Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World
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Publisher: Penguin Books LTD
Date: November 2017
Duration: 15 hours 3 minutes
'What a spectacular book. Mind-blowing in its expansiveness and profundity. It makes me think we're at one of those times in technological, economic and social history where the sky is the limit' Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer and Chief Scientist at Prima Data
'The Tapscotts have written the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption. Likely to become one of the iconic books of our time' Clay Christensen, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and author of The Innovator's Dilemma
'Occasionally a book comes along that changes the global discourse. This is likely to be one of those books. Blockchains are at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution and the Tapscotts lucidity explain why and how to capture the opportunity and avoid dangers' Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum
The first book to explain why blockchain technology will fundamentally change our lives
Blockchain is the ingeniously simple technology that powers Bitcoin. But it is much more than that, too. It is a public ledger to which everyone has access, but which no single person controls. It allows for companies and individuals to collaborate with an unprecedented degree of trust and transparency. It is cryptographically secure, but fundamentally open. And soon it will be everywhere.
In Blockchain Revolution, Don and Alex Tapscott reveal how this game-changing technology will shape the future of the world economy, dramatically improving everything from healthcare records to online voting, and from insurance claims to artist royalty payments. Brilliantly researched and highly accessible, this is the essential text on the next major paradigm shift. Read it, or be left behind.
'Blockchain Revolution is a highly readable introduction to a bamboozling but increasingly important field' - Guardian
Don Tapscott is one of the most influential living theorists about business and society. He is the bestselling author of Wikinomics, The Digital Economy, and a dozen other acclaimed books about technology, business, and society.
Alex Tapscott is the CEO and founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, an advisory firm building blockchain companies. Previously, he worked for seven years in investment banking in New York and Toronto.