From the coauthor of the bestseller Blockchain Revolution comes the foundational book on cryptoassets, decentralized finance, and the transformation of value.
In tune with the crypto Zeitgeist, Alex Tapscott brings us a well-researched and highly accessible book on the peer-to-peer marketplaces and open economic systems that are supporting new digital assets like NFTs, CBDCs, stablecoins, crypto derivatives, and more. Tapscott writes,
If bitcoin was the spark for the financial services revolution, then DeFi and digital assets are the accelerant. The fire will engulf firms that fail to innovate, adapt, and embrace this hot new industry. The conflagration will suck oxygen from centralized systems and blow it into a new decentralized web. The financial phoenix that rises will be virtually unrecognizable from the system we have today.
This book is about more than dislocating market intermediaries. It’s about Web 3’s unleashing new business models and organizational capabilities that will transform existing industries and redefine the architecture of our institutions. Leaders ignore these signs at their own risk.
About the Author
Alex Tapscott is an entrepreneur, author, and seasoned capital markets professional focused on the impact of the emerging technologies (such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies) on business, government, and society. He is managing director of the Digital Asset Group, a division of Ninepoint Partners LP, an investment firm with $8 billion in assets under management and institutional contract. He is co-author of the critically acclaimed nonfiction bestseller, Blockchain Revolution, which has been translated into more than 15 languages and sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide.
“Alex Tapscott takes us to the frontiers of finance, where digital assets are transforming money, reimagining financial markets, and disrupting leading institutions, including central banks. Digital Asset Revolution is a wake-up call for financial and business leaders everywhere.”—Hon. J. Christopher Giancarlo, Former Chairman, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Co-Founder, Digital Dollar Project
“This is an important book for enterprise leaders to better understand blockchain and how digital assets will change the future of business.”—Tyler Winklevoss, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gemini Trust Company LLC
“Whether you’re starting your journey or you’re a seasoned market participant, Digital Asset Revolution should be on your reading list. Alex Tapscott’s latest is brimming with original insights on the digital asset ecosystem, with some far-sighted predictions on where we are headed.”—Scott Melker, Host, The Wolf of All Street s Podcast
“Digital Asset Revolution demonstrates the tremendous potential of Web3 and digital assets by describing their roles in powering this new era of technology innovation and economic progress. ... A must-read!”—Sandeep Nailwal, Co-founder, Polygon Technology
“Alex Tapscott is a leading voice in the digital asset world. His latest book, Digital Asset Revolution, is required reading for investors, executives, and anyone else trying to understand how to capitalize on the next big thing.”—Daniela Cambone, Editor-at-Large and Chief Anchor, Stansberry Research
“Alex Tapscott has been ahead of the curve on digital assets since the beginning. In Digital Asset Revolution, he offers the clearest picture yet of where we are headed. This book is required reading for investors, executives, hobbyists, and anyone trying to understand the future.”—John Wu, President, Ava Labs Inc.
“To grasp the fundamentals and intricacies of the most revolutionary financial innovations of our time, there is no better guide than Alex Tapscott’s Digital Asset Revolutio n—as insightful and instructive for those looking to understand the future of personal and global finance as it is for those investing in it.”—Perianne Boring, Founder and President, Chamber of Digital Commerce
“As distrust in our institutions hits new lows, the digital asset revolution that began with bitcoin lights a different path, one where we have greater agency over our assets and ourselves. … Digital Asset Revolutio n explores the far-reaching consequences of this revolution, from money and banking to art and real estate and even our identities online.”—Bill Barhydt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Abra
“The Tapscott name has become synonymous with keen futurism and a generational dedication to advancing business’ understanding of the current technology epoch. Alex’s book continues this tradition of excellence while expanding it to include the disruptive, dramatic, and diverse possibilities of Web 3 and digital assets. Every technological shift needs that one book that centers the conversation. Read and absorb.”—Matthew Roszak, Co-founder and Chairman, Bloq Inc.
“Blockchains provide a durable foundation on which to facilitate trust and create new monetary systems that serve the interests of local communities. Digital Asset Revolution presents a case for how the current state of blockchain development will revolutionize political, economic, and financial institutions. This book has plenty to chew on for the business reader, with insights into how we forge that new path in practical ways.”—Ethan Buchman, Chief Executive Officer, Informal Systems; Co-Founder, Cosmos Network