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Blockchain Applied
Practical Technology and Use Cases of Enterprise Blockchain for the Real World

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ISBN 9780367677350
September 8, 2021 Forthcoming by Productivity Press
240 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Blockchain is an emerging technology for organizations to almost instantaneously make and verify transactions, streamlining business processes, saving money, and reducing the potential for fraud. This book covers the application of blockchain technology to the enterprise world, it describes the opportunities and challenges for adoption of DLT (Digital Ledger Technology) in a corporate environment, and specific use cases that may benefit from a decentralized and distributed trustless network. There are many books on blockchain, the new de-centralised ledger technology made famous (or infamous) by Bitcoin, Onecoin and others. But as cryptocurrencies and stock markets rise and fall with surprise volatility and the world economy emerges changed by coronavirus and the resulting economic crash, many in industry are looking again at the powerful features of blockchain and how these may help them adapt. This new book sets out the core features of blockchain and uniquely describes, in natural language and in real-life scenarios, how de-centralised ledgers may affect industries as varied as virus-tracking apps, finance, investment and healthcare.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Digital Innovation in the Blockchain Age

Chapter 2: Bitcoin, aka Blockchain 1.o

Chapter 3: Blockchain 2.0 and Smart Contracts

Chapter 4: The Next Generation of Enterprise-Ready Blockchain

Chapter 5: Governance and Security

Chapter 6: The Convergence of IoT, AI and Blockchain

Chapter 7: Trade Finance Use Cases

Chapter 8: Healthcare Software Use Case

Chapter 9: Retail Investment Use Case

Chapter 10: Real Estate and Land Registry Use Case

Chapter 11: Central Bank Currency Use Case

Chapter 12: Fund Management Use Case

Chapter 13: Conclusion



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Stefano Tempesta: Stefano Tempesta is CTO at SXiQ, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP on Azure, AI and Business Applications, and co-founder of 365 Community, a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower communities around the world with better ICT processes for customer relationship management and customer service, using modern technology. A technology manager with 20 years of international experience, entrepreneur CTO and advisor for start-ups in Australia, Singapore and Switzerland, Stefano is an author, a public speaker, a blogger, an event organizer and an ambassador of beautiful software. His interests extend to microservice architectures, blockchain, IoT and A.I. related technologies. Stephen Ashurst: Stephen is a professional fintech industry consultant and white paper writer and has been helping clients understand their technology and project delivery requirements for 20+ years in the City of London and globally. Stephen’s former clients include Barclays Bank Plc, Lloyds Banking Group, Fidelity Worldwide Investment, Legal & General, EY, HM Treasury, Cabinet Office, Dept. Work and Pensions, fintech startups and businesses.