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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

Is crypto now inevitable

Bitcoin has drawn mainstream financial interest, but will it establish itself as a legitimate asset class, asks Billy Bambrough.

Blockchain trends

Blockchain technology offers continuous, real-time accounting, makes fraud more difficult and will be a valuable tool for all stakeholders. Alexis Nicolau argues its importance for the audit profession and its future.

Webinars and recordings

Tech essentials - cryptocurrency

Following on from the Tech Faculty’s Tech Essentials guide to cryptocurrency, David Lyford-Smith will cover how to handle cryptocurrencies.

The ABCDs of accountancy and technology

Join ICAEW’s Kirstin Gillon and David Lyford-Smith as they walk you through the essentials of the four major technology trends affecting accountants today: AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, and Data.

Blockchain, bitcoin and the future of the accountancy profession

Join Mark Taylor and David Lyford-Smith of ICAEW, and Aynsley Damery of the Clarity Project, for the second in our series of IT Faculty ‘Tech Talks’, this time on the subject of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and how these will affect the future of the accountancy profession.

Blockchain - a game changer in Accounting?

In this webinar, Ben Taylor, Partner, IT Advisory at EY, explains how Blockchain technology has the potential to streamline and accelerate business processes, increase cyber security and reduce or eliminate the roles of trusted intermediaries in industry after industry.

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Finance in a digital world

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Digital assets: does the perception match reality

Article dispels some of the common misconceptions about digital assets and provide a starting point for accountants to better understand the impact of the new digital asset ecosystem on the accounting profession.

Latest trends in blockchain and crypto

Article outlines some recent developments in distributive ledger technology and cryptocurrencies and what they might mean for accountants and finance processionals moving forward.

Triple‐entry accounting with blockchain: How far have we come?

Article discusses how blockchain and FinTech has led to the emergence of another promising accounting method: triple‐entry accounting which, when properly implemented, can fundamentally improve accounting.

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Blockchain and internal control

This paper provides perspectives for using the 2013 COSO Framework to evaluate risks related to the use of blockchain in the context of financial reporting and to design and implement controls to address such risks. It is intended to help inform decisions regarding oversight, risks, and internal control over financial reporting (ICFR).

Global blockchain benchmarking study 2019

Report provides an empirical overview of the current state of both enterprise and public sector use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). Data was gathered from over 200 enterprise DLT start-ups, established corporations, central banks and other public sector institutions. The concept of ‘blockchain’ and DLT is also explained and the different DLT architectures and governance-related issues are examined.

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