This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some are essential to make our site work; others help us improve the user experience. By using the site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our privacy policy to learn more.


Risks and Challenges of Blockchain Logo aicpa

  Free |   AICPA |   04 Oct 2018 |   Computer Science |   AICPA Store
Who Will Benefit
  • CPAs
  • Public accounting leaders, managers and staff
  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Finance leaders
  • Management accountants
  • Non-IT finance professionals
Key Topics
  • Risks related to human factors and risks outside of people and organizations
  • Regulatory risks, standards and legality
  • Securing cryptocurrency
  • Governance, consensus and fork/chain split risks
  • Interoperability, encryption and fungibility risk
Learning Objectives
  • Explain how key management is critical for securing cryptocurrency and how it relates to legacy risk and long-term security.
  • Distinguish between risks associated with human factors and risks outside the control of the person or organization.
  • Identify regulatory risks, standards, and legality associated with blockchain and cryptocurrency adoption.
  • Describe how governance, consensus, and fork and chain splits risks are related to one another and the challenges of managing chain split coins.

Empower yourself by learning about the risks related to blockchain and cryptocurrency, including the emergence of new risks that did not exist in traditional business models. You will explore risks key to your business, including management, wallet and code, fork and chain split, consensus, legacy and fungibility risks. You will also be prepared to navigate future legislative changes by learning about regulatory concerns and standards related to cryptocurrencies.

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.

Do you want to learn more about blockchain but don't need an entire certificate? Customize your learning and earn a Digital Finance Skills badge in blockchain by visiting and purchasing a minimum of three courses.

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Technical: Risk management & internal control: Risk management policies & procedures, Foundational
  • Management accounting: Technical: Accounting information systems: Accounting information systems and digital technologies, Foundational