Blockchain Evolution and Technology Concepts



Blockchain Evolution and Technology Concepts

Instructor: Kirk Phillips, CPA, CMA, CFE, CPB

  • Format

    Course - Online

  • Level


  • Duration

    3h 30m

Covers the history and evolution of blockchain and bitcoin, as well as the underlying mechanism of blockchain.

Learning outcomes

  • Recall the fundamental attributes and properties of money.
  • Recall the evolution of blockchain, from pre-cryptocurrency to digital and crypto assets.
  • Distinguish between public and private blockchains, distributed ledger technology (DLT), and crypto assets.
  • Identify the core components of blockchain technology.
  • Distinguish between proof of work, proof of stake, and mining.
  • Distinguish between public and private keys.
  • Recall the importance of key management and the custody, responsibility, and control continuum.
  • Recall the potential uses and benefits of a blockchain.

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Product information


Get the basics on blockchain.

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.

Who should take this course?

  • Non-IT finance professionals
  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Management accountants
  • Public accountants
  • Partners
  • Staff
  • Managers
  • Internal auditors

Professional development

This Course - Online offers 3.5 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Field of study: Information Management and Technology Assurance
Programme level:Basic
Duration:3h 30m
Format:Course - Online
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

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  • Kirk Phillips, CPA, CMA, CFE, CPB

    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.


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