Blockchain: The Next Everything

Why does everyone from tech experts to business moguls to philanthropists believe blockchain is a paradigm-shifting technology, bound to revolutionize society as significantly as the internet? In Blockchain: The Next Everything (Scribner, 2019), a deft, easy-to-digest introduction to blockchain, Stephen P. Williams ’79 reveals how cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are just one example among dozens of transformative applications that this relatively new technology makes possible. He interprets the complexity into digestible anecdotes, metaphors, and straightforward descriptions for readers who don’t know tech and explains all of blockchain’s most important aspects, including why this so-called digital ledger is unhackable and unchangeable and what its widespread use will mean for society as a whole.