Distributed Ledger Technology

The Science of the Blockchain

Distributed Ledger Technology

FinTech developers and managers understand that the blockchain has the potential to disrupt the financial world. Distributed ledger technology allows the participants of a distributed system to agree on a common view of the system, to track changes in the system, in a reliable way. In the distributed systems community, agreement techniques have been known long before cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (where the term blockchain is borrowed) emerged. Various concepts and protocols exist, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. This book introduces the basic techniques when building fault-tolerant distributed systems, in a scientific way. We will present different protocols and algorithms that allow for fault-tolerant operation, and we will discuss practical systems that implement these techniques.

The Science of the Blockchain

The Science of the Blockchain

FinTech developers and managers understand that the blockchain has the potential to disrupt the financial world. The blockchain allows the participants of a distributed system to agree on a common view of the system, to track changes in the system, in a reliable way. In the distributed systems community, agreement techniques have been known long before cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (where the term blockchain is borrowed) emerged. Various concepts and protocols exist, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. This book introduces the basic techniques when building fault-tolerant distributed systems, in a scientific way. We will present different protocols and algorithms that allow for fault-tolerant operation, and we will discuss practical systems that implement these techniques.

Cross-Industry Use of Blockchain Technology and Opportunities for the Future

Cross-Industry Use of Blockchain Technology and Opportunities for the Future

Blockchain is a technology that transcends cryptocurrencies. There are other services in different sectors of the economy that can benefit from the trust and security that blockchains offer. For example, financial institutions are using blockchains for international money transfer, and in logistics, it has been used for supply chain management and tracking of goods. As more global companies and governments are experimenting and deploying blockchain solutions, it is necessary to compile knowledge on the best practices, strategies, and failures in order to create a better awareness of how blockchain could either support or add value to other services. Cross-Industry Use of Blockchain Technology and Opportunities for the Future provides emerging research highlighting the possibilities inherent in blockchain for different sectors of the economy and the added value blockchain can provide for the future of these different sectors. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as data privacy, information sharing, and digital identity, this book is ideally designed for IT specialists, consultants, design engineers, cryptographers, service designers, researchers, academics, government officials, and industry professionals.

The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust

The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust

How the blockchain—a system built on foundations of mutual mistrust—can become trustworthy. The blockchain entered the world on January 3, 2009, introducing an innovative new trust architecture: an environment in which users trust a system—for example, a shared ledger of information—without necessarily trusting any of its components. The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is the most famous implementation of the blockchain, but hundreds of other companies have been founded and billions of dollars invested in similar applications since Bitcoin's launch. Some see the blockchain as offering more opportunities for criminal behavior than benefits to society. In this book, Kevin Werbach shows how a technology resting on foundations of mutual mistrust can become trustworthy. The blockchain, built on open software and decentralized foundations that allow anyone to participate, seems like a threat to any form of regulation. In fact, Werbach argues, law and the blockchain need each other. Blockchain systems that ignore law and governance are likely to fail, or to become outlaw technologies irrelevant to the mainstream economy. That, Werbach cautions, would be a tragic waste of potential. If, however, we recognize the blockchain as a kind of legal technology that shapes behavior in new ways, it can be harnessed to create tremendous business and social value.

The Science of Cryptocurrencies

Understanding, Trading and Investing in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Emercoin, Auroracoin, and the Blockchain Revolution

