Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World by Don Tapscott

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Over the past 30 years, no theorist of the digital age has better explained the next big thing than Don Tapscott. For example, in Wikinomics, Tapscott was the first to show how the Internet provides the first global platform for mass collaboration. Now, he writes about a profound technological shift that will change how the world does business--and everything else--using blockchain technology, which powers the digital currency Bitcoin.
     The Internet as we know it is great for collaboration and communication, but is deeply flawed when it comes to commerce and privacy. The new blockchain technology facilitates peer-to-peer transactions without any intermediary such as a bank or governing body. Keeping the user's information anonymous, the blockchain validates and keeps a permanent public record of all transactions. That means that your personal information is private and secure, while all activity is transparent and incorruptible--reconciled by mass collaboration and stored in code on a digital ledger. With its advent, we will not need to trust one another in the traditional sense, because trust is built into the system itself.
     Although many opportunities for the blockchain require a digital currency, Bitcoin is only one application of this great innovation in computer science. The blockchain can hold any legal document, from deeds and marriage licences to educational degrees and birth certificates. Call it the World Wide Ledger. It enables smart contracts, decentralized autonomous organizations, decentralized government services, and transactions among things. The Internet of Everything needs a Ledger of Everything: the blockchain is a truly open, distributed, global platform that fundamentally changes what we can do online, how we do it, and who can participate.
     Tapscott, writing with his son Alex, a financial analyst and technologist, argues that the blockchain will shape the next era of prosperity--in finance, business, healthcare, education, governance, and beyond.

Title : Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World
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ISBN : 0670069973
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Matthias rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 27, 2016

I should have known what I was getting myself into, having made an attempt to read Wikinomics by the same author before, and equally not being able to finish it: Blockchain Revolution is a wordy, inflated, largely uncritical praise of blockchain technology and how it's here to solve mankind's pro...

Al rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 14, 2016

I did not finish this book. What I read, and what I saw by skimming through the book, is an enthusiastic promotion of the IDEA of blockchains. The book lacked specific information as to exactly how blockchains are constructed and how they facilitate Bitcoin transactions. Maybe I missed something,...

Blair rated it ★☆☆☆☆

June 21, 2016

There are very few books that I start and don't finish and this is one of them. My problem with the book is that I don't think the authors understand the subject - Blockchain. They talk in analogies and don't actually tell you what Blockchain is - apart from it being the technology behind Bitcoin...

Peter rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 18, 2016

A prime example of muddy reasoning by analogy.

Trevor rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 02, 2016

I skipped large chunks of this book because there's only so much breathless, exuberant techno-utopianism that one can stomach. What I hoped to read was a, perhaps somewhat enthusiastic description of what blockchains are, what experimentation has already happened, and what's currently being tried...

Dhruv rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 21, 2016

This book promised a lot, but eventually delivered very less. I bought the book to get a hang of this new and exciting technology and how it can revolutionize the business world, but this books leaves a lot to be desired. There are hardly any discussions about how the technology is going to work...

Jose rated it ★★★★★

May 29, 2016

This book is a must read to understand and have ideas on all the promises of the Blockchain Technology and what is already being done today with it. Part 1 focus on explaining the tech behind BlockChain and its design principles, specially related to the new Dapps(Decentralized applications). Par...

Peter rated it ★★★☆☆

June 25, 2016

Reading this book reminded me a lot of a famous cartoon by Sidney Harris that was originally run in the American Scientist: two men are looking at a blackboard with complex equations in the upper-left and lower-right corners, and one of the men is pointing in the middle where it says THEN A MIRAC...

Atila rated it ★★★☆☆

September 01, 2017

Um livro legal sobre como funciona a blockchain e suas possíveis aplicações. Começa com a explicação mais clara do que é minerar que já li e segue dando uma perspectiva legal de futuros usos da blockchain e criptomoedas que exploram novas possibilidades. A parte chata é que os autores realmente be...

Mehrsa rated it ★★★☆☆

December 14, 2017

I think the promises of blockchain and the hype surrounding it way outpaces the technology. I think the book is interesting in laying out what could happen, but it's a bit overly simplistic--too much cheerleading and not enough critical analysis. There are better books out there about blockchain...

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