Blockchain Revolution

Blockchain Revolution

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The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the future of the world economy has arrived, and it’s not self-driving cars, solar energy, or artificial intelligence. It’s called the blockchain. The first generation of the digital revolution brought us the Internet of information. The second genera­tion—powered by blockchain technology—is bringing us the Internet of value: a new, distributed platform that can help us reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better. Blockchain is the ingeniously simple, revolution­ary protocol that allows transactions to be simul­taneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. Though it’s the technology that drives bitcoin and other digital cur­rencies, the underlying framework has the potential to go far beyond these and record virtually everything of value to humankind, from birth and death certifi­cates to insurance claims and even votes. Why should you care? Maybe you’re a music lover who wants artists to make a living off their art. Or a consumer who wants to know where that hamburger meat really came from. Perhaps you’re an immigrant who’s sick of paying big fees to send money home to loved ones. Or an entrepreneur looking for a new platform to build a business. And those examples are barely the tip of the ice­berg. This technology is public, encrypted, and readily available for anyone to use. It’s already seeing wide­spread adoption in a number of areas. For example, forty-two (and counting) of the world’s biggest finan­cial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Credit Suisse, have formed a consortium to investigate the blockchain for speedier and more secure transactions. As with major paradigm shifts that preceded it, the blockchain will create winners and losers. And while opportunities abound, the risks of disruption and dislocation must not be ignored. Don Tapscott, the bestselling author of Wikinomics, and his son, blockchain expert Alex Tapscott, bring us a brilliantly researched, highly readable, and utterly foundational book about the future of the modern economy. Blockchain Revolutionis the business leaders’ playbook for the next decade and beyond.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Don Tapscott
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-05-10
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780143196877


The Cryptocurrency Revolution

The Cryptocurrency Revolution

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The world of cryptocurrencies and blockchains was initially viewed as a niche space of little interest to mainstream business and finance sectors. With major banks now licensed to provide cryptocurrency custody solutions, and everyone from Facebook to governments using the underlying technology to create their own digital currencies, this has undoubtedly changed. The Cryptocurrency Revolution explains the most important takeaways from the continued growth of digital currencies and blockchain technology and explores the transformative possibilities of borderless payments, decentralized finance ('DeFi') and machine-to-machine transactions. Written in jargon-free and accessible language, this book examines the key value proposition of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and how decentralized technologies could enable banks and financial institutions to become more efficient. It looks at the potential impact of company-backed virtual currencies (such as Facebook's Libra) and how governments and regulators around the world are reacting to these innovations. With discussion of the principles of tokenomics and the difference between public and private blockchains, The Cryptocurrency Revolution is the essential guide for those wishing to understand the threats and opportunities of the changing world of payments and finance.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Rhian Lewis
Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
Release : 2020-10-03
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781789665697


Financial Services Revolution

Financial Services Revolution

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This book offers readers a startling view of how blockchain technology will transform the financial industry in profound ways. Some of the world's top thinkers in blockchain have contributed chapters that survey the coming digital storm - how it will level the playing field, give individuals more financial power, and create greater transparency in operations. Written for the educated financial reader, it reveals how blockchain can create a token-based incentive system that aligns the interests of participants in large-scale initiatives, as well as the rewiring of global payment networks and innovative financing methods such as initial coin offerings to fund infrastructure development. The transition for the financial industry is bound to be complicated, but it presents enormous opportunity for those who understand the storm as it's brewing. "In Financial Services Revolution, Alex Tapscott opens a window into a dynamic future, featuring the early stages of a transition to a natively digital global economy, sporting various degrees of decentralization. It will be a complicated transition for financial, economic, social, and political systems, but I see it as one pregnant with hope and promise." - Joseph Lubin, CEO, ConsenSys "Nobody has a better handle on the coming digital storm and its broad implications than Alex Tapscott. In Financial Services Revolution, Alex lays out the blueprint for how to survive and then thrive in this era of digital disruption." - Harris Fricker, President and CEO, GMP Securities LP "Alex Tapscott is one of the blockchain industry's foremost leaders and earliest believers. His work as an investor, advocate, educator, and business builder has contributed immense value to the development of the digital asset market." - Cole Diamond, Chairman and CEO, Coinsquare "This book will help successful financial services leaders with a pressing need: to relentlessly push the boundaries of their tech knowledge, with imagination around its application." - Dean Connor, President and CEO, Sun Life Financial "Blockchain has the potential to transform financial services in profound ways, to level playing fields, favour collaboration over competition, and enable the individual to enjoy as much agency as the corporation does today in financial matters. This book explains how. A must-read." - Joseph Lubin, CEO, ConsenSys "This book shows how blockchain is a game changer for data and transfer of value -at the heart of financial and government services today. " - Linda Mantia, former Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Manulife Financial "It was an honour to contribute to the Blockchain Research Institute's comprehensive investigation into blockchain's promise and the challenges that come with it. This is a must-read volume for anyone interested in this potentially transformative technology." - Michael Casey, Chief Content Officer, CoinDesk "Thoroughly researched and brimming with new insights, Financial Services Revolutionis required reading for every Wall Street banker and all who care about the future of money and finance." - Bill Barhydt, CEO and Founder, Abra "Alex Tapscott has been among the first and most thoughtful contributors to the global conversation on the future of finance. This book extends that dialogue. It looks at how financial services might approach a technological revolution originally designed to disintermediate it." - Matthew Roszak, Chairman and Co-founder, Bloq

