Beyond Bitcoin and the world of cryptocurrencies, blockchain is an extraordinary technology that is revealing a surprising transformative power impacting all the industries. Blockchain requires a paradigm shift toward disintermediation and antifragility, which is today even more necessary for business and society. In this book, the reader will find a representation of the entire blockchain ecosystem from a pragmatic point of view that encompasses actual cases of organizations, companies, and communities that are already working hard to realize it. To understand an ecosystem so mutable and fragmented and not get lost in its complexity, it is essential to focus on the most crucial factor: the impact that these technologies can have on our lives in all the world. A new financial platform, a new way of distributing goods, a new approach to social media, a new market for fine art, a new kinds of governance (yes, also political) are some of the domains impacted by the blockchain that the book analyzes. This revolution is not happening only in Silicon Valley but in multiple hubs around the world, including New York, Zug, Shangai, London, Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore, Tallin, and more. Moreover, the Author covers the impact of blockchain on the world of work both for traditional companies that seek to incorporate the new technology in their business model and for native blockchain organizations and communities, which are driving the technology towards mass adoption.
Nicola Attico is an author, speaker, and consultant who works in the field of digital transformation, automation, and blockchain. He is the author of various articles, books, and blogs about blockchain and its transformational potential. After earning his MSc in Physics, he was a researcher at the University of Pisa and a visiting scientist at MIT in Cambridge. Nicola Attico is following the evolution of the blockchain space since the early days striving for linking business with technology. The first edition of Blockchain is a best-selling book praised for his «scientific wisdom and technological passion».