Mastering Blockchain: Unlocking the Power of Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, and Decentralized Applications

  • 8h 27m 23s
  • Daniel Cawrey, Lorne Lantz
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

The future will be increasingly distributed. As the publicity surrounding Bitcoin and blockchain has shown, distributed technology and business models are gaining popularity. Yet the disruptive potential of this technology is often obscured by hype and misconception. This detailed guide distills the complex, fast-moving ideas behind blockchain into an easily digestible reference manual, showing what's really going on under the hood.

Finance and technology pros will learn how a blockchain works as they explore the evolution and current state of the technology, including the functions of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts. This book is for anyone evaluating whether to invest time in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. Go beyond buzzwords and see what the technology really has to offer.

In this book, you'll learn why Bitcoin was fundamentally important in blockchain's birth; how Ethereum has created a fertile ground for new innovations like Decentralized Finance, Non-Fungible Tokens, and Flash Loans; how cryptocurrencies are used by criminals to carry out nefarious activities; and how enterprise and governments are leveraging the blockchain. You'll also discover the challenges of scaling and forking a blockchain; find out how different blockchains work; and learn the language of blockchain as industry terms are explained.

About the Author

Lorne Lantz is the founder of Breadcrumbs, an online tool that easily traces the flow of funds on the Blockchain. He was a technical editor for the book Mastering Bitcoin and has produced educational videos on blockchain. With almost a decade worth of blockchain experience spanning from Silicon Valley to Asia, Lorne has founded several tech startups from a Bitcoin remittance service, a cryptocurrency wallet, a Bitcoin Point of Sale system, to crypto arbitrage bots.

Daniel Cawrey first became involved with blockchain technology at CoinDesk, the largest information resource in the cryptocurrency industry, where he has been a contributor since 2013. For almost a decade, Daniel has worked on and advised many blockchain-based projects, including running a cryptocurrency hedge fund for several years. He has an information science degree from Central Michigan University.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Origins of Blockchain Technology
  • Chapter 2 - Cryptocurrency Fundamentals
  • Chapter 3 - Forks and Altchains
  • Chapter 4 - The Evolution to Ethereum
  • Chapter 5 - Tokenize Everything
  • Chapter 6 - Market Infrastructure
  • Chapter 7 - Decentralizing Finance and the Web
  • Chapter 8 - Catch Me If You Can
  • Chapter 9 - Other Blockchains
  • Chapter 10 - The Future of Blockchain