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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)

Blockchain and financial services

Thirty years ago, the internet came on the stage, and it took less than a decade to scale it to mass adoption as a general-purpose technology. People quickly embraced it as another instrument shortening the distance between them and allowing them to communicate in real time.

Now, for the first time in history, a person located in the US can send an email to someone in Japan, and the message will be received instantly without the need to use the services of a courier or post stamps. It is as simple as clicking a button and the message arrives in the recipient's inbox.

Then of course, a lot of other amazing use cases have followed the birth of the internet.

People started creating informational websites, watching videos online, going on the internet for location services, communication with friends and colleagues, exchanging files, ordering...