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WEF Report: Realizing the Potential of Blockchain
Jun28

WEF Report: Realizing the Potential of Blockchain

At today’s World Economoic Forum Annual Meeting of the Champions, the WEF published an in-depth report on Blockchain, written by Don Tapscott. The paper talks about bitcoin and how it should be governed to maximise the the potentially huge benefits to society. Download the Paper The meeting, first established in 2007, “convenes the next generation of fast-growing enterprises shaping the future of business and society, and leaders from major multinationals, government, media, academia and civil society. Watch an outtake of the...

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Creating a New Social Contract for the Digital Economy
May26

Creating a New Social Contract for the Digital Economy

Friends.  At the end of Blockchain Revolution, Alex Tapscott and I call for the creation of a new social contract.  Technology is breaking down our the agreements that grew from the industrial age  – about employment, economic opportunity, public discourse, the integrity of democracy and other profound  issues.  Over the last year I’ve been thinking about this and have worked with researcher Joan McCalla to get an initial draft on paper.   Download The New Social Contract   I’d like to know your thoughts!  If you have quote worthy insights you may well end up in the document. I don’t know what this will become.  I could be anything from a book or online community to a manifesto for a political party.   What do you...

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Governor General David Johnston congratulates Don Tapscott on winning the 2017 Digital Pioneer Award
May01

Governor General David Johnston congratulates Don Tapscott on winning the 2017 Digital Pioneer Award

2017 Digital Pioneer Award Recipient: Don Tapscott Don Tapscott, CEO of The Tapscott Group, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. Don was the originator of the term ‘Digital Economy’ and one of the first people to predict the internet’s dramatic effects on business and government on a global scale. He has published over 15 books, including The Digital Economy Anniversary Edition: Rethinking Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence (October 2014); Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet (2012); Grown Up Digital (2008); and, Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (2006). His most recent project is BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION (2016), a book written in collaboration with his son Alex, that showcases new technologies that ensure privacy and protection while also making exchanges of currency more convenient, and how the theories behind technology can be applied to other fields to help society.   Learn more about the Digital Pioneer...

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Bitcoin will double to $2,000 USD and More: The Tapscotts on Blockchain in 2017
Jan06

Bitcoin will double to $2,000 USD and More: The Tapscotts on Blockchain in 2017

In this CoinDesk 2016 in Review special feature, Don and his son Alex chart a broad overview of blockchain in 2016, with an eye to what is to come in the year ahead. Notably, they argue that 2016 was the most important year for the tech since the debut of Satoshi Nakamoto’s bitcoin white paper. 2016 was a critical year, the most important since Satoshi Nakamoto published “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” in 2008. When we wrote “Blockchain Revolution”, many were speculating on what this technology could achieve. We did our best to capture those possibilities – for the economy, government, and society -and have been surprised by the breadth of innovation underway. For example, central banks have emerged as powerful forces in the future of cryptocurrencies and are gaining momentum. The Bank of England and others are already exploring blockchain-enabled fiat currencies to reduce friction, cost, and risk, increase transparency and accountability, and improve oversight of the financial system. Read the full article by Don and Alex Tapscott on The Huffington...

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Don Tapscott in Tech on Politics Podcast
Nov25

Don Tapscott in Tech on Politics Podcast

The Internet is entering a second era. We’ve had the Internet of Information. With blockchain we’re seeing the rise of the Internet of Value. There are profound opportunities to improve the economy and also the operations of government. Download the podcast on iTunes.

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