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  • A team of IBM’s leading blockchain consultants focus on real business outcomes and transformations
  • Understand blockchain technology, ecosystems, business models, implementation strategies, governance, and emerging capabilities
  • Explore a wide spectrum of industry-specific and cross-industry use cases

Description

  • Copyright 2019
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 224
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-558135-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-558135-3

The Pragmatic Guide to Driving Value and Disrupting Markets with Blockchain

“Much has been written about blockchain in the past few years: what it is and what it is not (at various levels of detail), as well as the technology’s long-term strategic value for companies, industries, and economies. However, what we’ve been missing is a practical, operational, ‘how to’ set of steps for creating, implementing, and operating a blockchain-based solution. This book aims to fill that gap. It’s an invaluable tool for anyone ready to take the plunge and start taking advantage of this remarkable technology.”

–Irving Wladawsky-Berger, research affiliate, MIT; columnist, WSJ CIO Journal; VP Emeritus, IBM

Blockchain enables enterprises to reinvent processes and business models and to pursue radically disruptive applications. Blockchain for Business is a concise, accessible, and pragmatic guide to both the technology and the opportunities it creates.  

Authored by three experts from IBM’s Enterprise Blockchain practice, it introduces industry-specific and cross-industry use cases, and reviews best-practice approaches to planning and delivering blockchain projects. With a relentless focus on real-world business outcomes, the authors reveal what blockchain can do, what it can’t do yet, and where it’s headed.

  • Understand five elements that make blockchain so disruptive: transparency, immutability, security, consensus, and smart contracts
  • Explore key use cases: cross-border payments, food and drug safety, provenance, trade finance, clinical trials, land registries, and more
  • See how trusted blockchain networks are facilitating entirely new business models
  • Compare blockchain types: permissioned, permissionless, private, public, federated, and hybrid
  • Anticipate key technical, business, regulatory, and governance challenges
  • Build blockchain financial models, investment rubrics, and risk frameworks
  • Organize and manage teams to transform blockchain plans into reality

Whether you’re a senior decision maker, technical professional, customer, or investor, Blockchain for Business will help you cut through the hype and objectively assess blockchain’s potential in your business.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

About the Authors


Chapter 1: Introduction to Blockchain

Chapter 2: Opportunities and Challenges

Chapter 3: Understanding the Technology Landscape

Chapter 4: Business of Business Models

Chapter 5: Developing a Governance Structure for Blockchain Networks

Chapter 6: Building a Team to Drive Blockchain Projects

Chapter 7: Understanding Financial Models, Investment Rubrics, and Model Risk Frameworks

Chapter 8: Looking Ahead: Futures


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