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Don Tapscott warns businesses the future is blockchain or bust
Jun17

Don Tapscott warns businesses the future is blockchain or bust

A new digital revolution is coming, and businesses need to adapt or risk becoming obsolete, Canadian technology author Don Tapscott told an audience during the 2016 Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit on June 15. Led by innovations such as Bitcoin, blockchains are rapidly transforming the Internet from an information-based platform to one based on value, he said – and this second era is going to affect the business world as profoundly as the first, if not more. Read the full article on IT...

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Introduction of Blockchain Revolution Launch in NYC
Jun17

Introduction of Blockchain Revolution Launch in NYC

The CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, Blythe Master, introduced Alex Tapscott and Don Tapscott at the Blockchain Revolution launch in NYC

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Leading a Revolution in Blockchain
Jun16

Leading a Revolution in Blockchain

When Don and Alex Tapscott began writing “Blockchain Revolution”, not a single bank was investing in the revolutionary technology. Now virtually every company in the financial services industry is investing heavily as they realize this new technology is the second generation of the internet – the “internet of value”. In this exciting episode of AQ’s Blog & Grill, we are honored to have Don and Alex on to discuss their new book and the implications and opportunities in blockchains. Read the full article on AQ’s Blog &...

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How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities
Jun06

How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities

Father and son duo Don and Alex Tapscott have impeccable timing. Just as their new book, “Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, And The World,” came out, ventures centered on blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, were in the news — including the DAO, the most funded crowdfunded project in history, which had raised $147 million as of press time. But the seeds of their book were first planted back in 2013 when Alex began hearing about Silk Road. “I approached it with some level of caution, but the deeper I got the more convinced I became that this technology held the potential to be a really big deal and to transform a lot of industries,” he says. Read the full article on...

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Blockchain is a disruption we simply have to embrace
Jun05

Blockchain is a disruption we simply have to embrace

The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the financial services industry and the world of business has arrived. Not peer-to-peer lending, artificial intelligence, big data, robo-advisers or Apple Pay – I’m talking about the blockchain, the technology behind digital currencies such as bitcoin. Blockchain represents nothing less than the second generation of the Internet, and it holds the potential to profoundly transform the financial services industry. Because the first generation of the Internet was built for moving and storing information, not value, it has done little to change how we do business or access financial services. When you send someone information, you’re really sending a copy, not the original. It’s okay to have a printing press for information – but not for money. Read the full article on The Globe and...

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Bitcoin Is Just The Beginning
Jun04

Bitcoin Is Just The Beginning

One of the great mysteries of modern life is the time it still takes for a check to clear. Every other financial transaction is being reduced to the tap of a phone or the press of a key. But checks take days to rumble their way from payee to the originating bank, days of lost interest and presumably fees for the intermediaries passing them around behind the scenes. Transactions and data management are supposed to be slicker these days, and yet time and again all of us run into situations where it’s as though technology never happened, or stopped around 1993. Now come blockchains, and according to father and son authors Don and Alex Tapscott, we should all be cheering. Blockchains are basically a much better way of managing information. They are distributed ledgers, run on multiple computers all over the world, for recording transactions in a way that is fast, limitless, secure and transparent. There is no central database overseen by a single institution responsible for auditing and recording what goes on. If you and I were to engage in a transaction, it would be executed, settled and recorded on the blockchain and evident for all to see, yet encrypted so as to be villain-proof. “The new platform enables a reconciliation of digital records regarding just about everything in real time,” write the Tapscotts. No more waiting for that check to clear. It would all be done and recorded for eternity before you know it. Read the full article on the Wall Street...

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