9780135581353

Blockchain for Business

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    9780135581353

  • ISBN10:

    0135581354

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-05-09
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

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The Pragmatic Guide to Driving Value and Disrupting Markets with Blockchain


"Blockchain’s potential to transform businesses has generated a tremendous amount of excitement across industries. However, it can be difficult for decision makers to develop a practical approach to blockchain for their specific business requirements. By identifying and clearly describing the value of blockchain for enterprises, as well as the processes required to harness blockchain to achieve business objectives, Blockchain for Business presents a startlingly concise yet comprehensive roadmap for business leaders. This book is an excellent resource for anyone looking to leverage blockchain to transform their business."

Dr. Won-Pyo Hong, President & CEO of Samsung SDS


“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


"I will never be able to adequately express how useful this book will be to my class. In addition the great chapters on cybersecurity, I loved the Integration Models, especially 'Coexistence with Systems of Record.' Legacy integration with Blockchain is a critical barrier, and you nailed it!"

Thomas Doty, JD, LLM - Adjunct Professor, University of New Hampshire Law

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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Author Biography

Jai Singh Arun is Program Director, Research Business Development & Strategy at IBM Research. He drives IBM’s blockchain and identity-related solutions business strategy, go-to market offerings, and execution.

 

Jerry Cuomo, IBM Fellow and Vice President of Blockchain Technologies, leads the definition of IBM’s blockchain platform strategy and offerings. He cofounded the Hyperledger Project to deliver open source business blockchain software.

 

Nitin Gaur, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Director of IBM Blockchain Labs, is building IBM’s “blockchain for enterprise” practice and has pioneered its enterprise blockchain strategy.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Opportunity and Challenges with Blockchain
3. Understanding the Technology Landscape
4. Business of Business Models
5. Developing a Governance Structure for Blockchain Networks
6. Building a Team to Drive Blockchain Projects
7. Understanding Financials: Investment, ROI and Risk Models
8. Looking Ahead: Futures

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