Blockchain technology has come a long way since the initial vision published by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. Big buzz words like "bitcoin," "blockchain," and "cryptocurrency" are everywhere. Companies and governments have started to use blockchain technology in earnest and will increasingly do so for the foreseeable future. This book takes an in-depth look at blockchain technology and how users can take advantage of its potential. Since its initial conception, blockchain has encompassed both a social promise and new technology. Originally proposed as a solution for Bitcoin's cryptocurrency record-keeping system, blockchains are now used to store the records of all types of applications. Core services we all depend on like the transfer of money, voting, land records, IP rights, and identity all rely on intermediaries. Blockchain software has begun taking the place of these antiquated systems. The software becomes the trusted record-keeping system, and the rules programed into the software become the intermediaries. This book explains the fundamentals of blockchain technology and assumes that the reader has little to no knowledge of the subject. Topics are explained as simply as possible, while not obscuring details that may affect the reader. It also gives the reader insight into the critical differences in blockchain software and will provide them with a basic understanding of how and why these systems work. After reading this book, the reader will be able to speak with confidence on the topic, know key differences in technology. The reader will also have critical insight into blockchain software's inherent limitations and shortcomings. This book is also the definitive guide to the Blockchain Technology Foundation (BTF) exam from EXIN. It will prepare the reader for the test, and each chapter ends with review questions for extra guidance in preparing for the exam.
"Blockchain creates a shared system of record among business network members, eliminating the need to reconcile disparate ledgers. Blockchain is disruptive technology and if you are in a business such as finance, insurance, logistics and IT you need to learn blockchain. This course was designed to help give a broad overview for aspiring blockchain professionals before they move on to move complex blockchain subjects such as implementations, proof of concepts, Ethereum programming, etc. We will cover the following areas: What is Blockchain; What is a cryptocurrency; What is the difference between Blockchain and Bitcoin; What is Ethereum; What is metamask; What is a Blockchain explorer; What is a smart contract; What is a Blockchain as a Service(BaaS); What is Bitcoin/Litecoin wallet; with additional demos and whiteboards."--Resource description page.
Blockchain technology is among the most exciting developments in the IT industry in many years. Often shrouded in mystery (including who the person is who developed it), today blockchain is most well known as the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies, the most famous of those being Bitcoin. But blockchain's distributed-ledger technology holds the promise to revolutionize the way businesses and governments create and maintain important records of transactions of all kinds, whether it's contracts, deeds, or any other types of activity for which an inviolable record must be maintained. In this video course, intended for developers and programmers who have a basic understanding of web-based applications, you learn the fundamentals of a blockchain and Decentralized Applications, or DApps, and how data that's stored there is considered immutable-all but impossible to tamper or change, and if an attempt were made, it would be detected immediately. You'll begin by learning blockchain's terminology and then explore how it's used in cryptocurrency. You'll also look at blockchain deployment models, Consensus Algorithms, blockchain supply chain models, DApp modeling and development, as well as development environment requirements for blockchain coding. You'll examine the theory and concepts such as how many distributed computer hosts, called nodes, add bits of information in "chains" of highly encrypted blocks. When you've completed this video course, you'll have a firm understanding of blockchain basics and a solid foundation from which to continue learning and dive deeper into this fascinating field. What you'll learn-and how you can apply it The history of Bitcoin and blockchain technology Technical structure of a Blockchain Basics of how a blockchain works and it architecture Basic understanding of blockchain use cases in business How hashing algorithms work Understand Decentralized Applications, or DApps, architecture and design Migrate centralized database systems into DApps Understand how blockchain manages assets such as cryptocurrencies, and other assets Build an end-to-end transaction flow for blockchain supply chains Basic understanding of cryptography via hands-on exercises The development environment and requirements for blockchain application development This video course is for you because... You want to understand the use cases for blockchain and resources to help get started in the blockchain space You want to "get ahead of the curve" ...
Cryptographic Primitives in Blockchain Technology provides an introduction to the mathematical and cryptographic concepts behind blockchain technologies and shows how they are applied in blockchain-based systems.
Introduction to Blockchain Technology and Its Impact on Business Ecosystem
Author: Stephen Fleming
Publisher: Stephen Fleming
Category: Business & Economics
Larry Summers (US Former Treasury Secretary) once exclaimed, " 40 years from now, Blockchain and all that followed from it will figure more prominently in that story than will Bitcoin." This is the essence of my interest and research in Blockchain Technology. Most of the discussions or information is about Bitcoin investing and its implications on Fintech sector. But what if you have more in-depth curiosity like: - How would Blockchain Technology impact the day to day lives of common people? - How could the government leverage the Blockchain Technology to improve the service delivery? - How would the existing businesses be impacted and integrated with this new Technology? - How the current Businesses and Jobs would be transformed? - What are the other sectors where this Technology have been Implemented? The answer to these questions would pave the way for your future research of the topic. It would also help you to stay ahead of the race by learning the relevant applications of Blockchain Technology. My book is an attempt to understand and look Blockchain Technology beyond investing!
