• 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
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
Don Tapscott urges ‘sensible’ cryptocurrency regulations
Jan25

Don Tapscott urges ‘sensible’ cryptocurrency regulations

Blockchain expert Don Tapscott called on the Korean government to take a “smart and sensible” stance while regulating cryptocurrencies, adding heavy-handed moves like an outright ban on initial coin offerings could hinder the development of blockchain technology and “crush and destroy economies for decades.” “There are two ways the government can regulate cryptocurrencies,” Tapscott told reporters at a press conference held during the “Blockchain Revolution: Convergence with Traditional Economy” forum in Seoul on Jan. 17. “There are heavy-handed regulations by dictators and undemocratic countries that seek to ban cryptocurrencies and ICOs and there are approaches taken by smart democratic countries that want to build an innovative economy.” “In the case of Korea, it’s not clear which way the country will go. But there is an optimal and correct direction. It’s not that complicated.” Read the full article on The...

Read More
Will Trump in Davos be the elephant in the china shop?
Jan25

Will Trump in Davos be the elephant in the china shop?

The World Economic Forum in Davos started today, and US president Donald Trump is attending. He is no doubt happy to be invited. Last year I described him as “the elephant not in the room.” This year he’s more likely to be the elephant in the china shop. The theme of the meeting is Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. Discussions will focus on finding ways to reaffirm international cooperation on crucial shared interests, such as international security, the environment and the global economy. “We need collaborative efforts,” Forum founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab said earlier this week. He warns that “There is today a real danger of a collapse of our global systems… It is in our hands to change the state of the world.” Read the full article on Quartz Photo: Reuters/Denis...

Read More