• Like Don Tapscott on Facebook
  • Follow Don Tapscott on Twitter
  • Don Tapscott RSS Feed
  • Subscribe by Email
  • Watch Don Tapscott's Videos
  • Connect to Don Tapscott on LinkedIn
The Evolution of Blockchain and The Digital Economy
Jan31

The Evolution of Blockchain and The Digital Economy

Don Tapscott has been an advocate of Blockchain and The Digital Economy for many years. This year at the World Economic Forum, is the first year he was not in the minority. Blockchain was talked about more than every other topic except, of course, Trump at Davos this year. Don Tapscott sat down with Maria Jones to talk about the evolution of the digital economy and the impact blockchain has had and will continue to have on our...

Read More
Why blockchain is dominating discussions in Davos
Jan27

Why blockchain is dominating discussions in Davos

One technology topic here towers over all others: blockchain. It is bigger than artificial intelligence, social media, robotics or anything else. Every year, more and more companies descend on this small Swiss ski village to show their leadership and pitch their services. This action around blockchain (the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin) is striking. What a change from two years ago. Back in 2016, a Wall Street Journal reporter asked me for my technology predictions for the near-to-mid term. I said blockchain would change our lives in the next 20 years as much as the Internet has changed our lives in the past 20 years. The book that I wrote with my son Alex, Blockchain Revolution, hadn’t been published yet. Bitcoin was trading for $100 and ethereum was still little more than a University of Waterloo dropout’s science experiment. The reporter was dubious. So were many others. In 2017, the same reporter interviewed me and admitted blockchain was beginning to generate a bit of a buzz, albeit most of it centred on the financial industry and bitcoin. I agreed with him, and said bitcoin was just an early application of blockchain, like e-mail was an early app of the old internet. I bet him 2018 would be the year blockchain was one of the hottest Davos topics. Read the full article   Photo via GovernmentZA (Flickr) – (CC BY-ND...

Read More
Blockchain Research Institute begins operations in Brazil
Jan25

Blockchain Research Institute begins operations in Brazil

The Blockchain Research Institute, created by Don Tapscott – curator of the World Economic Forum – begins operations in Brazil. It is the first promoted outside of Canada. But what is “blockchain”? Still little used, it is a technological change that allows information not to be distributed in copies – as is already the case in online financial transactions. Rather, they will be shared by computers that digitally sign each transaction, ensuring non-tampering. Read the original article in...

Read More
Cryptocurrency ban could destroy economies for decades: Tapscott
Jan25

Cryptocurrency ban could destroy economies for decades: Tapscott

Best-selling author and blockchain advocate Don Tapscott on Wednesday called for South Korea’s “sensible regulation” on cryptocurrency tokens and initial coin offerings, warning the government could otherwise “destroy economies for decades,” during a press conference in Seoul. Tapscott called bans on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings “heavy-handed approaches used by dictators and undemocratic countries,” and contrasted them with “sensible regulation.” The 70-year-old Canadian was one of the speakers at a forum titled “Blockchain Revolution: Convergence with Traditional Economy” held in Seoul Dragon City. “Governments can crush this and destroy their economies for decades,” he said. “It’s not clear which way (South Korea) will go, but there is an optimal and correct direction.” Read the full article in the Korea...

Read More
Tapscott on South Korea Crypto Ban: It Could Mean Economic Ruin for Decades
Jan25

Tapscott on South Korea Crypto Ban: It Could Mean Economic Ruin for Decades

Don Tapscott, blockchain advocate and best-selling author, believes that South Korea would be doing the world and itself a disservice by banning cryptocurrency trading within its borders. The world awaits anxiously as South Korea continues to debate whether it should close down all cryptocurrency exchange activity. Don Tapscott, a best-selling author and business technology specialist, believes that such a ban would be a monumental mistake. He said that ICO and cryptocurrency bans are “heavy-handed approaches used by dictators and undemocratic countries,” urging South Korea to pursue “sensible” regulation that won’t annihilate its local market. Read the full article on...

Read More