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Blockchain Revolution

The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the global economy has arrived, and it’s not big data, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars or solar energy; it’s blockchain. The second generation of the digital revolution —powered by blockchain technology—is bringing us the Internet of value: a new, distributed platform that can help users reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better. Don Tapscott, co-author of Blockchain Revolution, argues that blockchain technology will not only transform financial services, but also the structure of the corporation, animate the internet of things, recast the role of government, and fix the music industry, while having profound implications for competitiveness, business strategy, architecture, and leadership.


Don Tapscott

Co-author, Blockchain Revolution and Wikinomics
Author, The Digital Economy

Don Tapscott has been advancing ground-breaking concepts for over 3 decades. His 1992 bestseller Paradigm Shift helped coin the seminal management concept, and in 1995 his book The Digital Economy changed business thinking about the transformational nature of the Internet. Tapscott’s most recent book Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology behind bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World has been a bestseller in Canada since its release in May 2016, and has been featured in nearly every major publication in North America since then. He has since co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute in Toronto which is dedicated to conducting deep research into how blockchain will impact business and society over the next decade. Thinkers50, the definitive list of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world, listed him as the 4th most influential management thinker alive in 2015 and 2013.

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