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Alex Tapscott

Blockchain Research Institute
Co-founder, Author and VC
Alex Tapscott is speaker, writer and seasoned venture capital investor focused on the impact of emerging technologies, such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, on business, society and government. He is the Editor and Co-author of the new book Financial Services Revolution: How Blockchain is Transforming Money, Markets and Banking (available January 2020)

He is also 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 19 languages. His TedX talk, Blockchain is Eating Wall Street has been viewed over 700,000 times.

In 2017, Alex co-founded (with Don Tapscott) the Blockchain Research Institute, a global think-tnak investigating blockchain strategies, opportunities and use-cases. Alex has been, at various times, an advisor to the IMF, Elections Canada and the World Economic Forum. Previously, he worked at the investment bank Canaccord Genuity. Alex is a graduate of Amherst College (Cum Laude) and is a CFA Charterholder. He lives in Toronto.