat forecasts about cryptocurrency” — New York Review of Books “A very convincing takedown of the whole phenomenon” — BBC News