Blockchain enabled applications : understand the blockchain ecosystem and how to make it work for you /

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Author / Creator:Dhillon, Vikram (Research fellow), author.
Imprint:[New York, NY] : Apress, [2017]
Description:1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Subject:Blockchains (Databases)
Information technology: general issues.
Computer programming -- software development.
COMPUTERS -- Databases -- General.
Blockchains (Databases)
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Metcalf, David (David S.), author.
Hooper, Max (CEO of Merging Traffic), author.
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 1, 2019).
Summary:Work with blockchain and understand its potential application beyond cryptocurrencies in the domains of healthcare, Internet of Things, finance, decentralized organizations, and open science. Featuring case studies and practical insights generated from a start-up spun off from the author's own lab, this book covers a unique mix of topics not found in others and offers insight into how to overcome real hurdles that arise as the market and consumers grow accustomed to blockchain based start-ups. You'll start with a review of the historical origins of blockchain and explore the basic cryptography needed to make the blockchain work for Bitcoin. You will then learn about the technical advancements made in the surrounded ecosystem: the Ethereum virtual machine, Solidity, Colored Coins, the Hyperledger Project, Blockchain-as-a-service offered through IBM, Microsoft and more. This book looks at the consequences of machine-to-machine transactions using the blockchain socially, technologically, economically and politically.
Other form:Print version: Blockchain enabled applications : understand the blockchain ecosystem and how to make it work for you. [New York, NY] : Apress, [2017] 9781484230800