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The Potential of Blockchain

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    The Potential of Blockchain 09:00 am - 12:00 pm ET Product #: WC1652400
    Add to Calendar 07/27/2018 09:00:00 07/27/2018 12:00:00 America/New_York AICPA Webcast: The Potential of Blockchain
    This webcast will help you understand the potential of blockchain by diving into blockchain structure and functionality. You will navigate the practical aspects of blockchain applications and use cases by looking into ledgers, transactions and smart contracts.
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    CGMA Holder: $159.20
    AICPA Member: $199.00
    Non-Member: $249.00
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    The Potential of Blockchain 11:00 am - 02:00 pm ET Product #: WC1772452
    Add to Calendar 08/14/2018 11:00:00 08/14/2018 14:00:00 America/New_York AICPA Webcast: The Potential of Blockchain
    This webcast will help you understand the potential of blockchain by diving into blockchain structure and functionality. You will navigate the practical aspects of blockchain applications and use cases by looking into ledgers, transactions and smart contracts.
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    CGMA Holder: $159.20
    AICPA Member: $199.00
    Non-Member: $249.00

This webcast will help you understand the potential of blockchain by diving into blockchain structure and functionality. You will begin to navigate the practical aspects of blockchain applications and use cases by looking into ledgers, transactions and smart contracts. The interactive exercises weaved throughout will help you translate this understanding into relevant business application and value.

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 fundamental security components of blockchain and recent developments associated with security.
  • Recall important recent innovations in blockchain technology and a few of the associated products.
  • Distinguish between private, public and hybrid blockchain models.
  • Recognize the basis of smart contracts and the fledgling technolegal movement.
  • Differentiate the elements of permissioned and permissionless ledgers and their associated pros and cons.
  • Identify the components of security models for both types of ledgers.
  • Contrast the reasons for adopting blockchain solutions in a software-as-a-service scenario vs. deploying an in-house solution. Identify the pros and cons of the Ethereum platform and the Mist wallet.
  • Differentiate between single-signature and multi-signature smart contracts.
  • Recognize the governing concepts behind transactions and fees in blockchain use cases.
  • Identify important factors in Blockchain-enabled transactions such as speed, scalability and throughput.

Topics Discussed

  • Practical applications and opportunities
  • Blockchain trends
  • Permissioned vs. permissionless ledgers
  • Transactions, blocks & smart contracts

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%

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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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