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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)

Current Issues and Potential Solutions to Take Blockchain to the Next Level

If you have followed this book thoroughly so far, you should have a pretty good understanding of what blockchain technology is, how it works, and its applications and use cases. Perhaps you are excited about the disruptive potential of this new technology with all its incredible advantages. Ready for this brave new decentralized blockchain world? Well, not so fast, we are not quite there yet. There are some critical issues that need to be resolved first. In this chapter, we will be addressing those issues and finding potential solutions to them.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Issues faced by blockchain
  • Solutions for scalability issues
  • On-chain solutions
  • Off-chain solutions
  • Solutions to other challenges
  • Next generation blockchain projects
  • The exciting world of blockchain