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    Add to Calendar 10/02/2018 10:00:00 10/02/2018 14:30:00 America/New_York AICPA Webcast: The Potential of Blockchain
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    Add to Calendar 10/10/2018 11:00:00 10/10/2018 15:30:00 America/New_York AICPA Webcast: The Potential of Blockchain
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    Add to Calendar 10/25/2018 10:00:00 10/25/2018 14:30:00 America/New_York AICPA Webcast: The Potential of Blockchain
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    Add to Calendar 11/06/2018 11:00:00 11/06/2018 15:30:00 America/New_York AICPA Webcast: The Potential of Blockchain
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    Add to Calendar 11/29/2018 10:00:00 11/29/2018 14:30:00 America/New_York AICPA Webcast: The Potential of Blockchain
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This webcast will focus on demystifying the blockchain technology by helping you understand the benefits and opportunities of blockchain technology, and preparing you to weigh the risks and challenges as you consider implementing this technology within your organization. In addition, this webcast focuses on current overall blockchain trend and some potential effects to the practitioner.

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 four characteristics of the Bitcoin blockchain.
  • Recall the three parts of a zero-knowledge proof, what the concept solves, the security breakthrough, and the non-financial benefits.
  • Recognize how blockchain provenance affects supply chain and the paradigm shift from the push supply chain to the pull demand chain as well as the benefits of decentralized file storage and prediction markets.
  • Recall the most significant problems with digital identity and know-your-customer (KYC) regulations, how blockchain shifts control of identities back to the individual and solves the identity fraud problem while saving billions of dollars.
  • Distinguish the industry specific applications of blockchain especially for accounting, tax and legal including the single entry accounting limitation of existing blockchains.
  • Distinguish between risks associated with human factors and risks outside the control of the person or organization.
  • Identify regulatory risks, standards, and legality associated with blockchain and cryptocurrency adoption.
  • Recall how key management is critical for securing cryptocurrency and how it relates to legacy risk and long-term security.
  • Recognize how governance, consensus, and fork and chain splits risks are related to one another and the challenges of managing chain split coins.
  • Identify risks that are future focused.
  • Identify limitations of blockchains and their solutions.
  • Recall how the internet of things (IoT) will increase an auditor’s scope.
  • Recall the value propositions and accounting challenges of stable coins and privacy coins.
  • Recognize how mechanized proofs solve security issues with smart contracts and reduce risk for end users.
  • Recall the benefits and challenges of initial coin offerings.

Topics Discussed

  • Characteristics of Bitcoin blockchain
  • Zero-knowledge proof
  • Blockchain provenance and the affect to the supply chain
  • Issues with digital identity and know-your-customer regulations
  • Industry specific applications of blockchain
  • Risks with human factors vs. risks outside control of a person
  • Regulatory risks, standards and legality related to blockchain and cryptocurrency
  • Management role in securing crytocurrency
  • Relation among risk of governance, consensus and fork and chain splits
  • Future risk related to blockchain
  • Limitation and solutions of blockchain
  • Internet of things and increase of auditor's scope
  • Accounting challenges of stable and privacy coins
  • Security issues with smart contacts
  • Benefits and challenges of initial coin offerings

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

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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 the CEO of The B3 Method Institute and authored the book Integrative Advisory Services: Expanding Your Accounting Services Beyond the Cloud, published by Wiley. She is a transformative keynote speaker on the mindful use of technology and business transformation. Amy has been named one of the “Most Powerful Women in Accounting” by the AICPA and CPA Practice Advisor and has been recognized as a Top 100 Most Influential Person by Accounting Today multiple times. Amy shares her accounting and business insights as a regular contributor to AICPA’s Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Today, CPA Practice Advisor as well as Inc.com and Entrepreneur.com. Learn more at www.amyvetter.com.

Kirk Phillips, CPA, CMA, CFE, CPB

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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