May 16, 2016
Understanding the Blockchain, with Alex Tapscott
Understanding blockchain technology is the focus of this episode of The Innovation Engine podcast.
Alex Tapscott joins us to give listeners an introduction to blockchain technology before talking about why it just may represent the internet 2.0, or "the internet of value." We also talk about why blockchain is a technology that companies not just in the financial services space but in a wide variety of industries should be evaluating to see how it will impact their business.
Alex writes about those topics and more in his just-released book, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World. The book is co-written by best-selling author Don Tapscott and is based on interviews with a wide range of technology pioneers that includes Marc Andreesen, Tim Berners-Lee, and Vint Cerf.
Listen to the Episode
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About Alex Tapscott
Alex Tapscott is the CEO and founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, an advisory firm that builds blockchain companies. In 2014, Alex wrote the seminal report on governing digital currencies for the Global Solutions Network program at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Prior to founding Northwest Passage Ventures, he worked for seven years in investment banking in Toronto.
About The Innovation Engine
Since 2014, The Innovation Engine has been publishing half-hour podcast episodes with a wide range of innovation experts on topics including technology, leadership, and company culture. You can download and subscribe to The Innovation Engine on iTunes or tune in via the podcast's home on Stitcher Radio or SoundCloud to listen online, via Android or iOS, or on any device supporting a mobile browser. You can also download the podcast's dedicated iOS app from the iTunes App Store.