Alex Tapscott 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 Cryptocurrencies 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 600,000 times.
In 2017, Alex Tapscott co-founded (with Don Tapscott) the Blockchain Research Institute, a multi-million-dollar think-tank that is investigating blockchain strategies, opportunities and use-cases. In November of 2017, Alex and Don Tapscott were recognized with the Digital Thinking Award from Thinkers50, as part of their Distinguished Achievement Awards.
Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott founded the Blockchain Research Institute to create a network of expertise on the strategic opportunities and implementation challenges discussed in their bestselling book, Blockchain Revolution. They envisioned a rigorous research program that would explore in depth such core strategic questions as:
- How will this technology affect various industries?
- How will it change the nature of competitiveness?
- How will it change the nature of corporations and the management of companies?
- What will it mean for government architecture and the creation of public value?
- How could it help to solve such global problems as climate change?
Alex Tapscott was named as a founding member of the IMF’s High Level Advisory Group on Fintech. He was one of two Canadians chosen (along with Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, Carolyn Wilkins). The group of 14 will work closely with the IMF’s Interdepartmental Working Group on Finance and Technology to study the economic and regulatory implications of developments in the area of finance and technology.
Alex Tapscott currently sits on Advisory Board to Elections Canada, the independent, non-partisan agency responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums. He is also a founding Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Blockchain,
Alex Tapscott is adept speaker about technology, the blockchain, and how the blockchain can be used to leverage fairness, boost entrepreneurship, and transform society.