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Blockchain by Karim R. Lakhani, Marco Iansiti, Don Tapscott, Catherine Tucker, Harvard Business Review

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THE BLOCKCHAIN WILL DO TO THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM WHAT THE INTERNET DID TO MEDIA

by Joichi Ito, Neha Narula, and Robleh Ali

Even years into the deployment of the internet, many believed that it was still a fad. Of course, the internet has since become a major influence on our lives, from how we buy goods and services, to the ways we socialize with friends, to the Arab Spring, to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Yet, in the 1990s, the mainstream press scoffed when Nicholas Negroponte predicted that most of us would soon be reading our news online rather than from a newspaper.

Fast forward two decades: Will we soon be seeing a similar impact from cryptocurrencies and blockchains? There are certainly many parallels. Like the internet, cryptocurrencies ...

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