Blockchain For Dummies


  • Format: PDF
  • Pages: 235
  • Published Date: 2017


Blockchain For Dummies explains the basics of blockchains, smart contracts, and cryptocurrencies. You probably picked up this book because you’ve heard about blockchains, know they’re important, but have no idea what they are, how they work, or why you should care. This book answers all these questions in easy-to-understand terms. This book is a bit different than just about any other blockchain book on the market. It provides a survey of all the key blockchains in the public market, how they work, what they do, and something useful you can try with them today.

This book also covers the landscape of blockchain technology and points out some of the key things to be aware of for your own blockchain projects. Here, you find out how to install an Ethereum wallet, create and execute a smart contract, make entries into Bitcoin and Factom, and earn cryptocurrencies. In this book, you find helpful advice for navigating the blockchain world and cryptocurrencies that run them. You also find practical step-by-step tutorials that will build your understanding of how blockchains work and where they add value. You don’t need a background in programming, economics, or world affairs to understand this book, but I do touch on all these subjects because blockchain technology intersects all of them.


  • Introducing Blockchain
  • Picking a Blockchain
  • Getting Your Hands on Blockchain
  • Beholding the Bitcoin Blockchain
  • Encountering the Ethereum Blockchain
  • Regarding the Ripple Blockchain
  • Finding the Factom Blockchain
  • Digging into DigiByte
  • Getting Your Hands on Hyperledger
  • Applying Microsoft Azure
  • Getting Busy on IBM Bluemix
  • Financial Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance
  • Government
  • Other Industries
  • Ten Free Blockchain Resources
  • The Ten Rules to Never Break on the Blockchain
  • Ten Top Blockchain Projects