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

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

Don Tapscott Alex Tapscott / Jun 24, 2019

Blockchain Revolution How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money Business and the World The first book to explain why blockchain technology will fundamentally change the Internet what it does and how we use itOver the past years no theorist of the digital age has better explained t

  • Title: Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World
  • Author: Don Tapscott Alex Tapscott
  • ISBN: 9780670069972
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The first book to explain why blockchain technology will fundamentally change the Internet, what it does, and how we use itOver the past 30 years, no theorist of the digital age has better explained the next big thing than Don Tapscott For example, in Wikinomics, Tapscott was the first to show how the Internet provides the first global platform for mass collaboration NowThe first book to explain why blockchain technology will fundamentally change the Internet, what it does, and how we use itOver the past 30 years, no theorist of the digital age has better explained the next big thing than Don Tapscott For example, in Wikinomics, Tapscott was the first to show how the Internet provides the first global platform for mass collaboration Now, he writes about a profound technological shift that will change how the world does business and everything else using blockchain technology, which powers the digital currency Bitcoin The Internet as we know it is great for collaboration and communication, but is deeply flawed when it comes to commerce and privacy The new blockchain technology facilitates peer to peer transactions without any intermediary such as a bank or governing body Keeping the user s information anonymous, the blockchain validates and keeps a permanent public record of all transactions That means that your personal information is private and secure, while all activity is transparent and incorruptible reconciled by mass collaboration and stored in code on a digital ledger With its advent, we will not need to trust one another in the traditional sense, because trust is built into the system itself Although many opportunities for the blockchain require a digital currency, Bitcoin is only one application of this great innovation in computer science The blockchain can hold any legal document, from deeds and marriage licences to educational degrees and birth certificates Call it the World Wide Ledger It enables smart contracts, decentralized autonomous organizations, decentralized government services, and transactions among things The Internet of Everything needs a Ledger of Everything the blockchain is a truly open, distributed, global platform that fundamentally changes what we can do online, how we do it, and who can participate Tapscott, writing with his son Alex, a financial analyst and technologist, argues that the blockchain will shape the next era of prosperity in finance, business, healthcare, education, governance, and beyond.

    Blockchain Revolution Blockchain Revolution by Don Tapscott Alex Tapscott Over years, no theorist of the digital age has better explained the next big thing than Don Tapscott For example, in Wikinomics Tapscott was the first to show how the Internet provides the first global platform for mass collaboration Now, he writes about a profound technological shift that will change how the world does business and everything Blockchain Revolution How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Blockchain Revolution is a such a strange juxtaposition of novel insight and academic laziness It s definitely a worthwhile read as an introduction to the business and social implications of blockchain technology, but it is fairly introductory and extremely one sided. Blockchain Revolution Don Tapscott Tapscott s latest book, entitled BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World is co authored by his son Alex Tapscott. Blockchain How the Fourth Industrial Revolution can help Blockchain has been called a pillar of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, comparing it to technologies such as the steam engine and the internet that triggered previous industrial revolutions It The Ultimate Blockchain Technology Guide A Revolution to Blockchain technology is the name of the new revolution that started to make its way into everything That day is not far away when we ll be able to merge our digital and real life industries fully. Blockchain Blockchain Blockchain Revolution Global BRG is the first truly worldwide enterprise leadership community for blockchain The inaugural BRG conference will be April What is Blockchain Technology A Step by Step Guide For computer connected to the blockchain network using a client that performs the task of validating and relaying transactions gets a copy of the blockchain, which gets downloaded automatically upon joining the blockchain network. What The Blockchain Revolution Means For CMOs forbes Mar , What The Blockchain Revolution Means For CMOs But blockchain has a wide variety of uses that have already started to shape consumer expectations, go to market strategy, and data collection Moving forward, the blockchain revolution will mean brands need to start positioning themselves differently in a world where decentralization and transparency are king. Blockchain Revolution Table of Contents Blockchain Revolution argues that the internet of value will transform our lives A must read book for our disruptive times Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey Company Blockchain Blockchain The invention of the blockchain for bitcoin made it the first digital currency to solve the double spending problem without the need of a trusted authority or central server The bitcoin design has inspired other applications.

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      • Don Tapscott Alex Tapscott

        Don is one of the world s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology and advises business and government leaders around the world In 2011 Don was named one of the world s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 He has authored or co authored 14 widely read books including the 1992 best seller Paradigm Shift His 1995 hit Digital Economychanged thinking around the world about the transformational nature of the Internet and two years later he defined the Net Generation and the digital divide in Growing Up Digital His 2000 work, Digital Capital, introduced seminal ideas like the business web and was described by BusinessWeek as pure enlightenment Wikinomics How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything was the best selling management book in 2007 and translated into over 25 languages.The Economist called his newest work Macrowikinomics New Solutions for a Connected Planet a Schumpeter ian story of creative destruction and the Huffington Post said the book is nothing less than a game plan to fix a broken world Over 30 years he has introduced many ground breaking concepts that are part of contemporary understanding His work continues as a the Chairman of Moxie Insight, a member of World Economic Forum, Adjunct Professor of Management for the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and Martin Prosperity Institute Fellow.


