Blockchain Revolution
Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott

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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

'Iconic'
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.

Genre

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

CEO, Microsoft Corporation

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

Author of The Industries of 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

Chairman and CEo of OgilvyOne Worldwide

Blockchain Revolution is the indispensable and definitive guide to this world-changing technology

Executive Director of Coin Center

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

author of Currency Wars and The Death of Money

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

Author of Steve Jobs

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

Professor at MIT and co-author of The Second Machine Age

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

author of Present Shock and Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

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

Director of MIT Media Lab

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

Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo

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

Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School and author of The Innovator's Dilemma

A masterpiece. Gracefully dissects the potential of blockchain technology to take on today's most pressing global challenges

Economist and President at the Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Peru

The epicentre of trust is about to diffuse! The definitive narrative on the revolutionary possibilities of a decentralised trust system

CEO of Cognizant

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

Global Managing Director at McKinsey & Company

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

founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum

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

CEO of SAP SE

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'

CEO and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services

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

CEO of Digital Asset Holdings

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

President and CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada

Incredible. Really incredible. The Tapscotts' examination of the blockchain as a model for inclusion in an increasingly centralised world is both nuanced and extraordinary

Chairman and CEO of Seagate Technology

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

President and CEO of Siemens USA

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

Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard Law School

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

Founder of Draper Associates, DFJ and Draper University

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

CEO of Breyer Capital

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