Blockchain Revolution

Blockchain Revolution

How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World

Book - 2016
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Blockchain technology is powering our future. As the technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, open software platforms like Ethereum, and disruptive companies like Ripple, it's too important to ignore.

In this revelatory book, Don Tapscott, the bestselling author of Wikinomics , and his son, blockchain expert 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.

Blockchain is also essential to understand if you're an artist who wants to make a living off your art, a consumer who wants to know where that hamburger meat really came from, an immigrant who's tired of paying big fees to send money home to your loved ones, or an entrepreneur looking for a new platform to build a business. And those examples are barely the tip of the iceberg.

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.


Publisher: New York : Portfolio / Penguin, [2016]
ISBN: 9781101980132
1101980133
9781101980156
110198015X
9780399564062
0399564063
Branch Call Number: 332.1 TAPSCOTT
Characteristics: xx, 348 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Tapscott, Alex - Author

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ArapahoeHollyR Apr 16, 2018

An accessible introduction to blockchain technology, the breakthrough that paved the way for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Does the blockchain truly have the potential to revolutionize digital finance, as some experts now claim?

Banks and governments are implementing a worldwide ledger using blockchain technology. It's distributed, public and encrypted. When will it be secure and trustworthy?


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An accessible introduction to blockchain technology, the breakthrough that paved the way for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Does the blockchain truly have the potential to revolutionize digital finance, as some experts now claim?

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