Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World – with Alex Tapscott

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My guest this week is Alex Tapscott. Alex is the co-author of the critically acclaimed non-fiction bestseller Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World. A Definitive Guide for Business IT Leaders, this book is “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, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma)

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  1. Reclaim Control of your Privacy and Identity
  2. No, Privacy is Not Dead
  3. The benefits of ultimate User centric identity
  4. Revolutionizing Business, Institutions, and the Economy
  5. Learn about Types of Blockchains
  6. Why Blockchain is a trust protocol
  7. How Blockchain could disrupt the sharing economy’ with Uber and Airbnb for example
  8. The massive positive social impact

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About Alex

Alex Tapscott is a globally recognized thought-leader, speaker and writer focused on the impact of emerging technologies on business, society and government. Alex is the co-author (with Don Tapscott) of the critically acclaimed #1 Globe and Mail Non-fiction best-seller, BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION: HOW THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND BITCOIN IS CHANGING MONEY BUSINESS AND THE WORLD. His writing has been featured in TIME, Fortune, Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and dozens of other publications.
Alex is the founder and CEO of Northwest Passage Ventures, a social innovator. Alex currently sits on Advisory Board to Elections Canada, the independent, non-partisan agency responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums. He is also a founding Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Blockchain. Alex is a graduate of Amherst College (cum laude) and is a CFA Charterholder. He lives in Toronto.

How to get in touch with Alex Tapscott:


Northwest Passage Ventures 


Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money Business and the World


The Internet of Things Needs a Ledger of Things, Forbes Magazine

Contributing Articles, Forbes Magazine

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