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Blockchain for Decision Makers

By : Romain Tormen
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Blockchain for Decision Makers

By: Romain Tormen

Overview of this book

In addition to cryptocurrencies, blockchain-based apps are being developed in different industries such as banking, supply chain, and healthcare to achieve digital transformation and enhance user experience. Blockchain is not only about Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies, but also about different technologies such as peer-to-peer networks, consensus mechanisms, and cryptography. These technologies together help sustain trustless environments in which digital value can be transferred between individuals without intermediaries. This book will help you understand the basics of blockchain such as consensus protocols, decentralized applications, and tokenization. You'll focus on how blockchain is used today in different industries and the technological challenges faced while implementing a blockchain strategy. The book also enables you, as a decision maker, to understand blockchain from a technical perspective and evaluate its applicability in your business. Finally, you'll get to grips with blockchain frameworks such as Hyperledger and Quorum and their usability. By the end of this book, you'll have learned about the current use cases of blockchain and be able to implement a blockchain strategy on your own.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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How to legally define tokens and other cryptoassets

Cryptoassets, cryptocurrencies, tokens, and coins are all terms that often bring confusion within the ecosystem. Some of them mean the same thing, while others are subsets. However, they all have something in common: they have a digital value. Let's try to define these terms in a relevant way to facilitate the applicability of a given regulation and clarify the terminology.


Cryptocurrencies are either tokens or coins. A cryptocurrency can be defined as an independent digital currency where the issuance, the transaction validation process, the availability of the application, and the governance are totally independent. It is opposed to a digital currency...