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Introduction to Blockchain: Using and Securing Cryptocurrencies

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants via Coursera

Overview

This is Course 2 in the Introduction to Blockchain course series.

Blockchain technology is in a period of exceptional growth, and the accounting profession will play a significant role in driving its adoption. Be part of the blockchain evolution with this course. Starting with a focus on the history and evolution of blockchain and bitcoin and then on to the characteristics of bitcoin, you will get a refresher on the fundamentals of money/currency and learn how bitcoin fits into the global business landscape. This course also demonstrates the unique characteristics of blockchain and bitcoin, so accounting and finance professionals will be able to have meaningful and relevant conversations with internal and external clients.

In addition, this course introduces several key concepts within the realm of blockchain, including core components of blockchain technology, the custody, responsibility and control continuum, push vs pull paradigm and private blockchain vs public blockchain, which will significantly impact the way accountants and auditors perform their job functions.

Syllabus

Blockchain - using and securing cryptocurrencies
-This course focuses on an overview of securing cryptocurrency. It covers wallets that are the fundamental security concept for cryptocurrencies and the most important aspect of this new technology for accountants and auditors to understand. We will dive into the relationship that exists between physical and digital security. In addition, you will learn the importance of password managers, which are web-based tools for storing and encrypting data.

Blockchain - using and securing cryptocurrencies

Blockchain - using and securing cryptocurrencies

Blockchain - using and securing cryptocurrencies

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AICPA

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