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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

Understanding tech ethics

It has become one of the most discussed topics in tech over the past year or two. With the Cambridge Analytica scandal, reports of bias in recruitment, financial services and public sector algorithms, and more, it’s easy to see why ethics has become more discussed.

Tech Talk

Technology is at the heart of all organisations today. The pace of change is growing ever faster. In the coming years, the finance profession will be profoundly altered by new and evolving technologies.

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

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 - 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.

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.

Finance in a digital world

Finance in a Digital World

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The digital supply chain takes shape

The article discusses digital supply chain trend encompassing digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, Big Data analytics infrastructure, and blockchain deployments.

Firm leaders look to technology to drive future change

The article focuses on the role of technology in bringing change to the delivery of accounting and consulting services. Topics discussed include technologies include blockchain, artificial intelligence, and robotic automation, digital services include cyber-security, IT advisory services, and data analytics services, and increasing the competence and skill of professionals.

The audit transformed

The article looks at how ,faced with vast pools of data, regulatory pressures, and growing client expectations, today's auditors are walking a tightrope. The article mentions about the innovative technologies like artificial intelligence and automation are changing the game and enabling auditors to do their jobs with less risk and greater efficiency

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Useful links

Cryptoassets for individuals

Policy paper setting out HMRC's view on how individuals who have cryptoassets (or cryptocurrency) are taxed. It explains what cryptoassets are, which taxes apply with detailed discussion of income tax and capital gains tax, cryptoassets received as earnings, and record keeping.

Blockchain what you need to know

Industry presentation what you need to know about blockhain by Areiel Wolanow, Managing director of Finserv Experts.

Global blockchain benchmarking study 2017

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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