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Unblocked : how blockchains will change your business (and what to do about it)

Author: Alison McCauley
Publisher: Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, 2019 ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Back in 1994, the fledgling internet opened a new world of possibilities. Today, a growing legion of pioneers is ready to once again transform the way we live, work, and play. This absorbing book explains how blockchains will disrupt entrenched industries and shatter conventional business models. With so much at stake, how do you prepare? Alison McCauley takes you past the hype and inside speak to show you what  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison McCauley
ISBN: 9781492057970 1492057975
OCLC Number: 1096516314
Description: xv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A Movement Builds. Kindling, meet match --
Catching fire --
What is a blockchain? --
The genesis of the unblocked customer --
Tortoise or hare? --
The Six Forces of an Unblocked Future. More value --
Deeper transparency --
Fair compensation --
Aligned incentives --
Bigger data --
New models --
Unleashing an Unblocked Future. Where to begin --
Corporate investing in blockchains --
The big small print --
Bringing it all together.
Other Titles: How blockchains will change your business (and what to do about it)
Responsibility: Alison McCauley.

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"Back in 1994, the fledgling internet opened a new world of possibilities. Today, a growing legion of pioneers is ready to once again transform the way we live, work, and play. This absorbing book explains how blockchains will disrupt entrenched industries and shatter conventional business models. With so much at stake, how do you prepare? Alison McCauley takes you past the hype and inside speak to show you what blockchains are and how they're poised to change our world. Through insightful interviews and examples, you'll learn how blockchains promise to solve our most pressing digital problems, including privacy risks, hacks, data misuse, fakes, and fraud. For those who know how to leverage them, blockchains represent a social movement that offers an abundance of opportunity. You'll learn: How this technology will alter the way entire industries do business; Why ignoring this technology exposes you to competitive disruption; What you and your company can expect in the blockchain era; How to prepare your organization to respond to the coming shift"--Back cover.

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