Blockchain Revolution

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* Book: Blockchain Revolution. By Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott. 2016



“Blockchain Revolution,” published in May of 2016 by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, was one of the first books that explained the promise of blockchain technologies to the general public. Its central argument is that for nearly four decades, the internet has been great for reducing the costs of searching, collaborating, and exchanging information. But it’s lacked the necessary trust, security and privacy safeguards to move assets of value. With blockchain, we’re now seeing the emergence of such an internet of value. “Now for the first time ever we have a native digital medium for value, through which we can manage, store, and transfer any asset.”

An updated edition of “Blockchain Revolution” was published this past June and, yes, a lot has happened with blockchain in the intervening two years. When the original book was published, the entire cryptoasset market had a value of $9 billion. The new edition estimates that as of March 2018, the cryptoasset market was around $400 billion in size, a value subject to rapid fluctuations." (