Blockchain

Tiana Laurence

Book - 2019

"Blockchain is the techno-magic that enables cryptocurrencies and impacts the worlds of finance, insurance, supply chain management, and others. But you don't need to be a programmer or financial wizard to understand blockchain; you just need this book! It explains blockchain basics, smart contracts, and cryptocurrencies, with real-world examples showing how blockchains functions and where they ad value. Learn how to interact with a blockchain, tour key blockchains, see how they disrupt huge industries, and much more." -- Back cover.

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Published
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc [2019]
Language
English
Main Author
Tiana Laurence (author)
Edition
2nd edition
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781119555018
  • Introduction
  • About This Book
  • Foolish Assumptions
  • Icons Used in This Book
  • Beyond the Book
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Part 1. Getting Started with Blockchain
  • Chapter 1. Introducing Blockchain
  • Beginning at the Beginning: What Blockchains Are
  • What blockchains do
  • Why blockchains matter
  • The Structure of Blockchains
  • Blockchain Applications
  • The Blockchain Life Cycle
  • Consensus: The Driving Force of Blockchains
  • Blockchains in Use
  • Current blockchain uses
  • Future blockchain applications
  • Chapter 2. Picking a Blockchain
  • Where Blockchains Add Substance
  • Determining your needs
  • Defining your goal
  • Choosing a Solution
  • Drawing a blockchain decision tree
  • Making a plan
  • Chapter 3. Getting Your Hands on Blockchain
  • Diving into Blockchain Technology
  • Creating a secure environment
  • Buying your first Bitcoin
  • Securing and Exchanging Your Cryptocurrency
  • Downloading Jaxx
  • Securing your Jaxx wallet
  • Transferring Bitcoin to Jaxx
  • Trading Bitcoin for Ether
  • Loading up your MetaMask account
  • Setting up a CryptoKitties account
  • Building a Private Blockchain with Docker and Ethereum
  • Preparing your computer
  • Building your blockchain
  • Part 2. Developing Your Knowledge
  • Chapter 4. Beholding the Bitcoin Blockchain
  • Getting a Brief History of the Bitcoin Blockchain
  • The New Bitcoin: Bitcoin Cash
  • Debunking Some Common Bitcoin Misconceptions
  • Bitcoin: The New Wild West
  • Fake sites
  • No, you first!
  • Get-rich-quick schemes
  • Mining for Bitcoins
  • Making Your First Paper Wallet
  • Chapter 5. Encountering the Ethereum Blockchain
  • Exploring the Brief History of Ethereum
  • Ethereum: The Open-Source World Wide Computer
  • Decentralized applications: Welcome to the future
  • The power of decentralized autonomous organizations
  • Hacking a Blockchain
  • Understanding smart contracts
  • Discovering the cryptocurrency Ether
  • Getting Up and Running on Ethereum
  • Mining for ether
  • Setting up your Ethereum wallet
  • Building Your First Decentralized Autonomous Organization
  • Test net and congress
  • Governance and voting
  • Uncovering the Future of DAOs
  • Putting money in a DAO
  • Building smarter smart contracts
  • Finding bugs in the system
  • Creating Your Own ERC20 Tokens
  • Seeing up your GitHub account
  • Requesting KETH on the Gitter Faucet
  • Creating your tokens
  • Chapter 6. Riding the Waves Blockchain
  • Seeing How the Waves Blockchain Differs from Other Blockchains
  • Unleashing the Full Power of Waves
  • Setting up your Waves wallet
  • Backing up your wallet
  • Uncovering Your Wallets Features
  • Transferring crypto assets
  • Using a decentralized exchange
  • Creating and Leasing Out Your Own Cryptocurrency
  • Chapter 7. Finding the Factom Blockchain
  • A Matter of Trust
  • The purpose of the Factom blockchain: Publishing anything
  • Incentives of federation
  • Building on Factom
  • Authenticating documents and building identities using APIs
  • Getting to know the Factoid: Not a normal cryptocurrency
  • Anchoring your application
  • Publishing on Factom
  • Building transparency in the mortgage industry
  • Verifying physical documents: dLoc with Factom
  • Chapter 8. Examining the EOS Blockchain
  • Getting Familiar with EOS
  • New mining versus old mining
  • The 21 block producers
  • Setting Up EOS Voting for Block Producers
  • Setting up the Greymass voting tool
  • Voting for a block producer
  • Introducing the EOS Decentralized Application Collection
  • Everipedia: The next-generation encyclopedia
  • Decentralized EOS games
