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Blockchain Explained

by Simon Allardice

A short, pragmatic, business-focused introduction to blockchain.

What you'll learn

With a focus on real-world business applications over cryptocurrency, we’ll get past the misconceptions and hype around blockchain, cover the most important ideas and terminology—making sense of terms like distributed ledgers, smart contracts, cryptographic hashing, and consensus— explore the blockchain platforms, and cover multiple scenarios to show where blockchain could be useful for your company or business.

About the author

Simon is Creative Director and Principal Author at Pluralsight. With over three decades of software development experience, he's programmed in every discipline: from finance to transportation, nuclear reactors to game development. Prior to joining Pluralsight, Simon was the principal developer author at His first video course released back in 2002: since then, his popular courses have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of developers. His current focus is both on the new — the latest... more

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