Blockchain Evolution and Technology Concepts

Disruption

Course

Blockchain Evolution and Technology Concepts

Instructor: Kirk Phillips, CPA, CMA, CFE, CPB

  • Format

    Course - Online

  • Level

    Basic

  • Duration

    3h 30m

This self-study online course is a segment of the Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate program. You must purchase the bundle to earn the certificate. Learn more about the certificate and purchase the bundle here.

Learning outcomes

  • 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.

£65.00 (CIMA members only)

£79.00

VAT calculated on checkout

Product information

Overview

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 self-study online 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.

Topics discussed:

  • 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

Who should take this course?

  • Non-IT finance professionals
  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Management accountants
  • Public accountants
  • Partners
  • Staff
  • Managers
  • Internal auditors

Professional development

This Course - Online offers 3.5 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Field of study: Information Management and Technology Assurance
Prerequisites:None
Programme level:Basic
Duration:3h 30m
Format:Course - Online
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

Return and refund policy

£65.00 (CIMA members only)

£79.00

VAT calculated on checkout

Instructor

  • 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.