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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)
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Index

Designing enterprise blockchain solutions

An isolated blockchain in an enterprise is not sufficient enough to solve business problems. In addition to choosing a blockchain platform, there are some other factors to consider while introducing a blockchain in an enterprise. On top of the list of these factors is integration with the existing back-office and legacy systems.

There are already established and mature frameworks like The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) Zachman Framework to facilitate enterprise architecture development. With the advent of enterprise blockchain technology, a question arises regarding whether we can leverage existing frameworks to address enterprise blockchain architectural needs. The answer is yes.

In the section, we'll look at TOGAF and its architecture development method (ADM), and consider how blockchain solutions can benefit from the TOGAF framework.

Other models can also be used, but TOGAF is popular and quite commonly...