This course fulfills CPE objectives.

After this course, learners should be able to:

  • Identify the shortcomings of today's traditional databases and how blockchain seeks to resolve them.

  • Recall general facts concerning the origins of Bitcoin, including broad timelines of key events.

  • Define blockchain in simple terms and recognize the technological building blocks of blockchain.

  • Recognize how bitcoin and proof-of-work blockchains function.

  • Draw parallels between blockchain and accounting, and identify challenges of accounting for digital assets.

Course curriculum preview

Here's what you'll learn in this course.

    1. Watch: Introduction

    2. Watch: Agenda

    3. Watch: Course Objectives

    1. Watch: Part One

    2. Watch: Part Two

    3. Watch: Part Three

    4. Review Questions 1 & 2

    1. Watch: Part One

    2. Watch: Part Two

    3. Review Questions 2 & 3

    1. Watch: Part One - Cryptography

    2. Watch: Part Two - Consensus

    3. Watch: Part Three - Public & Private Keys

    1. Watch: Bitcoin Village - Pt. 1

    2. Watch: Bitcoin Village - Pt. 2

    3. Watch: Explorer Demo

    1. Watch: Blockchain and Accounting

    2. Review Questions 4 & 5

About this course

  • 20 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content
  • 1.5 CPE credits (Information Technology)
  • No prerequisites

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    QAS Self Study

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