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 thetechnology driving the future of the economy.
Blockchainisthe ingeniously simple, revolutionary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. Though it’s best known as thetechnology that drives bitcoinandother 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.
Blockchainis also essential to understand if you’re 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 who’s 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, blockchaintechnology will create winners and losers. This book shines a light on where it can lead us in the next decade and beyond.