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The Business Blockchain Audiobook

The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology

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The definitive pioneering blueprint covering the what, why, and how of the blockchain.

Blockchains are new technology layers that rewire the Internet and threaten to side-step older legacy constructs and centrally served businesses. At its core, a blockchain injects trust into the network, cutting off some intermediaries from serving that function and creatively disrupting how they operate. Metaphorically, blockchains are the ultimate non-stop computers. Once launched, they never go down, and offer an incredible amount of resiliency, making them dependable and attractive for running a new generation of decentralized services and software applications.

The Business Blockchain charts new territory in advancing our understanding of the blockchain by unpacking its elements like no other before. William Mougayar anticipates a future that consists of thousands, if not millions of blockchains that will enable not only frictionless value exchange, but also a new flow of value, redefining roles, relationships, power, and governance. In this book, Mougayar makes two other strategic assertions. First, the blockchain has polymorphic characteristics; its application will result in a multiplicity of effects. Second, we shouldn't ask ourselves what problems the blockchain solves, because that gives us a narrow view on its potential. Rather, we should imagine new opportunities, and tackle even more ambitious problems that cross organizational, regulatory and mental boundaries.

Drawing on 34 years of technology industry experience as an executive, analyst, consultant, entrepreneur, startup mentor, author, blogger, educator, thought leader, and investor, William Mougayar describes a future that is influenced by fundamental shifts brought by blockchain technology as the catalyst for change. William Mougayar has been described as the most sophisticated blockchain business thinker. He is a blockchain industry insider whose work has already shaped and influenced the understanding of blockchain for people around the world via his generous blogging and rigorous research insights. He is a direct participant in the crypto-technology market, working alongside startups, entrepreneurs, pioneers, leaders, innovators, creators, enterprise executives, and practitioners; in addition to being an investor, advisor, and board member in some of the leading organizations in this space, such as the Ethereum Foundation, OpenBazaar, and Coin Center.

Just as the Internet created new possibilities that we didn't foresee in its early years, the blockchain will give rise to new business models and ideas that may still be invisible.

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©2016 William Mougayar (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Ash Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom 25/01/2017
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    "Good summary, not too much more..."

    It's a good book, and is well read, but doesn't contain a huge amount of information you couldn't get by spending an hour googling and reading blog posts / articles.

    I'm fairly sold on the blockchain concept and high level applications, I was really looking for more depth. Rather than fifty fleetingly described ideas I'd have rather heard fifteen but with deeper detail.

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    Good overall view, breaks down concepts clearly. Worth a listen as an introduction to the topic.

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  • Paul
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    "Blockchain is the future"

    Great for those that want to fully explore the possibilities, as well as limitations of blockchain as it gradually integrates into society. This book will open your eyes to why Blockchain technology is so revolutionary, often making comparisons to the early days of the internet. I will be coming back to this book often over the years to remind myself of the days where Blockchain was in it's infancy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gary Heredia
    21/06/17
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    "Oksy"

    It's okay. Doesn't really teach you too much about Blockchain. Rather just mentions the potential etc

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  • logan102
    06/08/17
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    "New Information"

    Great book. It is hard to find books on such an emerging subject matter. I was glad I purchased and you won't be disappointed.

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  • Philomath
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    "Blockchain and the next generation of networking"

    A truly fascinating evolution to the existing internet, may be just as profound as the web.

    The authors were not technical and not too simplistic in their analysis of the technology of the blockchain. Although it was more catered towards business specifically financial institutions.

    The block chain has always been associated with crypto currency since bitcoin was the initial innovator. It's really a simple idea that can expand to include very complex innovations that reach well beyond business. The idea that the many can better do what the single can, even if the single is an expert.

    The authors explained this as a decentralised system where operations, authentications, certifications etc. can be spread across many individually autonomous nodes (computers) thus eliminating the middle men and vastly reducing costs while providing better and quicker service.

    This idea, or to put it more precisely, network philosophy, is a threat to governments, old school businesses, financial institutions, and jobs in general. The author unfortunately did not touch on some implications.

    Again a technology that is on the move and probably unstoppable by any government or regulators, and a major disruptor to our way of life, while having the potential to transform the world hopefully to a more efficient machine.

    An important subject, as indicated by the high rating given. The author could have said more though.

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  • Samtagri
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    "Boooooooring"

    The writer and voice reader collaborate on putting you to sleep. I have been listening to the book for 20 minutes and all the books did so far was repeating over and over and over that blockchains are going to revolutionize the world. How? Why? Who knows. I won't know because I'm returning this book and finding another one.

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  • Terry Peterson
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    29/06/17
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    "Wealth of Ideas obfuscated with information"

    Without question I enjoyed this book. The author is very clearly knowledgeable on the topic. At times rambling through attempts to explain his thoughts on what the reality is or future potential is with blockchain technology.

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