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Blockchain Could Be Music’s Next Disruptor
Sep22

Blockchain Could Be Music’s Next Disruptor

Artists can finally get what they deserve. Anyone who follows the music industry knows of the tussles between artists and those who rely on their creative output. The traditional food chain is a long one: between those who create the music and those who pay for it—music lovers, concert goers, advertisers, rights licensees, and corporate sponsors—there are publishers, producers, and talent agencies, and countless others with a stake in the industry. Each of these intermediaries takes a cut of the revenues and passes along the rest, the remainder of which eventually reaches the artists and musicians somewhere between 6 and 18 months. Read the full article by Imogen Heap and Don  Tapscott on...

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First International Translation of Blockchain
Sep14

First International Translation of Blockchain

Blockchain Revolution’s first international translation is underway!  The book will be available in China on September 21st.  Don Tapscott announced the book launch at his speech to Tencent in...

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Top executives vow to facilitate healthy blockchain ecosystem
Aug31

Top executives vow to facilitate healthy blockchain ecosystem

A group of blockchain practitioners, advocates, theorists and policy experts, calling themselves the “Muskoka Group”, met at the family compound of Don and Alex Tapscott, authors of Blockchain Revolution from August 24-26th, 2016 to discuss how the blockchain ecosystem can most effectively move forward to ensure that this technology fulfills its potential. 14 executives signed the ten major recommendations and actions discussed during the meeting. These mainly focused on improving the health of blockchain ecosystem by facilitating global communication to explain the power and potential of blockchain; launching a campaign to help overcome misconceptions about the technology; launching the Blockchain Hub; taking advantage of the Linux Foundation; develop a roadmap and action plan for future government leaders; actively support the Chamber of Digital Commerce; explore launching a syndicated research program into Blockchain use cases and more. Read the full article on...

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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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