Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World

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Penguin Books Limited, May 10, 2016 - Business & Economics - 432 pages

'This book has had an enormous impact'
Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

'Spectacular. Mind-blowing in its expansiveness and profundity'
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple

'Iconic'
Clay Christensen, author of The Innovator's Dilemma

Cryptocurrencies are changing the world. They grant everyday people the power to invest, disrupt the world order and contribute towards a better future.

Blockchain is the ingeniously simple technology that powers cryptos. It is a public ledger to which everyone has access, but which no single person or institution controls. It allows for companies and individuals to collaborate with an unprecedented degree of trust and transparency. It is cryptographically secure, but fundamentally open. And it is everywhere.

In Blockchain Revolution, Don and Alex Tapscott reveal:

· how this game-changing technology is re-shaping the global economy
· how it is improving everything from healthcare records to online voting
· how people everywhere are using it to side-step institutional barriers and take control of their future

Brilliantly researched and highly accessible, this is the essential text on this major paradigm shift. Read it, or be left behind.

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User Review  - Paul_S - LibraryThing

The blockchain is revolutionary. This book however is nothing but pointless speculation about how awesome the future will be. Let's hope so. This book could help by maybe explaining the technology or ... Read full review

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User Review  - nmarun - LibraryThing

This is a primer of what Blockchain can potentially do. It's pretty good for someone who wants to get his/her feet wet. Emphasis on honesty, consideration, accountability and transparency for a ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Don Tapscott
Don Tapscott is one of the most influential living theorists about business and society. He is the author or co-author of 15 widely read books about new technologies and new media in business and society.

Alex Tapscott
Alex Tapscott is a Chartered Financial Analyst, working in New York and Toronto as Vice President of Institutional Equities, at the investment bank Canaccord Genuity. He is the author of Towards the Breaking Point: The Law and Political Emergency.