Some may know him as the son of Don Tapscott, but Alex Tapscott has gained prominence on his own terms as the CEO and co-founder of NextBlock Global, a hub for blockchain innovation and a venture capital fund. Together with his father, he also co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute and co-authored the book, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World.
Alex often speaks about a crisis in legitimacy, saying that the current financial services sectors are evidence of that crisis. He recently ran into controversy when both underwriters, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s (CIBC) Capital Markets and Canaccord Genuity pulled out of NextBlock Global’s public listing. Their reason? Several advisors listed on the deck were found to be uninvolved with the project in any way, leading underwriters to abandon the deal.
Alex is a graduate of Amherst College, a founding member of the IMF Fintech Advisory Board, and a member of the World Economic Forum of Blockchain Global Future Councils.