Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored 16 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages. Don’s most recent and ambitious book was co-authored with his son, Alex Tapscott, a globally-recognized investor, advisor and speaker on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World was published in May 2016 and is, according to Harvard Business School’s Clay Christensen, “the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption.” The paperback version of the book, updated with new material covering recent developments in the blockchain industry, was published in June 2018. In 2017, Don and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, whose 80+ projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use-cases, implementation challenges and organizational transformations. Don is a member of the Order of Canada and is ranked the 2nd most influential Management Thinker and the top Digital Thinker in the world by Thinkers50. He is an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD and Chancellor of Trent University in Ontario. It is hard to imagine anyone who has been more prolific, profound, and influential in explaining today’s technological revolutions and their impact on the world.

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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 Transformations of Financial Services (Coursera)

The current global financial system is riddled with inefficiencies, uneven developments, and bizarre contradictions. Blockchain technology has the potential to bring about profound changes to financial services. In this course, you will learn how blockchain technology will disrupt the core functions of the financial services industry, offering individuals and [...]
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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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