46. Blockchain - Beyond Cryptocurrency

General Session
Field of Study: 
Information Technology
CPE Credit: 
Knowledge Level: 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

This session covers an overview of the distributed ledger technology known as Blockchain. We will cover the basic architecture, help ground novices in the technology and its promise, and work to identify why cryptocurrencies may be the least interesting thing about this technology within five years.
• Provide an overview of the Blockchain architecture;
• Develop an understanding of Blockchain via discussion of specific use cases
• Discuss the implications of self-authenticating systems, enabled by technology;
• Discuss the implications to the accounting and forensic communities raised by this technology