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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 the retail sector

Now, let's move on to the potential impact of blockchain technology on the retail industry. But first, we'll discuss a term that has been previously mentioned in this book.

The Internet of Things

IoT, which is how the Internet of Things is frequently referred to, is a concept that describes the interconnectivity through the internet of different devices we use in our daily lives.

We don't simply access the internet from a computer anymore. There are different smart devices surrounding us that have built-in functionalities based on the internet and are connected with other devices or the cloud:

We all know what smart TVs and smart phones are. Nowadays, many appliances are being...