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The Executive Guide to Blockchain

Using Smart Contracts and Digital Currencies in your Business

Authors: Vigliotti, Maria Grazia, Jones, Haydn

  • Demystifies blockchain technologies for business leaders
  • Provides a framework for businesses to understand and implement blockchain technologies
  • Covers different roles played by blockchain technology across a range of sectors
  • Explains in non-technical language current blockchain technologies, real use-cases, and their impact for organisations
  • Shows how to create strategies to identify and implement blockchain, smart contract and digital currency technologies in their businesses
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  • à paraître: 7 janvier 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-21107-3
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Hardcover 31,64 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-21106-6
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About this book

Keeping up with fast evolving technology is a challenge that every business leader faces. As organisations start to wake up to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s becoming more important than ever to be able to utilise and exploit new digital platforms.

With the simple aim of demystifying blockchain for business leaders, The Executive Guide to Blockchain offers a jargon-free explanation and framework to better understand blockchain technologies and their impact on organizations. Enabling any business leader with or without specific computing knowledge to reap the benefits of blockchain whilst understanding the limitations, this book will empower you to:

  • Identify opportunities for blockchain in your own business sectors
  • Understand smart contracts and their relationship with the law
  • Create a blockchain strategy and business case
  • Implement blockchain technologies and maximise their potential.

Written by experts in non-technical language, this practical resource can be applied to any industry, and arm you with the knowledge needed to capture the possibilities of digital business.

About the authors

Maria Grazia Vigliotti is the founder of Sandblocks Consulting, a boutique consultancy specialising in blockchain technology and smart contracts. Her career in computing spans more than twenty years, mainly as an academic at Imperial College London researching techniques for formal code verification and writing AI algorithms to aid in cybersecurity evaluations. She convened and led the development of the cybersecurity strategy for the entire British railway industry and worked on prevention of cryptographic attacks on the European Railway Traffic Management Systems (ERTMS). She has also advised most of the major players in the UK nuclear industry on smart device security.

Haydn Jones is the Founder and Managing Director of Blockchain Hub. He has over twenty years’ commercial, operational and transformation experience working for retail and investment banks, a central bank, a regulator, a global management consultancy firm and a Japanese technology company. He has run cash management and funding units, as well as foreign exchange and equities settlement teams, alongside leading projects to re-engineer the underlying platforms. He has worked in architecturally complex, data rich environments, grappling with the challenge of reconciling legacy and leading edge technologies across client-sensitive platforms demanding high levels of availability.

Buy this book

eBook 23,79 €
price for France (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • à paraître: 7 janvier 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-21107-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 31,64 €
price for France (gross)
  • à paraître: 7 janvier 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-21106-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Executive Guide to Blockchain
Book Subtitle
Using Smart Contracts and Digital Currencies in your Business
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21107-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21107-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21106-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 171
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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