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The Potential of Blockchain
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Delivery type:
Video Webcast
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Information Technology
LEVEL
Basic
CPE CREDITS
Video Webcast: 4.5
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.

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

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Product details

Who Will Benefit?

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

Key Topics

  • 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

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

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.

Important Information on Your CPE Credit

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...


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While this is normally a desired result, some software utilizes the additional windows to deliver key functionality. Our webcasts utilize pop-ups to automatically open your presentation, attendance checks and slides in a new window. If your pop-up blockers are enabled, it will prevent you from being able to view the event and the attendance checks automatically.

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If you opted for the CPE version of the webcast, then: YES. After the webcast is completed and you have selected all of the qualifying attendance checks, you will have the ability to print/download your CPE certificate. There are a number of ways to access your certificate.

  • At the end of the event, while still logged in, you can click the CPE icon at the bottom of the event player, which will launch a pop-up window containing your certificate.
  • If you do not click the CPE icon while in the presentation, you will have subsequent opportunities to download and print it. A post event email will be sent to the email address the event was registered under with a direct link to your certificate, as well as, access to the archive where you can again click the CPE icon.
  • If you have an AICPA/CPA.com store ID, you will also be able to access your certificate from your My Accounts section. If you opted for the NO CPE version of the webcast, then you will not be able to receive a certificate of completion.

NOTE: If you attended the CPE eligible webcast event, but did not click all the required attendance checks, qualifying you for CPE credit, you will NOT be able to use the archive of the event to then qualify for CPE. As a reminder CPE credit cannot be given for watching the archived version of the webcast due to NASBA guidelines.


Yes. All registrants of our webcasts get access to the archive after the event is over. The archive is typically available 24 hours after the event ends and online for 3 months. The same link you receive for accessing the live event can be used for accessing the archive. CPE credit will only be given if you attend the original, live webcast. Credit cannot be given for watching the archive version of any AICPA webcast, due to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) guidelines issued for CPE.

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You may substitute your registration with another webcast of equal or lesser value if the request is received up to a day prior to the webcast. Refunds, less 50 percent administrative fee, will be issued if cancellation requests are received up to a day prior to webcast. No refunds or substitutions will be issued if cancellation requests are received during the webcast or after the webcast completion. For further information, call the AICPA Service Center at 888-777-7077 or send an email to service@aicpa.org.

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When a multi-seat group purchase is made, participants will all sit in one room and watch the course together.

After the group purchase is made, the purchaser will receive an email which provides them a direct link to the course. They should use this direct link to access the course.

For those participants sitting together as a group, using a single computer, the person who makes the PURCHASE must be the person logged into the event in order for everyone to receive CPE credit. As the attendance checks are presented on the screen the person logged in must answer them. If all the required checks have been met at the end of the event, the person logged in will click the CPE icon and a form will be provided, so that they can enter each participant who was sitting in the room with them. Once the form is fill out with all the users names/email addresses, then all certificates will be generated for saving/printing.

So what does this mean for my CPE certificate?

If you attended in a group, then the person who is logged in is responsible for responding to the attendance checks. After the event is over and the person logged in selects the CPE icon, they will be required to fill in the name, email and STORE ID of each person sitting in the room. This is why those individuals must have previously registered. Without a valid store ID, the attendee will NOT be able to access their CPE certificate from the MY ACCOUNT option after the event.

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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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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Video Webcast
: 4.5
NASBA Field of Study
Information Technology
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
Group Internet Based
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