Mastering Blockchain: Unlocking the Power of Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, and Decentralized Applications

Daniel Cawrey, Lorne Lantz

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Inc, O'Reilly Media, USA

Published: 30th Nov '20

£55.99

This detailed guide distills the complex, fast moving ideas behind blockchain into an easily digestible reference manual, showing what’s really going on under the hood.

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Description

The future will be increasingly distributed. As the publicity surrounding Bitcoin and blockchain has shown, distributed technology and business models are gaining popularity. Yet the disruptive potential of this technology is often obscured by hype and misconception. This detailed guide distills the complex, fast moving ideas behind blockchain into an easily digestible reference manual, showing what’s really going on under the hood. Finance and technology pros will learn how a blockchain works as they explore the evolution and current state of the technology, including the functions of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts. This book is for anyone evaluating whether to invest time in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. Go beyond buzzwords and see what the technology really has to offer. Learn why Bitcoin was fundamentally important in blockchain’s birth Explore altcoin and alternative blockchain projects to understand what’s possible Understand the challenges of scaling and forking a blockchain Learn what Ethereum and other blockchains offer Examine emerging business uses for blockchain beyond cryptocurrency Discover where the future lies in this exciting new technology

Additional information

Dimensions 178 × 233 mm
Page Count 272