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Introduction to Blockchain

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    Introduction to Blockchain 09:00 am - 02:00 pm ET Product #: WC1652297
    Add to Calendar 07/25/2018 09:00:00 07/25/2018 14:00:00 America/New_York AICPA Webcast: Introduction to Blockchain
    This webcast focuses on demystifying the blockchain technology by helping you understand the foundational constructs, benefits and opportunities of blockchain technology.
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    Introduction to Blockchain 11:00 am - 04:00 pm ET Product #: WC1772406
    Add to Calendar 08/13/2018 11:00:00 08/13/2018 16:00:00 America/New_York AICPA Webcast: Introduction to Blockchain
    This webcast focuses on demystifying the blockchain technology by helping you understand the foundational constructs, benefits and opportunities of blockchain technology.
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This webcast focuses on demystifying the blockchain technology by helping you understand the foundational constructs, benefits and opportunities of blockchain technology. You will be prepared to weigh the risks and challenges as you consider implementing this technology within your organization or your clients' organization.

This webcast is part of the three-part Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate webcast program. You must purchase the bundle to earn the certificate. Learn more about the certificate and purchase the bundle here.

Learning Objectives

When you complete this webcast, you will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamentals of money/currency and its evolution from pre-crypto currency to digital/crypto assets.
  • Recall the attributes of functions of money.
  • Distinguish between cryptocurrency and crypto assets.
  • Recall the nature of ownership.
  • Identify the predecessor to blockchain.
  • Recall the description of blockchain and how it works.
  • Distinguish between blockchain and cryptocurrency.
  • Recall the origin and development of Bitcoin.
  • Identify examples of business needs solved by blockchain.
  • Recall the core components of blockchain technology, including peer-to peer systems, API, cryptography and keys and distributed datasets.
  • Recognize organizational risk and legal implications.
  • Identify the concept of blockchain security.
  • Recall proof of work, proof of stake and mining.
  • Recall appropriate questions and conversations for business stakeholders related to blockchain concepts such as hashing, legal implications, transactions and blocks, shared data and the business logic of distributed ledgers.
  • Recall benefits, values and opportunities of blockchain.
  • Identify examples of business use cases.
  • Recognize examples of how adopting blockchain affects value dynamics in a transaction, including "push" and "pull" of value and the spectrum of control.
  • Give examples of how blockchain eliminates the need for third parties from a transaction, such as brokers, censors or dedicated auditors.
  • Distinguish between risks associated with human factors, such as key loss, cognitive and adoption risks and technology risks.
  • Identify legality and regulatory risks associated with blockchain adoption.
  • Recognize differences between different blockchain platforms and potential risks presented by interoperability challenges.
  • Recall the most significant risks associated with complete loss of currency and assets.
  • Recognize risks presented by forks and splits in blockchain platforms.

Topics Discussed

  • Technology concepts behind blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Benefits, values and opportunities of blockchain
  • Blockchain risks and challenges
  • Regulatory concerns and governance

Who Will Benefit

  • Non-IT finance professionals, CFOs, controllers, management accountants, public accountants, partners, staff, managers and internal auditors

Important Information on Your CPE Credit

Discounts

CITP credential holders and CGMA members save an additional 20%

When you log into this website with your AICPA member account, the section discount will be automatically applied during checkout. Section discounts cannot be combined with any other offer. Should you have any questions or encounter any issues, please contact the AICPA Service Center at 888-777-7077 or service@aicpa.org.

Group Viewing Option

Gather the team together and attend this webcast as a group. Each attendee will earn CPE Credit. Enter the number of attendees in the quantity box above.

Number of Attendees Non-Member Member

1 - 4

$249 $199

5 - 9

$225 $179

10 - 20

$209 $169

21 +

$199 $159

Included in:Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate

This certificate will expose you to the concepts related to real-world literacy on blockchain and crypto assets technology, structure and functionality, the knowledge needed to anticipate potential benefits and risks, and how to translate into relevant business application and value. Learn more...


Speaker Bio

Amy Vetter
CPA, CITP, CGMA

Amy Vetter, CPA, CITP, CGMA, is Global Vice President, Education, Head of Accounting - U.S. for Xero. In her position, she develops and executes the education programs for worldwide teams through Xero University. Working for a global organization, Amy "can't overstate how much technology has radically altered the way [she works]".

Amy currently serves as a CITP Champion for the AICPA Information Management and Technology Assurance (IMTA) Section. She was recognized as one of Accounting Today's top 100 most influential people in accounting and she regularly contributes to many publications including Insightful Accountant, Accounting Today, and CPA Practice Advisor.

Kirk Phillips

Kirk is author of The Ultimate Bitcoin Business Guide For Entrepreneurs and Business Advisors and was the first CPA to accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. He's a contributor to Bitcoin Magazine. As a speaker and continuing education crypto lecturer for CPAs and attorneys, he's a recognized thought leader on crypto security, strategy, accounting and taxation. Kirk is a cryptocurrency, blockchain and ICO advisor, investor and evangelist who weaves risk management into business processes. He is Digital Currency Council Certified, a Certified Bitcoin Professional and holds a certificate for the Introduction to Digital Currencies Course by the University of Nicosia.

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