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Blockchain: Blockchain Evolution and Technology Concepts


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.

Blockchain technology is in a period of exceptional growth, and the accounting profession will play a significant role in driving its adoption. Be part of the blockchain evolution with this course. Starting with a focus on the history and evolution of blockchain and bitcoin and then on to the characteristics of bitcoin, you will get a refresher on the fundamentals of money/currency and learn how bitcoin fits into the global business landscape.

This course also demonstrates the unique characteristics of blockchain and bitcoin, so accounting and finance professionals will be able to have meaningful and relevant conversations with internal and external clients. In addition, this course introduces several key concepts within the realm of blockchain, including core components of blockchain technology, the custody, responsibility and control continuum, push vs pull paradigm and private blockchain vs public blockchain, which will significantly impact the way accountants and auditors perform their job functions.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the fundamentals of money/currency and its evolution from pre-cryptocurrency to digital/crypto-assets.
  • Distinguish between blockchains, 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.
Major 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
Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Business & Industry
CPE Field of Study
Information Technology
Who Should Attend

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

Kirk Phillips
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Advanced Preparation
  • None
Event Information
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Blockchain: Blockchain Evolution and Technology Concepts

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