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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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Smart cities and public issues

Economic, social, technological, and political shifts are reshaping the world very quickly and new challenges arise for nations and particularly for cities. As governments are seeking to incorporate innovations within their cities, blockchain can offer something more.

According to the World Bank, more than 54% of the global population now lives in cities and contributes to more than half of the world's GDP. Because of this, cities are deeply concerned by global shifts set out previously: urbanization, demographic change, aging workforce, and environmental issues.

As a primary environment for a nation's development and wealth, cities must be able to embrace these changes to become a better place to live by becoming smarter, more collaborative, more inclusive, more sustainable, and more connected to provide enhanced services and a high quality...