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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)

How Ethereum Took the Idea of Blockchain to the Next Level

Now that you already understand how each of the five forces shaping Bitcoin's technology work, we are ready to introduce Ethereum, the first Turing-complete blockchain platform. If you are not completely sure what Turing-complete means just yet, don't worry, we'll cover it in this chapter.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Introduction to Ethereum
  • How Ethereum came into existence
  • Understanding Ethereum
  • The Ethereum Virtual Machine