May 10, 2016

Podcast: Alex Tapscott on the Blockchain Revolution

Podcast: Alex Tapscott on the Blockchain Revolution
 

Alex Tapscott is the CEO and Founder of Northwest Passage Ventures. For seven years in the Canadian and U.S. Capital markets, Alex has worked tirelessly to help entrepreneurs realize their goals, raising hundreds of millions of dollars in critical growth capital and providing sound advice and counsel.

A passionate advocate for the disruptive potential of new technology, Alex is also the co-author with Don Tapscott of the upcoming book: BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION: How the Underlying Technology of Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World.

Alex serves as a research fellow for the Global Solutions Network (GSN) program at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Business in Toronto.

In 2014, he published the white paper “A Bitcoin Governance Network.”

Alex is also a strong supporter of mental health research and currently sits on the board of CAMH Engage, a young leadership council he co-founded at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

In this episode we talk:

  • what is the blockchain
  • how blockchain can democratize value
  • the varied potential applications of blockchain (from finance to music and foreign aid)
  • how blockchain has the potential to disrupt incumbents and industries as a whole
  • how blockchain improves accountability and transparency
  • we discuss criticisms of blockchain such as lack of regulation and energy inefficiency 
  • barriers to adoption
  • rugby and cat videos (yes, cat videos!)

Show Notes:

Find out more @ Blockchain-Revolution.com

Follow Alex on Twitter @alextapscott

Northwest Passage Ventures @ npvinc.com

Get the book @ amazon.com/Blockchain-Revoluti…iness/dp/1101980133

Listen on iTunes: goo.gl/sMnEa0

Listen on Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/future

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Steve Glaveski

Steve Glaveski is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collective Campus which he established to help companies and their employees to create more meaningful impact in the world in an age of rapid change and increasing uncertainty. Steve also founded Lemonade Stand - a children's entrepreneurship program, wrote the Innovation Manager's Handbook vol 1 and 2, hosts Future², an iTunes chart topping podcast on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship and is a keynote speaker. He previously founded HOTDESK, an office sharing platform and has worked for the likes of Westpac, Dun & Bradstreet, the Victorian Auditor General's Office, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Macquarie Bank. Follow him at @steveglaveski and Book a free 15-minute call with Steve to talk through your innovation objectives.

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