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

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The first book to explain why blockchain technology will fundamentally change our livesBlockchain is the ingeniously simple technology that powers Bitcoin. But it is much more than that, too. It is a public ledger to which everyone has access, but which no single person controls. It allows for companies and individuals to collaborate with an unprecedented degree of trust and transparency. It is cryptographically secure, but fundamentally open. And soon it will be everywhere. In Blockchain Revolution, Don and Alex Tapscott reveal how this game-changing technology will shape the future of the world economy, dramatically improving everything from healthcare records to online voting, and from insurance claims to artist royalty payments. Brilliantly researched and highly accessible, this is the essential text on the next major paradigm shift. Read it, or be left behind.'Blockchain Revolution is a highly readable introduction to a bamboozling but increasingly important field' - GuardianDon Tapscott is one of the most influential living theorists about business and society. He is the bestselling author of Wikinomics, The Digital Economy, and a dozen other acclaimed books about tech-nology, business, and society. Alex Tapscott is the CEO and founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, an advisory firm building blockchain companies. Previously, he worked for seven years in investment banking in New York and Toronto.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 26mm | 477g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Portfolio Penguin
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241237858
  • 9780241237854
  • 3,275

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A thorough, balanced and enlightening guide to the next big thing. -- John Gapper * Financial Times * 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, Harvard Business School What a spectacular book. Mind-blowing in its expansiveness and profundity. It makes me think we're at one of those times in technology, economic and social history where the sky is the limit. -- Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple The blockchain is one of the most fundamental inventions in the history of computer science. Read Blockchain Revolution to understand its profound implications. -- Marc Andreessen, co-founder, Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz Everywhere thoughtful people are trying to understand this revolutionary technology and how it might change the world. Team Tapscott has stepped up and written the book we've been waiting for. -- Dan Schulman, CEO, Paypal Blockchain Revolution is a highly readable introduction to a bamboozling but increasingly important field * Guardian * Occasionally a book comes along that changes the global discourse. This is likely to be one of those books. Blockchains are at the heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Tapscotts lucidly explain why and how to capture the opportunity and avoid the dangers. -- Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum A carefully researched and beautifully written book. 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 Don and Alex brilliantly illuminate the technology that could profoundly impact the way we manage issues of trust, security and privacy for years to come. -- Indra Nooyi, Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo The great missing element in the Internet has been a "trust protocol", a way of knowing that a transaction is verified and authentic. Blockchain technology could provide a foundation for that. It's a revolutionary idea, and this lucid book explains why. -- Walter Isaacson, Author of The Innovators and President and CEO of the Aspen Instituteshow more

About Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott is one of the most influential living theorists about business and society. He is the bestselling author of Wikinomics, The Digital Economy, and a dozen other acclaimed books about tech-nology, business, and society. Alex Tapscott is the CEO and founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, an advisory firm building blockchain companies. Previously, he worked for seven years in investment banking in New York and Toronto.show more

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A thorough, balanced and enlightening guide to the next big thing. John Gapper Financial Timesshow more

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