The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology

  • 5h 11m 54s
  • William Mougayar
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

The definitive pioneering blueprint covering the what, why, and how of the blockchain

Blockchains are new technology layers that rewire the Internet and threaten to side-step older legacy constructs and centrally served businesses. At its core, a blockchain injects trust into the network, cutting off some intermediaries from serving that function and disrupting how they operate. Metaphorically, blockchains are the ultimate non-stop computers. Once launched, they never go down, and offer an incredible amount of resiliency.

The Business Blockchain charts new territory in advancing our understanding of the blockchain by unpacking its elements like no other before. William Mougayar anticipates a future that consists of thousands, if not millions of blockchains that will enable not only frictionless value exchange, but also a new flow of value, redefining roles, relationships, power, and governance. In this book, Mougayar makes two other strategic assertions. First, the blockchain has polymorphic characteristics; its application will result in a multiplicity of effects. Second, we shouldn't ask what problems the blockchain solves, because that gives us a narrow view on its potential. Rather, we should imagine new opportunities, and tackle even more ambitious problems that cross organizational, regulatory, and mental boundaries.

About the Author

WILLIAM MOUGAYAR is general partner at Virtual Capital Ventures, an early stage tech fund. He is on the board of directors of OB1, the OpenBazaar open source protocol that is pioneering decentralized peer-to-peer commerce; a special advisor to the Ethereum Foundation; a member of OMERS Ventures board of advisors; an advisory board member to the Coin Center and Bloq; and founder of Startup Management.

William Mougayar has been described as the most sophisticated blockchain business thinker. He is a blockchain industry insider whose work has already shaped and influenced the understanding of blockchain for people around the world, via his generous blogging and rigorous research insights.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - What is the Blockchain?
  • Chapter 2 - How Blockchain Trust Infiltrates
  • Chapter 3 - Obstacles, Challenges, & Mental Blocks
  • Chapter 4 - Blockchain in Financial Services
  • Chapter 5 - Lighthouse Industries & New Intermediaries
  • Chapter 6 - Implementing Blockchain Technology
  • Chapter 7 - Decentralization as the Way Forward
  • Epilogue