A user-friendly introduction to blockchain technology and its business applications
Author: Peter Lipovyanov
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Your one-stop guide to blockchain technology and its business applications Key Features Assimilate blockchain services such as Ethereum and Hyperledger to transform industrial applications Know in and out of blockchain technology to understand various business use cases Understand various common and not-so-common challenges faced in blockchain development Book Description 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. What you will learn Understand the fundamentals of blockchain and how it was developed Gain a good understanding of economic concepts and developments Develop a base for concepts such as cryptography, computer networking, and programming Understand the applications of blockchain and its potential impact on the world Become well versed with the latest developments in the blockchain space Explore blockchain frameworks, including decentralized organizational structures, networks, and applications Who this book is for This book is for financial professionals, business executives, managers, and enthusiasts who are interested in getting well-versed with blockchain technology in various business domains. This book will help boost your existing business models using blockchain services. No prior experience of blockchain is required.
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies provides a comprehensive introduction to the revolutionary yet often misunderstood new technologies of digital currency. Whether you are a student, software developer, tech entrepreneur, or researcher in computer science, this authoritative and self-contained book tells you everything you need to know about the new global money for the Internet age. How do Bitcoin and its block chain actually work? How secure are your bitcoins? How anonymous are their users? Can cryptocurrencies be regulated? These are some of the many questions this book answers. It begins by tracing the history and development of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, and then gives the conceptual and practical foundations you need to engineer secure software that interacts with the Bitcoin network as well as to integrate ideas from Bitcoin into your own projects. Topics include decentralization, mining, the politics of Bitcoin, altcoins and the cryptocurrency ecosystem, the future of Bitcoin, and more. An essential introduction to the new technologies of digital currency Covers the history and mechanics of Bitcoin and the block chain, security, decentralization, anonymity, politics and regulation, altcoins, and much more Features an accompanying website that includes instructional videos for each chapter, homework problems, programming assignments, and lecture slides Also suitable for use with the authors' Coursera online course Electronic solutions manual (available only to professors)
Use distributed ledgers to validate digital transactions in a decentralized and trustless manner
Author: Fatima Castiglione Maldonado
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
A Complete Introduction to Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies: (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Cardano, Polkadot, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, Tether, Monero, Dogecoin and More...)
Author: United Library
2021 edition. Blockchain is the technology that enables the existence of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is the name of the best-known cryptocurrency, the one for which blockchain technology was invented. A cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange, such as the US dollar, British Pound, or Euro, but is digital and uses encryption techniques to control the creation of monetary units and to verify the transfer of funds. This is the descriptive introduction to Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology. The 160 pages in this book explain the technology and various cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Tether, Polkadot, Cardano, Stellar, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Dogecoin.
The interest in Blockchain technology and its ability of creating consensus in decentralized networks is significantly increasing. This book provides a detailed consideration of the Blockchain technology and its possible implementations within the scope of energy management. Before investigating the functionality of a Blockchain, the basic mathematical problem that Blockchain solves, known as the Byzantine Generals Problem, is examined. Furthermore, this book describes the Ethereum platform, as most Blockchain energy applications are based on Smart Contracts stored in the Ethereum Blockchain. Afterwards, a descriptive insight into ongoing projects in the field of energy management is given. Conclusively, it is illustrated how a local peer-to-peer energy market can be implemented, based on the Ethereum Blockchain.
Introduction To A Technology That May Change The World
Author: Sebastian Merz
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Block chain, mostly known as the backbone technology behind Bitcoin, is one of the hottest and most intriguing technologies currently in the market, but what exactly is it - and can it somehow help you? Simply put, Block Chain is the digital equivalent of a banker's ledger, one that records and secures transactions between two parties. Set to cyberspace, this type of programming allows the transfer not only of data, but of value - making it a unique and fundamental building block of our emerging future. Block chain technology was originally developed in 2009 to enable individuals and organizations to process transactions without the need for a central bank or other intermediary, using complex algorithms and consensus to verify transactions. Now it has been adopted and modified by companies and start-ups the world over, and is being closely scrutinized by World Banks as the logical next step in digital finance. This book explains Block Chain in its entirety; its history, uses, potential, disadvantages and even its future. Understanding this valuable, open system is vital to creating the financial freedom you crave. Digital currency is no longer a pipe dream of the basement gamer, its real, it's here, and you need to comprehend how it moves and is secured in order to plan for a future that will see a revolution in our current banking system.
