THE DEFINITIVE BOOK ON HOW THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND BITCOIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY IS CHANGING THE WORLD. ' Blockchain Revolution is a highly readable introduction to a bamboozling but increasingly important field' - Guardian Blockchain is the ingeniously simple technology that powers Bitcoin. But it is much more than that, too. It is a public ledger to which everyone has access, but which no single person 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 soon it will be everywhere. In Blockchain Revolution , Don and Alex Tapscott reveal: Â· how this game-changing technology will shape the future of the world economy Â· how it will improve everything from healthcare records to online voting, and from insurance claims to artist royalty payments Brilliantly researched and highly accessible, this is the essential text on the next major paradigm shift. Read it, or be left behind. ----- 'This book has had an enormous impact on the evolution of blockchain in the world' 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 'Occasionally a book comes along that changes the global discourse. This is likely to be one of those books.' Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum
The knowledge, resources, and computing power of billions of people are self-organizing into a massive collective force. This book investigates how small businesses can achieve success by using a dynamic ecosystem of partners to co-create and peer-produce value in a networked economy.
Blockchain technology is powering our future. As the technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, open software platforms like Ethereum, and disruptive companies like Ripple, its too important to ignore. In this revelatory book, Don Tapscott, the bestselling author of Wikinomics , and his son, blockchain expert Alex Tapscott, bring us a brilliantly researched, highly readable, and essential book about the technology driving the future of the economy. Blockchain is the ingeniously simple, revolutionary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. Though its best known as the technology that drives bitcoin and other digital currencies, it also has the potential to go far beyond currency, to record virtually everything of value to humankind, from birth and death certificates to insurance claims, land titles, and even votes. Blockchain is also essential to understand if youre an artist who wants to make a living off your art, a consumer who wants to know where that hamburger meat really came from, an immigrant whos tired of paying big fees to send money home to your loved ones, or an entrepreneur looking for a new platform to build a business. And those examples are barely the tip of the iceberg. As with major paradigm shifts that preceded it, blockchain technology will create winners and losers. This book shines a light on where it can lead us in the next decade and beyond.