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Introduction to Blockchain Logo aicpa

  Free |   AICPA |   21 Jan 2020 |   Specialized Knowledge and Applications |   AICPA Store
Who Will Benefit?
  • Non-IT finance professionals, CFOs, controllers, management accountants, public accountants, partners, staff, managers and internal auditors
Key Topics
  • Evolution of cryptocurrency
  • Core components of blockchain technology
  • Proof of work, proof of stake and mining
  • Custody, responsibility and control continuum
  • Cryptocurrency security
  • Security attributes for various wallets
  • Contrasting physical and digital security
  • Authentication and password managers from cryptocurrency security
Learning Objectives
  • Identify the fundamentals of money/currency and its evolution from pre-cryptocurrency to digital/crypto-assets.
  • Distinguish between blockchains and cryptocurrency and ownership.
  • Identify the core components of blockchain technology.
  • Distinguish between proof of work, proof of stake, and mining.
  • Identify the custody, responsibility, and control continuum.
  • Recall the importance of cryptocurrency security for accountants and auditors.
  • Identify the security attributes of the various wallet types.
  • Recognize the distinction between physical security and digital security.
  • Recall the benefits and features of multi-sig wallets.
  • Identify the ways two-factor authentication (2FA) and password managers are used for cryptocurrency security.

This webcast focuses on demystifying the blockchain technology by helping you understand the foundational constructs, benefits and opportunities of blockchain technology. You will be prepared to weigh the risks and challenges as you consider implementing this technology within your organization or your clients’ organization.

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

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Technical: Management reporting & analysis: Performance management, Foundational
  • Management accounting: Technical: Accounting information systems: Accounting information systems and digital technologies, Foundational