Alex Tapscott

Alex Tapscott is an entrepreneur, writer, and seasoned capital markets professional focused on the impact of emerging technologies, such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, on business, government, and society.

Alex is the co-author of the critically acclaimed nonfiction best-seller, Blockchain Revolution, which has been translated into more than 19 languages and has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide. He is also the editor and co-author of the new book Financial Services Revolution: How Blockchain is Transforming Money, Market and Banking (January 2020), already in its second run with translations in Chinese and Portuguese planned for 2020.

Alex is sought worldwide for his expertise by business and government audiences. He has delivered well over 200 lectures and executive briefings to business audiences at firms like Goldman Sachs (Talks at GS)Google, Allianz, IBM, Microsoft, and Accenture, to name a few (Select speeches by Alex). He is consistently ranked as a top influencer in the blockchain industry. His TedX talk, Blockchain is Eating Wall Street has been viewed over 700,000 times. 

Alex’s writing has been featured in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, TIME, Fortune, and many other publications.

In 2017, Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), a global think tank investigating blockchain strategies, opportunities, and use-cases. Members of the BRI include Microsoft, Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, Nasdaq, Pepsi, Tencent, and Exxon, to name a few. Alex was also a co-founder and CEO of NextBlock Global, a blockchain focused investment firm, which generated over 150% returns for investors over a two-year period (net of fees and expenses), growing assets from C$20MM to over $50MM. 

Alex has been, at various times, an advisor to the International Monetary Fund, Elections Canada, and the World Economic Forum. Previously, Alex was an executive at the investment bank Canaccord Genuity. Alex is a graduate of Amherst College (Cum Laude) and is a CFA Charterholder. He lives in Toronto.