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The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology Hardcover – 1 Jun 2016

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc (1 Jun. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1119300312
  • ISBN-13: 978-1119300311
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.9 x 21.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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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)

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"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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I was none the wiser after reading the first couple of chapters, and have now consigned it to the recycling bin. This is badly-written drivel and a waste of time and money.
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I'm not a computer whizz, I'm a pensioner who uses IT and I have an interest in the future. This book has both praise and criticism in earlier reviews, I'll add my opinions into the mix!!
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 ! ! !
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Blockchain could be a break-through technology. Blockchain might be a major step forward in the development of trust through technology along with all of its implications for creating friction free transactions and new forms of "money". Someone needs to write a book to explain what blockchain is and what it might do, to present an overview of the possible. But this book is not it.

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.
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Suffering, unfortunately, from the curse of any printed summary of an evolving technology, in that it's partially out of date already. Still a valuable resource for cutting through some of the Blockchain hype, and giving you a good grounding in the subject
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This is a first rate primer for Blockchain technologies and concepts. Blockchain is a fundamental change in the way that business contracts, relationships, payments, accounting models and even core value models will be defined, agreed and engaged with customers and business. Blockchains industrialise trust, providing guarantees and assurance that what is agreed will be executed. From their genesis within crypto currencies to the nascent applications around public trust and order stream analytics, this primer takes you through the concept in a clearly laid out and accessible manner.

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
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Bitcoin emerged on the scene in 2009, the first digital currency to achieve lift-off. Satoshi Nakamoto's brilliant innovation was to make the *transaction* the central concept. The Blockchain is a complete record of every Bitcoin transaction ever carried out. The wallet containing ‘your Bitcoins’ is a secondary construct, computed from scanning the public Blockchain on the Internet and adding up all the ‘unspent transaction outputs’ which have one of your Bitcoin addresses as a recipient.

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.
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