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Blockchain For Dummies, 2ed

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    Blockchain has become the buzzword in the world of financial technology and transaction security. 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 technologies, this book serves to help those who need to understand what a blockchain can do (and can't do), how it drives the world of smart contracts and cryptocurrencies, and how blockchain is disrupting huge industries. Tiana Laurence is a serial entrepreneur who has founded a number of companies in the tech space. One of those companies was Factom, a leading blockchain solutions provider. She's currently managing partner at Laurence Ventures, an investing firm focused on blockchain and IoT solutions. Tiana also writes..

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    Sold By Wiley India
    Author Tiana Laurence
    ISBN-13 9788126527755
    Edition 1st Edition
    Format Paperback
    Language English
    Pages 264 Pages
    Publication Year 2019

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    Blockchain has become the buzzword in the world of financial technology and transaction security. 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 technologies, this book serves to help those who need to understand what a blockchain can do (and can't do), how it drives the world of smart contracts and cryptocurrencies, and how blockchain is disrupting huge industries. Tiana Laurence is a serial entrepreneur who has founded a number of companies in the tech space. One of those companies was Factom, a leading blockchain solutions provider. She's currently managing partner at Laurence Ventures, an investing firm focused on blockchain and IoT solutions. Tiana also writes for TechTarget._x000D_ Introduction _x000D_ About This Book _x000D_ Foolish Assumptions _x000D_ Icons Used in This Book _x000D_ Beyond the Book _x000D_ Where to Go from Here _x000D_ _x000D_ Part 1: Getting Started with Blockchain _x000D_ Chapter 1: Introducing Blockchain _x000D_ ·Beginning at the Beginning: What Blockchains are _x000D_ ·What blockchains do _x000D_ ·Why blockchains matter _x000D_ ·The Structure of Blockchains _x000D_ ·Blockchain Applications _x000D_ ·The Blockchain Life Cycle _x000D_ ·Consensus: The Driving Force of Blockchains _x000D_ ·Blockchains in Use _x000D_ ·Current blockchain uses _x000D_ ·Future blockchain applications _x000D_ _x000D_ Chapter 2: Picking a Blockchain _x000D_ ·Where Blockchains Add Substance _x000D_ ·Determining your needs _x000D_ ·Defining your goal _x000D_ ·Choosing a Solution _x000D_ ·Drawing a blockchain decision tree _x000D_ ·Making a plan _x000D_ _x000D_ Chapter 3: Getting Your Hands on Blockchain _x000D_ ·Diving into Blockchain Technology _x000D_ ·Creating a secure environment _x000D_ ·Buying your first Bitcoin _x000D_ ·Securing and Exchanging Your Cryptocurrency _x000D_ ·Downloading Jaxx _x000D_ ·Securing your Jaxx wallet _x000D_ ·Transferring Bitcoin to Jaxx _x000D_ ·Trading Bitcoin for Ether _x000D_ ·Loading up your MetaMask account _x000D_ ·Setting up a CryptoKitties account _x000D_ ·Building a Private Blockchain with Docker and Ethereum _x000D_ ·Preparing your computer _x000D_ ·Building your blockchain _x000D_ _x000D_ Part 2: Developing Your Knowledge _x000D_ Chapter 4: Beholding the Bitcoin Blockchain _x000D_ ·Getting a Brief History of the Bitcoin Blockchain _x000D_ ·The New Bitcoin: Bitcoin Cash _x000D_ ·Debunking Some Common Bitcoin Misconceptions _x000D_ ·Bitcoin: The New Wild West _x000D_ ·Fake sites _x000D_ ·No, you first! _x000D_ ·Get-rich-quick schemes _x000D_ ·Mining for Bitcoins _x000D_ ·Making Your First Paper Wallet _x000D_ _x000D_ Chapter 5: Encountering the Ethereum Blockchain _x000D_ ·Exploring the Brief History of Ethereum _x000D_ ·Ethereum: The Open-Source World Wide Computer _x000D_ ·Decentralized applications: Welcome to the future _x000D_ ·The power of decentralized autonomous organizations _x000D_ ·Hacking a Blockchain _x000D_ ·Understanding smart contracts _x000D_ ·Discovering the cryptocurrency Ether _x000D_ ·Getting Up and Running on Ethereum _x000D_ ·Mining for ether _x000D_ ·Setting up your Ethereum wallet _x000D_ ·Building Your First Decentralized Autonomous Organization _x000D_ ·Test net and congress _x000D_ ·Governance and voting _x000D_ ·Uncovering the Future of DAOs _x000D_ ·Putting money in a DAO _x000D_ ·Building smarter smart contracts _x000D_ ·Finding bugs in the system _x000D_ ·Creating Your Own ERC20 Tokens _x000D_ ·Seeing up your GitHub account _x000D_ ·Requesting KETH on the Gitter Faucet _x000D_ ·Creating your tokens _x000D_ _x000D_ Chapter 6: Riding the Waves Blockchain _x000D_ ·Seeing How the Waves Blockchain Differs from Other Blockchains _x000D_ ·Unleashing the Full Power of Waves _x000D_ ·Setting up your Waves wallet _x000D_ ·Backing up your wallet _x000D_ ·Uncovering Your Wallet's Features _x000D_ ·Transferring crypto assets _x000D_ ·Using a decentralized exchange _x000D_ ·Creating and Leasing Out Your Own Cryptocurrency _x000D_ _x000D_ Chapter 7: Finding the Factom Blockchain _x000D_ ·A Matter of Trust _x000D_ ·The purpose of the Factom blockchain: Publishing anything _x000D_ ·Incentives of federation _x000D_ ·Building on Factom _x000D_ ·Authenticating documents and building identities using APIs _x000D_ ·Getting to know the Factoid: Not a normal cryptocurrency _x000D_ ·Anchoring your application _x000D_ ·Publishing on Factom _x000D_ ·Building transparency in the mortgage industry _x000D_ ·Verifying physical documents: dLoc with Factom _x000D_ _x000D_ Chapter 8: Examining the EOS Blockchain _x000D_ ·Getting Familiar with EOS _x000D_ ·New mining versus old mining _x000D_ ·The 21 block producers _x000D_ ·Setting Up EOS Voting for Block Producers _x000D_ ·Setting up the Greymass voting tool _x000D_ ·Voting for a block producer _x000D_ ·Introducing the EOS Decentralized Application Collection _x000D_ ·Everipedia: The next-generation encyclopedia _x000D_ ·Decentralized EOS games _x000D_ _x000D_ Part 3: Powerful Blockchain Platforms _x000D_ Chapter 9: Getting Your Hands on Hyperledger _x000D_ ·Getting to Know Hyperledger _x000D_ ·Identifying Key Hyperledger Projects _x000D_ ·Focusing on Fabric _x000D_ ·Investigating the Iroha project _x000D_ ·Diving into Sawtooth Lake _x000D_ ·Building Your System in Fabric _x000D_ ·Building asset tracking with Hyperledger Composer _x000D_ ·Working with Smart Contracts on Hyperledger _x000D_ ·Step 1: Setting up an auction network _x000D_ ·Step 2: Setting up auction windows _x000D_ ·Step 3: Creating an auctioneer _x000D_ ·Step 4: Creating two participants _x000D_ ·Step 5: Creating a new asset _x000D_ ·Step 6: Creating a new listing _x000D_ ·Step 7: Auctioning off the car _x000D_ ·Step 8: Closing your auction _x000D_ _x000D_ Chapter 10: Applying Microsoft Azure _x000D_ ·Bletchley: The Modular Blockchain Fabric _x000D_ ·Cryptlets for encrypting and authenticating _x000D_ ·Utility and Contract Cryptlets and CrytoDelegates _x000D_ ·Building in the Azure Ecosystem _x000D_ ·Getting Started with Chain on Azure _x000D_ ·Installing Chain's distributed ledger _x000D_ ·Creating your own private network _x000D_ ·Using financial services on Azure's Chain _x000D_ ·Deploying Blockchain Tools on Azure _x000D_ ·Exploring Ethereum on Azure _x000D_ ·Cortana: Your analytics machine learning tool _x000D_ ·Visualizing your data with Power BI _x000D_ ·Managing your access on Azure's Active Directory _x000D_ _x000D_ Chapter 11: Getting Busy on IBM Bluemix _x000D_ ·Business Blockchain on Bluemix _x000D_ ·Your isolated environment _x000D_ ·Bluemix use cases _x000D_ ·Watson's Smart Blockchain _x000D_ ·Building Your Starter Network on Big Blue _x000D_ _x000D_ Part 4: Industry Impacts _x000D_ Chapter 12: Financial Technology _x000D_ ·Hauling Out Your Crystal Ball: Future Banking Trends _x000D_ ·Moving money faster: Across borders and more _x000D_ ·Creating permanent history _x000D_ ·Going International: Global Financial Products _x000D_ ·Border-free payroll _x000D_ ·Faster and better trade _x000D_ ·Guaranteed payments _x000D_ ·Micropayments: The new nature of transactions _x000D_ ·Squeezing Out Fraud _x000D_ _x000D_ Chapter 13: Real Estate _x000D_ ·Eliminating Title Insurance _x000D_ ·Protected industries _x000D_ ·Consumers and Fannie Mae _x000D_ ·Mortgages in the Blockchain World _x000D_ ·Reducing your origination costs _x000D_ ·Knowing your last-known document _x000D_ ·Forecasting Regional Trends _x000D_ ·The United States and Europe: Infrastructure congestion _x000D_ ·China: First out of the gate _x000D_ ·The developing world: Roadblocks to blockchain _x000D_ _x000D_ Chapter 14: Insurance _x000D_ ·Precisely Tailoring Coverage _x000D_ ·Insuring the individual _x000D_ ·The new world of micro insurance _x000D_ ·Witnessing for You: The Internet of Things _x000D_ ·IoT projects in insurance _x000D_ ·Implications of actionable big data _x000D_ ·Taking Out the Third Party in Insurance _x000D_ ·Decentralized security _x000D_ ·Crowdfunded coverage _x000D_ ·The implications of DAO insurance_x000D_ _x000D_ Chapter 15: Government _x000D_ ·The Smart Cities of Asia _x000D_ ·Singapore satellite cities in India _x000D_ ·China's big data problem _x000D_ ·The Battle for the Financial Capital of the World _x000D_ ·London's early foresight _x000D_ ·The regulatory sandbox of Singapore _x000D_ ·The Dubai 2020 initiative _x000D_ ·Bitlicense regulatory framework: New York City _x000D_ ·Friendly legal structure of Malta _x000D_ ·Securing the World's Borders _x000D_ ·The Department of Homeland Security and the identity of things _x000D_ ·Passports of the future _x000D_ ·The new feeder document _x000D_ _x000D_ Chapter 16: Other Industries _x000D_ ·Lean Governments _x000D_ ·Singapore's Smart Nation project _x000D_ ·Estonia's e-Residency _x000D_ ·Better notarization in China _x000D_ ·The Trust Layer for the Internet _x000D_ ·Spam-free email _x000D_ ·Owning your identity _x000D_ ·Oracle of the Blockchain _x000D_ ·Trusted authorship _x000D_ ·Intellectual property rights _x000D_ _x000D_ Part 5: The Part of Tens _x000D_ Chapter 17: Ten (or So) Free Blockchain Resources _x000D_ ·Ethereum _x000D_ ·DigiKnow _x000D_ ·Blockchain University _x000D_ ·Bitcoin Core _x000D_ ·Blockchain Alliance _x000D_ ·Multichain Blog _x000D_ ·HiveMind _x000D_ ·Smith + Crown _x000D_ ·Unchained and Unconfirmed Podcasts _x000D_ _x000D_ Chapter 18: The Ten Rules to Never Break on the Blockchain _x000D_ ·Don't Use Cryptocurrency or Blockchains to Skirt the Law _x000D_ ·Keep Your Contracts as Simple as Possible _x000D_ ·Publish with Great Caution _x000D_ ·Back Up, Back Up, Back Up Your Private Keys _x000D_ ·Triple-Check the Address Before Sending Currency _x000D_ ·Take Care When Using Exchanges _x000D_ ·Beware Wi-Fi _x000D_ ·Identify Your Blockchain Dev _x000D_ ·Don't Get Suckered _x000D_ ·Don't Trade Tokens Unless You Know What You're Doing _x000D_ _x000D_ Chapter 19: Ten Top Blockchain Projects _x000D_ ·The R3 Consortium _x000D_ ·T ZERO: Overstocking the Stock Market _x000D_ ·Blockstream's Distributed Systems _x000D_ ·MadHive _x000D_ ·Blockdaemon _x000D_ ·Gemini Dollar and Exchange _x000D_ ·Decentraland _x000D_ ·TransferWise _x000D_ ·Lightning Network _x000D_ ·Bitcoin Cash _x000D_ _x000D_ Index

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