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NextBlock Global raises $20-million in first fundraising round

With online currencies such as bitcoin and ether capturing the imagination of tech-savvy investors, a new Canadian company is looking to give investors exposure to the volatile and fast-moving world of blockchain technology. NextBlock Global, an investment company...

WEF Report: Realizing the Potential of Blockchain

Alex Tapscott and I wrote this report in collaboration with the world economic forum to provide to better self organize and govern these resources more effectively. We hope that this will make a difference for everyone in the community who cares about ensuring that...

The Token Economy: An Interview with Benjamin Roberts

Don Tapscott Interviews Benjamin Roberts about The Token Economy Abridged from a conversation on June 20, 2017 in Toronto Ben, the topic is tokens. Can you stand back and give you views about what this is all about? We...

The Internet of Things Needs A Ledger of Things

Animating the Objects in our Environment Using emerging software and technologies, we can instill intelligence into existing infrastructure such as a power grid by adding smart devices that can communicate with one another, reconfigure themselves depending upon...

Mark Carney has seeded a revolution by embracing fintech

Alex Tapscott is chief executive officer and founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, an advisory firm building industry-leading blockchain businesses. He is co-author, with Don Tapscott, of Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money,...

Blockchain Panel in London

After Alex Tapscott's speech in London, he moderated a panel of experts to discuss blockchain: https://youtu.be/Fld7BF8DdoE

Here’s Europe’s Answer to the Mess That Brexit Left

It’s time for a digital euro. Don Tapscott and his son Alex Tapscott are authors of the book, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business and the World. While the UK and the world grapple with the implications of last week’s...

Announcing: The Blockchain Revolution Ideapod Challenge

Today we’re launching a contest. Answer the video question and you’ll contribute to a better future (oh and win some cool prizes!). As you may already know, I am a passionate enthusiast about technology to leverage the power of human potential. In my 1994 book The...

Blockchain – The Key to Powering Prosperity?

This article is written by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott. It can create a true sharing economy. Prosperity first and foremost is about one’s standard of living. To achieve it, people must have the means, tools, and opportunities to create material wealth and thrive...

Blockchain and the CIO: a new model for IT

The most important emerging technology for the enterprise – and therefore the CIO – is not big data, the social web, artificial intelligence, robotics or the cloud – it’s blockchain. The digital revolution is bringing a new and radically different platform for...

Is the future of business a company without workers, managers, or a CEO?

These days, it’s hardly surprising to hear that a hot new startup has received gobs of money from eager investors. But a new company called the DAO (short for “decentralized autonomous organization”) is not your average startup. The DAO, designed to serve as a kind of...

How Blockchain Technology Can Reinvent The Power Grid

The Internet of Things is challenging regulated utilities. A power pole collapses at 8 p.m. on a hot night in the remote outback of Australia. This is a problem for William and Olivia Munroe, who raise sheep and cattle 100 miles outside an old gold mining town on the...

Here’s Why the Blockchain Powers Prosperity

It can create a true sharing economy. Prosperity first and foremost is about one’s standard of living. To achieve it, people must have the means, tools, and opportunities to create material wealth and thrive economically. But for us it includes more—security of the...

How the Tech Behind Bitcoin Will Change Your Life

By Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott It appears that once again, the technological genie has been unleashed from its bottle. Summoned by an unknown person or persons at an uncertain time in history, the genie is now at our service for another kick at the can—to transform...

Commentary: Five myths about the Blockchain revolution

by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott Blockchain technology is the most important invention in computing in a generation because, for the first time in human history, we have at our disposal a truly native digital medium for peer-to-peer value exchange. Blockchain, a vast...