If you’re a regular reader of BREAKERMAG, chances are you know a thing or two about blockchain. But believe it or not, lots of people—smart, educated individuals, even—don’t. What’s a blockchain-curious businessperson with little or no programming experience to do? Enter Don Tapscott, executive chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute think tank and the coauthor, with his son Alex, of Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World. Today, in partnership with Coursera and the INSEAD business school, he’s launching an intensive online education course called “Blockchain Revolution for the Enterprise.”
“We want people not just to have some skills when they graduate,” Tapscott says of the video-based course, which will take about five months (at $79 per month) to complete, “but we want them to be able to think and to see the big picture and to understand that we’re moving into a time of very profound change, which this technology will be at the heart of.” We recently spoke to Tapscott about what to expect from the course and what it’s like to have John Oliver riff on one of your fast-food analogies.