Don Tapscott is well worth reading for his astute knowledge and comprehension of world economics and its vulnerability to transformation by blockchain technology.
Don is Canadian born and was recently (2015) named a Member of the Order of Canada, cited for his “research on the economic and social impact of information technology”. He has authored several influential books about the societal impact of information technology, including Wikinomics and Growing Up Digital .
His latest work, The Blockchain Revolution , explores how the technology behind digital currency Bitcoin could transform society by allowing peer-to-peer transactions without powerful intermediaries.
At the TEDSummit in 2016, Don gave a fascinating talk about ‘blockchain’ and how it could transform the exchange of money or value in society. Have a look at what he had to say:
Don sees blockchain as a new form of internet, not like the current one consisting of information and media, but one of ‘value’ for the protection and exchange of assets, intellectual property, art, personal identity and more.
- protecting personal property rights through immutable records,
- creating a true sharing economy,
- ending the remittance ripoff,
- recapturing our identites, and,
- ensuring compensation for the creators of value.
I’m sure that you will really enjoy the solutions of these problems in Don Tapscott’s presentation and his incredible insight into how the world is going to change with these and many more applications of blockchain technology in the wind.
All the best,