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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 transportation sector

Mobility services and the business of automotive companies in general will probably be one of the most vibrant and radically transformed sectors in the years to come. Traditional carmakers such as Volkswagen, Toyota, and GM face two main types of challenges over the next decade.

First, they have to adapt to a product line, which will be less reliant on traditional fuels, and focused on electric batteries. This is a significant change of pace and global car producers have no choice but to adapt their business models, or competitors like Tesla will continue to gain market share.

The other main business risk for auto producers is the threat posed by firms such as Uber, Lyft, and Didi. Well, this can also be an opportunity; depends on how you look at it.

The first type of challenge, the transition from traditional fuel to electric batteries...