1st Edition

Blockchain for Business A Practical Guide for the Next Frontier

By Yannis Kalfoglou Copyright 2021
    202 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    202 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This book sets out to explain blockchain for the non-technical expert, to decipher the dense technicalities that dominate the field and to present the opportunities for busy professionals using practical applications and case studies.

    Presented in a clear and structured way and with documented real-world cases, the book is a practical reference guide that can be used across different industries. It offers both a constructive and critical review of the pain points blockchain is facing today, illustrates the pitfalls as well as the opportunities for business and describes the steps towards overcoming them. It also aims to provide a unique view of both the intersection and synergy of blockchain with other emerging technologies and the wider digital ecosystem, as we see increasingly that blockchain alone won’t be able to deliver business solutions. Most important, the book identifies trends and a path for the future of blockchain and its impact on society as a whole.

    The book is written for business audiences across all sectors. It is not a technical guide to blockchain, but it enables businesspeople to be better informed and prepared to plan ahead and develop strategies using blockchain.


    1. Introduction
    2. Blockchain smart contracts and the future promise
    3. Industry verticals
    4. Visionary use cases
    5. Vulnerabilities and considerations
    6. A utopian digital future
    7. Pathfinders
    8. Concluding remarks


    Yannis Kalfoglou is a blockchain expert and practitioner. He started his blockchain journey as an autodidact using his 30 years’ experience in the technology space to quickly master the inner mechanics and appreciate the business opportunities. He has led and built blockchain systems with large Fortune 500 companies in the asset management and professional services space. He also strategized on blockchain applications for consumer electronics companies and has been the architect of smart contracts for an oil and gas supermajor.