The future will be increasingly distributed. As the publicity surrounding Bitcoin and blockchain has shown, distributed technology and business models are gaining popularity. Yet the disruptive potential of this technology is often obscured by hype and misconception. This detailed guide distills the complex, fast moving ideas behind blockchain into an easily digestible reference manual, showing what's really going on under the hood.
Finance and technology pros will learn how a blockchain works as they explore the evolution and current state of the technology, including the functions of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts. This book is for anyone evaluating whether to invest time in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. Go beyond buzzwords and see what the technology really has to offer.
Learn why Bitcoin was fundamentally important in blockchain's birth
Learn how Ethereum has created a fertile ground for new innovations like Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Flash Loans
Discover the secrets behind cryptocurrency prices and different forces that affect the highly volatile cryptocurrency markets
Learn how cryptocurrencies are used by criminals to carry out nefarious activities
Discover how enterprise and governments are leveraging the blockchain including Facebook
Understand the challenges of scaling and forking a blockchain
Learn how different blockchains work
Learn the language of blockchain as industry terms are explained
About the Author
Lorne Lantz is the founder of Breadcrumbs, an online tool that easily traces the flow of funds on the Blockchain. He was a technical editor for the book Mastering Bitcoin and has produced educational videos on blockchain. With almost a decade worth of blockchain experience spanning from Silicon Valley to Asia, Lorne has founded several tech startups from a Bitcoin remittance service, a cryptocurrency wallet, a Bitcoin Point of Sale system, to crypto arbitrage bots.Daniel Cawrey first became involved with blockchain technology at CoinDesk, the largest information resource in the cryptocurrency industry, where he has been a contributor since 2013. For almost a decade, Daniel has worked on and advised many blockchain-based projects, including running a cryptocurrency hedge fund for several years. He has an information science degree from Central Michigan University.