• Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

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Some experts say that cryptocurrencies and blockchains are just a scam; others say they're "the most important invention since the internet." It's hard to tell who's right. Authored by Product Managers from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, Bubble or Revolution cuts through the hype to offer a balanced, comprehensive, and accessible analysis of blockchains and cryptocurrencies.


You'll learn the core concepts of these technologies and understand their strengths and weaknesses from real-world case studies; dive deep into their technical, economic, political, and legal complexities; and gain insights about their future from exclusive interviews with dozens of tech industry leaders. No coding or math needed!


Are cryptocurrencies and blockchains a bubble or a revolution? We'll help you decide for yourself.


What's inside:


Bitcoin and the blockchain
How Bitcoin and blockchains work from a technical perspective with no assumed technical knowledge
Satoshi Nakamoto and the history of Bitcoin, the original blockchain
A thorough overview of crucial crypto concepts (eg. blocks, keys, mining, nodes, etc.)
Frameworks for understanding when it actually makes sense to use blockchain
Major application scenarios for blockchain and cryptocurrencies and where it'll fall flat
Public blockchains and altcoins
Emerging trends in blockchain technology
What you should know before buying any cryptocurrency
An overview of Etherum and smart contracts
An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the top altcoins and stable coins, including Monero (XMR), Tether (USDT), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
Alternatives to blockchain and cryptocurrencies
New kinds of decentralized ledger technology (dlt)
The economics of both traditional payment methods and cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrency security best practices and major breach case studies
Private blockchains
How blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and traditional banking and finance will interact with one another in the future
Public blockchains vs private blockchains
Limitations and shortcomings of public blockchains and cryptocurrencies
The role of blockchain in the strategy of top tech companies like Facebook and Microsoft
Case studies of how non-tech companies are effectively utilizing blockchain (eg. Walmart using it to prevent foodborne illness)
Business blockchain case studies ranging from gaming (e.g. Xbox) to cloud services (e.g. Microsoft Azure's blockchain-as-a-service and Amazon's AWS offering)
Blockchain's use for big data, internet of things (IoT), and machine learning (ML)
Cryptocurrency regulation and policy
ICOs vs STOs vs IPOs

ICOs' status as securities
The SEC's STO rules and Reg A+/CF/D/S
KYC and AML laws

The debate over whether cryptocurrencies are securities
The official stance of various countries on crypto
An overview of crypto policy and regulatory hurdles
The role of crypto in emerging markets and China
Digital democracy and voting on the blockchain
The future of decentralized technology
If, how, and when the tokenization of national currencies will play out
Facebook and WhatsApp's upcoming cryptocurrencies
Currency tokenization and China's efforts to tokenize the yuan
Blockchain, IoT, and the tangle
Cryptocurrencies vs. fiat vs. the gold standard
Predictions about the future of money, business, and currency
Why blockchains would do better on Mars than Earth

Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present an...

  • Author

    Neel Mehta, Aditya Agashe, Parth Detroja

  • Book Type

    Business And Accounts

  • Date Published

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  • Specification

    Management And Technology

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Book Description

Some experts say that cryptocurrencies and blockchains are just a scam; others say they're "the most important invention since the internet." It's hard to tell who's right. Authored by Product Managers from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, Bubble or Revolution cuts through the hype to offer a balanced, comprehensive, and accessible analysis of blockchains and cryptocurrencies.


You'll learn the core concepts of these technologies and understand their strengths and weaknesses from real-world case studies; dive deep into their technical, economic, political, and legal complexities; and gain insights about their future from exclusive interviews with dozens of tech industry leaders. No coding or math needed!


Are cryptocurrencies and blockchains a bubble or a revolution? We'll help you decide for yourself.


What's inside:


Bitcoin and the blockchain
How Bitcoin and blockchains work from a technical perspective with no assumed technical knowledge
Satoshi Nakamoto and the history of Bitcoin, the original blockchain
A thorough overview of crucial crypto concepts (eg. blocks, keys, mining, nodes, etc.)
Frameworks for understanding when it actually makes sense to use blockchain
Major application scenarios for blockchain and cryptocurrencies and where it'll fall flat
Public blockchains and altcoins
Emerging trends in blockchain technology
What you should know before buying any cryptocurrency
An overview of Etherum and smart contracts
An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the top altcoins and stable coins, including Monero (XMR), Tether (USDT), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
Alternatives to blockchain and cryptocurrencies
New kinds of decentralized ledger technology (dlt)
The economics of both traditional payment methods and cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrency security best practices and major breach case studies
Private blockchains
How blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and traditional banking and finance will interact with one another in the future
Public blockchains vs private blockchains
Limitations and shortcomings of public blockchains and cryptocurrencies
The role of blockchain in the strategy of top tech companies like Facebook and Microsoft
Case studies of how non-tech companies are effectively utilizing blockchain (eg. Walmart using it to prevent foodborne illness)
Business blockchain case studies ranging from gaming (e.g. Xbox) to cloud services (e.g. Microsoft Azure's blockchain-as-a-service and Amazon's AWS offering)
Blockchain's use for big data, internet of things (IoT), and machine learning (ML)
Cryptocurrency regulation and policy
ICOs vs STOs vs IPOs

ICOs' status as securities
The SEC's STO rules and Reg A+/CF/D/S
KYC and AML laws

The debate over whether cryptocurrencies are securities
The official stance of various countries on crypto
An overview of crypto policy and regulatory hurdles
The role of crypto in emerging markets and China
Digital democracy and voting on the blockchain
The future of decentralized technology
If, how, and when the tokenization of national currencies will play out
Facebook and WhatsApp's upcoming cryptocurrencies
Currency tokenization and China's efforts to tokenize the yuan
Blockchain, IoT, and the tangle
Cryptocurrencies vs. fiat vs. the gold standard
Predictions about the future of money, business, and currency
Why blockchains would do better on Mars than Earth

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