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Blockchain and Business

This course is part of Blockchain Revolution Specialization

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Don Tapscott
Alex Tapscott

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  • Explain how blockchain technology will transform business structures, roles, and functions

  • Describe seven new blockchain business models

  • Identify some strategic approaches to managing intellectual property with blockchain technologies

  • Identify the layers comprising the blockchain technology stack, and describe how each of these affects the governance of a blockchain ecosystem

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There are 6 modules in this course

The corporation represents a pillar of modern capitalism. With the rise of a global peer-to-peer platform for identity, trust, reputation, and transactions, we will be able to re-engineer deep structures of the firm for innovation and shared value creation. In this module, we explore blockchain’s role in decentralizing the enterprise and its implications on the roles and boundaries of the firm.

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13 videos4 readings3 quizzes4 discussion prompts

There are countless opportunities for blockchain to disrupt or displace traditional centralized business models. In this module, we explore how blockchain technology can support new business models through the inclusion of native payment systems, reputation systems, uncensorable content, trustless transactions, smart contracts, and autonomous agents.

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15 videos6 readings3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Because blockchain changes the deep structures and architecture of the firm, it will consequently transform our models of management and the roles of the C-Suite. Navigating the balance between blockchain’s hype and its true potential is a key responsibility of an organization’s management team. In this module, you will learn about some of the decisions and changes that business leaders can anticipate when considering how the future of blockchain will unfold within their business.

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11 videos8 readings14 quizzes

With companies across sectors seeking to harness the transformative potential of distributed ledger technologies (DLT), the blockchain ecosystem is an exemplar of new models of industry collaboration. Coopetition—the strategy of cooperating with competitors for defined purposes to cultivate a new economic ecosystem that benefits both—has become the new norm. In this module, you will learn what companies are trying to gain from consortia projects, and what industries and competitors need to accomplish to get to a win-win. You will discuss various design options, organizational models, and best practices for consortia projects, and will explore several examples of industry consortia that are at the forefront of the blockchain ecosystem.

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6 videos2 readings4 quizzes

Blockchain alone is just a tool. In order for this technology to fulfill its long-term promise, humans must lead. Rather than relying on state-based institutions, blockchain must be primarily self-governed through collaborations of civil society, private sector, government, and stakeholders in non-state networks. In this module, we'll discuss some of the key issues, challenges, trade-offs, and future scenarios related to blockchain regulation. We'll discuss key distinctions between "regulation" and "governance," and explore the idea of blockchain governance networks, including how they can support blockchain stewardship at three levels: The platform level, the application level, and the ecosystem level. As well, you will learn about the conditions that are necessary for a blockchain-based hub of innovation to succeed.

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14 videos4 readings4 quizzes

As the digital revolution unfolds, it is driving profound changes in the global economy, labor markets, old institutions, and society as a whole. To realize the potential of the blockchain revolution, we need business leaders to come to the table as responsible and active participants in a new social contract for both their own long-term interests as well as in the interest of a healthy society and economy. In this module, you will explore possible directions for a new social contract—i.e. the agreements, laws, and behaviors that people, companies, civil society, and their governments adhere to. The aim of this module is not to provide a definitive strategy for instituting and enforcing a new social contract, but rather to catalyze investigation, debate, and action.

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12 videos1 reading2 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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4.7 (63 ratings)
Don Tapscott
INSEAD
18 Courses125,637 learners
Alex Tapscott
INSEAD
17 Courses125,064 learners

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