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CPE Self-Study
The Blockchain Landscape
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Information Technology
LEVEL
Basic
CPE CREDITS
Online: 1.5
Explore the blockchain landscape with special attention on the different types of crypto asset exchanges and initial coin offerings.

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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

  • Transaction fees and gas
  • Unspent transactions output (UTXO) model
  • Account based model
  • Transaction throughput
  • Smart contracts
  • Transaction settlements and confirmations

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between smart contracts and traditional contracts.
  • Recognize the governing concepts behind transactions and fees in different blockchain use cases.
  • Compare the unused transactions output (UTXO) model and the account model.
  • Distinguish between transaction throughput and confirmations.

Shift your focus from learner to doer as you explore ┬átransactions and smart contracts, which come with their own set of concepts—including transaction throughput, transaction fees, gas, and confirmations. Learn how to apply metrics for a traditional financial system to blockchain in a way that allows others to understand the capacity of a given blockchain.

This self-study online course is part of the Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate program. You must purchase the bundle to earn the certificate. To learn more about the certificate and purchase the bundle, click here.

Do you want to learn more about blockchain but don't need an entire certificate? Customize your learning and earn a Digital Finance Skills badge in blockchain by visiting aicpastore.com/BlockchainPick3Plus and purchasing a minimum of three courses.

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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.

Publisher

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
: 1.5
NASBA Field of Study
Information Technology
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
Recommended: Complete Transactions and Smart Contracts or ensure you have equivalent knowledge
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
BLCF8
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