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Alumni Cafe with Don Talpscott poster

Alumni Café: Find out about Web 3, blockchain and crypto currencies!


Will Web 3 be more disruptive to old industries and business models?  

The Woodsworth College Alumni Association is pleased to present Don Tapscott, Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute.

Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society, Co-founder & Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, Adjunct Professor at INSEAD, recently a two-term Chancellor of Trent University in Ontario, and Member of The Order of Canada.

Talk abstract:


The Web is entering a new age. Initially it was a broadcast medium for publishing information. (The Read Web). Web 2 was a collaborative communication medium: a platform for mass organizing online and for commerce (The Read/Write Web). Intermediaries like banks and social media companies performed key functions like moving and storing value, verifying identity, and keeping records.  Web 3 (The Value Web) is a decentralized platform where value -- assets like critical information, money, securities, contracts, deeds, intellectual property, and cultural assets like art and music -- can be moved, stored, and transacted peer to peer. Is Web 3 real?  Many say it will be more disruptive to old industries and business models than the web’s first incarnations. Why should we all care? 

Watch Don Tapscott's TED Talk here.