Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Blockchain – An Introduction- 0.5 days

This half-day session will introduce participants to blockchain, with the objective of helping to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals related to this technology. Before we can begin to think about the usefulness of technological innovations, it is important to understand why these technologies emerged in the first place, how they work and how they are evolving. This introductory session will look at how bitcoin and blockchain are interrelated, how distributed ledger technologies differs from a more traditional view of what a ledger is and how this all will change the way we do business (including the impact on the professions). It will also introduce participants to the idea of smart contracts.

Who Should Attend:

Participants who might benefit from this session include investors, accountants, regulators, lenders and those in management positions. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.

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Cryptocurrencies – An Introduction 0.5 days

This half-day session will look at cryptocurrencies, including how they differ from more traditional investments and currencies. It will answer the questions: What is a digital asset? How is a cryptocurrency different from a fiat currency? How is a cryptocurrency accounted for? What is the tax treatment? How are cryptocurrencies interconnected with distributed ledger technology? Why is the cryptocurrency market so volatile? What drives the value of any given cryptocurrency (such as bitcoin)? How do cryptocurrencies differ from coins and tokens? What is an initial coin offering versus an initial token offering? How do securities regulators view cryptocurrencies? Why do we need cryptocurrencies – or do we?

 

Who Should Attend:

Investors, accountants, regulators, lenders and those in management positions. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.

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