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Author Welfare, Antony,
Title Commercializing Blockchain : Strategic Applications in the Real World / Antony Welfare.
Imprint Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : Wiley, 2019.
2019

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Author Welfare, Antony,
Subject Blockchains (Databases)
Transaction systems (Computer systems)
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 324 pages) : illustrations
Summary The accessible, non-technical guide to applying and benefiting from blockchain technology. Blockchain has grown at an enormous rate in a very short period of time. In a business context, blockchain can level the playing field between small and large organisations in several ways: Exact copies of the immutable, time-stamped data is held by all parties, all transactions can be viewed in real time, data blocks are cryptographically linked, all raw materials are traceable and smart contracts ensure no middle-men, ease of audit and reduced friction. The trust, transparency, security, quality and reduced costs of blockchain make it a game-changing technology that crosses sectors, industries and borders with ease. Even though the technologies are ready for adoption, businesses remain largely unaware of their full potential and effective implementation. End users require accurate and up-to-date information on the practical applications of blockchain-Commercializing Blockchain provides it. A practical and easy-to-understand guide to blockchain, this timely book illustrates how this revolutionary technology can be used to transform governments, businesses, enterprises and entire communities. The author draws from his experience with global retailers, global technology companies, UCL Centre for Blockchain technologies, the government of the UK, Retail Blockchain Consortium and many other sources to present real-world case studies on the use and benefits of blockchain. Topics include financial transactions, tokenisation, identity management, supply chain transparency, global shipping and freight, counterfeiting and more. Provides practical guidance for blockchain transactions in business operations -Provides practical guidance for blockchain transactions in business operations -Demonstrates how blockchain can add value and bring increased efficiency to commercial operations -Covers all of the essential components of blockchain such as traceability, provenance, certification and authentication -Requires no technical expertise to embrace blockchain strategies Commercializing Blockchain: Strategic Applications in the Real World is ideal for enterprises seeking to develop and deploy blockchain technology, particularly in areas retail, supply chain and consumer goods.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 19, 2019).
Contents Introduction -- Introduction to blockchain technology -- Types of blockchain -- Enterprise blockchain -- What does blockchain solve? -- Blockchain powering the new marketplace model -- Where can blockchain technology be applied? -- Blockchain adoption -- First use cases -- What makes it work? blockchain best practice -- How to commercialize blockchain/reach its potential -- Risks of implementing blockchain technology -- Blockchain is better when used with existing and other emerging technologies -- Future of blockchain -- Use cases in real world-2019 highlights -- Retail blockchain consortium -- Index -- EULA.
ISBN 9781119578048 (electronic book oBook)
1119578043 (electronic book oBook)
1119578027 (electronic book)
9781119578024 (electronic bk.)
9781119578031 (electronic publication)
1119578035 (electronic publication)
9781119578017 (hardcover)
OCLC # 1111405149
Additional Format Print version: Welfare, Antony. Commercializing Blockchain : Strategic Applications in the Real World. Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2019 9781119578017


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