Blockchain Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction In 25 Steps
  • Blockchain Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction In 25 Steps
  • Blockchain Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction In 25 Steps
ISBN: 1484226038
EAN13: 9781484226032
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 16, 2017
Pages: 255
Dimensions: 0.71" H x 9.37" L x 6.46" W
Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

In 25 concise steps, you will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors.

This book bridges the gap that exists between purely technical books about the blockchain and purely business-focused books. It does so by explaining both the technical concepts that make up the blockchain and their role in business-relevant applications.

What You'll Learn

  • What the blockchain is
  • Why it is needed and what problem it solves
  • Why there is so much excitement about the blockchain and its potential
  • Major components and their purpose
  • How various components of the blockchain work and interact
  • Limitations, why they exist, and what has been done to overcome them
  • Major application scenarios

Who This Book Is For

Everyone who wants to get a general idea of what blockchain technology is, how it works, and how it will potentially change the financial system as we know it


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4
   Thorough coverage, great explanations, clear metaphors that make the concepts more tangible
I give this book 4.5-stars. It is a bit vague and hand-wavy, but that is way better than being pedantic and repetitive, like most other authors. And it is easy to skim through some repetitive material. Otherwise, it is a non-technical book that explains the mechanics of how bitcoin works, and is easy to grasp for terrific people. And he illustrates concepts with great metaphors that are easy to imagine and help to grasp what is otherwise very difficult to picture in a tangible way.
 
5
   Elegantly done!
This is laid out very clearly. It explains blockchain within the broader context of distributed networks and systematically places the key technical elements and concepts incorporated into blockchain. It makes a real use of analogies from great life to explain concepts. It provides sufficient technical detail to understand a feeling that they leave the basics. I think it is a great primer for those interested in learning about blockchain, but who want more than the superficial treatment of the subject, who don 't want to drown in esoteric technical detail.
 
5
   Easily one of the best books on Blockchain
The author is methodical and pre-ise and if you complete the book, you will get a solid conceptual understanding of blockchain technology.
 
5
   Finally, I get it!
After spending way too much time trying to get to the bottom of this topic using YouTube videos and web articles, I decided to learn it the old way with a well written, carefully targeted book by solid and knowledgeable author. This book is presented in a series of 25 short chapters, each a tight, but highly informative addition to the previous chapter. By chapter 8 I finally saw where all this was going, but still had some questions. It turns out that, thanks to Mr. Drescher, blockchain is not as scarydifficult as I had assumed.
 
5
   Excellent primer. Its step-by-step approach might test some readers' ...
A great primer. Its step-by-step approach could test the patience of some readers, but I found it very helpful in cementing my understanding. I particularly like that it is somewhat free-and-cheap. It is very honest about Blockchain's challenges. What struck me is that with the amount of effort the blockchain goes through to achieve its goals, you really need an appropriate use case that requires *requires* a distributed, peer-to-peer architecture and non-trusted nodes, plus can tolerate eventual consistency. Really helpful. ''
 
5
   Excellent Blockchain Book - Beginners to Intermediate
If you are serious about understanding blockchain and need help conceptualizing the basics, look no further.
 
5
   The best book for blockchain
It is really the best book of how blockchain is explained even for people who do not master many of the technological and mathematical concepts. I recommend everyone who has just started and those who already have a time in this world to develop new ways to explain this disruptive technology.
 
3
   If it could be revised and edited to be more concise then it would improve the quality a great deal.
The information is helpful and I learn a lot, but the book tends to be very repetitive. If it could be re-edited and edited to be more concise, it would improve the quality a great deal.
 
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