Blockchain technology — developed as the foundation of Bitcoin — will have an impact on business and society that we are only beginning to understand. While financial services will be the first industry to experience some foundational changes as a result of blockchain, the technology could ultimately change the nature of how work gets done, how organizations are structured, and how the world works.
In this FIR Book Review, FIR host Shel Holtz reviews “Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World” by Don Tapscott (author of “Wikinomics,” “Grown Up Digital,” and a number of other books) and Alex Tapscott, CEO and founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, an advisory firm building blockchain companies.
For those interested in learning more about blockchain and following blockchain news, some good resources include…
- BlockChainTop, a Twitter account linking to blockchain developments
- Blockchain News
- Blockchain Blog
- Blockchain Technology Group on LinkedIn
- Blockchain Subreddit
- Blockchain Tech Report
Also, listen to the FIR Interview with Phil Gomes about blockchain, recorded on November 11, 2015.
Don Tapscott presented a TED Talk on blockchain, which provides a good introduction to his book:
Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 10, 2016