Narrated By: John Chancer
Duration: 17 hours and 54 minutes
What to expect
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Blockchain Revolution by Don and Alex Tapscott, read by John Chancer.
'This book has had an enormous impact'
Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
'Spectacular. Mind-blowing in its expansiveness and profundity'
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple
Clay Christensen, author of The Innovator's Dilemma
Cryptocurrencies are changing the world. They grant everyday people the power to invest, disrupt the world order and contribute towards a better future.
Blockchain is the ingeniously simple technology that powers cryptos. It is a public ledger to which everyone has access, but which no single person or institution controls. It allows for companies and individuals to collaborate with an unprecedented degree of trust and transparency. It is cryptographically secure, but fundamentally open. And it is everywhere.
In Blockchain Revolution, Don and Alex Tapscott reveal:
· how this game-changing technology is re-shaping the global economy
· how it is improving everything from healthcare records to online voting
· how people everywhere are using it to side-step institutional barriers and take control of their future
Brilliantly researched and highly accessible, this is the essential text on this major paradigm shift. Read it, or be left behind.
Monetary economics, Online finance & investing, Information technology industries, Popular economics, Banking, Impact of science & technology on society, Media studies: internet, digital media & society, Microeconomics, International economics, Banking law, Distributed ledgers, Distributed systems
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This book has had an enormous impact on the evolution of blockchain in the world
Deconstructs the promise and peril of the blockchain in a way that is at once accessible and erudite. Blockchain Revolution gives readers a privileged sneak peak at the future
Identifies a profound new technology movement and connects it to the deepest of human needs: trust. Thoroughly researched and provocatively written. Every serious businessperson and policy maker needs to read Blockchain Revolution
Blockchain Revolution is the indispensable and definitive guide to this world-changing technology
Blockchain Revolution is a brilliant mix of history, technology and sociology that covers all aspects of the blockchain protocol - an invention that in time may prove as momentous as the invention of printing
The great missing element in the Internet has been a 'trust protocol', a way of knowing that a transaction is verified and authentic. Blockchain technology could provide a foundation for that. It's a revolutionary idea and this lucid book explains why
If you work in business or government, you need to understand the blockchain revolution. No one has written a more thoroughly researched or engaging book on this topic than Tapscott and Tapscott
An indispensable and up-to-the-minute account of how the technology underlying bitcoin could - and should - unleash the true potential of a digital economy for distributed prosperity
The blockchain is to trust as the Internet is to information. Like the original Internet, blockchain has potential to transform everything. Read this book and you will understand
Don and Alex brilliantly illuminate the technology that could profoundly impact the way we manage issues of trust, security and privacy for years to come
The Tapscotts have written the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption. Likely to become one of the iconic books of our time
A masterpiece. Gracefully dissects the potential of blockchain technology to take on today's most pressing global challenges
The epicentre of trust is about to diffuse! The definitive narrative on the revolutionary possibilities of a decentralised trust system
A carefully researched and beautifully written book. Blockchain Revolution argues that the 'Internet of value' will transform our lives. A must-read for our disruptive times
Occasionally a book comes along that changes the global discourse. This is likely to be one of those books. Blockchains are at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution and the Tapscotts lucidly explain why and how to capture the opportunity and avoid dangers
Few leaders push us to look around corners the way Don Tapscott does. With Blockchain Revolution he and his son Alex teach us, challenge us and show us an entirely new way to think about the future
Makes a powerful case for blockchain's ability to increase transparency but also ensure privacy. In the authors' words 'The Internet of Things needs a Ledger of Things'
If ever there was a topic for demystification, blockchain is it. Together, the Tapscotts have achieved this comprehensively and in doing so have captured the excitement, the potential and the importance of this topic to everyone
In this extraordinary journey to the frontiers of finance, the Tapscotts shed new light on the blockchain phenomenon and make a compelling case for why we all need to better understand its power and potential
Incredible. Really incredible. The Tapscotts' examination of the blockchain as a model for inclusion in an increasingly centralised world is both nuanced and extraordinary
Technological change that used to develop over a generation now hits us in a relative blink of the eye, and no one tells this story better than the Tapscotts
Blockchain is a radical technological wave and, as he has done so often, Tapscott is out there, now with son Alex, surfing at dawn. It's quite a ride
This is a book with the predictive quality of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and the vision of Elon Musk. Read it or become extinct
Blockchain Revolution serves as an atlas to the world of digital money, masterfully explaining the current landscape while simultaneously illuminating a path forward toward a more equitable, efficient and connected global financial system
What a spectacular book. Mind-blowing in its expansiveness and profundity. It makes me think we're at one of those times in technological, economic and social history where the sky is the limit