An introduction to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology; a guide for practitioners and students. Bitcoin and blockchain enable the ownership of virtual property without the need for a central authority. Additionally, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies make up an entirely new class of assets that have the potential for fundamental change in the current financial system. This book offers an introduction to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology from the perspective of monetary economics.
Beginner’s Guide To Understanding Blockchain Technology And Smart Contracts For Cryptocurrencies
Author: Christopher Blackburn
Publisher: Christopher Blackburn
The Blockchain Revolution Is Here! The sudden boom in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and the emergence of new collaborative platforms like Ethereum have brought Blockchain Technology in public domain, yet very little is known about the subject. Some consider it the base technology for Bitcoin; others consider it a platform. Both are somewhat right and wrong, but definitely, they are not well informed. This book will explain the basic concepts of blockchain technology and how it functions. It will tell you how it can affect your life and if it has any growth potential for you. This book will raise your awareness of this much talked about subject and explain the concepts in simple words. It will throw light on the amazing concept of smart contracts and how it can change the way the world functions today. The coming age will be the age of the internet, and blockchain will have a substantial role to play in it. This book will throw light on the ways blockchain technology will affect the functioning of the Internet of Things. We may never know but the applications of blockchain technology are widespread. From healthcare to insurance and business to compliance, this technology will touch our lives in many ways. Being informed about it is the first step towards awareness. Remember that knowledge is power and you must possess it. Inside you will find: Introduction to blockchain technology Main components of a blockchain The past, present, and future of the technology The perception of this technology Its charismatic components The ways it will affect our daily lives And more… “Blockchain technology has been called the greatest innovation since the internet”
A Practical Guide to Distributed Ledger Technology
Author: Daniel Hellwig
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Business & Economics
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Intended as an applied guide for hands-on practitioners, the book includes detailed examples and in-depth explanations of how to build and run a blockchain from scratch. Through its conceptual background and hands-on exercises, this book allows students, teachers and crypto enthusiasts to launch their first blockchain while assuming prior knowledge of the underlying technology. How do I build a blockchain? How do I mint a cryptocurrency? How do I write a smart contract? How do I launch an initial coin offering (ICO)? These are some of questions this book answers. Starting by outlining the beginnings and development of early cryptocurrencies, it provides the conceptual foundations required to engineer secure software that interacts with both public and private ledgers. The topics covered include consensus algorithms, mining and decentralization, and many more. “This is a one-of-a-kind book on Blockchain technology. The authors achieved the perfect balance between the breadth of topics and the depth of technical discussion. But the real gem is the set of carefully curated hands-on exercises that guide the reader through the process of building a Blockchain right from Chapter 1.” Volodymyr Babich, Professor of Operations and Information Management, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University "An excellent introduction of DLT technology for a non-technical audience. The book is replete with examples and exercises, which greatly facilitate the learning of the underlying processes of blockchain technology for all, from students to entrepreneurs.” Serguei Netessine, Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania "Whether you want to start from scratch or deepen your blockchain knowledge about the latest developments, this book is an essential reference. Through clear explanations and practical code examples, the authors take you on a progressive journey to discover the technology foundations and build your own blockchain. From an operations perspective, you can learn the principles behind the distributed ledger technology relevant for transitioning towards blockchain-enabled supply chains. Reading this book, you'll get inspired, be able to assess the applicability of blockchain to supply chain operations, and learn from best practices recognized in real-world examples." Ralf W. Seifert, Professor of Technology and Operations Management at EPFL and Professor of Operations Management at IMD
2 Manuscripts - Blockchain Revolution AND Cryptocurrency Blockchain Revolution
Author: Christopher Blackburn
Publisher: Christopher Blackburn
Category: Business & Economics
Blockchain Technology Explained – 2 MANUSCRIPTS!! The Blockchain Revolution Is Here! The sudden boom in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and the emergence of new collaborative platforms like Ethereum have brought Blockchain Technology in public domain, yet very little is known about the subject. Some consider it the base technology for Bitcoin others consider it a platform.Both are somewhat right and wrong, but definitely, they are not well informed. This book will explain the basic concepts of blockchain technology and how it functions. It will tell you how it can affect your life and if it has any growth potential for you.This book will raise your awareness of this much talked about subject and explain the concepts in simple words. It will throw light on the amazing concept of smart contracts and how it can change the way the world functions today. The coming age will be the age of the internet, and blockchain will have a substantial role to play in it.This book will throw light on the ways blockchain technology will affect the functioning of the Internet of Things. Inside you will find: Introduction to blockchain technology Main components of a blockchain The past, present, and future of the technology The perception of this technology Its charismatic components The ways it will affect our daily lives And more… “Blockchain technology