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CPE Self-Study
Blockchain Evolution and Technology Concepts
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NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Information Technology
LEVEL
Basic
CPE CREDITS
Online: 3.0
Covers the history and evolution of blockchain and bitcoin, as well as the underlying mechanism of blockchain.

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Who Will Benefit

  • CPAs
  • Public accounting leaders, managers and staff
  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Finance leaders
  • Management accountants
  • Non-IT finance professionals

Key Topics

  • History of blockchain and bitcoin
  • Bitcoin and blockchain characteristics
  • Push vs pull paradigm
  • Core components of blockchain technology
  • Custody, responsibility and control continuum
  • Permissioned vs permissionless blockchain

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the fundamental attributes and properties of money.
  • Recall the evolution of blockchain, from pre-cryptocurrency to digital and crypto assets.
  • Distinguish between public and private blockchains, distributed ledger technology (DLT), and crypto assets.
  • Identify the core components of blockchain technology.
  • Distinguish between proof of work, proof of stake, and mining.
  • Distinguish between public and private keys.
  • Recall the importance of key management and the custody, responsibility, and control continuum.
  • Recall the potential uses and benefits of a blockchain.

Get the basics on blockchain.

This CPE course can be purchased individually, or as a part of the Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate program.

Understand the history and evolution of blockchain and bitcoin, as well as the underlying mechanism of blockchain.

Knowing the fundamentals of money and currency will reveal how bitcoin fits into the bigger picture.

Gain knowledge of core components unique to blockchain and bitcoin for accounting and finance professionals, so you can have meaningful and relevant conversations with clients.

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Author(s)

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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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.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Online
: 3.0
NASBA Field of Study
Information Technology
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
BLCF1
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