How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World
Written by Don and Alex Tapscott, this global bestseller is now available in Paperback. The Updated Paperback Edition includes a new Preface and Afterword with a combined 25,000 words of additional content. The additions cover recent blockchain developments in the realm of cryptoassets, smart contracts, ICO’s, and beyond.
Available in 18 languages
“What a spectacular book. Mind-blowing in its expansiveness and profundity. It makes me think we’re at one of those times in technology, economic and social history where the sky is the limit.”
—Steve Wozniak, Co-founder, Apple Computer and Chief Scientist, Prime Data
“A carefully researched and beautifully written book. Blockchain Revolution argues that the ‘internet of value’ will transform our lives. A must-read book for our disruptive times.”
—Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company
“Alex Tapscott takes us to the frontiers of finance, where digital assets are transforming money, reimagining financial markets, and disrupting leading institutions, including central banks. Digital Asset Revolution is a wake-up call for financial and business leaders everywhere.”
—Hon. J. Christopher Giancarlo, Former Chairman, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Co-Founder, Digital Dollar Project
Digital Asset Revolution
From the coauthor of the bestseller Blockchain Revolution comes the foundational book on cryptoassets, decentralized finance, and the transformation of value.
In tune with the crypto Zeitgeist, Alex Tapscott brings us a well-researched and highly accessible book on the peer-to-peer marketplaces and open economic systems that are supporting new digital assets like NFTs, CBDCs, stablecoins, crypto derivatives, and more. Tapscott writes,
If bitcoin was the spark for the financial services revolution, then DeFi and digital assets are the accelerant. The fire will engulf firms that fail to innovate, adapt, and embrace this hot new industry. The conflagration will suck oxygen from centralized systems and blow it into a new decentralized web. The financial phoenix that rises will be virtually unrecognizable from the system we have today.
This book explains how every aspect of the economy is changing, from how we move and store value to how we access credit, invest, trade, transact, and insure against risk. But this upheaval is about more than dislocating market intermediaries. It’s about Web 3’s unleashing new business models and organizational capabilities that will change existing industries and redefine the architecture of our institutions. Leaders ignore these signs at their own risk.
Financial Services Revolution
This book offers readers a startling view of how blockchain technology will transform the financial industry in profound ways. Some of the world’s top thinkers in blockchain have contributed chapters that survey the coming digital storm—how it will level the playing field, give individuals more financial power, and create greater transparency in operations.
Written for the educated financial reader, Financial Services Revolution reveals how blockchain can create a token-based incentive system that aligns the interests of participants in large-scale initiatives, as well as the rewiring of global payment networks and innovative financing methods such as initial coin offerings to fund infrastructure development. The transition for the financial industry is bound to be complicated, but it presents enormous opportunity for those who understand the storm as it’s brewing.
Supply Chain Revolution
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed flaws and weakness in global supply chains. Not only have manufacturers found themselves scrambling unsuccessfully to find new suppliers when their Asian sources shut down, but the Western world has experienced across-the-board shortages of essential consumer packaged goods for the first time in decades.
In this book, some of the world’s top experts show how blockchain—in combination with other innovations such as additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things—can address longstanding problems that make the business of getting goods to customers slow and expensive, especially in crises.
Blockchain—the Internet of Value—allows individuals and organizations to manage and trade assets digitally for the first time, transforming best practices in operations, logistics, procurement, transportation, customs, manufacturing, etc. Global supply chains are ripe for disruption at every level. For enterprise executives and entrepreneurs alike, Supply Chain Revolution identifies ideas and opportunities for how best to participate in the blockchain revolution.
The first era of the digital age spanned mainframes, minicomputers, the personal computer, the Internet, the World Wide Web, social media, mobility, the cloud, and big data. We’re now entering a second era where digital technologies permeate everything.
This second era has weighty implications for enterprise strategy and architecture. New business models will disrupt most industries and rev up innovation for decades to come. This book looks at blockchain technologies as foundational to the governance and widespread adoption of digital identities, data analytics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, distributed energy infrastructure, and quantum computing.
Every organization can finally become a truly digital entity if its leaders and managers are prepared. This book is designed to equip them for the waves of creative destruction ahead. It is the third volume in the Blockchain Research Institute Enterprise Series of books.