Die Blockchain wird als Innovation des Jahrzehnts gehandelt und hat das Potential die Welt auf ähnliche Weise zu verändern, wie dies das Aufkommen des Internets tat. Dieses Buch beinhaltet sämtliche Informationen, die zum Verständnis dieser faszinierenden Technologie benötigt werden. Der interdisziplinäre Blickwinkel und die fachliche Vollständigkeit sorgen dafür, dass das Buch für Neueinsteiger und Fortgeschrittene gleichermaßen interessant und lesenswert ist. Damit wird es zur unverzichtbaren Lektüre für alle, die sich mit dem Thema auseinandersetzen möchten.
Author: Daniel Drescher
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
Author: Pedro Franco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Discover Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has the finance world buzzing Bitcoin is arguably one of the biggest developments in finance since the advent of fiat currency. With Understanding Bitcoin, expert author Pedro Franco provides finance professionals with a complete technical guide and resource to the cryptography, engineering and economic development of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This comprehensive, yet accessible work fully explores the supporting economic realities and technological advances of Bitcoin, and presents positive and negative arguments from various economic schools regarding its continued viability. This authoritative text provides a step-by-step description of how Bitcoin works, starting with public key cryptography and moving on to explain transaction processing, the blockchain and mining technologies. This vital resource reviews Bitcoin from the broader perspective of digital currencies and explores historical attempts at cryptographic currencies. Bitcoin is, after all, not just a digital currency; it's a modern approach to the secure transfer of value using cryptography. This book is a detailed guide to what it is, how it works, and how it just may jumpstart a change in the way digital value changes hands. Understand how Bitcoin works, and the technology behind it Delve into the economics of Bitcoin, and its impact on the financial industry Discover alt-coins and other available cryptocurrencies Explore the ideas behind Bitcoin 2.0 technologies Learn transaction protocols, micropayment channels, atomic cross-chain trading, and more Bitcoin challenges the basic assumption under which the current financial system rests: that currencies are issued by central governments, and their supply is managed by central banks. To fully understand this revolutionary technology, Understanding Bitcoin is a uniquely complete, reader-friendly guide.
Author: Henning Diedrich
Blockchain For the Non-Technical*** THIS IS A PREVIEW PRINT ***I am IBM ́s official liaison to the Ethereum core developers and frequently give talks on blockchain topics around the world. After one keynote I was asked for a non-technical guide to understand blockchains. This is it.This book aims to help you get your head around blockchains in general and around Ethereum specifically.Since Ethereum is currently the pre-imminent blockchain, it makes sense as reference point. The essential stuff is the same for any blockchain.This text was written for people with a fast grasp, who are not programmers. Reading this should give you the basics to cut through the hype and to identify blockchain opportunities in your professional domain.There are tiny bits of code, which can be admired and skipped.We ́ll look at Ethereum ́s benefits first, how it is used and what can be done with it; then explain blockchain machinery, visiting the terms that you ́ll be confronted with in every discussion about its application. Exactly what you need to tell the noise from the signal in the echo chamber of honest misunderstandings and desperate marketing.We take a good hard look at limitations, throw in some history and names and give a realistic outlook.The index reads like an FAQ and you can use the book like that. However, there is a strong build up, one chapter leading to the next, as optimized path to understanding all the interconnected, moving parts. There ́s quite a number of them.Blockchains are not a trivial topic.The fact that blockchain client programs are small has fooled many people into believing it can ́t possibly be that hard. The challenges are in the implications though.But what's in this book will put you ahead of almost everyone outside the core bubble.If you find something explained badly, please yell at me at: ethereum.bookØgmail.comA deep dive into this field now - at least getting started - will help you to become part of the fun ahead. It should allow you to stand out, land deals or a great job.It will also make you see first hand how early we are in the game. Take your time! It ́s worth it.Hopefully, we will find a contributor to the blockchain community in you, strengthening the portfolio of real-world use cases. Ideally, you ́ll learn to navigate your own uncharted course through your domain and revolutionize it, applying blockchain tech where it really makes sense.From the Book's Index:What is Ethereum?What is Ether?What is Ethereum Not?What is Ethereum Used for?Create Your Own Digital Currency!How Does Ethereum Compare?How Does Ethereum Work?What is a Blockchain?What ́s the Magic?What is Holding It Back?What is a Cryptocurrency?What is a Digital Currency?What is a Digital Asset?What is a Mirror Asset?What is Mining? What is a Decentralized Application (Dapp)? What is a Smart Contract?What is a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)?What is an Oracle?What is Timestamping?What is a Private Chain?What is a Virtual Machine?What is the EVM?What is Gas?What is Solidity?How Fast is Ethereum / Latency?What is Ethereum ́s Capacity / Throughput?What is Probabilistic Finality?How Ready is Ethereum?Is Ethereum Legal?Do You understand Money?How did Bitcoin Start?Who is Behind Ethereum?What is The DAO?What is Ethereum Classic?What is all the Hype about?Will Ethereum Change the World?Opinions in this book are mine, not that of IBM. I am not an Ethereum spokesperson either.Drafts of the book have been run by core Ethereum people and highest ranking IBM engineers though, in a bid to ensure accuracy.Please use ethereum.bookØgmail.com for feedback or questions. I'll be happy to hear what you felt was missing or presented out of order, no matter your background.