    574 Comments

    1. I should have known what I was getting myself into, having made an attempt to read Wikinomics by the same author before, and equally not being able to finish it: Blockchain Revolution is a wordy, inflated, largely uncritical praise of blockchain technology and how it's here to solve mankind's problems. The irritating thing is: despite it being so adamant about the superiority of the blockchain, I found the book to be unconvincing, full of hollow, superficial arguments and a good portion of wishf [...]


    2. I did not finish this book. What I read, and what I saw by skimming through the book, is an enthusiastic promotion of the IDEA of blockchains. The book lacked specific information as to exactly how blockchains are constructed and how they facilitate Bitcoin transactions. Maybe I missed something, but I was disappointed and give it one star.


    3. There are very few books that I start and don't finish and this is one of them. My problem with the book is that I don't think the authors understand the subject - Blockchain. They talk in analogies and don't actually tell you what Blockchain is - apart from it being the technology behind Bitcoin and how it has the potential to change the world. I think the book is about a case of writing about the subject first and not best. Avoid it.



    4. I skipped large chunks of this book because there's only so much breathless, exuberant techno-utopianism that one can stomach. What I hoped to read was a, perhaps somewhat enthusiastic description of what blockchains are, what experimentation has already happened, and what's currently being tried. This wasn't that book.


    5. This book promised a lot, but eventually delivered very less. I bought the book to get a hang of this new and exciting technology and how it can revolutionize the business world, but this books leaves a lot to be desired. There are hardly any discussions about how the technology is going to work in the real physical world. Everything in this book is like sandcastles in the air, a beautiful image in mind but nothing in concrete to be made use of. This book did a good job giving an overview of the [...]


    6. This book is a must read to understand and have ideas on all the promises of the Blockchain Technology and what is already being done today with it. Part 1 focus on explaining the tech behind BlockChain and its design principles, specially related to the new Dapps(Decentralized applications). Part 2 is focused on core industries and ares where the blockchain will create disruptions. I liked a lot chapter 5 on new business models and chapter 6 on the synergies of Blockchain and the Internet of Th [...]


    7. Reading this book reminded me a lot of a famous cartoon by Sidney Harris that was originally run in the American Scientist: two men are looking at a blackboard with complex equations in the upper-left and lower-right corners, and one of the men is pointing in the middle where it says THEN A MIRACLE OCCURS; the text below is "I think you should be more explicit here in step two". This book is full of wonderful things that the blockchain will bring us, but it doesn't explain how any of them will a [...]


    8. Um livro legal sobre como funciona a blockchain e suas possíveis aplicações. Começa com a explicação mais clara do que é minerar que já li e segue dando uma perspectiva legal de futuros usos da blockchain e criptomoedas que exploram novas possibilidades.A parte chata é que os autores realmente beberam o Kool-aid da blockchain e não se cansam de falar de como essa tecnologia vai mudar o mundo. Por um tempo é legal, mas acaba ficando cansativo quando começam a se repetir e alongar dema [...]


    9. I think the promises of blockchain and the hype surrounding it way outpaces the technology. I think the book is interesting in laying out what could happen, but it's a bit overly simplistic--too much cheerleading and not enough critical analysis. There are better books out there about blockchain and better books about the transformational possibilities of technology. Blockchain is probably the future, but you can easily grasp that from a TED talk instead of reading this long book about every pos [...]


    10. Purchased this book on Audible because local library did not have anything in audio format on blockchain topic which I am curious about. Listened also recently to a podcast with former Estonian president and ended up being hooked. Maybe some of the discussions are indeed close to wishful thinking (as one of the GR reviewers put it) but i really enjoy "imagine that" type of material nonetheless. Even if only for the sake of imagining. I also like to read about routines, processes, organization, a [...]


    11. I've been following Fred Wilson's newsletter for a little while now and have had a growing interest in blockchain technology. I was really excited about this book to learn about all its intricacies and applications, but was sorely disappointed. There are very few books I don't finish, and this is one of themThe writing is wordy, superfluous, and draws analogies from a lot of different historical characters and events for no apparent reason. Sometimes I feel like the author did so just to showcas [...]


    12. Hard slog but overall a great place to start if you want a high level, at times, idealistic view of the future. As I was reading, i couldn't help but feel the author was espousing all the positive, utopian aspects of Blockchain and the cynic in me was thinking "yes, but."If you're wanting a book that delves into detail of how the Block Chain works, this isn't it. However, there's lots of references and company names and startups who are in this space. Just bear in mind that there's constant chan [...]


    13. I am really surprised with all the bad reviews this book attracts on I liked it. Please bear in mind that this book is targeted at someone who is very new to blockchain and provides a high-level primer overview of whats what. It also does an awesome job of giving a glimpse of what blockchain can offer beyond bitcoin and other cryptocurrency use-cases.If you already know enough about blockchain or you expect a deep-dive analysis of the technology behind it - you need to look for an alternative s [...]


