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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 global tech giants

Now, let's consider the future of internet giants in the blockchain era. Many of the hypotheses and assumptions we will make are related to a scenario in which blockchain turns out to be a game-changing technology.

The current internet space is dominated by four tech companies: Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple. This is a centralized model in which four firms control a large portion of users' data.

Blockchain, on the other hand, is a technology that propels decentralization.

Therefore, it is very interesting how users would react when new decentralized alternatives come onto the stage. It is also important to note that all leading tech companies are looking into blockchain now and figuring out how they can incorporate it into their business models.

This is a purely strategic analysis of how blockchain could potentially impact the...