Transforming Businesses With Bitcoin Mining and Blockchain Applications

Transforming Businesses With Bitcoin Mining and Blockchain Applications

The success of many companies through the assistance of bitcoin proves that technology continually dominates and transforms how economics operate. However, a deeper, more conceptual understanding of how these technologies work to identify innovation opportunities and how to successfully thrive in an increasingly competitive environment is needed for the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Transforming Businesses With Bitcoin Mining and Blockchain Applications provides innovative insights into IT infrastructure and emerging trends in the realm of digital business technologies. This publication analyzes and extracts information from Bitcoin networks and provides the necessary steps to designing open blockchain. Highlighting topics that include financial markets, risk management, and smart technologies, the research contained within the title is ideal for entrepreneurs, business professionals, managers, executives, academicians, researchers, and business students.

Current Achievements, Challenges and Digital Chances of Knowledge Based Economy

Current Achievements, Challenges and Digital Chances of Knowledge Based Economy

This book is based on research from Russia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Switzerland and the Czech Republic on issues related to knowledge-based economy development. The idea for this book was developed during three international conferences on digitalization: VI, VII and VIII International Scientific Weeks, organized by Samara State University of Economics (Samara, Russia) in 2018–2020. It is an initiative by the scientific and business organizations in the Samara Region and their Russian and international partners to analyze the current digitalization of social-economic systems, the problems and perspectives of this process, and its role in the creation and development of a new type of economy and new quality of human capital. All the contributions focus on the search for effective ways of adapting to the new digital reality and are based analyses of international statistics, and data from specific companies, educational institutions and governmental development programs. The book explores a variety of topics, including • Knowledge and Information as Basic Values of a New Economic Paradigm; • Information Technologies for Ensuring Sustainable Development of Organizations; • Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Education and Business; • Digital Platforms and the Sharing Economy; • Potential of Digital Footprints in Economies and Education; • Sociocultural Consequences of Digitalization.

Monetary Policies and Independence of the Central Banks in E7 Countries

Monetary Policies and Independence of the Central Banks in E7 Countries

Central banking independence is a crucial factor for sustainable economic development of multiple countries. The multiple components for such systems, however, makes it difficult to evaluate how the success of such a system may be determined. Monetary Policies and Independence of the Central Banks in E7 Countries is an essential reference source that evaluates the effectiveness of monetary policies and the independence of central banks to contribute to economic development within seven emerging economies (E7): Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, and Turkey. Featuring research on topics such as global economics, independent banking, and foreign investing, this book is ideally designed for financial analysts, economists, government officials, policymakers, researchers, academicians, industry professionals, and students seeking coverage on improved econometric methods for effective financial systems.

Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains

Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains

Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains establishes and analyzes the connection between this revolutionary technology and global efforts to combat climate change. The benefits of blockchain come through various profound alterations, such as the adoption of smart contracts that are set to redefine governance and regulatory structures and transaction systems in coming decades. Each chapter contains a problem statement that describes the challenges blockchain technology can address. The book brings together original visions and insights from global members of the Blockchain Climate Institute, comprising thought leaders, financial professionals, international development practitioners, technology entrepreneurs, and more. This book will help readers understand blockchain technology and how it can facilitate the implementation of the Paris Agreement and accelerate the global transition to a green economy. Provides an authoritative examination of this emerging digital technology and its implications on global climate change governance Includes detailed proposals and thorough discussions of implementation issues that are specific to green economy sectors Relates innovative proposals to existing applications to demonstrate the value add of blockchain technology Covers blockchain for the smarter energy sector, for fraud-free emissions management, to streamline climate investments, and legal frameworks for blockchain-based climate finance

Regulation of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies

National and International Perspectives

Regulation of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies

The book highlights the rise of Bitcoin, which is based on blockchain technology, and some of the many types of coins and tokens that emerged thereafter. Although Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have made national and international news with their dramatic rise and decline in value, nevertheless the underlying technology is being adopted by both industry and governments, which have noted the benefits of speed, cost efficiency, and protection from hacking. Based on numerous downloaded articles, laws, cases, and other materials, the book discusses the digital transformation, the types of cryptocurrencies, key actors, and the benefits and risks. It also addresses legal issues of digital technology and the evolving U.S. federal regulation. The varying treatment by individual U.S. states is reviewed together with attempts by organizations to arrive at a uniform regulatory regime. Both civil and criminal prosecutions are highlighted with an examination of the major cases that have arisen. Whether and how to tax cryptocurrency transactions both in the U.S. and internationally are analyzed, and ends with a speculative narrative of future developments.

