Don Tapscott Joins ICON Foundation Board of Advisors
Don Tapscott, named one of the most influential persons in the blockchain industry, joins ICON Foundation Board of Advisors
Don Tapscott joins ICON Foundation Board of Advisors. Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology. He also advises business and government leaders around the world. He has authored or co-authored 15 widely read books all over the world, including the international best-seller Blockchain Revolution, which he co-authored with his son, Alex Tapscott. In 2015, Thinkers50 named Don Tapscott as the 4th most important business thinker in the world. In 2017, he established The Blockchain Research Institute, the world’s leading think-tank dedicated to understanding blockchain opportunities, challenges and use-cases.
Tapscott provides his blockchain expertise in developing ICON’s interconnecting blockchain network. ICON utilizes its existing network to assist in research and development for Tapscott Group’s blockchain innovation.
ICON is an interconnecting blockchain network. ICON can connect independent blockchains without the use of additional third-party intermediaries. By connecting various siloed blockchains, ICON aims to become the largest blockchain in the world. Advice from Tapscott will greatly help ICON develop a sustainable and scalable interchain blockchain.
Don Tapscott supports the ICON project, “For blockchain technology to reach its potential, it must be built to meet the demands of enterprises and institutions. ICON could be the solution. It has already emerged as the leader in Korea, widely adopted by banks, universities, and hospitals, and is positioned to be a global force in this fast-emerging industry.”
JH Kim, ICON Foundation Council Member, is leading the ICON project. JH Kim welcomes Don Tapscott as an advisor, “Don Tapscott’s influence in the blockchain space will greatly benefit the ICON Network. Through Tapscott’s advisory, the ICON can have a larger global presence and better connect with other block projects.”
Don Tapscott joins a team of world-class blockchain advisors: Ismail Malik, Jason Best, Yiseul Cho, and Simon Kim.
The ICON token sale is the largest ICO in Korea raising over $45 million. The token sale starts on October 20, 2017. The pre-sale starts on September 18, 2017.