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The Science Of The Blockchain

Author : Roger Wattenhofer
ISBN : 1522751831
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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.

Distributed Ledger Technology

Author : Roger Wattenhofer
ISBN : 1544232101
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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.

Blockchain Science

Author : Roger Wattenhofer
ISBN : 1793471738
Genre : Computers
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About the book.Distributed ledgers and blockchains are much older than Bitcoin. A sizeable amount of work in distributed systems and cryptography is about storing transactions securely. The area is central in computer science, about half of all Turing Awards (known as the "Nobel Prize of Computing") of the last decade can be linked to distributed ledgers. This book will give a scientifically precise description of the most interesting approaches that have emerged, before Bitcoin and after. Whether you are interested in permissioned or permissionless blockchains, this book will help to get a deep understanding. This book introduces the basic techniques when building fault-tolerant distributed systems, discussing various protocols and algorithms that allow for fault-tolerant operation, and practical systems that implement these techniques. .About the third edition.Apart from many minor improvements, this third edition of the book contains a lot more content. In particular, the third edition includes new chapters and sections on broadcast, shared coins, selfish mining, DAG-blockchains, payment hubs, proof-of-stake, strong consistency and logical time. In addition, the book features an appendix, discussing some of the underlying fundamentals such as game theory, physical clocks, and Markov chains..About the author.Roger Wattenhofer is a professor at ETH Zurich. Before joining ETH Zurich, he was at Brown University and Microsoft Research. His research interests include fault-tolerant distributed systems, efficient network algorithms, and cryptocurrencies. He has published more than 300 scientific articles.

The Science Of Blockchain Algorithms

Author : Zeenat Ali
ISBN : 1790676444
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Algorithms have a power to direct human action and to impact the information that is considered true. In contrast to other work on algorithms in socio-technical systems, we examine a more precise use of blockchain algorithms as well as the importance of studying algorithmic systems that power an entire technology. This includes the difference between an algorithm and a protocol, the various types of blockchain algorithms such as Consensus algorithms, mining algorithms, traceability chain algorithms, the Fujitsu Algorithm, and Peter Shor's Algorithm. We breakdown the mathematics behind blockchain algorithms and choosing the right algorithm for your application.

The Blockchain And The New Architecture Of Trust

Author : Kevin Werbach
ISBN : 9780262038935
Genre : Computers
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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.

Blockchain

Author : Melanie Swan
ISBN : 9781491920473
Genre : Business & Economics
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Bitcoin is starting to come into its own as a digital currency, but the blockchain technology behind it could prove to be much more significant. This book takes you beyond the currency ("Blockchain 1.0") and smart contracts ("Blockchain 2.0") to demonstrate how the blockchain is in position to become the fifth disruptive computing paradigm after mainframes, PCs, the Internet, and mobile/social networking. Author Melanie Swan, Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies, explains that the blockchain is essentially a public ledger with potential as a worldwide, decentralized record for the registration, inventory, and transfer of all assets—not just finances, but property and intangible assets such as votes, software, health data, and ideas. Topics include: Concepts, features, and functionality of Bitcoin and the blockchain Using the blockchain for automated tracking of all digital endeavors Enabling censorship?resistant organizational models Creating a decentralized digital repository to verify identity Possibility of cheaper, more efficient services traditionally provided by nations Blockchain for science: making better use of the data-mining network Personal health record storage, including access to one’s own genomic data Open access academic publishing on the blockchain This book is part of an ongoing O’Reilly series. Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Crypto-Currencies introduces Bitcoin and describes the technology behind Bitcoin and the blockchain. Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy considers theoretical, philosophical, and societal impact of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.

Inside Blockchain Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies

Author : Niaz Chowdhury
ISBN : 9781000507706
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book covers blockchain from the underlying principles to how it enables applications to survive and surf on its shoulder. Having covered the fundamentals of blockchain, the book turns to cryptocurrency. It thoroughly examines Bitcoin before presenting six other major currencies in a rounded discussion. The book then bridges between technology and finance, concentrating on how blockchain-based applications, including cryptocurrencies, have pushed hard against mainstream industries in a bid to cement their positions permanent. It discusses blockchain as underlying banking technology, crypto mining and offering, cryptocurrency as investment instruments, crypto regulations, and markets.

Digital Business Strategies In Blockchain Ecosystems

Author : Umit Hacioglu
ISBN : 9783030297398
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book analyzes the effects of the latest technological advances in blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) on business operations and strategies. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the contributions examine new developments that change the rules of traditional management. The chapters focus mainly on blockchain technologies and digital business in the "Industry 4.0" context, covering such topics as accounting, digitalization and use of AI in business operations and cybercrime. Intended for academics, blockchain experts, students and practitioners, the book helps business strategists design a path for future opportunities.

The Art And Science Of Transformational Leadership

Author : Raghurami Reddy Etukuru
ISBN : 9781532061905
Genre : Business & Economics
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Transformation is a process of bringing radical change to the context that sets a new direction and takes the organization to an entirely different level of effectiveness with little to no resemblance to the past. There is always a need for positive change and for transforming people’s lives regardless of what has been achieved so far by the organization or the society. There is always room for people to dream big, think big, make a difference, and make an impact to bring about transformative change. Transformation is required in virtually any field, whether it is business, technology, education, health care, banking, agriculture, politics, poverty reduction, entertainment, transportation, cities, or manufacturing. Transforming an organization or the lives of people within a society is purely a leadership-based mission that requires a creative and innovative mind-set. The aspects of the transformation process include purpose-driven vision, creativity, innovation, design thinking, agile transformation, cultural transformation, digital capabilities, human experience transformation, and business model transformation. Transformational leadership is about envisioning the future and making it brighter by way of bringing about transformative change. Transformational leaders must be courageous and empathetic. Several qualities that transformational leaders need to possess in order to embrace transformation include vision, creativity, inspiration, courage, collaboration, commitment, empathy, and emotional intelligence. These aspects, along with their appropriate components and subcomponents, are discussed in The Art and Science of Transformational Leadership.

Applied Physics System Science And Computers Iii

Author : Klimis Ntalianis
ISBN : 9783030215071
Genre : Science
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This book reports on advanced theories and methods in three related fields of research: applied physics, system science and computers. The first part covers applied physics topics, such as lasers and accelerators; fluid dynamics, optics and spectroscopy, among others. It also addresses astrophysics, security, and medical and biological physics. The second part focuses on advances in computers, such as those in the area of social networks, games, internet of things, deep learning models and more. The third part is especially related to systems science, covering swarm intelligence, smart cities, complexity and more. Advances in and application of computer communication, artificial intelligence, data analysis, simulation and modeling are also addressed. The book offers a collection of contributions presented at the 3nd International Conference on Applied Physics, System Science and Computers (APSAC), held in Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 26–28, 2018. Besides presenting new methods, it is also intended to promote collaborations between different communities working on related topics at the interface between physics, computer science and engineering.

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