The Bytes Behind Blocks: An Architect’s Guide to Blockchain by Nelson Petracek with Foreword by Miguel Torres
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The Bytes Behind Blocks: An Architect’s Guide to Blockchain
Much of the overwhelming amount of material on blockchain does not take an enterprise-first mindset. Instead, it takes a vendor-specific view — or promises a better life after discarding our current financial systems in favor of Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. While these perspectives are important, today’s enterprise needs to understand the why. Why blockchain might make sense, why should it be considered, and why it is relevant. This book presents a practical view on blockchain for the enterprise, covering:
- Overall fit and use in enterprise software architectures
- Use cases, myths, and misconceptions
- Associated topics such as distributed ledger technology, smart contracts, consensus, identity, security, privacy, and tokenization
- Key topics to track into the future
Blockchain is changing rapidly, as are the surrounding frameworks and regulations. It is easy to get lost in the maze of terms and technologies! Let this book be your guide, and enter this world armed with the knowledge needed to make your own choices, and the questions to ask along the way.
About the Author - Nelson Petracek
Frequent Speaker and Chief Technology Officer Nelson Petracek helps shape the development of TIBCO technology platforms and products. With over 20 years’ experience, he draws upon his deep knowledge of blockchain, APIs, Cloud, event-driven architectures, analytical applications, and other innovation areas to advise on information creation and delivery patterns.