    14. The author is a True Believer, but he's also a financial analyst who has previously written bestsellers. Oh, and he owns a blockchain software company, so he might have some skin in the game. This book isn't about talking up Bitcoin, actually. It's about all of the fundamental shifts in economics that could occur if the blockchain technology is adapted appropriately. I couldn't follow it because I'm not strong on economics, but that's not his fault.


    15. Blockchain Revolution is a such a strange juxtaposition of novel insight and academic laziness It's definitely a worthwhile read as an introduction to the business and social implications of blockchain technology, but it is fairly introductory and extremely one-sided. Strengths: It's well written (expertly written) and easy to follow; it's full of new and exciting ideas; it's timely; it collects a vast number of quotations from current blockchain proponents and developers; it proposes some clear [...]


    16. What is the blockchain? Unlike the Internet, where information is stored on the servers of Google, , Microsoft and the like, the information that is the foundation of the blockchain phenomena exists within a distributed network. Rather than being siloed, and ultimately the property of the makers of the web pages and server farms we all use, a blockchain consists of multiple nodes around the world that are exact copies of each other. Whereas there is basically one world wide web, there are any nu [...]


    17. "Blockchain Revolution" by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott is basically a 14-hour PowerPoint presentation on Blockchain technology. It was difficult to get through. Essentially, it is a long series of slides with bullet points. A better introduction, I believe, would be to read any/all of the following three books: The Internet of Money by Andreas M. Antonopoulos. Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money by Nathaniel Popper. The Age of Cr [...]


    18. I should have known what to expect with this book and I'm angry at myself for buying it (although, I feel some small satisfaction that I did get the cheaper kindle version). But it wasn't supposed to end like this, blockchain is an interesting tech and Tapscott is considered to be an interesting speaker on this topic.At around 60% of the way through the book I began skipping a page now and then, then a few pages now and then, in order to hurry to the end. I have to confess, I quit reading the bo [...]


    19. This book is titled “Blockchain revolution – how the technology behind bitcoin is changing money, business and the world.” It should have been called “how the technology behind bitcoin COULD BE.”This book has a lot of future looking statements. It is a good description of the potential of blockchain. A lot of scenarios involve describing how something is a problem now and how it could be better. It could. But I was expecting more present day in the book. I did like the descriptions of [...]



    20. De world is entering a new era and the Tapscotts have just shown us the map. A very comprehensive study of the world of blockchain which has increased my knowledge, my enthousiasm and my realism on it. People who give bad ratings, predominantly do it because of the opportunism, lack of critic and the lack of a real understanding of the technology. Firstly the opportunism struck me as well, however in the last chapters of the book, they get more critical and realistic towards the implications. A [...]


    21. DNF, made it halfway. This book is pure bitcoin propaganda filled with faulty arguments that go like this:“Did you know most people only use an electric drill 13 minutes total over the drill’s life? Imagine a world where we could share and rent drills without having to drive somewhere to rent them. Blockchain will make it happen!”Excuse me, but how?! The book is poorly written too with each section reading like a newspaper article with little substance but lots of flashy words.


    22. This book has been a surprisingly educational experience all by itself. Cryptocurrencies is to the dollar as the internet is to paper. Goodbye to archaic paper contracts that perpetuate unfair beginnings. Hello to smart contracts and cryptographic proof of work systems. Block chains go far beyond currency, it raises questions such as how do you prevent a hostile take over of person less businesses? Block chain is end to Frankenfinance as we know it; the only question that remains is once the 1 o [...]


    23. I am very interested in this topic but after reading 90 shallow pages then scanning forward in the book I stopped reading it. the fact that the authors IPO failed (coincidentally after I stopped reading the book) because of false claims on their behalf indirectly made me feel justified for not slogging through the rest of the book.


    24. Kuuntelin äänikirjana. Paljon uutta. Kirja kuitenkin pelkkää fanitusta. Teknologian sudenkuopat ja ongelmat oli eristetty yhteen kappaleeseen, siinäkin oikeastaan tarjottiin näille positiivisia näkymiä ja vähättelyä. Saman asian olisi saanut kirjoitettua lyhyemmin ja vetävämmin.


    25. Read Chapters 1, 2 and 10. Dump the rest. You might as well read 2 or 3 articles online about blockchain applications and challenges and dump the whole book.


    26. Dense, inspiring and exciting. The blockchain is something worth getting familiar with right now - not necessarily technically but certainly theoretically - as it is likely to have a profound impact over the next ten years or so in areas such as business, finance, politics and the arts, and the authors provide many potential use cases.


    27. A summary: BLOCKCHAIN IS AWESOME AND IT'S THE FUTURE AND HERE ARE SOME POSSIBLE (ALTHOUGH WE ADMIT THEY'RE ALL SOMEWHAT LOFTY) APPLICATIONS FOR THIS CÜL TECH!!


    28. Blockchain technology and its applications in many areas from economics to voting and distributed storage solutions. It gives a good overview of the many applications blockchain technology could have as well as the risks and benefits of them.


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