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Blockchain : blueprint for a new economy

Author
Swan, Melanie, author.
Title
Blockchain : blueprint for a new economy / Melanie Swan.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Published
Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, February 2015. ©2015
Description
xvii, 130 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-123) and index.
Contents
  • Blockchain 1.0 : currency
  • Blockchain 2.0 : contracts
  • Blockchain 3.0 : justice applications beyond currency, economics, and markets
  • Blockchain 3.0 : efficiency and coordination applications beyond currency, economics, and markets
  • Advanced concepts
  • Limitations
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Cryptocurrency basics
  • Appendix B: Ledra Capital mega master blockchain list.
Summary
Bitcoin is starting to come into its own as a digital currency, but the blockchain technology behind it could prove to be much more significant. This book takes you beyond the currency ("Blockchain 1.0") and smart contracts ("Blockchain 2.0") to demonstrate how the blockchain is in position to become the fifth disruptive computing paradigm after mainframes, PCs, the Internet, and mobile/social networking. Author Melanie Swan, Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies, explains that the blockchain is essentially a public ledger with potential as a worldwide, decentralized record for the registration, inventory, and transfer of all assets--not just finances, but property and intangible assets such as votes, software, health data, and ideas. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject headings
Cryptocurrencies--Security measures. Blockchains (Databases) Data encryption (Computer science) Electronic commerce.
ISBN
9781491920497 (pbk.) 1491920491

Holdings

Library
South Bend - Schurz Library
Call Number
HG1710 .S963 2015
Location
Checked out Due: 12-01-2022