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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)

Introduction to P2P networks

The web has become pretty centralized over the years with gigantic corporations holding enormous market power in e-commerce, web search, social networks, and many other areas. Besides market power, they control their users' private data too, such as identity information, credit card details, addresses, contact details, and so on. This is a very important privacy issue that users should pay attention to.

There are two types of approaches for network architecture of distributed applications:

  • P2P model
  • Client-server model

P2P model versus client-server model

The P2P and client-server models are two different approaches to address the network architecture of distributed applications. Distributed...