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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 intellectual property

Now, let's see the potential impact of blockchain on media downloads such as music or films, software installations, and other products that have to do with intellectual property (IP).

Intellectual property management is another field where the implementation of blockchain-based solutions could have an important impact. IP is a hot topic in the internet age.

By using a distributed ledger to manage IP rights, artists, authors, and businesses can have tamper-proof evidence of ownership of their IP and copyright protection. They can also use smart contracts in an ecosystem that allows smart IP rights management.

Let's consider what each of these developments means separately:

One of the most important aspects when talking about IP rights is their registration and protection. In most legislations, IP rights, trademarks, and copyrights...