Why Canada Needs a New Social Contract for the Digital Economy
Mar 4, 2020
In his Toronto Star series, Don writes about the need for the creation of new institutions, models, and agreements in order to fundamentally address deep issues facing Canadian society, such as climate change, reconciliation, populism, and xenophobia. This is the new...
The Blockchain Future Don Tapscott Wants for his Grandchildren
Apr 11, 2019
In this IT World Canada feature, Don argues for the advent of a social contract to meet the digital and privacy needs of his grandchildren by the time they reach 18. He argues that this new age can be run on blockchain, which can fix democracy and free individuals...
Lisbon Has a Great Opportunity to be the Silicon Valley of the Second Era of the Internet
Nov 30, 2018
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.
It’s Time For Online Voting
Nov 5, 2018
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...
Norway is the best country in the world to live in, according to the WEF
Feb 5, 2018
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,...
Trump’s view of world ‘direct attack on spirit of co-operation’
Feb 5, 2018
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...
Don Tapscott urges ‘sensible’ cryptocurrency regulations
Jan 25, 2018
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...
Will Trump in Davos be the elephant in the china shop?
Jan 25, 2018
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...
How Trump’s Attack on Democracy Sets Up Hillary to Win Youth Vote
Oct 4, 2016
When Donald Trump says the system is rigged, how should we respond? Most of the pros, both Democratic and Republican, have said Donald Trump’s claim is not only outrageously wrong but is dangerous for American democracy. But what happens if a significant number of...