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Digital Asset Revolution

How Blockchain is Decentralizing Finance and Disrupting Wall Street

by (author) Alex Tapscott

Barlow Books
Initial publish date
Jul 2022
Management Science, General
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    Jul 2022
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    Aug 2022
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From the coauthor of the bestseller Blockchain Revolution comes the foundational book on cryptoassets, decentralized finance, and the transformation of value.

In tune with the crypto Zeitgeist, Alex Tapscott brings us a well-researched and highly accessible book on the peer-to-peer marketplaces and open economic systems that are supporting new digital assets like non-fungible tokens or NFTs, central bank digital currencies or CBDCs, stablecoins, crypto derivatives, and more. Tapscott writes,
If bitcoin was the spark for the financial services revolution, then DeFi and digital assets are the accelerant. The fire will engulf firms that fail to innovate, adapt, and embrace this hot new industry. The conflagration will suck oxygen from centralized systems and blow it into a new decentralized web. The financial phoenix that rises will be virtually unrecognizable from the system we have today.

This book explains how every aspect of the economy is changing, from how we move and store value to how we access credit, invest, trade, transact, and insure against risk. But this upheaval is about more than dislocating market intermediaries. It's about Web 3's unleashing new business models and organizational capabilities that will change existing industries and redefine the architecture of our institutions. Leaders ignore these signs at their own risk.

About the author

Alex Tapstott is a globally recognized writer, speaker, investor, and advisor focused on the impact of emerging technologies, such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, on business, society, and government. He is the co-author (with Don Tapscott) of the critically acclaimed non-fiction best seller Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other ryptocurrencies Is Changing the World, which has been translated into more than 15 languages. His TedX San Francisco talk, "Blockchain Is Eating Wall Street" has been viewed over 688,000 times. In 2017, Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, a multimillion-dollar think tank that is investigating blockchain strategies, opportunities, and use cases. He also received (with Don Tapscott) the Digital Thinking Award, one of Thinkers50's Distinguished Achievement Awards. Previously, Alex was an executive at Canaccord Genuity, Canada's largest independent investment bank. Alex is a graduate of Amherst College (cum laude). He lives in Toronto, Canada.

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