Economy Resources 2018-04-23T17:57:20+00:00

Networked Economy Books (5)

  • Platform Revolution

    Platform Revolution

    A practical guide to the new economy that is transforming the way we live, work, and play. Uber. Airbnb. Amazon. Apple. PayPal. All of these companies disrupted their markets when they launched. Today they are industry leaders. What’s the secret to their success? These cutting-edge businesses are built on platforms: two-sided markets that are revolutionizing the way we do business. Written by three of the most sought-after experts on platform businesses, Platform Revolution is the first authoritative, fact-based book on platform models.

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  • The Wealth of Networks

    The Wealth of Networks

    With the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at an important moment of transition, says Yochai Benkler in this thought-provoking book. The phenomenon he describes as social production is reshaping markets, while at the same time offering new opportunities to enhance individual freedom, cultural diversity, political discourse, and justice.

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  • Blockchain Revolution

    Blockchain Revolution

    In this revelatory book, Don Tapscott, the bestselling author of Wikinomics, and his son, blockchain expert Alex Tapscott, bring us a brilliantly researched, highly readable, and essential book about the technology driving the future of the economy. Blockchain is the ingeniously simple, revolution­ary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. Though it’s best known as the technology that drives bitcoin and other digital cur­rencies, it also has the potential to go far beyond currency, to record virtually everything of value to humankind, from birth and death certifi­cates to insurance claims, land titles, and even votes.

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  • Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy

    Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy

    Bitcoin is starting to come into its own as a digital currency, but the blockchain technology behind it could prove to be much more significant. This book takes you beyond the currency ("Blockchain 1.0") and smart contracts ("Blockchain 2.0") to demonstrate how the blockchain is in position to become the fifth disruptive computing paradigm after mainframes, PCs, the Internet, and mobile/social networking.

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  • New Rules for the New Economy

    New Rules for the New Economy

    Forget supply and demand. Forget computers. The old rules are broken. Today, communication, not computation, drives change. We are rushing into a world where connectivity is everything, and where old business know-how means nothing. In this new economic order, success flows primarily from understanding networks, and networks have their own rules.

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Blockchain Videos (6)

  • IN BLOCKCHAIN WE TRUST

    IN BLOCKCHAIN WE TRUST

    Many people regard blockchain as a technological breakthrough comparable to the Internet: like the Internet in the mid-1990s, many think it will increase the potential for freedom. Blockchains are decentralised public ledgers that record transactions. A blockchain resembles a network in which each participating computer maintains the ledger. Cryptographic methods are used to secure the recorded transactions against manipulation.

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  • Future of Decentralization What role for the legal system

    Future of Decentralization What role for the legal system

    Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum), Primavera De Filippi (Harvard/CNRS), Lawrence Lessig (Harvard) Moderated by Constance Choi (Seven Advisory/CNRS)

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  • Alternative Economies and Reputation-Based Systems

    Alternative Economies and Reputation-Based Systems

    Exploring the blockchain as a means to expand the traditional concept of money and value. What is the impact of crypto-currencies on traditional measurements of economic value? Can the blockchain support the creation of alternative value systems? Are these viable, and better measures of economic growth in the Information Age? What are the new economics and incentive structures of tomorrow?

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  • A Liquid Economic OS of Supply Chain on Blockchain

    A Liquid Economic OS of Supply Chain on Blockchain

    Follow Sweetbridge CEO Scott Nelson and Ethereum blockchain expert advisor Vinay Gupta down countless astonishing rabbit holes in this near-2-hour edition of the September 2017 London conversation. Topics include the history and future of money, banking and cryptocurrency, as it relates to supply chains, global economics, asset liquidity and how individuals and companies will realize value through innovations in blockchain, IoT, AI and 3D printing.

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  • Vinay Gupta l The Internet of Agreements l Meaning

    Vinay Gupta l The Internet of Agreements l Meaning

    Vinay Gupta takes a uniquely analytical approach to the world and its technology, embracing a view of the future that recognises both utopia and apocalypse. His remarkably pragmatic approach to the challenges we face makes a refreshing change from the hyperbole of the tech media.

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  • The Behavioral Mathematics of Cryptoeconomics

    The Behavioral Mathematics of Cryptoeconomics

    How can complex mathematics help predictively model human behaviors within economic systems to design a better blockchain-based value exchange? A new discipline of cryptoeconomic math is emerging to inform economic protocol designs such as utility and discount tokens.

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