Learn the characteristics of blockchain and cryptoassets; identify opportunities and risks for application within your own organization, and much more.
Help shape the adoption of blockchain in accounting and finance.
Lay the foundation for your future as a strategic business partner within your organization and with your clients.
With real-world literacy on blockchain and digital assets, you will be equipped with the foundational constructs behind blockchain and crypto assets, structure, and functionality, as you consider the value in implementing this technology into your own organization.
Learn the characteristics of blockchain and digital assets, and identify opportunities and risks, as well as understand high-level technology concepts underpinning blockchain. Gain a deeper understanding of key concepts through animations of how blockchain works in everyday situations
Take your career to the next level, while also earning CPE credit
- Public accounting leaders
- Managers and staff
- Finance leaders
- Management accountants
- Non-IT finance professionals.
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Kirk Phillips – Author/Presenter
Kirk is author of The Ultimate Bitcoin Business Guide For Entrepreneurs and Business Advisors and was the first CPA to accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. He's a contributor to Bitcoin Magazine. As a speaker and continuing education crypto lecturer for CPAs and attorneys, he's a recognized thought leader on crypto security, strategy, accounting and taxation. Kirk is a cryptocurrency, blockchain and ICO advisor, investor and evangelist who weaves risk management into business processes. He is Digital Currency Council Certified, a Certified Bitcoin Professional and holds a certificate for the Introduction to Digital Currencies Course by the University of Nicosia.
You have twelve (12) months from the date of purchase to complete the entire program.
- The certificate course subscription validity period is for 12 Months respectively.
- Students will receive an activation directly from AICPA within 3 working days
All students will get a digital badge upon completion. A digital badge helps you gain recognition for earning your certificate by allowing you to easily display and share your achievement. Prospective clients and employers will be able to quickly verify your competencies and skills. The digital badge also provides greater credibility and visually declares your commitment to quality. According to a recent LinkedIn study, profiles with certifications and badges receive six times the number of profile views.
- Recognize the basic concepts of blockchain technology.
- Compare a range of cases for using and securing crypto/digital assets.
- Identify the various opportunities, benefits, risks and challenges associated with blockchain technology.
- Identify the elements, benefits, and risks of permissioned ledgers.
- Indicate the impact of the various controls associated with blockchain.
- Estimate the potential impact of recent blockchain trends on the accounting and finance profession.
With our partnership with AICPA, now add an edge to your USGAAP skills. Modules covered
1. Blockchain Evolution and Technology Concepts
Understand the history and evolution of blockchain and bitcoin, as well as the underlying mechanism of blockchain
Knowing the fundamentals of money and currency will reveal how bitcoin fits into the bigger picture.
Gain knowledge of core components unique to blockchain and bitcoin for accounting and finance professionals, so you can have meaningful and relevant conversations with clients.
2. Understanding, Using, and Securing Crypto and Digital Assets
Learn about different types of wallets, with a focus on the security of digital assets.This CPE self-study course will help you gain knowledge about the various ways of securing digital assets including multisig wallets, two-factor authentication, and password manager.
Learn about market capitalization of crypto assets, crypto asset exchanges, and how to use block explorer to verify transactions. Observe how assets will be secured and transactions will be recorded and verified in this new environment.
3. Blockchain Opportunities Beyond Crypto Assets
Learn how transactions are conducted on blockchain, including the sending and receiving of crypto assets, transaction fees, UTXO versus account models, throughput, and settlement.
This CPE course will help you gain knowledge about zero-knowledge proof with an animated video that highlights the mechanism and benefit of it.
Observe useful application of blockchain in various industries, such as supply chain, health care, digital identity, financial services, accounting and auditing, and tax.
4. The Future of Blockchain and Blockchain Trends
Become aware of future trends of blockchain, such as decentralized apps, decentralized autonomous organizations, and offchain transactions.
This CPE self-study will prepare you to adapt yourself to this new environment. Level up your skill set to keep relevant and play a critical role in the future.
5. Permissioned Ledgers and Other Solutions
Learn about permissioned and permissionless ledgers in the context of blockchain's application in enterprise solution. Learn about your role, as accountant or auditor, in this changing environment.
In this CPE self-study course, gain knowledge about access control, decentralization, anchoring, and due diligence, as well as blockchain as a service and blockchain's application in the government space.
6. Blockchain Controls
Learn how blockchain comes into play in term of system and organization controls.
This CPE self-study will help you understand how blockchain has the potential to radically transform auditing and assurance practice
Professionals will get a digital badge on completion of the course.
Professionals who earn this certificate badge can describe blockchain technology, cryptoassets and smart contracts foundational constructs, structure and functionality and the benefits and opportunities of each. Badge earners recognize risks, challenges, financial control considerations, regulatory concerns and governance related to blockchain implementations. These professionals can identify practical applications and use cases that would be of value to their client or organization.
What is a digital badge and how do i use it
Your certificate will be issued electronically as a digital badge. For information on how digital badges work, please see Digital Badge FAQ page on AICPA site