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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 bett 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!


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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 bett 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!

30 review for Blockchain For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))

  1. 5 out of 5

    Thomas L Foster

    I read the first several chapters of this book that was loaned to me to get a basic understanding of the blockchain technology and I scanned the remaining chapters to get an appreciation of some of the applications in use now and planned for the future. It met my casual needs but the book is better suited to software professionals who want to get a good overview of the many forms of the technology, it’s benefits and pitfalls.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tim K

    The book is really 3.5 stars, I do not like the 1-5 scale, it is not granular enough. After reading this book you will definitely have a "beginner basics" of understanding many of the various blockchain environments and why they exist. The book has it ups and downs (more ups) ...... there are parts that more details or specific examples/diagrams would help significantly....... conversely there are parts that hit the "nail on the head".

  3. 5 out of 5

    BCS

    Blockchain and related technologies such as digital currencies are recently receiving significant media attention, being hailed as the “fifth evolution” of computing. However, it can be a little hard to get a grasp on exactly what these technologies are, how they work, how they can be used and what kinds of applications they might have. Blockchain for Dummies, authored by a co-founder of a blockchain company, therefore seems an ideal title to help the uninitiated to begin to understand these new Blockchain and related technologies such as digital currencies are recently receiving significant media attention, being hailed as the “fifth evolution” of computing. However, it can be a little hard to get a grasp on exactly what these technologies are, how they work, how they can be used and what kinds of applications they might have. Blockchain for Dummies, authored by a co-founder of a blockchain company, therefore seems an ideal title to help the uninitiated to begin to understand these new and relevant concepts. The book is structured into five sections. An introductory section aims to apprise the reader of what blockchain is and why it is of interest. The following two sections review currently available blockchain implementations and respectively introduce key players in the blockchain space, identifying differences and similarities between them, and consider blockchain platforms. Section four is more speculative, giving the author's view of the potential future impacts of blockchain technologies on various industries. The final section gives practical advice on learning about and using blockchain. In principle then, the book covers the key topics that would enable readers to start to get to grips with blockchain and cognate technologies, and indeed the book does contain a great deal of interesting and relevant content. However, I felt that the book was let down by three key factors. Firstly, as a ‘for Dummies’ title, the text should assume the reader has little or no prior knowledge of the subject matter. However, in some cases, topics are referred to before being introduced, or in the case of ‘oracles’ without ever being introduced. Secondly, while the author is evidently knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject matter, I found her almost stream-of-consciousness writing style somewhat irritating and distracting. Often the narrative is presented as terse sentences, which sometimes seem to lack direction and repeat content. Finally, there are numerous typographical errors throughout the book which should have been edited out. In summary, I think this is a useful introductory book, but there is plenty of scope for improvement. Review by Patrick Hill Originally posted: http://www.bcs.org/content/conWebDoc/...

  4. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth StClair

    Overall I liked this book. It gave me a great overview of the intricacies of blockchain, and explained the applicabilities of blockchain to future development inside and outside of the business world. The book also offered ways in which the reader can be introduced to various blockchain networks and offered helpful links for further information. My main critique of the work was the numerous grammatical errors. There were two on page 137 alone. While I could tell what the writer was trying to say Overall I liked this book. It gave me a great overview of the intricacies of blockchain, and explained the applicabilities of blockchain to future development inside and outside of the business world. The book also offered ways in which the reader can be introduced to various blockchain networks and offered helpful links for further information. My main critique of the work was the numerous grammatical errors. There were two on page 137 alone. While I could tell what the writer was trying to say, these errors made it hard to fully trust the authority of the author.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Chirayu

    One more feather in the cap of dummy series This book anticipates series of queries a novice would have on blockchain technologist answers them efficiently. Also provides ample directions to further explore.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Gowthaman Ragothaman

    Must read! In 5 hours - when you read this book from cover to cover you are guaranteed to have better understanding of the concept and its application along with a ready reckoned to where to go for further reference. Excellent.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Parthan Ramanujam

    Gives a brush across the Blockchain scape, looking at key technologies and endeavours. It also introduces to some of the key services using Blockchain. Really helpful to get an overall idea about how blockchain works and is being used.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Dash Williams

    Good primer on the current state of blockchain. The editing could've been tighter as there are quite a few typos in this book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Debbie Ginsberg

    Good overview of the current state of blockchain tech (and a quick read)

  10. 4 out of 5

    Mohamed Fouad

    good book

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jon Chin

    Coverage was scattered. The book attempts to get readers to a practical level of usage without introducing core principles.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Prometheus131

    An okay overview but the book doesn't have enough depth or substance. The number of basic English mistakes was surprising.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Aaron Slack

    A good introduction to a very technical subject.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Patrick DiJusto

    I must be a real dummy, because I barely understand blockchain any more now than I did when I first opened the book. This is not entirely the author's fault -- blockchain is just a hard topic. One thing though: I spotted more typos, misspellings, and just plain errors in this book than I've seen in a dozen other books. "For Dummies", for shame! Fix your copyediting system!!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Adam Sipos

    I didn't read the book cover to cover, but the sections that were most relevant to me. This is not really a for dummies book, actually it's quite detailed in its descriptions.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Matt

  17. 4 out of 5

    Brian

  18. 5 out of 5

    Marcelo Gonzalez

  19. 5 out of 5

    Allen DeGrange

  20. 4 out of 5

    Raheel Masood

  21. 5 out of 5

    Keith Okano

  22. 4 out of 5

    Peter Tschudin

  23. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

  24. 4 out of 5

    christinemm

  25. 4 out of 5

    Abhishek Dokania

  26. 5 out of 5

    William I.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Marcello Rinaldi

  28. 5 out of 5

    Garv Taneja

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kevin

  30. 4 out of 5

    John Seetoo

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