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Blockchain’s Backers Embark on Campaign to Improve Its Image
Aug30

Blockchain’s Backers Embark on Campaign to Improve Its Image

Blockchain experts who convened for a three-day conference plan a campaign to fight misconceptions about the technology, which they say is unfairly perceived as insecure and susceptible to criminal activity. Attendees at the conference, called the Muskoka Group, also agreed last week to conduct research to advance the blockchain and develop a strategy for government leaders to adopt the technology. The group also will seek to show that the blockchain can be applied beyond financial services and offers more than just opportunities to save money. Don Tapscott, co-author of the book “Blockchain Revolution,” hosted the meeting with his son and co-author Alex Tapscott at his family’s summer compound in Lake of Bays, Ontario. The group included some of blockchain’s biggest backers, including people with ties to IBM and JPMorgan. They considered ways to improve the governance and oversight of the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin as a way to fuel the industry’s growth. Read the full article on...

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Blockchain Executives Sign Pledge to Address Governance Issues
Aug30

Blockchain Executives Sign Pledge to Address Governance Issues

Executives representing the top-level leadership at a range of blockchain companies and projects have signed a letter calling for a new focus on perceived issues with blockchain governance. Calling themselves the ‘Muskoka Group’, the 14 executives include leaders building a diverse set of open-source distributed ledgers, as well as the heads of notable for-profit startups. The letter, published today, follows a two-day governance workshop held by authors Don and Alex Tapscott in Muskoka, Canada, one that the organizers said he found participants focusing on the “big picture” surrounding the technology. Read the full article on...

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Industry Leaders Reach Agreement on Blockchain Governance
Aug30

Industry Leaders Reach Agreement on Blockchain Governance

Prominent leaders in the blockchain space have formed a new group with the aim of promoting blockchain’s use cases, increasing collaboration within the industry and addressing blockchain governance. According to a newly published ten points agreement participants state that despite the blockchain being a decentralized technology: “Like-minded people and groups can self-organize to voice their valuable perspectives, collaborate and solve problems in a bottom-up, multi-stakeholder fashion. Especially as the Internet Provides new means and mechanisms to do so.” The agreement is the result of a meeting between 16 prominent blockchain experts and industry leaders at the family compound of Don Tapscott, best-selling author of numerous books, including Wikinomics, and his son Alex Tapscott, who together have recently published Blockchain Revolution. Speaking to CCN, the Tapscotts state: Read the full article on...

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TEDTalk: How the blockchain is changing money and business
Aug25

TEDTalk: How the blockchain is changing money and business

Don Tapscott on Blockchain at TEDSummit 2016

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Don Tapscott Believes Blockchain Can Disrupt Any Industry
Aug24

Don Tapscott Believes Blockchain Can Disrupt Any Industry

Don Tapscott, CEO of the Tapscott Group and the co-author of Blockchain Revolution, appeared on an interview hosted by multi-billion dollar management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, to discuss the serious disruptive nature of the blockchain technology and its applications. Circumventing the realm of the financial world, Tapscott believes the application of the blockchain technology can reach any industry in an economy and seriously disrupt it. Read the full article on Live Bitcoin...

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Why blockchains will rewrite business models and revolutionize industries
Aug23

Why blockchains will rewrite business models and revolutionize industries

Almost every sector — from banking and utilities to entertainment and agriculture — can expect to experience major business model disruption as blockchain technologies take hold, predicts digital guru Don Tapscott. Because blockchain technology originated as the underlying mechanism of the bitcoin digital currency, there is a widespread belief that its potential is greatest in – or even limited to — the financial sector. But, says Don Tapscott, business author and authority on the impact of digital technology on business and society, that is to misunderstand a reality that is already unfolding. Watch the interview and read the full article on...

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