Summary of Blockchain Revolution

How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World

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Blockchain Revolution book summary
Blockchain technology opens the Internet in powerful new ways.


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In this accessible guide, blockchain experts Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott explain the promise behind this emerging technology. They see blockchain as a potential world-changer, although their exuberance can feel a bit farfetched. Their report shines best when it shows how the new platform affects real people – for instance, when they document an immigrant’s expensive experience sending money overseas, and contrast that process with the graft-free ease of using a blockchain alternative. The authors cheerlead for the blockchain while acknowledging its possible pitfalls, including potential threats to privacy. getAbstract recommends this lively overview to investors and policy makers seeking to learn more about a cutting-edge technology.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the blockchain is
  • How it could unleash new economic growth
  • Why the blockchain will disrupt some industries and threaten privacy


Creating a “Trust Protocol”
Today, people and businesses can scarcely function without Internet access, email, cloud computing and mobile phone apps. Yet people still distrust one another online. Privacy and security remain major trouble spots.

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About the Authors

CEO of the Tapscott Group Don Tapscott wrote the best-selling Wikinomics, The Digital Economy and other titles. Alex Tapscott is CEO of Northwest Passage Ventures.

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