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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Fundamentals

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Specialized Knowledge - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA
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2 Hours
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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


Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA Related seminars and products: 7

Director, Strategic Relationships

K2 Enterprises, LLC

Brian Tankersley (@bftcpa, advises firms and companies on accounting technology issues.  He teaches courses in the US and Canada through K2 Enterprises, and has served as a guest speaker for professional accounting organizations in 46 US states and three provinces in Canada.  Tankersley is a Certified Public Accountant (Tennessee), a Certified Information Technology Professional, a Chartered Global Management Accountant.  Brian makes his home in Farragut, Tennessee.


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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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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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