The Blockchain Technology and Business Guide book helps Business Executives, IT Managers, and Operations Consultants to understand Blockchain technology, its business benefits, and how it can be can be developed and integrated into their business.
The book starts with an introduction to Blockchain, how Blockchain works, and defines basic terms. This section helps you to understand if and why Blockchain may be a good innovation for your business. Next, the industry chapter provides information about the Blockchain marketplace, including revenues, types and number of systems, and other business trends. Here, you can learn how Blockchain technology changes business operations and its implementation can result in cost savings, new revenue options, and other changes to business financials. Blockchain key technologies, functions, and terms are explained, helping you to explain Blockchain technology to other people.
You will discover the key steps that Blockchain performs to gather, validate, and provide access to blocks and their transactions. Discover how to setup contracts, create actionable terms, and how they are automatically executed. Next, the Blockchain security chapter describes the processes used by Blockchain to protect users, data, and processes from unauthorized operations or attacks.
You will learn about Blockchain platforms that are specially designed to setup and manage Blockchain peer-to-peer transaction systems and services. A Blockchain app development chapter then covers how to do business needs analysis, and also identify Blockchain capabilities, app development steps, and project implementation plan. You will also learn ways to connect and integrate Blockchain applications to a company and to external systems through application program interfaces (APIs) and processes. Discover key methods to measure and verify user interface, performance, and acceptance requirements. The key laws and regulations are also covered in this guide book, which can impact the users, developers, and assets that are associated with Blockchain systems and services.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Blockchain Introduction
Chapter 2 - Blockchain Industry
Chapter 3 - Blockchain Business Model
Chapter 4 - Blockchain Technology
Chapter 5 - Blockchain Operation
Chapter 6 - Blockchain Smart Contracts
Chapter 7 - Blockchain Security and Privacy
Chapter 8 - Blockchain Platforms
Chapter 9 - Blockchain App Development
Chapter 10 - Blockchain Integration
Chapter 11 - Blockchain Testing
Chapter 12 - Blockchain Regulation
Appendix 1 - Acronyms
Appendix 2 - Sample Blockchain App Development Plan
Appendix 3 - Sample Blockchain Developer Agreement
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About the Authors
Lawrence Harte is a Tech Media and business technology expert. He is the senior editor Blockchain Dictionary (blockchaindefinitions.com) and Publisher and Senior Editor of Blockchain Media Magazine. Lawrence is the co-organizer of the Blockchain Technology and Business Meetup Group and expert consultant for communication companies including Google TV, Samsung, Nokia, and others. Mr. Harte has an executive MBA from Wake Forest University and a BSET from the University of the State of New York.
Debbie Hoffman Esq. is a Blockchain implementation and legal services expert. Her Blockchain development projects have ranged from initial coin offering to blockchain technology innovation. She is an expert editor for Blockchain Media Magazine and Blockchain Dictionary (blockchaindefinitions.com) and is the founder and organizer of Blockchain Technology and Business Meetup Group, a popular speaker at conferences and events, as well as a guest lecturer at universities and colleges.
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