Fusing Big Data, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Their Individual and Combined Importance in the Digital Economy

Fusing Big Data, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

As technology continues to revolutionise today’s economy, Big Data, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency are rapidly transforming themselves into mainstream functions within the financial services industry. This book examines each concept individually, analysing the opportunities and challenges they bring and exploring the potential for future development. The authors further evaluate the fusion of these three important products of the FinTech revolution, illustrating their combined influence on the digital economy. Providing a comprehensive analysis of three innovative technologies, this timely book will appeal to scholars researching innovation in the finance industry and financial services technology more specifically.

Blockchain for Business 2019

A user-friendly introduction to blockchain technology and its business applications

Blockchain for Business 2019

Your one-stop guide to blockchain technology and its business applications Key Features Assimilate blockchain services such as Ethereum and Hyperledger to transform industrial applications Know in and out of blockchain technology to understand various business use cases Understand various common and not-so-common challenges faced in blockchain development Book Description Blockchain for Business 2019 is a comprehensive guide that enables you to bring in various blockchain functionalities to extend your existing business models and make correct fully-informed decisions. You will learn how decentralized applications are transforming numerous business sectors that are expected to play a huge role in the future. You will see how large corporations are already implementing blockchain technology now. You will then learn about the various blockchain services, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger, and others to understand their use cases in a variety of business domains. You will develop a solid fundamental understanding of blockchain architecture. Moving ahead, you will get to grips with the inner workings of blockchain, with detailed explanations of mining, decentralized consensus, cryptography, smart contracts, and many other important concepts. You will delve into a realistic view of the current state of blockchain technology, along with its issues, limitations, and potential solutions that can take it to the next level. By the end of this book, you will all be well versed in the latest innovations and developments in the emerging blockchain space. What you will learn Understand the fundamentals of blockchain and how it was developed Gain a good understanding of economic concepts and developments Develop a base for concepts such as cryptography, computer networking, and programming Understand the applications of blockchain and its potential impact on the world Become well versed with the latest developments in the blockchain space Explore blockchain frameworks, including decentralized organizational structures, networks, and applications Who this book is for This book is for financial professionals, business executives, managers, and enthusiasts who are interested in getting well-versed with blockchain technology in various business domains. This book will help boost your existing business models using blockchain services. No prior experience of blockchain is required.

Blockchain For Dummies

Blockchain For Dummies

Find out what Blockchain is, how it works, and what it can do for you Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin, the revolutionary 'virtual currency' that's changing the way people do business. While Bitcoin has enjoyed some well-deserved hype, Blockchain may be Bitcoin's most vital legacy. Blockchain For Dummies is the ideal starting place for business pros looking to gain a better understanding of what Blockchain is, how it can improve the integrity of their data, and how it can work to fundamentally change their business and enhance their data security. Blockchain For Dummies covers the essential things you need to know about this exciting technology's promise of revolutionizing financial transactions, data security, and information integrity. The book covers the technologies behind Blockchain, introduces a variety of existing Blockchain solutions, and even walks you through creating a small but working Blockchain-based application. Blockchain holds the promise to revolutionize a wide variety of businesses. Get in the know about Blockchain now with Blockchain For Dummies and be ready to make the changes to business that your colleagues and competitors will later wish they'd done. Discover ten ways Blockchain can change business Find out how to apply a Blockchain solution See how to make data more secure Learn how to work with vendors Filled with vital information and tips on how this paradigm-changing technology can transform your business for the better, this book will not only show you Blockchain's full potential, but your own as well!

Blockchain Technology and Applications

Blockchain Technology and Applications

Blockchain is an emerging technology that can radically improve security in transaction network. It provides the basis for a dynamic distributed ledger that can be applied to save time when recording transactions between parties, remove costs associated with intermediaries, and reduce risks of fraud and tampering. This book explores the fundamentals and applications of Blockchain technology--the transparent, secure, immutable and distributed database used currently as the underlying technology for Cryptocurrency. Topics covered in this book: Blockchain technology, Smart contracts, Hashing, SHA-256 Hash, Verification, Validation, Consensus models, Digital Mining, Hard fork, Soft fork, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Proof of work, Proof of stack, Myths about Blockchain, Decentralized peer-to-peer network, Types of Blockchain networks, Hot and Cold Wallets, Double Spend, Decentralized Applications, Transaction networks, Sidechains, 51% attack, Cryptocurrency, Digital transformation, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity and the Future of Blockchain.

The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

From the authors of the fascinating The Age of Cryptocurrency, comes the definitive work on the Internet’s next big thing: the blockchain.