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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Fundamentals


Total Credits: 2 including 2 Specialized Knowledge - Technical

Average Rating:
   4.4
Category:
ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
Faculty:
Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA
Course Levels:
Basic
Duration:
2 Hours
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Description

Blockchain is a technique for creating a highly tamper resistant, fault tolerant ledger for recording and validating transactions using encryption.  While some think of blockchain exclusively as the engine behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, the blockchain protocol has many other uses, and can be configured to offer anonymity and run on a decentralized basis.  Innovations like smart contracts, cryptocurrencies administered by national banks, and its use for recording permanent records like land transfer records and private company stock ledgers.  This session will provide an introduction to this disruptive technology, and will provide insights into how it might change the way we do business in the future.  

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the key items associated with a blockchain: tokens, coins, digital wallets, transactions, nodes, hashes, and blocks
  • Describe at least two use cases for a blockchain-based ledger
  • Name the two methods for obtaining consensus among the nodes in a blockchain-based ledger
  • List at least three cryptocurrencies which are secured with blockchain-based ledgers

Major Subjects
  • What Is A Blockchain?
  • Fundamental Components Of Blockchain
  • Types Of Blockchain-based Ledgers
  • How Do The Nodes In Blockchain Record Transactions???
  • Behind The Scenes: Blocks And Hashing
  • Audit and Governance Issues

Course Materials

Faculty

Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA's Profile

Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA Related seminars and products

Director, Strategic Relationships

K2 Enterprises, LLC


Brian Tankersley is a consultant who advises US firms and companies on accounting technology issues. Mr. Tankersley is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses for K2 Enterprises, writes for multiple accounting media outlets, and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (www.cpatechblog.com).  Mr. Tankersley has over 25 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005.  Brian started teaching CPA review courses in 1997, and currently works with Yaeger CPA Review.

Tankersley has been recognized eight times as one of the “Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting Technology” by Cygnus Business Media. Brian has made presentations in 48 of the 50 US states and has served as a guest speaker for many professional accounting organizations across Canada.  He has received numerous awards for his writing and speaking from state CPA societies. Brian has presented sessions at most major national accounting technology conferences, including AICPA TECH+/Practitioners Conference, The Sleeter Group’s Solutions Conference, Sage Summit, CCH Connections, and Thomson Reuters Synergy User Conference.

Brian is a certified public accountant (Tennessee), a certified information technology professional (CITP), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).  He holds bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. Tankersley also maintains numerous vendor software certifications, and is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.

Brian and his family make their home in Farragut, Tennessee.


Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For All CPAs
Original Recording Date 06/29/2018
Yellow Book No
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Date Added to Catalog 06/27/2018

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