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Blockchain for Business 2019

By : Peter Lipovyanov
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Blockchain for Business 2019

By: Peter Lipovyanov

Overview of this book

Blockchain for Business 2019 is a comprehensive guide that enables you to bring in various blockchain functionalities to extend your existing business models and make correct fully-informed decisions. You will learn how decentralized applications are transforming numerous business sectors that are expected to play a huge role in the future. You will see how large corporations are already implementing blockchain technology now. You will then learn about the various blockchain services, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger, and others to understand their use cases in a variety of business domains. You will develop a solid fundamental understanding of blockchain architecture. Moving ahead, you will get to grips with the inner workings of blockchain, with detailed explanations of mining, decentralized consensus, cryptography, smart contracts, and many other important concepts. You will delve into a realistic view of the current state of blockchain technology, along with its issues, limitations, and potential solutions that can take it to the next level. By the end of this book, you will all be well versed in the latest innovations and developments in the emerging blockchain space.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)

The Disruptive Potential of Blockchain Technology

The world has seen several innovations that have radically transformed the way economic value is created and captured by individuals and companies. Inventions like the wheel, the compass, intercontinental travel, the steam engine, railways, the automobile, the airplane, the computer, and the internet have played a major role in shaping the global economy.

In this chapter, we want to give you an idea of how profound the impact of blockchain will be, a decade or two from now. We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Blockchain and financial services
  • Trade finance on the blockchain
  • Blockchain and insurance
  • Investment banking and blockchain
  • Blockchain and financial regulation
  • Blockchain and the retail sector
  • Blockchain and intellectual property
  • Blockchain and the food sector
  • Blockchain and the transportation sector
  • Blockchain...