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The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology Hardcover – 1 Jun 2016
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If you are thinking about your blockchain strategy, especially from the enterprise side, this is an important book that will allow you to understand the blockchain at a level you may have not enjoyed before. It is definitely a book to learn from. (International Business Times, April 2016)
"When it comes to the blockchain, William Mougayar′s vision and insights are unparalleled. He takes us on a discovery journey with clarity and authority. This is a fundamental book if business leaders want to survive the blockchain s upcoming whiplash."
Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group; best–selling author of Venture Deals
"Mougayar has written a highly authoritative book, charting new territory in our understanding of the blockchain. I strongly recommend it to executives who are leading their organizations into with the future."
John Ruffolo, CEO, OMERS Ventures
"Anyone who′s been at all close to the blockchain realizes just how profoundly this innovation could affect almost every industry. The Business Blockchain is an important book that offers practical advice and prescriptions for getting on with creating and realizing your own blockchain vision."
Chris Owen, Vice President, Enterprise Shared Platforms – Blockchain, TD Bank Group
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BLOCKCHAINS ~ the future (if it doesn't get overlooked and marginalised).
The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology
William M has interested me for around 178 pages
William's book has both enlightened and confused me
I understand the decentralisation concept and a few other parts, which I might forget by tomorrow
I have some understanding about blockchains and how information is encrypted and remembered on a massive scale ~ nodes
I had to read the book in smallish sections and reflect on what I had read
I tried to talk to friends about blockchains and they all glazed over
I have looked up Bitcoin facts on the www because of this book
I have looked up Ethereum facts on the www because of this book
I think that blockchains have the possibility to change how we trade, think, use computers and much more
They have limitless possibilities ~ always a good thing rather than a one trick pony
They might never reach their potential ~ some people will consider it a step too far
I was using the Internet back in 1993 and remember when MS launched Win95 and when I told friends about shopping on the internet they laughed ~ ho ho ho ! ! !Read more ›
This book is business-speak puff piece. It is so bad that in the last sentence the author actually points to his next book Centerless which is also advertised on the front cover. If the writing is anywhere near as bad as for this book, then I would not recommend it. This book desperately needed an editor and an expert reviewer to sort out the writing and the explanations. He talks about the Byzantine General's problem in game theory and then does not say what it is or why it is important. He talks about Sybil attacks and says nothing about what they are either.
The author is clearly writing from a business perspective about this new thing, the blockchain, that he thinks is going to be a major technology for change, but that is the only message. It is a had waving guide to what happens when a technology, like the internet, comes along and changes how business functions. There are some speculations about what it might do, but without the technical know-how these have no foundations.
I really cannot recommend it.
This is a book aimed at the business reader, not the technologist, and some of the concepts are deliberately simplified to make them more accessible but the general thrust isn't damaged by that and where a concept is simplified it isn't obscured or misrepresented. Recommended
The Blockchain is public, duplicated on all full Bitcoin nodes (i.e. computers), and the transactions, organised in blocks, are unencrypted. Yet transactions are still sufficiently secure and anonymous – the architecture and protocol design to accomplish this is both complex and amazing. It soon occurred to people that the Blockchain concept could be repurposed to support other services across the public Internet: the management of contracts, the administration of digital identity, healthcare records.
Just as the public Internet spawned private Intranets and business-ecosystem Extranets, Blockchain technology has begun to interest companies looking to exploit a robust, decentralised ‘smart database’ function internally, or with their customers/suppliers. We are in the earliest days of this new network technology and many, even basic, questions of architecture, design, implementation and operation are deeply unclear. It’s timely then, to have a book explaining the ‘Business Blockchain’.
Chapter 1 of William Mougayar’s book aims to explain what the Blockchain is all about. He uses a great many metaphors intermixed with appropriate tech buzz-words, but I don’t think the reader will be much the wiser after reading it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a web designer, this could be the most important tech book I’ve ever read. The blockchain is a distributed system for exchanging value, which removes the need for central... Read morePublished 4 months ago by R. Tait
A simple explanation of what blockchain is and how it will be playing a key role in our lives. The author keeps it simple and you can quite clearly see that if banks don't adapt... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Fabrizio Poli
I'm not a blockchain expert and found this confusing at times. It seems to be written the wrong way round, with the reason for considering the technology first, with plenty of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by C. J. Tyler
I purchased this book to get up to speed on block chain and its relevance to business. Unfortunately, this book didn't really help. Read morePublished 8 months ago by M. Byatt
This is NOT Blockchains for Dummies - you really need to concentrate on what is being said here. There is no simple definition of what a Blockchain actually is , but it is being... Read morePublished 8 months ago by A. J. Sudworth
I was hoping from this book to get a further understanding on this emerging tech, however this is more of an explanation of its emergence and arguments for its adoption, rather... Read morePublished 9 months ago by writeallthereviews
I have worked in technology all my career, but the blockchain concepts have been proving difficult for me to really understand. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mr. J W
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