Blockchain For Dummies (häftad)
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2nd Edition
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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234 x 185 x 15 mm
363 g
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3:B&W 7.5 x 9.25 in or 235 x 191 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
Blockchain For Dummies (häftad)

Blockchain For Dummies

Häftad Engelska, 2019-05-28
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Unravel the mysteries of blockchains Blockchain technologies are disrupting some of the world's biggest industries. Blockchain For Dummies provides a fast way to catch up with the essentials of this quickly evolving tech. Written by an author involved in founding and analyzing blockchain solutions, this book serves to help those who need to understand what a blockchain can do (and can't do). This revised edition walks you through how a blockchainsecurely records data across independent networks. It offers a tour of some of the world's best-known blockchains, including those that power Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It also provides a glance at how blockchain solutions are affecting the worlds of finance, supply chain management, insurance, and governments. Get a clear picture of what a blockchain can do Learn how blockchains rule cryptocurrency and smart contracts Discover current blockchains and how each of them work Test blockchain apps Blockchain has become the critical buzzword in the world of financial technology and transaction security - and now you can make sense of it with the help of this essential guide.
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Tiana Laurence is a blockchain pioneer, an investor, and a serial entrepreneur. She co-founded Factom, Inc., a software company that builds technology within the blockchain space. She is currently a columnist for TechTarget with writings focusing on blockchain and IoT and managing partner of Laurence Ventures, a firm investing in technology initiatives.


Introduction 1 About This Book 1 Foolish Assumptions 2 Icons Used in This Book 2 Beyond the Book 3 Where to Go from Here 3 Part 1: Getting Started with Blockchain 5 Chapter 1: Introducing Blockchain 7 Beginning at the Beginning: What Blockchains are 7 What blockchains do 8 Why blockchains matter 9 The Structure of Blockchains 10 Blockchain Applications 12 The Blockchain Life Cycle 12 Consensus: The Driving Force of Blockchains 13 Blockchains in Use 15 Current blockchain uses 16 Future blockchain applications 16 Chapter 2: Picking a Blockchain 19 Where Blockchains Add Substance 19 Determining your needs 20 Defining your goal 21 Choosing a Solution 22 Drawing a blockchain decision tree 23 Making a plan 24 Chapter 3: Getting Your Hands on Blockchain 27 Diving into Blockchain Technology 28 Creating a secure environment 28 Buying your first Bitcoin 31 Securing and Exchanging Your Cryptocurrency 32 Downloading Jaxx 33 Securing your Jaxx wallet 33 Transferring Bitcoin to Jaxx 34 Trading Bitcoin for Ether 35 Loading up your MetaMask account 35 Setting up a CryptoKitties account 36 Building a Private Blockchain with Docker and Ethereum 38 Preparing your computer 39 Building your blockchain 41 Part 2: Developing Your Knowledge 43 Chapter 4: Beholding the Bitcoin Blockchain 45 Getting a Brief History of the Bitcoin Blockchain 46 The New Bitcoin: Bitcoin Cash 48 Debunking Some Common Bitcoin Misconceptions 50 Bitcoin: The New Wild West 51 Fake sites 52 No, you first! 52 Get-rich-quick schemes 52 Mining for Bitcoins 53 Making Your First Paper Wallet 54 Chapter 5: Encountering the Ethereum Blockchain 57 Exploring the Brief History of Ethereum 58 Ethereum: The Open-Source World Wide Computer 59 Decentralized applications: Welcome to the future 60 The power of decentralized autonomous organizations 61 Hacking a Blockchain 64 Understanding smart contracts 64 Discovering the cryptocurrency Ether 65 Getting Up and Running on Ethereum 65 Mining for ether 66 Setting up your Ethereum wallet 66 Building Your First Decentralized Autonomous Organization 67 Test net and congress 68 Governance and voting 69 Uncovering the Future of DAOs 69 Putting money in a DAO 70 Building smarter smart contracts 70 Finding bugs in the system 71 Creating Your Own ERC20 Tokens 71 Seeing up your GitHub account 71 Requesting KETH on the Gitter Faucet 72 Creating your tokens 73 Chapter 6: Riding the Waves Blockchain 77 Seeing How the Waves Blockchain Differs from Other Blockchains 78 Unleashing the Full Power of Waves 79 Setting up your Waves wallet 80 Backing up your wallet 80 Uncovering Your Wallet's Features 81 Transferring crypto assets 82 Using a decentralized exchange 82 Creating and Leasing Out Your Own Cryptocurrency 85 Chapter 7: Finding the Factom Blockchain 87 A Matter of Trust 88 The purpose of the Factom blockchain: Publishing anything 89 Incentives of federation 90 Building on Factom 93 Authenticating documents and building identities using APIs 93 Getting to know the Factoid: Not a normal cryptocurrency 93 Anchoring your application 94 Publishing on Factom 94 Building transparency in the mortgage industry 96 Verifying physical documents: dLoc with Factom 98 Chapter 8: Examining the EOS Blockchain 101 Getting Familiar with EOS 102 New mining versus old mining 104 The 21 block producers 104 Setting Up EOS Voting for Block Producers 105 Setting up the Greymass voting tool 106 Voting for a block producer 107 Introducing the EOS Decentralized Application Collection 108 Everipedia: The next-generation encyclopedia 108 Decentralized EOS games 109 Part 3: Powerful Blockchain Platforms 111 Chapter 9: Getting Your Hands on Hyperledger 113 Getting to Know Hyperledger 114 Identifying Key Hyperledger Projects 115 Focusing on Fabric 115 Investigating the Iroha p