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Alex Tapscott
Publisher : Barlow Publishing
Release : 2020-01-23
File : 408 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1988025494


Cryptocurrencies And The Blockchain Revolution

Cryptocurrencies And The Blockchain Revolution

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In January 2009, a mysterious software developer, Satoshi Nakamoto, exchanged a specially designed code with another developer. The code was a digital currency that Nakamoto had proposed several months before in a paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.” This was the first Bitcoin transaction. Since then, Bitcoin has become the face of a tech revolution in digital cryptocurrencies based on blockchain technology. Its success has sparked a tech revolution that could fundamentally change global economics. Author Brendan January delves into the world of coders, libertarians, criminals, financial regulators, and crypto-detectives to understand what digital cryptocurrencies have to offer, their limitations and potential pitfalls, security issues, and how they may affect government and financial regulations in the future.

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Author by : Brendan January
Publisher : Millbrook Press
Release : 2020-10-06
File : 96 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781728411538


Blockchain Revolution

Blockchain Revolution

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The first, foundational book on blockchain technology, from the bestselling author of Wikinomics Don Tapscott and blockchain expert Alex Tapscott, now in paperback with a new preface and chapter explaining recent developments in the world of blockchain, including cryptoassets, ICOs, smart contracts, and more. “This book has had an enormous impact on the evolution of blockchain in the world.” —Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Corporation In this revelatory book, Don and Alex Tapscott bring us a brilliantly researched, highly readable, and essential book about the technology driving the future of the economy. Blockchain is the ingeniously simple, revolution­ary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. Though it’s best known as the technology that drives bitcoin and other digital cur­rencies, it also has the potential to go far beyond currency, to record virtually everything of value to humankind, from birth and death certifi­cates to insurance claims, land titles, and even votes. As with major paradigm shifts that preceded it, blockchain technology will create winners and losers. This book shines a light on where it can lead us in the next decade and beyond.

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author by : Don Tapscott
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-06-12
File : 432 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781101980149


Blockchain

Blockchain

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Can blockchain solve your biggest business problem? While news outlets are transfixed with Bitcoin's latest swings, your most forward-looking competitors are tuning out the noise and quietly making key bets on blockchain. They're effortlessly tracking every last link in their supply chains. They're making bureaucratic paper trails obsolete while keeping their customers' data safer. And they're imagining new ways to use this next foundational technology to sustain their competitive advantage. What should you be doing right now to ensure that your business is poised for success? These articles by blockchain experts and consultants will help you understand today's most essential thinking on what blockchain is capable of now, how to adopt it in your organization, and how the technology is likely to be used in the near future and beyond. Blockchain: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review will help you spearhead important conversations, get going on the right blockchain initiatives in your company, and capitalize on the opportunity of the coming blockchain wave. Catch up on current topics and deepen your understanding of them with the Insights You Need series from Harvard Business Review. Featuring some of HBR's best and most recent thinking, Insights You Need titles are both a primer on today's most pressing issues and an extension of the conversation, with interesting research, interviews, case studies, and practical ideas to help you explore how a particular issue will impact your company and what it will mean for you and your business.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Harvard Business Review
Publisher : HBR Insights
Release : 2019
File : 160 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1633697916


Platform Revolution

Platform Revolution

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The first era of the digital age spanned mainframes, minicomputers, the personal computer, the Internet, the World Wide Web, social media, mobility, the cloud, and big data. We're now entering a second era where digital technologies permeate everything. Such inventions as machine learning, robotics, drones, software robots or "bots," process automation, and additive manufacturing are accelerating new types of platforms on which to build digital engines of the global economy. This second era has weighty implications for enterprise strategy and architecture. New business models will disrupt most industries and provide platforms for innovation for decades to come. This book looks at blockchain technologies as foundational to the governance and widespread adoption of these innovations--digital identities, data analytics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, distributed energy infrastructure, and quantum computing. Every organization can finally become a truly digital entity if its leaders are prepared. This book is designed to prepare them for the waves of creative destruction ahead.