The Science of Cryptocurrencies

Learn the Science of Cryptocurrency in this short yet impactful book. Being a generic trader or investor in today's world is simply not enough.Are you ready to understand a scientific and practical concept of investing or trading the latest phenomenon in the investment market known as Cryptocurrencies and avoid the pitfalls that many common investor faces? Not so long ago, the Internet was an alien concept. However, now it is virtually impossible to imagine life without the Internet. Likewise, cryptocurrency was a foreign term used until a decade ago. Digital currency has revolutionized the world of commerce as we know it. Cryptocurrencies are radically different from the paper money standard that we make use of and are faster, cheaper, easier to use, and more democratic than any other monetary standard in existence at present. Statistics show that if you were to put a $40 investment in August 2013, you would have been able to cash out at least $19,000 in December 2017. (Don't take my word for it, check it out yourself) If you are curious and eager to learn this new way of investing in this new wave of this mind blowing asset class to take action in. Then this is the book for you.The Science of Cryptocurrencies is your solution for making your Investing journey easier to help you be a profitable trader or investor. In The Science of Cryptocurrencies you will learn: The systematic and practical direction of investing in Cryptocurrencies. How to efficiently and effectively invest in Ethereum, Bitcoin, Litecoin , Auroracoin ,Emercoin A great way to build your portfolio by adding productive assets to your list of investments How to strategically utilize blockchain technology in the blockchain revolution The various advantages and disadvantages of Cryptocurrencies A simple way of mining and investing in cryptocurrencies Excellent tips for Trading Cryptocurrencies- Understanding the power of Cryptocurrencies, knowing the initial investment, Getting into the game and Some of the mistakes to avoid. Essential Strategies for Risk Minimization. And many more important lessonFind out why "The Science of Cryptocurrencies is your solution to investing or trading the various type of Cryptocurrencies effectively to avoid the pitfalls ! Scroll Up & Click the Buy Button to Get Your Copy Right Now!

Atoma and the Blockchain

Atoma and the Blockchain

Every problem comes with a solution. And every solution has its problem. Enter Atoma. Before my accident, the biggest gripe I had was with the way adults handled my ADHD. On the eve of my 16th birthday and my Citizen's Celebration Day ritual everything changed forever. Just outside of Chicago my school air-shuttle crashed. Oh, they were able to rebuild me, and everything should have been fine. If only the artificial intelligence that controlled the robotic surgeon did not discover the secret my mother managed to hide for 15 years. Even from me! I woke up to discover I was no longer a citizen. I was not even legally human. I had no rights at all. They gave me a choice. I could live a short harsh life in a gulag on the tundra. Or I could agree to be trained inside a mysterious facility for a high-risk expedition. In other words, a suicide mission. It wasn't difficult to decide which to choose, because I knew one thing they didn't... The big flaw in their plan. Me! Atoma and the Blockchain is Book I in the science fiction action-adventure Atoma series. Book II is out soon soon.

Blockchain for Medical Research

Accelerating Trust in Healthcare

Blockchain for Medical Research

It takes 17 years on average to bring new medical treatments ideas into evidence-based clinical practice. The growing replicability crisis in science further delays these "new miracles." Blockchain can improve science and accelerate medical research while bringing a new layer of trust to healthcare. This book is about science, its value to medicine, and how we can use blockchain to improve the quality and impact of both. The book looks at science and medicine from an insider’s perspective and describes the processes, successes, shortcomings and opportunities in an accessible way for a broad audience. It weaves this a non-technical look at the emerging world of blockchain technology; what it is, where it is useful, and how it can improve science and medicine. It lays out a roadmap for this application to transform how we develop knowledge about health and medicine to improve our lives. In the first part, Blockchain isn’t Tech, the authors look at blockchain/distributed ledger technology along with critical trade-offs and current explorations of its utility. They give an overview of use cases for the technology across industries, including finance, manufacturing and healthcare, with interviews and insights from leaders across government, academia, and tech/health industry both big and start-up. In the second part, Science is Easy, the authors look at science as a process and how this drives advancement in medicine. They shed a light on some of science’s shortcomings, including the reproducibility crisis and problems with misaligned incentives (i.e. publish or perish). They apply a breakdown of critical components to the functional steps in the scientific process and outline how the open science movement is looking to improve these, while highlighting the limit of these fixes with current technology, incentives and structure of science. In the third part, DAO of Science, the authors look at how blockchain applied to open science can impact medical research. They examine how this distributed approach can provide better quality science, value-based research and faster medical miracles. Finally, they provide a vision of the future of distributed medical research and give a roadmap of steps to get there.

Blockchain Economics and Financial Market Innovation

Financial Innovations in the Digital Age

Blockchain Economics and Financial Market Innovation

This book discusses various aspects of blockchains in economic systems and investment strategies in crypto markets. It first addresses the topic from a conceptual and theoretical point of view, and then analyzes it from an assessment and investment angle. Further, it examines the opportunities and limitations of the taxation of crypto currency, as well as the political implications, such as regulation of speculation with crypto currencies. The book is intended for academicians and students in the fields of economics and finance.