This session will cover some of the emerging topics and trends driving change, innovation, and disruption in the blockchain/cryptocurrency ecosystem. Practitioners and accountants, working either in public practice or in industry, need to be aware of these topics moving forward.
This session will take a deeper dive into what may be the hottest and most discussed topic in the accounting space since the internet; blockchain and blockchain applications. Moving beyond the introductions and overviews, this session drills down into what specific trends, news, and changes that are integrating blockchain into the mainstream financial system. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to stablecoins, the lightning network, regulatory changes and updates driving change in the cryptocurrency space, and examples of how organizations are already using blockchain at the enterprise and commercial levels.
The learning objectives of this course will leave participants able to: Articulate how blockchain applications are driving change and innovation in accounting firms and other organizations. Explain how changing regulations, both at the state and federal level, are shifting the accounting conversation for practitioners and organizations. Analyze and examine how, as blockchain and cryptocurrency tools become increasingly mainstream, emerging issues such as cybersecurity, taxation, and data integrity will also evolve and change.
Dr. Stein Smith is an expert and sought after speaker focusing on the intersection of financial services and technology to improve the reporting process. He is a regular contributor to the official IBM’s Blockchain Unleashed website, analyzing applications for blockchain technology on business at large, as well as being a regular expert guest on China Global TV Network discussing blockchain and related applications. He is also a member of the North American Working Group of the International Integrated Reporting Council, where he works to improve the adoption of more comprehensive reporting frameworks. Sean is a member of the Advisory Board for the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, which coordinates with the AICPA in developing standards and reporting frameworks in this emerging area. Additionally, his analysis and thought leadership in has been featured in dozens of articles, including a 2018 feature article in the CPA Journal. Sean has given dozens of presentations of technology and accounting, both domestically and internationally. He is currently under contract to publish two full length books focusing on integrated reporting, and blockchain applications for financial services and other industry sectors.
Non-Member Price $99.00
Member Price $79.00