has been called the greatest innovation since the internet” The Cryprocurrency Revolution Is Here! Want to learn more about the super exciting cryptocurrency industry and how exactly to get involved? Maybe you just want a little background on some of the “hotter” options before investing time and/or money or you just want to know the basics of what exactly a blockchain, cryptocurrency,or digital wallet is? Download this book an you’ll learn many of the reasons for the excitement and hype surrounding cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology. Thousands, and more likely, millions of individuals and companies around the globe wish they had taken these steps early in Bitcoin’s history when they were less than$10 USD and now, thousands of people are looking for the next big thing. You have the opportunity to join any one of several growing communities,and the potential appears to be quite high for the near future and for the long run, at least for some of the current contenders. Not to mention, some of the new ICOs. Download this book and find out which cryptocurrencies have been around the longest, who has some of the best prospects, and who’s the new kid on the block. I’ve deciphered the basics you need to know to get started in whatever field you choose. Learn exactly what a block, block time, and blockchain are and how exactly they relate to the cryptocurrency market and what some of them have planned for the near future. Who has plans to completely change their underlying protocols and who recently experienced‘hard forks’ to fix issues or settle community disputes? I’ve tried to cover as much of the basics that I could think of and I truly think you will find my book informative and worth the download. You Will Learn: What Is Cryptocurrency? What Exactly Is a Blockchain? What Cryptocurrencies Are Available? How Do I Mine For “Free” Cryptocurrencies? What Are These Wallet Things? What is PoW and PoS? Terms and Definitions And More...
An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology That Powers Them
Author: Antony Lewis
#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Understand Bitcoin, blockchains, and cryptocurrency with this clear and comprehensible guide Learn the history and basics of cryptocurrency and blockchains: There's a lot of information on cryptocurrency and blockchains out there. But, for the uninitiated, most of this information can be indecipherable. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains aims to provide an accessible guide to this new currency and the revolutionary technology that powers it. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies: Gain an understanding of a broad spectrum of Bitcoin topics. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains covers topics such as the history of Bitcoin, the Bitcoin blockchain, and Bitcoin buying, selling, and mining. It also answers how payments are made and how transactions are kept secure. Other cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency pricing are examined, answering how one puts a value on cryptocurrencies and digital tokens. Blockchain technology: Blockchain technology underlies all cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency transactions. But what exactly is a blockchain, how does it work, and why is it important? The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains will answer these questions and more. Learn about notable blockchain platforms, smart contracts, and other important facets of blockchains and their function in the changing cyber-economy. Things to know before buying cryptocurrencies: The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains offers trustworthy and balanced insights to those interested in Bitcoin investing or investing in other cryptocurrency. Discover the risks and mitigations, learn how to identify scams, and understand cryptocurrency exchanges, digital wallets, and regulations with this book. Readers will learn about: Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies Blockchain technology and how it works The workings of the cryptocurrency market The evolution and potential impacts of Bitcoin and blockchains on global businesses Dive into the world of cryptocurrency with confidence with this comprehensive introduction.
If you've ever heard of the word "bitcoin" and have wondered to yourself what it is and how it works, this book is for you. Learn about the exciting and innovative technology behind the renowned online currency system. This book will leave you feeling confident to engage in online forums that operate using Blockchain technology, and your knowledge will put you ahead of many other online users who don't even know that Blockchain technology exists. Imagine a world without middleman and more importantly no distrustful financial pests that force you to pay high transaction costs for their seemingly useless services. With the introduction of Blockchain technology, this and more is possible. Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize not only the way in which people interact with their assets, but also the way in which people trust third-party enterprises in their entirety. Don't miss this opportunity to learn ahead of the curve about technology that is sure to revolutionize our future. You are guaranteed to learn: *Enough knowledge of Blockchain technology that you could explain it to a friend and take advantage of the opportunities it produces.*Why Blockchain is important and what it means for the future of society *How Blockchain can be used for financial purposes *How Blockchain can be used for services beyond the financial sphere *Ways that you can start using Blockchain applications and services today
In 25 concise steps, you will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors. This book bridges the gap that exists between purely technical books about the blockchain and purely business-focused books. It does so by explaining both the technical concepts that make up the blockchain and their role in business-relevant applications. What You'll Learn What the blockchain is Why it is needed and what problem it solves Why there is so much excitement about the blockchain and its potential Major components and their purpose How various components of the blockchain work and interact Limitations, why they exist, and what has been done to overcome them Major application scenarios Who This Book Is For Everyone who wants to get a general idea of what blockchain technology is, how it works, and how it will potentially change the financial system as we know it