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It’s Time For Online Voting

In this article for the New York Times, Alex Tapscott (co-author of Blockchain Revolution and co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute), offers some fresh thinking about how new technologies could help eliminate voter suppression and strengthen participation and trust in democracy. Read More

Ten cryptocurrency predictions for 2018 from the co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute

A year ago, Alex Tapscott (my co-author of Blockchain Revolution) and I made some predictions for 2017. At the end of the year we compared those predictions to what had actually occurred. Overall they stood up well.Notably we said: “Bitcoin will hit $2,000 (that’s right: one bitcoin will be worth $2,000). Ethereum will not collapse, post-DAO, but will become a dominant platform for new apps and new business models.”Read More

Tencent, Bell Canada join Blockchain Research Institute as founding members

The Toronto-based Blockchain Research Institute announced 16 new organizations have joined as founding members.The organizations include Barrick Gold, Bell Canada, Capgemini Canada, Cimcorp, Deloitte Canada, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), FedEx, Fujitsu, the Institute on Governance, Interac/Acxsys, KPMG LLP, Loblaw Companies Limited, MKS Switzerland, Moog, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, and Tencent.Read More

Blockchain Research Institute começa operação no Brasil

O Blockchain Research Institute, criado por Don Tapscott – curador do Fórum Econômico Mundial – começa operação no Brasil. É a primeira promovida fora do Canadá.Mas o que é “blockchain”? Palavra ainda pouco usada, é uma mudança tecnológica que permite que informações não sejam distribuídas em cópias – como já ocorre nas transações financeiras online.Read More

Canadian Government Agencies Join Tapscott-Led Blockchain Research Effort

The government of Canada, along with several provincial and municipal administrations, has joined a prominent blockchain research effort.Announced today, the Blockchain Research Institute, founded in March by “Blockchain Revolution” authors Don and Alex Tapscott, revealed new members including the provincial government of Ontario, the city of Toronto and the Bank of Canada, the country’s central bank.Read More

Gowling supports Blockchain Research Institute and other legal moves and grooves for June 13

As a founding private sector member, Gowling WLG is the first international law firm to support the Blockchain Research Initiative, a multi-million dollar Toronto-based research project aimed at investigating blockchain strategies, implementation challenges and market opportunities.“We’re here to provide [BRI] with the advanced legal guidance they’ll need as they navigate uncharted territory and uncover new and more effective ways to do business,” said Mark Tamminga, leader of innovation initiatives at Gowling WLG.Read More

Blockchain Research Institute announces research partnership with Canadian gov’t, City of Toronto

Father-and-son duo Don and Alex Tapscott, also the co-founders of the Blockchain Research Institute, (BRI) have announced a research partnership with several members of Canada’s public sector.The BRI, which is dedicated to studying the implications of blockchain across various industries, will receive support from a number of public sector members including the Government of Canada, the Ontario government, the City of Toronto, University Health Network, the Bank of Canada, and the Federal Institute on Governance. The Institute is also welcoming support from private sector members including Thomson Reuters, the Institute’s first law firm Gowling WLG, and TMX Group.Read More

Blockchain Research Institute welcomes support from public and private sector members

Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) that explores strategic opportunities of the blockchain technology, announced that its initiative is being supported by broad public sector.The initiative, which is a syndicated research program of more than 40 projects working on strategic deployment of blockchain technology, has officially welcomed support from the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the City of Toronto, The University Health Network in Toronto, Bank of Canada, and the Federal Institute on Governance, the release stated.Read More

Don Tapscott Announces International Blockchain Research Institute

The government of Canada, in partnership with other government bodies and private sector companies, is establishing a Blockchain Research Institute in Toronto to bring together the top minds in public and private sector research to build blockchain-based economies around the world.Like the early days of the internet when defense and research agencies worked together to build the internet, the new foundation is hoping to engage researchers and companies that are willing to set aside their organizational biases and personal interests to develop the best possible models to go forward building a blockchain-based economy.Read More

‘Blockchain Revolution’ Authors Launch Enterprise Research Effort

A group of global governments, tech firms and blockchain startups have announced the launch of a new initiative dubbed the Blockchain Research Institute.The syndicated research group said it is committed to the academic analysis of the impacts of blockchain on a wide range of industries, including financial services, retail and manufacturing, along with the impact of the tech on a number of executive level professions.Read More

Don Tapscott Announces International Blockchain Research Institute

The government of Canada, in partnership with other government bodies and private sector companies, is establishing a Blockchain Research Institute in Toronto to bring together the top minds in public and private sector research to build blockchain-based economies around the world.Like the early days of the internet when defense and research agencies worked together to build the internet, the new foundation is hoping to engage researchers and companies that are willing to set aside their organizational biases and personal interests to develop the best possible models to go forward building a blockchain-based economy.Read More

Don and Alex Tapscott launch Blockchain Research Institute with IBM, Ontario gov’t

A new Blockchain Research Institute has launched in Toronto with $2 million in funding from several companies and the Ontario government. The goal of the Institute is to study blockchain’s effect on various industries.The Toronto Star reported that blockchain experts and father-and-son duo Don and Alex Tapscott co-founded the Institute. Founding members include Accenture, IBM, SAP, Digital Asset, NASDAQ, PepsiCo, Centrica, Liberty Global, the Government of Ontario, and University Health Network. Canadian blockchain pioneers Paycase and Nuco are also involved.Read More