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Mastering Blockchain - Third Edition

By : Imran Bashir
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Mastering Blockchain - Third Edition

By: Imran Bashir

Overview of this book

Blockchain is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, with applications in finance, government, media, and other industries. With a legacy of providing technologists with executable insights, this new edition of Mastering Blockchain is thoroughly revised and updated to the latest blockchain research with four new chapters on consensus algorithms, Serenity (the update that will introduce Ethereum 2.0), tokenization, and enterprise blockchains. This book covers the basics, including blockchain’s technical underpinnings, cryptography and consensus protocols. It also provides you with expert knowledge on decentralization, decentralized application development on Ethereum, Bitcoin, alternative coins, smart contracts, alternative blockchains, and Hyperledger. Further, you will explore blockchain solutions beyond cryptocurrencies such as the Internet of Things with blockchain, enterprise blockchains, tokenization using blockchain, and consider the future scope of this fascinating and disruptive technology. By the end of this book, you will have gained a thorough comprehension of the various facets of blockchain and understand their potential in diverse real-world scenarios.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)

Use cases of enterprise blockchains

Considering the preliminary considerations, limiting factors, and requirements, which we've discussed so far, of employing an enterprise blockchain in an organization, there are several clear use cases of enterprise blockchains. Some of these standout scenarios are listed as follows:

  • Payments
  • Supply chain
  • IoT
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare

Evidently, enterprise blockchains have many use cases, including but not limited to payments, insurance, KYC, and monitoring supply chains. We introduced some of these use cases throughout this book, especially in Chapter 1, Blockchain 101, and some in Chapter 19, Blockchain – Outside of Currencies. The use cases discussed in the latter chapter are also applicable to enterprise use cases, such as the Internet of Things scenario, which can be implemented in both public and private blockchains. We will cover some more use cases in the context of the latest developments...