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Introduction

Blockchain-related technologies are growing at a rapid pace with new developments, announcements, and investments occurring on a near-daily basis. This activity isn’t restricted to financial services, and is now occurring across all industries.

Highlights

  • Blockchains, and broader distributed ledger technologies, are in essence a shared database technology allowing for a decentralized way of exchanging data. Financial service transactions are the most obvious use case, but this technology is applicable to a wide range of uses, such as automated smart contracts, document management, identity service, product authentication, and the Internet of Things.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain a top-level view of what blockchain technology is and what role it might it play in your organization.
  • Understand which components of blockchain are most relevant to vendors and enterprises alike.

Key questions answered

  • What is blockchain? How do blockchains work? Is it all just Bitcoin?
  • How is the blockchain sector evolving? What are vendors doing in this space?
  • How advanced is blockchain technology? Is it ready for commercial deployment?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Blockchain for Beginners

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