The cryptocurrency and DeFi space is a confusing and chaotic mess. There is so much noise hyping the next great token, so much speculation about what price action is doing tomorrow and so much energy being spent on short sighted and trivial questions. That atmosphere is doing all of us a great disservice. It terribly distracts us from attempting to really understand the long term realities that are made possible by the underlying technologies. We are truly on the brink of a technological revolution which will transform many aspects of our lives.
No, you haven’t missed the boat on crypto. In fact, compared to many other technological revolutions, the crypto revolution has really only just begun—and this book will show you how to get into crypto the right way. Consider this observation about the computer revolution in the 1980s: “Today only 15% of American homes have a […]
The diagram below shows Web 1.0/Web 2.0/Web 3.0 from a bird’s-eye view. 🔹Web 1.0 – Read Only Between 1991 and 2004, the internet is like a 𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐠 of 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬. We can browse the content by jumping from one hyperlink to another. It doesn’t provide any interactions with the content. 🔹Web 2.0 – Read Write […]
The diagram below shows the detail. 🔸 Step 0 – Bob wants to transfer 1 BTC to Alice. He initiates the transfer in his wallet. 🔸 Steps 1 and 2 – A transaction A is created with Alice’s address. Bob then 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐬 the transaction with his private key. 🔸 Step 3 – The signed transaction […]
An in-depth and authoritative treatment of one of the most pressing topics of our time In Blockchain and Web3: Building the Cryptocurrency, Privacy, and Security Foundations of the Metaverse, two tech and finance experts deliver a comprehensive and accessible guide to the present and future of blockchain technology and how it will form the foundation of […]
“Imagine, everything there is and everything that will ever be, divided by 21 million.” This book opens with a difficult invitation that immediately makes us question the way we think and presents us with the challenge of bitcoin. In a brilliantly simple way, Knut Svanholm, embarks on an exploration of how we think, our relationship […]
“A crucial contribution to development of a new technology that will impact all of our lives.” –Laura Shin, host of the Unchained podcast and author of The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze
“Vitalik Buterin is one of the most influential creators of our generation….Like most of his work, it is sure to become a must-read.”–Camila Russo, author of The Infinite Machine, founder of The Defiant
The ideas behind Ethereum in the words of its founder, describing a radical vision for more than a digital currency—reinventing organizations, economics, and democracy itself in the age of the internet.
Over the last few years, we have witnessed an upsurge of enthusiasm about cryptocurrencies and, more generally, the so-called blockchain technology. In this new and updated edition, the authors explore what exactly these new technologies entail and promise. They argue that to understand the potential challenges and further developments in the market, one needs to develop an understanding of what needs these innovations fulfill and what business models are consistent with their use. For that, we need to sufficiently understand both the technology and how it affects the economic forces at play.
This book aims to provide the necessary background to work with big data blockchain by introducing some novel applications in service operations for both academics and interested practitioners, and to benefit society, industry, academia, and government. Presenting applications in a variety of industries, this book intends to cover theory, research, development, and applications of big data and blockchain, as embedded in the fields of mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics, economics, business, management, and life sciences, to help service operations management.
This book is about developing a comprehensive understanding of blockchain, how it works and can benefit the functioning of the organization. This book exposes you to blockchain technology and illustrates how to leverage it to create value.
First, you should have a working grasp of cryptography, cypher modes, digital signatures, and digital certificates, all of which are thoroughly covered in the first chapter of this book. By gradually introducing you to Distributed Ledger Technology, you can start understanding blockchain. After that, you’ll become acquainted with fundamental blockchain concepts like consensus models, algorithms, and procedures. You’ll learn about blockchain platforms such as Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric that enable the development of DApps, DeFi applications, and systems driven by blockchains. Additionally, concepts such as smart contracts, the Ethereum virtual machine, accounts, wallets, GAS, and mining are explained briefly and simplified. The book analyses current blockchain developments, various blockchain as a Service (BaaS) platforms and helps you to gain a better grasp of the technology.