Blockchain and Web3: Building the Cryptocurrency, Privacy, and Security Foundations of the Metaverse

  • 11h 38m 56s
  • Ken Huang, Winston Ma
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

In Blockchain and Web3, two tech and finance experts deliver a comprehensive and accessible guide to the present and future of blockchain technology and how it will form the foundation of a new, better internet.

To support a concept as bold as the Metaverse, we need several orders of magnitude more powerful computing capability, accessible at much lower latencies, across a multitude of devices and screens. You'll discover how blockchain can accelerate data flow, exchange, and transactions to create and transfer value around the world and, at the same time, how it can be used to protect user data privacy and security with decentralized web infrastructures. The book also includes: discussions of how sovereign governments are entering the blockchain fray and how their entry, especially with CBDC digital currency, shapes the conversations around Web3; explorations of whether we will ever realize the holy grail of blockchain tech: interoperability to compete with Big Tech platforms; and a discussion of new security and privacy issues rising from the intersection of Blockchain, Web3, and Metaverse.

A fascinating and eye-opening treatment of the past, present, and future of blockchain and the role it will play on the internet and metaverse, Blockchain and Web3 is a truly original and engaging discussion of a timely and critical topic.

About the Author

Winston Ma is an investor, attorney, author, and adjunct professor in the global digital economy. He is a co-founder and managing partner of CloudTree Ventures and the board chairman of Nasdaq-listed MCAA, a European tech SPAC. Prior to that, he was head of North America Office for CIC, the deputy head of equity capital markets at Barclays Capital, a vice president at JPMorgan investment banking, and a corporate lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. He is the author of bestselling books including The Hunt for Unicorns and The Digital War.

Ken Huang is CEO of DistributedApps and chair of Blockchain Security Working Group for Cloud Security Alliance in the Great China Region. Over the past 18 years, he has worked on application security, identity access management, cloud security, and blockchain for the fintech industry and health care industry. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional since 2007 and is the author of Blockchain Security Technical Guide, published by China Machine Press in 2018.

In this Audiobook

  • CHAPTER 1 - Metaverse: Convergence of Tech and Business Models
  • CHAPTER 2 - Blockchain, the Backbone of Web3
  • CHAPTER 3 - Cryptocurrencies and Tokenomics
  • CHAPTER 4 - DeFi (Decentralized Finance): Bankless Metaverse
  • CHAPTER 5 - NFTs, Creator Economy, and Open Metaverse
  • CHAPTER 6 - Blockchain Gaming in Metaverse
  • CHAPTER 7 - Metaverse Privacy: Blockchain vs. Big Tech
  • CHAPTER 8 - Metaverse Security
  • CHAPTER 9 - Public Crypto, Government CBDC, and Big Tech CoinPublic Crypto, Government CBDC, and Big Tech Coin
  • CHAPTER 10 - Web3 Creator Economy on Blockchain