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  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
  • Transaction fees and gas
  • Unspent transactions output (UTXO) model
  • Account based model
  • Transaction throughput
  • Smart contracts
  • Transaction settlements and confirmations
Learning Objectives
  • Differentiate between smart contracts and traditional contracts.
  • Recognize the governing concepts behind transactions and fees in different blockchain use cases.
  • Compare the unused transactions output (UTXO) model and the account model.
  • Distinguish between transaction throughput and confirmations.

Shift your focus from learner to doer as you explore  transactions and smart contracts, which come with their own set of concepts—including transaction throughput, transaction fees, gas, and confirmations. Learn how to apply metrics for a traditional financial system to blockchain in a way that allows others to understand the capacity of a given blockchain.

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.

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Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Technical: Management reporting & analysis: Performance management, Foundational
  • Management accounting: Technical: Accounting information systems: Accounting information systems and digital technologies, Foundational