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K2'S 2022 Emerging Topics In Blockchain And Cryptocurrency

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Information Technology - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Technology
Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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Blockchain is one of the most-watched emerging technologies. Yet, few accountants understand how to use this technology to make existing ledger-based systems more efficient, effective, and tamper-resistant. In this session, you will learn the basics of blockchain-based ledgers. You will also learn about the fundamentals of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ripple. Additionally, you will learn about emerging issues in these fields, such as stablecoins, central bank-issued digital currencies, smart contracts, and sovereign identity management. By attending this session, you will see how blockchain-based technologies will change your work with others.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Select the correct definitions for key terms associated with blockchain-based ledgers
  • Differentiate the features of a cryptocurrency, a stablecoin, and a central bank-issued digital currency
  • Identify key features associated with a smart contract, distributed finance, and sovereign identity 
  • Select from a list at least three different uses for blockchain-based ledgers covered in the course

Major Subjects
  • Blockchain basics and regulations
  • Cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, and blockchain-enabled central bank digital currencies
  • Smart contracts, sovereign identity management, cross-border funds transfer
  • Emerging uses for blockchain-based ledgers

Course Materials


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

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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 (  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.


Thu, Feb 29, 2024 - 05:00pm to 06:55pm MST
Sat, Mar 02, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:55pm MST
Wed, Mar 13, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:55pm MDT
Fri, Mar 22, 2024 - 07:00am to 08:55am MDT
Wed, Apr 03, 2024 - 09:00am to 10:55am MDT
Sat, Apr 13, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:55pm MDT
Mon, Apr 22, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:55pm MDT
Thu, May 02, 2024 - 07:00am to 08:55am MDT
Thu, May 09, 2024 - 09:00am to 10:55am MDT
Thu, May 23, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:55pm MDT
Wed, Jun 12, 2024 - 07:00am to 08:55am MDT
Sat, Jun 15, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:55pm MDT
Thu, Jun 20, 2024 - 05:00pm to 06:55pm MDT
Sat, Jun 29, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:55pm MDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites Fundamental understanding of information technology
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals who are seeking to stay abreast of major technology developments
Original Recording Date 2022
Course Developer K2 Enterprises 
Date Added to Catalog 03/15/2022
Yellow Book No

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 26


Jeanne M

"Excellent overview of block chain and crypto currency"