New from Alex Tapscott

Web3: Charting the Internet’s Next Economic and Cultural Frontier, from Harper Collins

The essential guide to navigating the next Internet revolution—everything from the metaverse and NFTs to DAOs, decentralized finance, and self-sovereign identity—from the co-author of the international bestseller Blockchain Revolution.

Alex Tapscott has once again stepped up with timely and essential guidance to help us navigate the tremendous change underway – and the challenges and opportunities ahead.
–Dan Schulman, CEO, Paypal

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The co-author of the international bestseller Blockchain Revolution presents a cutting-edge guide to the Internet’s next era, covering everything from the metaverse and NFTs to decentralized finance and self-sovereign identity.

The Web, and with it the Internet, are entering a new era. In this indispensable book, Alex Tapscott, co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute, reveals the technologies and concepts that will lead to the biggest shake-up of business, culture, and society in a generation.

Over the past three decades, we’ve moved from the “Read-only Web,” which had little more than static content, to the “Read-Write Web,” which turned internet users into content creators and offered endless opportunities to collaborate. While this new Web revolutionized the media, retail, and other industries, the profusion of cyberattacks, data hacks, and online profiling have led many to view digital life as a Faustian bargain. Intermediaries and tech giants became gatekeepers, enacting barriers and imposing tolls on everything we do, stifling innovation and economic freedom online.

Enter Web3, the “Read-Write-Own Web”—a decentralized Internet where individuals own their own identities and online creations and can securely trade assets like money, securities, intellectual property, art, and data peer to peer. Web3 allows us to reimagine cultural industries, transform money and markets, usher in new kinds of assets and organizations, and support greater global participation in our digital economy. If the spread of technology truly makes the world flatter, then Web3 could be a steamroller, remaking the world in profound and unexpected ways.

Like all revolutionary innovations, Web3 comes with immense promise and potential peril for leaders in business and society. Tapscott’s Web3 is an essential field guide to the internet’s next era. It is a book for everyone who cares about the future and wants to play a role in shaping it.

Additional Praise for Web3:

“Web3 is a breathtaking innovation that holds great promise but also peril for those who dismiss the future. Tapscott has written a book we need as we enter a new epoch for computing and for society.”
–Larry Summers, Former United States Secretary of the Treasury

“With Web3, Tapscott has captured the zeitgeist. We are on the brink of an extraordinary new epoch where technology can reimagine everything. With clarity of thought and deep insights, this book explores Web3’s immense potential.”
–Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Inc.

“Tapscott has shown again why he is one of the leading thinkers in the world of blockchain. Web3 is an erudite, plugged-in tour of an emerging future world where Internet users will be free of the shackles of big tech. An insightful, engaging read.”
–Jeff John Roberts, Crypto Editor at Fortune magazine

“An indispensable guide to the internet’s next frontier.”
–Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Circle

“Insightful, lively and fun to read. This book is a wonderful guide to Web3. Every person who is curious and cares about the future of commerce, culture and society should read this book.”
–Yat Siu, Co-Founder of Animoca Brands

“Tapscott’s new book describes with clarity and foresight how crypto networks will transform more than money and financial services — they will remake entire industries. Leaders must understand this new innovation or risk getting left behind.”
–Kristin Smith, CEO of Blockchain Association

“Alex Tapscott does a brilliant job of dissecting the impact of Web3 — how it will change power dynamics, its implications for the next generation, and where innovation must be understood rather than vilified. From one of the leading voices and thinkers in blockchain technology, this is a must-have in any library: digital or otherwise.”
–Angie Lau, Editor in Chief, Co-CEO of Forkast Labs

“With the rise of generative AI, the metaverse and the next generation of blockchain, Web3 is now a breakthrough platform for innovators to rebuild the world of business and the global economy for a new era of prosperity. This extraordinary book shows how.”
–Klaus Schwab, Chairperson of the World Economic Forum

Alex Tapscott

Alex Tapscott

Alex is an entrepreneur, business author, and seasoned capital markets professional focused on the impact of emerging technologies, such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, on business, government, and society. His latest book, Web3: Charting the Internet’s Next Economic and Cultural Frontier (Harper Collins), was published September 19th, 2023.

Alex is also the Managing Director of the Digital Assets Group at Ninepoint Partners, one of Canada’s leading investment firms, with more than $8 billion in assets under management (AUM).

Alex is also co-author of the critically acclaimed non-fiction best-seller, Blockchain Revolution, translated into more than 19 languages and which has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide. His other books, Financial Services Revolution and Digital Asset Revolution were published in 2020 and 2022 respectively.

Alex is sought after world-wide for his expertise by business and government audiences. He has delivered well over 200 lectures and executive briefings to business audiences at firms like Goldman Sachs (Talks at GS), Google, Allianz, IBM, Microsoft and Accenture, to name a few (Select speeches by Alex). He is consistently ranked as a top influencer in the blockchain industry. His TedX talk, Blockchain is Eating Wall Street has been viewed over 800,000 times.

Alex’s writing has been featured in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Globe and Mail, The Financial Post, TIME, Fortune, and many other publications.

In 2017, Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), a global think-tank investigating blockchain strategies, opportunities and use-cases. Alex is a graduate of Amherst College (Cum Laude) and is a CFA Charterholder. He lives in Toronto.

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The Popular Web3 Podcast by Ninepoint Partners, hosted by Alex Tapscott and Andrew Young

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Blockchain Research Institute

Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott founded the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) 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?

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