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Blockchain Basics

A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps

Authors: Drescher, Daniel

  • Teaches core concepts and uses of blockchain technology, without relying on mathematical formulas or computer science jargon
  • Shows how financial and commercial applications of the blockchain work in practice
  • Teaches the essential blockchain format underlying all the technology’s specific applications
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About this book

In 25 concise steps, you will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors.

This book bridges the gap that exists between purely technical books about the blockchain and purely business-focused books. It does so by explaining both the technical concepts that make up the blockchain and their role in business-relevant applications.

What You'll Learn

  • What the blockchain is
  • Why it is needed and what problem it solves
  • Why there is so much excitement about the blockchain and its potential
  • Major components and their purpose
  • How various components of the blockchain work and interact
  • Limitations, why they exist, and what has been done to overcome them
  • Major application scenarios

Who This Book Is For

Everyone who wants to get a general idea of what blockchain technology is, how it works, and how it will potentially change the financial system as we know it


About the authors

Daniel Drescher is an experienced banking professional who has held positions in electronic security trading in a range of banks. His recent activities have focused on automation, machine learning and big data in the context of security trading. Amongst others, Daniel holds a Doctorate in Econometrics from the Technical University of Berlin and an MSc in Software Engineering from the University of Oxford.

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eBook 15,46 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2604-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 21,39 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2603-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Blockchain Basics
Book Subtitle
A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Daniel Drescher
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2604-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2604-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2603-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 255
Number of Illustrations and Tables
56 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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