Blockchain for Financial Services

Online Event

17 July, 2019

8:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC

8:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC

Blockchain for Financial Services

Speakers: Dr. Sean Stein Smith; Ron Quaranta

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    4h 30m

Blockchain is transforming how transactions occur, how they are recorded, and how those records are maintained within the financial services industry.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise the potential impact blockchain will have on the financial services sector
  • Examine the opportunities for blockchain in the financial services sector
  • Analyse the challenges, risks and benefits in a blockchain adoption
  • Examine the financial, organisational and compliance/regulatory consequences of a blockchain adoption
Full description

£139.00 (CIMA members only)


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Product information


Blockchain is transforming how transactions occur, how they are recorded, and how those records are maintained within the financial services industry. This dynamic course looks at three use cases to demonstrate how blockchain can be implemented within international and investment banking to reduce errors, increase transparency, and drive productivity. You will examine organisational implications, success and failure factors and other considerations within use cases covering; business-to-business cross-border payments, raising capital, and smart contract benefits. Key Topics: - Brief overview of the basic concepts behind blockchain technology - Current regulatory landscape - The future of financial services - Use cases that show blockchain’s potential in global financial markets, i.e - Cross-border payments - Raising capital - Smart contracts

Who should take this course?

  • Accounting, finance professionals that are looking for more information on how blockchain will impact the financial services industry
  • Practitioners that serve or advise clients and would like to understand the impact of blockchain
  • Managers/decision makers looking to run blockchain projects

Professional development

This Webcast offers 4 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 Technology
Prerequisites:Basic Blockchain knowledge
Programme level:Intermediate
Duration:4h 30m
Access:This is a live event. You will have access to webcast on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.

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  • Dr. Sean Stein Smith

  • Ron Quaranta

    Ron possesses over 28 years of experience in the global financial services and technology industries. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, a leading non-profit trade association promoting the comprehensive adoption of blockchain technology and cryptoassets across global markets. Prior to this, Ron served as CEO of DerivaTrust Technologies, a pioneering software and technology firm for financial market participants. Ron is the editor and contributing author of the recently published book “Blockchain in Financial Markets and Beyond: Challenges and Applications”, published Risk Books. He was also recently named one of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting. He is a frequent guest of major media outlets, including Bloomberg Radio, and is a sought-after speaker and writer regarding financial technology and innovation. Ron also serves as an advisor to multiple startups and corporations focused on fintech innovation and blockchain technology.