Author: Don Tapscott, Alex Tapscott
Blockchain technology is powering our future. As the technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, open software platforms like Ethereum, and disruptive companies like Ripple, it’s too important to ignore. In this revelatory book, Don Tapscott, the bestselling author of Wikinomics, and his son, blockchain expert Alex Tapscott, bring us a brilliantly researched, highly readable, and essential book about the technology driving the future of the economy. Blockchain is the ingeniously simple, revolutionary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. Though it’s best known as the technology that drives bitcoin and other digital currencies, it also has the potential to go far beyond currency, to record virtually everything of value to humankind, from birth and death certificates to insurance claims, land titles, and even votes. Blockchain is also essential to understand if you’re an artist who wants to make a living off your art, a consumer who wants to know where that hamburger meat really came from, an immigrant who’s tired of paying big fees to send money home to your loved ones, or an entrepreneur looking for a new platform to build a business. And those examples are barely the tip of the iceberg. As with major paradigm shifts that preceded it, blockchain technology will create winners and losers. This book shines a light on where it can lead us in the next decade and beyond.
Bitcoin For Dummies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"Learn to understand the ins and outs of the Bitcoin market, set up your Bitcoin wallet and get started, [and] protect yourself against fraud and theft"--Cover.
Die Festgabe für Klaus Bellmann zum 75. Geburtstag enthält 17 Beiträge, die seine Schüler, Kollegen und Freunde ihm zu Ehren gewidmet haben. Sie spiegeln die interdisziplinären Forschungsfelder Klaus Bellmanns wider, die von Innovations- und Technologiemanagement, Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement, Produkt- und Produktionsmanagement sowie angrenzenden Disziplinen geprägt sind.
"Eine Welt ohne ein gut funktionierendes Zahlungssystem, ohne Geld- und andere Wertaufbewahrungsanlagen, ohne zuverlässige Recheneinheit, das wäre eine Welt mit einem viel tieferen Wohlstandsniveau,in der wir nicht mehr leben möchten." Ernst Baltensperger Ursachen und Folgen der Finanzkrise sind komplex. Zentralbanken und Regulatoren sahen sich gezwungen, in vielerlei Hinsicht unbekanntes Terrain zu betreten. Die ökonomische Forschung wurde mit vielen neuen, oft grundlegenden Fragen zum Finanzsystem und zur Wirtschaftspolitik konfrontiert und ringt bis heute um Antworten. Diese Festschrift gibt zehn Jahre nach dem Ausbruch der Finanzkrise einen Einblick in die Fragen, mit denen sich die monetäre Ökonomie heute befasst. Sie wird von der Schweizerischen Nationalbank zum 75. Geburtstag von Ernst Baltensperger – einem international renommierten Experten der Geldpolitik und Geldtheorie – herausgegeben. Elektronisches Geld, unkonventionelle Geldpolitik, negative Zinsen – mit welchen Fragen befasst sich die Wirtschaftswissenschaft heute, und welche Antworten liefert sie? 27 Beiträge von Experten der Makro-, Geld-, Banken und Finanzmarktökonomie für ein besseres Verständnis der Zusammenhänge und Strukturen. Die kurze und allgemein verständlichen Texte sind für den interessierten Laien – auf Deutsch, Französisch oder Englisch verfasst.
The book contains various applications of programmable logic controllers and SCADA designing of a plant. Everyone knows, nowadays all human handled plants are being replaced by the automatic control system, thus called Automation. PLCs are accepted worldwide for easier access and better precision. In this book Rockwell PLCs are described and so is the SCADA design, which is also done by the RSView32 software, manufactured by Rockwell. It is one of the biggest names in the PLC software industry, being easy to use, control and modify. Some electrical drives, such as D.C drives and A.C drives, are also described in detail because the control part is done by the PLCs but the main plant is based on these electrical drives.
Distributed Ledger Technology
Author: Roger Wattenhofer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
FinTech developers and managers understand that the blockchain has the potential to disrupt the financial world. Distributed ledger technology allows the participants of a distributed system to agree on a common view of the system, to track changes in the system, in a reliable way. In the distributed systems community, agreement techniques have been known long before cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (where the term blockchain is borrowed) emerged. Various concepts and protocols exist, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. This book introduces the basic techniques when building fault-tolerant distributed systems, in a scientific way. We will present different protocols and algorithms that allow for fault-tolerant operation, and we will discuss practical systems that implement these techniques.
