Moving the Chain Spotlight #11: Alexander Tapscott

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Moving the Chain is an ongoing series from Blockchain WTF that shines a spotlight on folks who are making an impact in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency


Alex and Don Tapscott

Image via the Blockchain Revolution website, where you can buy their book! Alex Tapscott (left) and Don Tapscott (right)

Toronto native Alexander “Alex” Tapscott is one of the most accomplished authors in the bitcoin space. Tapscott’s best-known work is a book called “Blockchain Revolution: How The Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing, Money Business, and the World,” which he co-authored with his father, Don Tapscott. The father and son collaboration explores how blockchain technology will expand what we can achieve online and who can participate in said achievements. The book ended up being a Toronto Star bestseller.

When Alex Tapscott isn’t writing bestsellers, the Amherst College grad serves as the CEO for his blockchain investment company, NetBlock Global. He and his father Don also founded The Blockchain Research Institute. The institute is focused on exploring strategic opportunities using blockchain tech.

For his blockchain-related work, Tapscott was awarded the Digital Thinking Award from


What started for me as a bitcoin hobby quickly became a blockchain obsession. In fact, the more deeply I immersed myself in it, the more convinced I became of the technology’s massive impact on the future of the world economy.

Fun Fact

Alex Tapscott was an accomplished rugby competitor in his youth. He played for his native country, as a member of the Canadian Men’s Rugby Under-21 team in 2006 and 2007. The scrappy blockchain enthusiast even helped his team beat the Irish Colleges 20-7 back in November of 2006.

Check out other people making big waves in helping progress these incredible technologies in our series Moving the Chain, and for more awesome articles by Jacques Martin, check ’em out here!