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Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
December 7, 2018 @ 1:20 pm - 2:10 pm EST
Blockchain and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are two of the hottest technology topics today. Yet few business professionals understand these technologies, their capabilities, their risks, and their potential impacts on business operations and processes, such as contract execution, recording and maintaining real estate ownership records, and supply chains. To learn more about these disruptive technologies – including potential effects on the accounting profession – make plans to participate in this fast-paced and highly informative session.
• Define blockchain and identify an example of blockchain technology currently in use
• List examples of how blockchain uses encryption to make the resulting ledger tamper-resistant
• Identify at least four possible uses for blockchain-based ledgers
• Define cryptocurrency and list the major cryptocurrencies in use today