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies
Author: Arvind Narayanan, Joseph Bonneau, Edward Felten, Andrew Miller, Steven Goldfeder
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies provides a comprehensive introduction to the revolutionary yet often misunderstood new technologies of digital currency. Whether you are a student, software developer, tech entrepreneur, or researcher in computer science, this authoritative and self-contained book tells you everything you need to know about the new global money for the Internet age. How do Bitcoin and its block chain actually work? How secure are your bitcoins? How anonymous are their users? Can cryptocurrencies be regulated? These are some of the many questions this book answers. It begins by tracing the history and development of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, and then gives the conceptual and practical foundations you need to engineer secure software that interacts with the Bitcoin network as well as to integrate ideas from Bitcoin into your own projects. Topics include decentralization, mining, the politics of Bitcoin, altcoins and the cryptocurrency ecosystem, the future of Bitcoin, and more. An essential introduction to the new technologies of digital currency Covers the history and mechanics of Bitcoin and the block chain, security, decentralization, anonymity, politics and regulation, altcoins, and much more Features an accompanying website that includes instructional videos for each chapter, homework problems, programming assignments, and lecture slides Also suitable for use with the authors' Coursera online course Electronic solutions manual (available only to professors)
This book explores the main challenges and trends related to the use of blockchain technology for digital business innovation with the aim of providing practitioners with stimulating insights and ideas. Readers will find a unified survey of current scientific work on blockchain and related phenomena, such as bitcoin, from a range of perspectives, including information systems, technology management, innovation research, computer science, and engineering. In this way, the book links research and industry practices suitable for use by practitioners in their day-to-day activities and also provides an update on what academia may offer in terms of industry proposals. The contents are divided into three parts. After discussion of blockchain technology and management, including impacts on value chains and systems, governance, and security issues, the bitcoin phenomenon and main technological trends in the use of blockchain are addressed. The final part presents examples of business innovation using blockchain that are drawn from across the globe. Throughout, the author adopts a methodologically rigorous approach while ensuring that the text is readily understandable for readers, regardless of their degree of acquaintance with blockchain.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject Economics - Finance, grade: 1,7, University of Applied Sciences Essen, language: English, abstract: The progress of change in society through digitization, globalization and the rapid development of technology prompts new and innovative opportunities for companies across the world. Over the past few years, nearly everything is based on smart devices that are able to communicate among themselves. As a result, new technologies have arisen, been published and are able to be used by people around the world. One of the recently released and most popular topics is blockchain. This term earned its attention through its innovative and unpresented form of technology and has motivated several parties to learn more about this issue, examine it more closely and develop it further. Particularly the range of potential applicability makes it interesting for companies to analyse possibilities for implementation with respect to their own business. In addition, blockchain is related to another term that has arisen along with this technology, namely cryptocurrency. Especially Bitcoin is the forefather in the world of digital currencies. Over the past few years, Bitcoin has skyrocketed in popularity and value since its founding in 2009. Consequently, this digital currency has gained the attention of many people who are trying to predict the commercial development and future per- formance in the world’s economy. There are many pros and cons and some powerful businessmen have published their own opinions based upon the respective commercial interests. ... Research question: Is it possible to use cryptocurrencies as a financial instrument in the context of corporate finance? Structure: 1 Introduction 1.1 Problem description 1.2 Course of investigation 2 Basics and theoretical foundations 2.1 Fundamentals of Blockchain 2.1.1 Transactions and its particularities in terms of Blockchain 2.1.2 How Blockchain works 2.2 Blockchain applications 2.2.1 Basic Blockchain applications 2.2.2 Practical relevance of Blockchain 3 Impacts of Blockchain to the banking industry 4 Implications with reference to corporate finance 4.1 General terminology of corporate finance 4.2 Blockchain-based financing as addition to traditional sources 4.2.1 Bank loans as a sample of debt financing 4.2.2 Initial Public Offering as a sample of equity financing 4.2.3 Peer-to-Peer-Lending as a counterpart to bank loans 4.2.4 Initial Coin Offering as a counterpart to an Initial Public Offering 4.3 Risks of dealing with cryptocurrencies 5 Critical review and deduction 6 Conclusion and outlook
Enacting Dismal Science
Author: Ivan Boldyrev, Ekaterina Svetlova
In this book, sociologists, philosophers, and economists investigate the conceptual issues around the performativity of economics over a variety of disciplinary contexts and provide new case studies illuminating this phenomenon. In featuring the latest contributions to the performativity debate the book revives discussion of the fundamental questions: What precise meaning can we attribute to the notion of performativity? What empirical evidence can help us recognize economics as performative? And what consequences does performativity have for contemporary societies? The contributions demonstrate how performativity can serve as a powerful conceptual resource in dealing with economic knowledge, as an inspiring framework for investigating performative practices, and as an engine of discovery for thinking of the economic proper.
Author: Elliott Branson
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