Table of Contents

Preface

How Best To Use This Book

1. The Blockchain – WTF?

PART 1 – THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE BLOCKCHAIN


2. The History of The Blockchain

3. How Does The Blockchain Work – In Plain English ?

4. Blockchain Technology – The Ten Pillars Of Strength

5. Blockchain Technology – The Ten Major Weaknesses

PART 2 –THE BLOCKCHAIN’S EARLIEST USES


6. The Early Adoption of the Blockchain

7.The Rise and Fall of Silk Road – Bitcoin’s Tainted Brilliance

8. How secure is the Blockchain? – The $2bn Bitcoin Heists

PART 3 – CROSSING THE COMMERCIAL CHASM


9. Crossing the Commercial Chasm – The Challenges of Blockchain Adoption

10. The Blockchain Outside Of Financial Services

11. Following the Money – Venture Capital Investment In The Blockchain

12. The Initial Coin Offering – The Venture Capitalists Get Disrupted

PART 4 – SMART CONTRACTS


13. Smart Contracts – The Killer Application or Just Industry Hype?14.Why Smart contracts aren’t smart!

15. The DAO – Who Needs A CEO?

16. When Dreams Are Shattered – The DAO $53m Attack and its implications

17. Regulation – The Never Ending Game Of Cat And Mouse

PART 5 – THE FUTURE


18. The Best Is Yet to Come – 10 Alternative Coins To Watch

19. The Cryptocurrency Markets – Following The Future Winners

20. Identity, Voting, And The Blockchain

21. Can I Have My Shoes Back? Developing Nations And The Blockchain

22. Islamic Finance And The Blockchain – A Perfect Match?

23. When Oceans Collide – Convergence With The Internet of Things

24. Predictions For The Future Of The Blockchain

25. Our Supporters Best Blockchain Quotes

26. Conclusions

Staying Up To Date – Blogs/News Sites, Podcasts & YouTube Channels

Glossary

 

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