Saving the Web

Report Overview

Author: Don Tapscott and Christian Keil
Release Date: December 9, 2018

Abstract:

Amid ongoing reports of surveillance, censorship, and massive hacking of data, this research explores how distributed ledger technology can address the challenges of the World Wide Web. The authors argue that blockchain can support the Internet’s founding ideals, decentralize the Internet, and restore the balance of power between individuals and large organizations. They focus on three big issues: open access, fair participation, and the recovery of the individual sovereignty as users. The authors interviewed such experts as Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Joseph Lubin of Consensus Systems, Shane Greenstein of Harvard Business School, Rouven Heck of uPort, and Ethan Buchman of Tendermint. It is an important work on the most critical issues facing democracy and free societies everywhere.

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