Introduction to Blockchain

  • Monday, July 8, 2019

    10:00am – 3:00pm
  • 5
    Information Technology

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.


When you complete this webcast, you will be able to:

 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.


Topics Discussed

 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

Additional Information

Designed For

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


American Institute of CPAs

Field of Study

Information Technology

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