The Blockchain Economy - A Primer
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The Blockchain Economy - A Primer

About the Book

This book is not a technical introduction to Blockchain technology; there's plenty of freely accessible material on that. Instead, this book makes the case that Blockchains will have at least as much economic impact in the 21st century as corporations in the 20th century.

The Blockchain Economy provides you different perspectives on the drastic potential of Blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every business or political system in existence today. 

Some of the ideas may appear evident to you; others may not yet. But in due time, many of them will be implemented in the real world by practitioners, programmers, and Blockchain architects. Myriads of new ideas and applications of Blockchain technology will see the light of the day. 

Due to the disruptive value proposition of providing permissionless, trusted, secure, and decentralized information management, these applications will create new blue oceans of opportunity, breaking out of the bloody red oceans of existing centralized financial infrastructures.

In particular, you'll learn about the economic impact of Bitcoin, decentralized finance (DeFi), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), censorship-resistance, governance, and many more key Blockchain concepts--and their impact on today's economy.

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Christian Mayer
Christian Mayer

Chris is the founder of the programming education company FINXTER, author of the Coffee Break Python series of self-published books, the popular programming book Python One-Liners (NoStarch 2020), a doctorate computer scientist, and owner of one of the top 10 Python blogs worldwide.

His research interests include graph theory and distributed systems.

You can join the FINXTER email academy and consume a large body of free email courses about various topics in computer science and programming.

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Reader Testimonials


Blockchain for Non-Techies

Great book in explaining the whole blockchain space to a non-technical person!


Strong Arguments - I Should Learn More About Blockchains!

I felt that you gave strong arguments on why blockchain is better. Each of your examples where blockchain can replace a certain aspect of our society is well explained. After reading the book I felt that I should learn more about blockchain regarding programming possibilities in Python.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Blockchain Will Be Your New Employer
  • Shareholders Becoming Tokenholders
  • Bitcoin the Ultimate Asset
  • Valuation of Blockchains
  • Governments on the Chain
  • Censor Me If You Can - Artwork That Cannot Be Destroyed or Altered
  • Summary and Outlook
  • Notes

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