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  Free |   AICPA |   01 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
  • 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
Learning Objectives
  • Summarize the core components of blockchain technology.
  • Recall the fundamentals of money and currency and map the evolution from pre-cryptocurrency to crypto-assets.
  • Distinguish between blockchains, cryptocurrency and bitcoin.
  • Define mining and distinguish between proof of stake and work.
  • Define custody, responsibility, and control continuum for stakeholders.

Establish your foundation in blockchain technology by reviewing the fundamentals of money and currency, exploring how bitcoin fits into the global business landscape and reviewing the history and evolution of blockchain and bitcoin. Learn the unique characteristics of blockchain and bitcoin in the context of accounting and finance so you can have informed and meaningful conversations with internal stakeholders and external clients.

Most importantly, understand how blockchain technology will affect the way you perform your job as an accounting or finance professional by building your knowledge of key concepts, such as core components of blockchain technology; the custody, responsibility and control continuum; push versus pull paradigm; and private blockchain versus public 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.

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