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Don Tapscott

Commentary: Five myths about the Blockchain revolution

May 12 2016

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 global platform based on a distributed ledger, establishes the rules -- in the form of computations and heavy duty encryption -- that enable two or more parties to transact or do business without needing a third party to establish trust.

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

May 12 2016

Reprinted from BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott with permission of Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, 2016.

20 ideas for 2012, part 4

Dec 21 2011

By Don Tapscott The views expressed are his own.

The FTC saves Facebook…from itself

Dec 13 2011

The FTC many have unwittingly saved Facebook. Privacy was Facebook's Achilles heel and over the years they have continually got it wrong. Now the FTC is forcing them to get it right.

Looking back on my 2011 projections

Dec 01 2011

One thing pundits rarely do is review their own prognostications. My 2011 projections and some 20-20 hindsight editorializing.

Cutting out the banker middleman

Nov 16 2011

The most interesting peer-to-peer innovations in financial services is the growing number of lenders and borrowers connecting directly via the Internet and avoiding the cost and frustration of dealing with banks altogether. The goal is to benefit both the lender and the borrower.

Three principles for a new Wall Street

Oct 19 2011

In 2008, the routine gambles of Wall Street almost brought down global capitalism and yet, so far, nothing fundamentally has changed. Restoring long-term confidence in the financial services industry requires more than individual banks changing their behavior or even governments intervening with new rules.

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