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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)

Five Forces of Bitcoin - #4 P2P Network

In this chapter, we will continue our journey through the world of Bitcoin. We'll cover the fourth force that powers Bitcoin—its peer-to-peer (P2P) network. We have covered cryptography, mining, blockchain, and many more features in the preceding chapters. Ever wondered how all these features work efficiently? This chapter will answer all your questions regarding the P2P network.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Introduction to P2P networks
  • Nodes of the network
  • Structure of the P2P network