Alex Tapscott

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 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. Alex is a graduate of Amherst College (cum laude). He lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Introduction to Blockchain Technologies (Coursera)

In this first course of the specialization, we will discuss the limitations of the Internet for business and economic activity, and explain how blockchain technology represents the way forward. After completing this course, you will be able to explain what blockchain is, how it works, and why it is [...]
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Blockchain in Financial Services: Strategic Action Plan (Coursera)

In this fourth and final course of the specialization, you will synthesize your learning into a Strategic Action Plan. The goals of this course are twofold: One, it’s for you to identify a specific need or problem within the financial services industry that can potentially be solved using blockchain [...]
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Blockchain, Cryptoassets, and Decentralized Finance (Coursera)

Today, large intermediaries establish trust in our economy and control the movement, storage, and allocation of money and assets. The status quo, however, is rife with inefficiencies. In this course, we’ll address the many challenges of the status quo and discuss how cryptoassets, smart contracts, new identity systems, and [...]
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Introduction to Blockchain for Financial Services (Coursera)

In this first course of the specialization, we will discuss the limitations of the Internet for business and economic activity, and explain how blockchain technology represents the way forward. After completing this course, you will be able to explain what blockchain is, how it works, and why it is [...]
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Blockchain e Negócios: Aplicativos e Implicações (Coursera)

A Blockchain trará mudanças profundas nos negócios e em sua própria natureza. Essa tecnologia revolucionará o modo como as empresas são financiadas e gerenciadas, como criam valor e até como desempenham funções básicas, como marketing e contabilidade. Neste curso, você aprenderá como a tecnologia blockchain penetrará nas estruturas das [...]
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Transacionando na Blockchain (Coursera)

Atualmente, grandes intermediários estabelecem confiança em nossa economia e controlam a movimentação, armazenamento e alocação de dinheiro e ativos. O status quo, entretanto, é repleto de ineficiências. Neste curso, endereçaremos diversos desafios no status quo e discutiremos como critptoativos, smart contracts, novos sistemas de identidade e novos modelos de [...]
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Introdução às Tecnologias Blockchain (Coursera)

Nesse primeiro curso de especialização, discutiremos as limitações da internet para os negócios e atividades econômicas, e explicaremos como a tecnologia blockchain representa o caminho ara evoluir. Depois de completar esse curso, você será capaz de explicar como a blockchain é, como funciona, e porque é revolucionária. [...]
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Análise de oportunidade de Blockchain (Coursera)

Neste quarto e último curso da especialização, você sintetizará seu aprendizado em uma entrega do projeto chamada Análise de Oportunidade Blockchain. Os objetivos deste curso são duplos: primeiro, é para você identificar uma necessidade ou problema específico no setor escolhido que pode ser potencialmente resolvido usando a tecnologia blockchain. [...]
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Transacting on the Blockchain (Coursera)

Today, large intermediaries establish trust in our economy and control the movement, storage, and allocation of money and assets. The status quo, however, is rife with inefficiencies. In this course, we’ll address the many challenges of the status quo and discuss how cryptoassets, smart contracts, new identity systems, and [...]
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Blockchain Opportunity Analysis (Coursera)

In this fourth and final course of the specialization, you will synthesize your learning into a project deliverable called a Blockchain Opportunity Analysis. The goals of this course are twofold: One, it’s for you to identify a specific need or problem in your chosen industry that can potentially [...]
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