Blockchain Trends



Blockchain Trends

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

  • Format

    Course - Online

  • Level


  • Duration

    1h 30m

Explore the trends for the blockchain technology and the swing towards blockchain interdependence.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify limitations of blockchains and their solutions.
  • Recall how the internet of things (IoT) will increase an auditor’s scope.
  • Recall the value propositions and accounting challenges of stable coins and privacy coins.
  • Recognize how mechanized proofs solve security issues with smart contracts and reduce risk for end-users.
  • Recall the benefits and challenges of initial coin offerings.

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Product information


This self-study online course is part of the Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate program. You must purchase the bundle to earn the certificate. To, learn more about the certificate and purchase the bundle, click here. You will explore the trends for the blockchain technology and discuss how scaling is a major focus for new and existing blockchains. Additionally, this self-study online course describes how many innovations are making financial transactions easier and how accounting and auditing may see more challenges. We will focus on the swing towards blockchain interdependence.

Topics discussed:

  • Limitations of blockchain
  • Distributed ledger innovations
  • Stable and privacy coins
  • Mechanized proofs
  • Initial coin offerings

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 1.5 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:1h 30m
Format:Course - Online
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

Return and refund policy

£65.00 (CIMA members only)


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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.