Ground-breaking studies on the impact this disruptive technology will have on business and government
TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - KPMG in Canada has joined the Blockchain Research Institute program, a powerful initiative examining the strategic opportunities associated with this emerging technology.
"At KPMG, we believe innovation is a fundamental building block for our firm and our economy," says Elio Luongo, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner, KPMG in Canada. "That is why we are excited to join this important project that is examining the impact blockchain can have on business, government and society as a whole. This partnership allows us early access to ground-breaking research and the opportunity to work with many leading players from a wide-array of industries and disciplines."
The Institute was founded by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, co-authors of the bestselling book 'Blockchain Revolution', who see blockchain technology as the second era of the internet. Broadly speaking, blockchain is a distributed, highly secure platform, ledger or database where value – everything from money, stocks, bonds, intellectual property, and deeds, to music, art and even votes – can be stored and exchanged without powerful intermediaries.
KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG member firms around the world have 189,000 professionals, in 152 countries.
The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.
SOURCE KPMG LLP
For further information: Kevin Dove, Director, Corporate Communications, KPMG in Canada, 416.777.8026, [email protected]