Don Tapscott Joins ICON Foundation as Advisor

Job Appointments | September 13, 2017 By:

Author and consultant Don Tapscott will join the advisory board for the ICON Foundation of Korea.

Tapscott advises business and government leaders around the world, having authored or co-authored 15 widely read books, including 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, a think-tank dedicated to understanding blockchain opportunities, challenges and use-cases.

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.

“For blockchain technology to reach its potential, it must be built to meet the demands of enterprises and institutions,” said Tapscott.  “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.”

“Don Tapscott’s influence in the blockchain space will greatly benefit the ICON Network,” said JH Kim, an ICON Council Member. “Through Tapscott’s advisory, the ICON can have a larger global presence and better connect with other block projects.”

Other advisors for ICON include Ismail Malik, Jason Best, Yiseul Cho, and Simon Kim.

ICON plans a token sale starts on October 2. The pre-sale starts on September 18.