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Author by : Don Tapscott
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Release : 2021-10-13
File : 336 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1988025737


Blockchain Bubble Or Revolution

Blockchain Bubble Or Revolution

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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 major breach case studies Private blockchains How blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and traditional banking and finance will interact with one another in the future Public blockchains vs private blockchains Limitations and shortcomings of public blockchains and cryptocurrencies The role of blockchain in the strategy of top tech companies like Facebook and Microsoft Case studies of how non-tech companies are effectively utilizing blockchain (eg. Walmart using it to prevent foodborne illness) Business blockchain case studies ranging from gaming (e.g. Xbox) to cloud services (e.g. Microsoft Azure's blockchain-as-a-service and Amazon's AWS offering) Blockchain's use for big data, internet of things (IoT), and machine learning (ML) Cryptocurrency regulation and policy ICOs vs STOs vs IPOs ICOs' status as securities The SEC's STO rules and Reg A+/CF/D/S KYC and AML laws The debate over whether cryptocurrencies are securities The official stance of various countries on crypto An overview of crypto policy and regulatory hurdles The role of crypto in emerging markets and China Digital democracy and voting on the blockchain The future of decentralized technology If, how, and when the tokenization of national currencies will play out Facebook and WhatsApp's upcoming cryptocurrencies Currency tokenization and China's efforts to tokenize the yuan Blockchain, IoT, and the tangle Cryptocurrencies vs. fiat vs. the gold standard Predictions about the future of money, business, and currency Why blockchains would do better on Mars than Earth

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Author by : Aditya Agashe
Publisher : Paravane Ventures
Release : 2019-06-12
File : 242 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0578528150


Cryptoassets The Innovative Investor S Guide To Bitcoin And Beyond

Cryptoassets The Innovative Investor S Guide To Bitcoin And Beyond

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The innovative investor’s guide to an entirely new asset class—from two experts on the cutting edge With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world—and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future. Cryptoassets gives you all the tools you need: * An actionable framework for investigating and valuing cryptoassets * Portfolio management techniques to maximize returns while managing risk * Historical context and tips to navigate inevitable bubbles and manias * Practical guides to exchanges, wallets, capital market vehicles, and ICOs * Predictions on how blockchain technology may disrupt current portfolios In addition to offering smart investment strategies, this authoritative resource will help you understand how these assets were created, how they work, and how they are evolving amid the blockchain revolution. The authors define a clear and original cryptoasset taxonomy, composed of cryptocurrencies, cryptocommodities, and cryptotokens, with insights into how each subset is blending technology and markets. You’ll find a variety of methods to invest in these assets, whether through global exchanges trading 24/7 or initial cryptoasset offerings (ICOs). By sequentially building on the concepts of each prior chapter, the book will provide you with a full understanding of the cryptoasset economy and the opportunities that await the innovative investor. Cryptoassets represent the future of money and markets. This book is your guide to that future.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Chris Burniske
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2017-10-20
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781260026689


Supply Chain Revolution

Supply Chain Revolution

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken precious lives and devastated the global economy. It has also revealed chinks in our supply chains. Not only have manufacturers found themselves scrambling unsuccessfully to find new suppliers when their Asian sources shut down, but the Western world has experienced across-the-board shortages of essential consumer packaged goods for the first time in decades. Blockchain technology has the potential to minimize these kinds of pandemic disruptions. In this book, some of the world's top experts show how blockchain--in combination with other innovations such as additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things--can address longstanding problems that make the business of getting goods to customers so slow and expensive, especially in crises. Today's supply chains are complex, as they move resources through trucks, planes, boats, and trains. Too many parties rely on a hodgepodge of documents and intermediaries to do business, which make the whereabouts and custody of goods unclear. That's why, in a pandemic, uninformed consumers might reasonably believe that toilet paper won't be available for many months. Enter blockchain--the Internet of Value. For the first time in human history, individuals and organizations can manage and trade their assets digitally peer to peer. In doing so, they will reinvent global commerce and how we exchange value. This will transform the best practices of operations, logistics, procurement and purchasing, transportation, customs and border control, trade finance and insurance, manufacturing, and inventory management. Global supply chains are ripe for disruption at every level and in every role. Supply Chain Revolution identifies what leaders should be doing now to prepare their organizations for the inevitable decentralized future. Enterprise executives and entrepreneurs alike will find ideas and opportunities to discuss with their stakeholders and decide how best to participate in the blockchain revolution.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Don Tapscott
Publisher : Barlow Publishing
Release : 2020-05-19
File : 295 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1988025532