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Lisbon Has a Great Opportunity to be the Silicon Valley of the Second Era of the Internet
Nov30

Lisbon Has a Great Opportunity to be the Silicon Valley of the Second Era of the Internet

In an interview with Expresso, the flagship Portuguese newspaper, Don Tapscott states that the blockchain “is becoming the heart of the innovation economy.” It’s time for governments to take advantage of the opportunity and position their countries for growth.

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It’s Time For Online Voting
Nov05

It’s Time For Online Voting

In this piece on the New York Times, Alex Tapscott, my son, co-author, and co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute, talks about why we need electoral reform now, and how blockchain technology can help. Messing with polling stations is one of the most common voter suppression tactics. Across the country, polling stations have been closed in minority neighborhoods, had their locations changed from election to election, and have been kept understaffed, or inaccessible, or ill-equipped, so that voters must stand in line for hours. These tactics work to lower voter turnout and undermine confidence in the electoral process. Read Alex’s full piece on the New York Times’ Website:...

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Nordic Business Forum:  Principles for Business Success in the Digital Age
Oct27

Nordic Business Forum: Principles for Business Success in the Digital Age

On September 26th and 27th, 2018, NBForum 2018 put on a sold-out show for 7,500 people at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Center. In the very well received “NBF Hall of Fame Talk”, he spoke to the audience about how they can win in the second era of the...

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Understand Blockchain in Under 7 Minutes
Apr26

Understand Blockchain in Under 7 Minutes

Don Tapscott, in conversation with LLoyds Bank, explains simply how blockchain will transform every industry, in every part of the world. In this short video he provides advice on the specific steps you can take now and explains why this technology needs the attention of the C-Suite immediately, irrespective of their view on...

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Norway is the best country in the world to live in, according to the WEF
Feb05

Norway is the best country in the world to live in, according to the WEF

US president Donald Trump said last week that he wanted more of America’s immigrants to come from Norway, instead of “shithole countries” in Africa. When he comes to Davos this Friday, he will find out why that is not happening. According to World Economic Forum, Norway is the best country in the world in which to live. Norway is given top prize because the World Economic Forum analysts use a different metric than the Gross Domestic Product. They think GDP is a narrow and blinkered measure of economic activity. It doesn’t care whether that activity benefits its citizens. Read the full...

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Trump’s view of world ‘direct attack on spirit of co-operation’
Feb05

Trump’s view of world ‘direct attack on spirit of co-operation’

Don Tapscott is chief executive of the Tapscott Group and the chancellor of Trent University. With his son Alex, he is the co-author of Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business and the World and the co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute, a think tank conducting 70 projects about blockchain opportunities and challenges. The theme of this year’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum was “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” Delegates were asked to consider a renewed commitment to international collaboration to solve global challenges. “Our first response must be to develop new models for co-operation that are not based on narrow interests, but on the destiny of humanity as a whole,” WEF founder Klaus Schwab said. Read the full...

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