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Blockchain

Blockchain promises to be a disruptive technology for the accountancy and auditing professions. Here the ICAEW's IT Faculty collates useful information and resources on the distributed ledger technology and its applications.

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Features and articles

Symphony of Data

Leanne Kemp explains to Nina Bryant how Everledger’s implementation of blockchain in the diamond industry is lighting the way for other sectors.

Blockchain and its implications for accountancy

Michael Izza, ICAEW CEO, blogs about a discussion event hosted by the IT Faculty in June 2016 on blockchain and its potentially disruptive impact.

Webinars and recordings

Demystifying blockchain seminar

Watch the presentations from the IT Faculty's seminar Demystifying Blockchain held in London on 28 June. The speakers covered topics, including: an introduction to blockchain; a use case example, from everledger; the auditor's role in a blockchain-enabled world; and the art of the possible in blockchain. The video also includes the audience Q&A with the panel of speakers.

Bitcoin

This is a recording of the IT Faculty annual lecture on Bitcoin.

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Can China contain Bitcoin?

The article discusses the regulation of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin by China's government. Topics include research on blockchain technology and virtual currencies in China, a ban on initial coin offerings (ICOs) for digital currencies, and the relation of Chinese government regulation of the internet to the decentralization of Bitcoin..

Why people get religious

The article discusses the attitudes of users of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Topics include the nature of blockchain as a technological innovation, the potential use of similar technologies by other industries, and problems with cryptocurrencies such as energy use and privacy problems for currency users.

Benefits of blockchain: Fact or Wishful Thinking?

Blockchain is still a largely unproven innovation in the supply chain, but it's also one that companies can't afford to ignore. This article presents information on use of blockchain technology in the area of supply chains. Blockchains can be used with other pathbreaking innovations like the Internet of Things (IoT) sensor networks. In case of all blockchains, information is stored across many computer systems which are synchronised in close to real time.

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