  • Part 3. Powerful Blockchain Platforms
  • Chapter 9. Getting Your Hands on Hyperledger
  • Getting to Know Hyperiedger
  • Identifying Key Hyperledger Projects
  • Focusing on Fabric
  • Investigating the Iroha project
  • Diving into Sawtooth Lake
  • Building Your System in Fabric
  • Building asset tracking with Hyperledger Composer
  • Working with Smart Contracts on Hyperledger
  • Step 1. Setting up an auction network
  • Step 2. Setting up auction windows
  • Step 3. Creating an auctioneer
  • Step 4. Creating two participants
  • Step 5. Creating a new asset
  • Step 6. Creating a new listing
  • Step 7. Auctioning off the car
  • Step 8. Closing your auction
  • Chapter 10. Applying Microsoft Azure
  • Bletchley: The Modular Blockchain Fabric
  • Cryptlets for encrypting and authenticating
  • Utility and Contract Cryptlets and CrytoDelegates
  • Building in the Azure Ecosystem
  • Getting Started with Chain on Azure
  • Installing Chain's distributed ledger
  • Coating your own private network
  • Using financial services on Azure's Chain
  • Deploying Blockchain Tools on Azure
  • Exploring Ethereum on Azure
  • Cortana: Your analytics machine learning tool
  • Visualizing your data with Power Bi
  • Managing your access on Azure's Active Directory
  • Chapter 11. Getting Busy on IBM Blumix
  • Business Blockchain on Biuemix
  • Your isolated environment
  • Bluemix use cases
  • Watson's Smart Blockchain
  • Building Your Starter Network on Big Blue
  • Part 4. Industry Impacts
  • Chapter 12. Financial Technology
  • Hauling Out Your Crystal Bali: Future Banking Trends
  • Moving money faster: Across borders and more
  • Creating permanent history
  • Going international: Global Financial Products
  • Border-free payroll
  • Faster and better trade
  • Guaranteed payments
  • Micropayments-The new nature of transactions
  • Squeezing Out Fraud
  • Chapter 13. Real Estate
  • Eliminating Title Insurance
  • Protected industries
  • Consumers and Fannie Mae
  • Mortgages in the Blockchain World
  • Reducing your origination costs
  • Knowing your last-known document
  • Forecasting Regional Trends
  • The United States and Europe: Infrastructure congestion
  • China: First out of the gate
  • The developing world: Roadblocks to blockchain
  • Chapter 14. Insurance
  • Precisely Tailoring Coverage
  • Insuring the individual
  • The new world of micro insurance
  • Witnessing for You: The Internet of Things
  • IoT projects in insurance
  • Implications of actionable big data
  • Taking Out the Third Party in Insurance
  • Decentralized security
  • Crowdfunded coverage
  • The implications of DAO insurance
  • Chapter 15. Government
  • The Smart Cities of Asia
  • Singapore satellite cities in India
  • China's big data problem
  • The Battle for the Financial Capital of the World
  • London's early foresight
  • The regulatory sandbox of Singapore
  • The Dubai 2020 initiative
  • Bitlicense regulatory framework: New York City
  • Friendly legal structure of Malta
  • Securing the World's Borders
  • The Department of Homeland Security and the identity of things
  • Passports of the future
  • The new feeder document
  • Chapter 16. Other Industries
  • Lean Governments
  • Singapore's Smart Nation project
  • Estonia's e-Residency
  • Better notarization in China
  • The Trust Layer for the internet
  • Spam-free email
  • Owning your identity
  • Oracle of the Blockchain
  • Trusted authorship
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Part 5. The Part of Tens
  • Chapter 17. Ten (Or So) Free Blockachin Resources
  • Ethereum
  • DigiKnow
  • Blockchain University
  • Bitcoin Core
  • Blockchain Alliance
  • Multichain Blog
  • HiveMind
  • Smith + Crown
  • Unchained and Unconfirmed Podcasts
  • Chapter 18. The Ten Rules to Never Break on the Blockchain
  • Don't Use Cryptocurrency or Blockchains to Skirt the Law
  • Keep Your Contracts as Simple as Possible
  • Publish with Great Caution
  • Back Up, Back Up, Back Up Your Private Keys
  • Triple-Check the Address Before Sending Currency
  • Take Care When Using Exchanges
  • Beware Wi-Fi
  • Identify Your Blockchain Dev
  • Don't Get Suckered
  • Don't Trade Tokens Unless You Know What You're Doing
  • Chapter 19. Ten Top Blockchain Projects
  • The R3 Consortium
  • T ZERO: Overstocking the Stock Market
  • Blockstream's Distributed Systems
  • MadHive
  • Blockdaemon
  • Gemini Dollar and Exchange
  • Decentraland
  • TransferWise
  • Lightning Network
  • Bitcoin Cash
  • Index