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TED TALKS: How the blockchain is changing money and business Don Tapscott

TED TALKS: How The Blockchain Is Changing Money and Business | Don Tapscott

Confused about things such as blockchain, crypto or digital currencies vs. fiat currencies, dentralized vs. decentralized financial transactions and banking, digital assets, cryptography? Here is one of the best explanations I've seen or heard … please take the time to watch and listen to this presentation from Don Tapscott via Ted Talks … and feel free to share, as plenty of people still need to learn about where technology is headed … 

What is the blockchain? If you don't know, you should; if you do know, chances are you still need some clarification on how it actually works. Don Tapscott is here to help, demystifying this world-changing, trust-building technology which, he says, represents nothing less than the second generation of the internet and holds the potential to transform money, business, government and society.


Don Tapscott, Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology in business and society. He has authored 16 books, including "Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything," which has been translated into over 25 languages.

Why You Should Listen

A leading analyst of innovation and the impacts of technology, Don Tapscott has authored or co-authored 15 widely read books about various aspects of the reshaping of our society and economy. His work Wikinomics counts among the most influential business books of the last decade. His new book The Blockchain Revolution, co-authored with his son, Alex, discusses the blockchain, the distributed-database technology that's being deployed well beyond its original application as the public ledger behind Bitcoin. In the book, they analyze why blockchain technology will fundamentally change the internet — how it works, how to use it and its promises and perils.

Tapscott is an adjunct professor of management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, a Senior Advisor at the World Economic Forum and an Associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

What Others Say

“With Blockchain Revolution, 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, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma

Heiko Closhen, Entrepreneur