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Blockchain basics : a non-technical introduction in 25 steps

Author: Daniel Drescher; Laurence Kirk
Publisher: New York, NY : Apress, ©2017 [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Drescher, Daniel.
Blockchain basics.
New York, NY : Apress, [2017]
(OCoLC)971341713
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Drescher; Laurence Kirk
ISBN: 9781484226049 1484226046
OCLC Number: 976406761
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 255 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Thinking in layers and aspects --
Seeing the big picture --
Recognizing the potential --
Discovering the core problem --
Disambiguating the term --
Understanding the nature of ownership --
Spending money twice --
Planning the blockchain --
Documenting ownership --
Hashing data --
Hashing in the real world --
Identifying and protecting user accounts --
Authorizing transactions --
Storing transaction data --
Using the data store --
Protecting the data store --
Distributing the data store among peers --
Verifying and adding transactions --
Choosing a transaction history --
Paying for integrity --
Bringing the pieces together --
Seeing the limitations --
Reinventing the blockchain --
Using the blockchain --
Summarizing and going further.
Responsibility: Daniel Drescher.

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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,  Read more...

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