The Potential of Blockchain

Online Event

14 August, 2019 + 1 more

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC

The Potential of Blockchain

Speakers: Amy Vetter CPA, CITP, CGMA; Kirk Phillips, CPA, CMA, CFE, CPB

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This webcast will help you understand the potential of blockchain by diving into blockchain structure and functionality

Learning outcomes

  • Identify fundamental security components of blockchain and recent developments associated with security.
  • Recall important recent innovations in blockchain technology and a few of the associated products.
  • Distinguish between private, public and hybrid blockchain models.
  • Recognize the basis of smart contracts and the fledgling technolegal movement.
  • Differentiate the elements of permissioned and permissionless ledgers and their associated pros and cons.
  • Identify the components of security models for both types of ledgers.
  • Contrast the reasons for adopting blockchain solutions in a software-as-a-service scenario vs. deploying an in-house solution. Identify the pros and cons of the Ethereum platform and the Mist wallet.
  • Differentiate between single-signature and multi-signature smart contracts.
  • Recognize the governing concepts behind transactions and fees in blockchain use cases.
  • Identify important factors in Blockchain-enabled transactions such as speed, scalability and throughput

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Product information


This webcast will help you understand the potential of blockchain by diving into blockchain structure and functionality. You will begin to navigate the practical aspects of blockchain applications and use cases by looking into ledgers, transactions and smart contracts. The interactive exercises weaved throughout will help you translate this understanding into relevant business application and value.

This webcast is part of the three-part Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate webcast program. You must purchase the bundle to earn the certificate. Learn more about the certificate and purchase the bundle here.

Topics Discussed

  • Practical applications and opportunities
  • Blockchain trends
  • Permissioned vs. permissionless ledgers
  • Transactions, blocks & smart contracts

Who should take this course?

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

Professional development

This Webcast offers 4.5 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 Technology
Programme level:Basic
Access:This is a live event. You will have access to webcast on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.

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  • Amy Vetter CPA, CITP, CGMA

    Amy Vetter, CPA, CITP, CGMA is the CEO of The B3 Method Institute and authored the book Integrative Advisory Services: Expanding Your Accounting Services Beyond the Cloud, published by Wiley. She is a transformative keynote speaker on the mindful use of technology and business transformation. Amy has been named one of the “Most Powerful Women in Accounting” by the AICPA and CPA Practice Advisor and has been recognized as a Top 100 Most Influential Person by Accounting Today multiple times. Amy shares her accounting and business insights as a regular contributor to AICPA’s Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Today, CPA Practice Advisor as well as and Learn more at

  • 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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