The cryptocurrency and DeFi space is a confusing and chaotic mess. There is so much noise hyping the next great token, so much speculation about what price action is doing tomorrow and so much energy being spent on short sighted and trivial questions. That atmosphere is doing all of us a great disservice. It terribly distracts us from attempting to really understand the long term realities that are made possible by the underlying technologies. We are truly on the brink of a technological revolution which will transform many aspects of our lives.
Over the last few years, we have witnessed an upsurge of enthusiasm about cryptocurrencies and, more generally, the so-called blockchain technology. In this new and updated edition, the authors explore what exactly these new technologies entail and promise. They argue that to understand the potential challenges and further developments in the market, one needs to develop an understanding of what needs these innovations fulfill and what business models are consistent with their use. For that, we need to sufficiently understand both the technology and how it affects the economic forces at play.
This book shows how blockchain technology can transform the Internet, connecting global businesses in disruptive ways. It offers a comprehensive and multi-faceted examination of the potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT) from a new perspective: as an enabler of the Internet of Value (IoV).
The authors discuss applications of blockchain technology to the financial services domain, e.g. in real estate, insurance and the emerging Decentralised Finance (DeFi) movement. They also cover applications to the media and e-commerce domains. DLT’s impacts on the circular economy, marketplace, Internet of Things (IoT) and oracle business models are also investigated. In closing, the book provides outlooks on the evolution of DLT, as well as the systemic governance and privacy risks of the IoV.
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Is Your Business Ready For “Web 3.0?” Whether it’s the transition from animal power to internal combustion or from handwritten letters to phone conversations, new technology is nearly always frightening. As Web 2.0 matures and grows to Web 3.0 — a decentralized layer atop the present web infrastructure — it’s worth reflecting on the early days of […]
This book presents some of the latest advances in the convergence of BC and AI, gives useful guidelines for future researchers on how blockchain (BC) can help artificial intelligence (AI) and how AI can become smarter, thanks to the use of BC. This book specifically analyzes the past of BC through the history of Bitcoin […]
Blockchain Straight to the Point explains why this technology is so secure, highly available and provides an overview of several of its possibilities. From the concept of what a blockchain is, it unfolds in explaining what a digital wallet is and how it works and how encryption guarantees its security. It parallels ledgers to explain […]
Cryptocurrency is a global sensation today. Although billions of people have heard about it and millions use it, very few people understand it. BitCoin Crypto What’s in Your Wallet affords you with the essentials of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. We are eager to bring you this information in a conversational format that is sure to […]
Are you struggling to understand what blockchain technology does and how it can benefit your business? The Blockchain Innovator’s Handbook is an accessible guide for leaders. It covers everything from opportunity identification to implementation and shows how to unlock new business opportunities in a fast-changing environment. This book will enable you to: Understand the fundamentals […]