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Blockchain: Blueprint For A New Economy

Bitcoin is starting to come into its own as a digital currency, but the blockchain technology behind it could prove to be much more significant

  • Blockchain available on April 11 2017 from VitalSource for Https://" itemprop="offers" target="_external" title="" itemscope itemtype="">21.99
  • Blockchain: Blueprint For A New Economy available on January 26 2016 from Indigo for 36.5
  • ISBN bar code 9781491920497 ξ2 registered April 11 2017
  • ISBN bar code 9781491920497 ξ3 registered January 26 2016
  • ISBN bar code 9781491920497 ξ1 registered February 19 2015
  • Product category is Book

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This book takes you beyond the currency ('Blockchain 1.0') and smart contracts ('Blockchain 2.0') to demonstrate how the blockchain is in position to become the fifth disruptive computing paradigm after mainframes, PCs, the Internet, and mobile/social networking.Author Melanie Swan, Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies, explains that the blockchain is essentially a public ledger with potential as a worldwide, decentralized record for the registration, inventory, and transfer of all assets—not just finances, but property and intangible assets such as votes, software, health data, and ideas.Topics include:Concepts, features, and functionality of Bitcoin and the blockchainUsing the blockchain for automated tracking of all digital endeavorsEnabling censorship?resistant organizational modelsCreating a decentralized digital repository to verify identityPossibility of cheaper, more efficient services traditionally provided by nationsBlockchain for science: making better use of the data-mining networkPersonal health record storage, including access to one’s own genomic dataOpen access academic publishing on the blockchainThis book is part of an ongoing O’Reilly series. Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Crypto-Currencies introduces Bitcoin and describes the technology behind Bitcoin and the blockchain. Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy considers theoretical, philosophical, and societal impact of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.

    ^ Bitcoin : A Blueprint for a New World Currency by Melanie Swan (2015, Paperback) (revised Nov 2015)
    ^ Blockchain VitalSource. (revised Apr 2017)
    ^ Blockchain: Blueprint For A New Economy Indigo. (revised Jan 2016)

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