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River Publishers Series in Security and Digital Forensics Series

Blockchain Technology and Applications

Hardback
August 2020
9788770221061
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    River Publishers
  • Published
    31st August 2020
  • ISBN 9788770221061
  • Language English
  • Pages 200 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$105.00
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September 2020
9788770221054
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  • Publisher
    River Publishers
  • Published
    25th September 2020
  • ISBN 9788770221054
  • Language English
  • Pages 200 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$105.00

Blockchain is an emerging technology that can radically improve transactions security at banking, supply chain, and other transaction networks. It’s estimated that Blockchain will generate $3.1 trillion in new business value by 2030. Essentially, it provides the basis for a dynamic distributed ledger that can be applied to save time when recording transactions between parties, remove costs associated with intermediaries, and reduce risks of fraud and tampering. This book explores the fundamentals and applications of Blockchain technology. Readers will learn about the decentralized peer-to-peer network, distributed ledger, and the trust model that defines Blockchain technology. They will also be introduced to the basic components of Blockchain (transaction, block, block header, and the chain), its operations (hashing, verification, validation, and consensus model), underlying algorithms, and essentials of trust (hard fork and soft fork). Private and public Blockchain networks similar to Bitcoin and Ethereum will be introduced, as will concepts of Smart Contracts, Proof of Work and Proof of Stack, and cryptocurrency including Facebook’s Libra will be elucidated. Also, the book will address the relationship between Blockchain technology, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation and Quantum Computing.

Readers will understand the inner workings and applications of this disruptive technology and its potential impact on all aspects of the business world and society. A look at the future trends of Blockchain Technology will be presented in the book.

Preface
Introduction
1. Introduction to Blockchain
2. Consensus Protocols
3. Key Blockchain Use Cases
4. Important Topics in Blockchain
5. Decentralized Applications – DApps
6. Using Blockchain to Secure IoT
7. IoT and Blockchain: Challenges and Risks
8. IoT, AI and Blockchain: Catalysts for Digital Transformation
9. Myths about Blockchain Technology
10. Cybersecurity & Blockchain
11. Blockchain and AI: A Perfect Match?
12. Quantum Computing and Blockchain: Facts and Myths
13. Cryptocurrency: To Libra or not To Libra
14. Future Trends of Blockchain

Ahmed Banafa

Professor Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with a focus on IoT, blockchain, cybersecurity and AI. He is the recipient of a Certificate of Honor from the City and County of San Francisco and the Author & Artist Award 2019 of San Jose State University. He was named number 1 tech voice to follow, technology fortune teller and influencer by LinkedIn in 2018, his research has been featured in Forbes, IEEE and MIT Technology Review, and he has been interviewed by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, BBC, NPR and Fox. He is a member of the MIT Technology Review Global Panel. He is the author of the book Secure and Smart Internet of Things (IoT) using Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) which won 3 awards, the San Jose State University Author & Artist Award, One of the Best Technology eBooks of all Time Award, and One of the Best AI Model Books of All Time Award. His second book was Blockchain Technology and Applications used at Stanford University and other prestigious schools in the USA. He studied Electrical Engineering at Lehigh University, Cybersecurity at Harvard University and Digital Transformation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Blockchain, IoT, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Hashing, Verification, Validation, Consensus Model, Cybersecurity, Smart Contracts, Digital Transformation, Hard Fork, Soft Fork, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Decentralized Peer-To-Peer Network, Transaction Networks, Cryptocurrency, Block Header, Proof of Work, Proof of Stack, SHA-256 Hash, Encryption, Digital Mining, Private Blockchain, Public Blockchain, Federated Blockchain, Consortium Blockchain, Decentralized Applications, Genesis Block, Initial Coin Offering, Merkle Tree, Private Key, Public Key, Satoshi Nakamoto, Hot Wallet, Cold Wallet, 51% Attack, Digital Signature, Turing Complete, Permissioned Blockchain, Double Spend