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CPE Self-Study
Blockchain for Financial Services
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Information Technology
LEVEL
Intermediate
CPE CREDITS
Online: 5.0
An overview of the basic concepts behind blockchain technology and its potential impact on the financial services industry.

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Gain insights into the risks and benefits.

Who Will Benefit

  • Anyone looking to understand more about how blockchain will be affecting the financial services industry.
  • Accountants looking for more information on blockchain technology.
  • Managers and decision makers looking to run blockchain technology projects.

Key Topics

  • Brief overview of the basic concepts behind blockchain technology
  • Current regulatory landscape
  • The future of financial services
  • Use cases that show blockchain‚Äôs potential in global financial markets, i.e.
    • Cross-border payments
    • Raising capital
    • Smart contracts

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the potential impact blockchain will have on the financial services sector
  • Examine the opportunities for blockchain in the financial services sector
  • Analyze the challenges, risks and benefits in a blockchain adoption
  • Examine the financial, organizational and compliance/ regulatory consequences of a blockchain adoption

Blockchain has had a major impact. If you are looking to understand more about how it will affect the financial services industry, this course is for you.

Developed for accounting and finance professionals needing more information or looking to run blockchain projects, this CPE self-study course is intended to provide you with practical literacy.

In this course, two blockchain specialists will walk you through current implementations using cases within the financial services industry. In addition, you will:

  • Examine current implementations and use cases within the international and investment banking sectors;
  • Gain insights into the risks and benefits; and,
  • Learn other organizational implications of adopting blockchain technology.
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Author(s)

Sean Stein Smith

Sean Stein Smith is an assistant professor at Lehman College (CUNY), a member of the AICPA Leadership Academy class of 2017, and was named a 40 under 40 by CPA Practice Advisor in 2017 & 2018. His work and analysis of accounting, blockchain, and the evolution of the accounting profession has been featured in dozens of practitioner and academic publications, and numerous presentations.

Dr. Stein Smith is an expert and sought after speaker focusing on the intersection of financial services, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies. He is a regular contributor to the official IBM's Blockchain Unleashed website, analyzing applications for blockchain technology on business at large, as well as being a regular expert guest on China Global TV Network discussing blockchain and related applications. Sean is a member of the Advisory Board for the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, which coordinates with the AICPA in developing standards and reporting frameworks in this emerging area. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Gilded, a crypto software organization. Sean continuously works with, and consults for the AICPA and several professional training organizations in the creation and delivery of blockchain and cryptocurrency related content. Additionally, his analysis and thought leadership in the blockchain and cryptocurrency area has been featured in dozens of articles, including a 2018 feature article in the CPA Journal. Sean has given dozens of presentations of blockchain technology, both domestically and internationally. He is currently under contract to publish two full length books focusing on blockchain applications for financial services and other industry sectors.

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American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Online
: 5.0
NASBA Field of Study
Information Technology
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Basic blockchain knowledge; Basic financial services industry understanding.
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
BLFS
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