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Book Description

This book gives business decision makers and students a clear overview of the history, current applications, and future potential of distributed ledgers and cryptocurrency.

The hype around blockchain technology is matched only by the innovation it inspires and the skepticism it provokes. This book gives business decision makers and students a clear overview of the history, current applications, and future potential of distributed ledgers and cryptocurrency.

It explores strengths and weaknesses, emerging opportunities, and perceived threats. Technical frameworks are presented in a business context to help strategists understand the risks and rewards of different approaches to blockchain implementation, and the decision factors in determining whether this is a viable solution to the problem at hand.

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgments
  2. Chapter 1 The Hype and the Hope
  3. Chapter 2 The Long Road to Decentralization
  4. Chapter 3 Magic Internet Money
  5. Chapter 4 That’s Not My Tuna
  6. Chapter 5 Digital Cats Will Change the World
  7. Chapter 6 Government, Governance, Data, and You
  8. Chapter 7 Looking to the Future
  9. References
  10. About the Author
  11. Index
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