Blockchain : the next everything / Stephen P. Williams.  (Text) (Text)

Williams, Stephen, 1958-
Call no.: HG1710 .W55 2019Publication: New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019Description: 194 p. : illISBN: 9781982116828 (hbk.); 198211682X (hbk.)Subject(s): Electronic funds transfersBlockchains (Databases)CryptocurrenciesBitcoinBanks and banking -- Technological innovationsLOC classification: HG1710 | .W55 2019
Contents:Introduction -- Experiencing blockchain. What is blockchain? ; What blockchain does ; Ships not seen ; Embracing distributed systems -- How it works. The chains ; The trust OS -- Money and creation. The person behind blockchain ; The meaning of money -- The thrill of the new. Stacks of apps called dapps ; Hunting unicorns ; Self-sovereign ; The new, new world ; Next.
Summary: An introduction to how cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are just one example of transformative applications that this relatively new technology makes possible. The author interprets the complexity into digestible anecdotes, metaphors, and straightforward descriptions for readers who don't know tech, and explains all of blockchain's most important aspects: why this so-called digital ledger is unhackable and unchangeable; how its distributed nature may transfer power from central entities like banks, government, and corporations to ordinary citizens around the world; and what its widespread use will mean for society as a whole.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-194).

Introduction -- Experiencing blockchain. What is blockchain? ; What blockchain does ; Ships not seen ; Embracing distributed systems -- How it works. The chains ; The trust OS -- Money and creation. The person behind blockchain ; The meaning of money -- The thrill of the new. Stacks of apps called dapps ; Hunting unicorns ; Self-sovereign ; The new, new world ; Next.

An introduction to how cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are just one example of transformative applications that this relatively new technology makes possible. The author interprets the complexity into digestible anecdotes, metaphors, and straightforward descriptions for readers who don't know tech, and explains all of blockchain's most important aspects: why this so-called digital ledger is unhackable and unchangeable; how its distributed nature may transfer power from central entities like banks, government, and corporations to ordinary citizens around the world; and what its widespread use will mean for society as a whole.

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