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Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

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Author: Neel Mehta

Number Of Pages: 243

Publisher: Paravane Ventures

Release Date: 12-06-2019

Details:

Some experts say that cryptocurrencies and blockchains are just a scam; others say they’re “the most important invention since the internet.” It’s hard to tell who’s right. Authored by Product Managers from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, Bubble or Revolution cuts through the hype to offer a balanced, comprehensive, and accessible analysis of blockchains and cryptocurrencies.


You’ll learn the core concepts of these technologies and understand their strengths and weaknesses from real-world case studies; dive deep into their technical, economic, political, and legal complexities; and gain insights about their future from exclusive interviews with dozens of tech industry leaders. No coding or math needed!


Are cryptocurrencies and blockchains a bubble or a revolution? We’ll help you decide for yourself.


What's inside:


Bitcoin and the blockchain
  • How Bitcoin and blockchains work from a technical perspective with no assumed technical knowledge
  • Satoshi Nakamoto and the history of Bitcoin, the original blockchain
  • A thorough overview of crucial crypto concepts (eg. blocks, keys, mining, nodes, etc.)
  • Frameworks for understanding when it actually makes sense to use blockchain
  • Major application scenarios for blockchain and cryptocurrencies and where it'll fall flat
Public blockchains and altcoins
  • Emerging trends in blockchain technology
  • What you should know before buying any cryptocurrency
  • An overview of Etherum and smart contracts
  • An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the top altcoins and stable coins, including Monero (XMR), Tether (USDT), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
  • Alternatives to blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • New kinds of decentralized ledger technology (dlt)
  • The economics of both traditional payment methods and cryptocurrencies
  • Cryptocurrency security best practices and majo

    EAN: 9780578528151

    Package Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches

    Languages: English