Bitcoin: Key concepts to understand about the original blockchain - Webcast: April 06, 2021 at 12:00PM CST


This course provides context for participants to understand the problems that the Bitcoin blockchain helped solve. The course also examines key design features of the original blockchain and emphasizes the importance of this technology to members of the accounting profession. WE RECOMMEND USING GOOGLE CHROME.

Course Instructors

Mark Sheldon

Dr. Sheldon’s professional background includes working in academia as well as in public accounting. He started his career working for PwC in the Risk Assurance practice, with a focus on auditing the information technology environments used to generate financial statements along with attestation work of third party service organizations (i.e., System and Organization Control (SOC) reports). When working in academia, he taught accounting undergraduate/graduate courses on Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, and Information Systems Control and Assurance at Virginia Tech and John Carroll University. His academic research focuses on the impact of blockchain on the accounting profession, assurance of non-financial information, and codes of professional conduct. He holds a PhD in Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Tech, a Masters of Accountancy from Miami University, and a BS in Accounting from Miami University. He is a recipient of the AICPA’s Accounting Doctoral Scholars scholarship, and maintains both a CPA and CISA.

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