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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

Fintech innovation in London and Singapore

As fintech grows in popularity, so does the ambition of countries wanting to grow the sector. Kirstin Gillon, technical manager in the IT Faculty, explains what can be learned from London and Singapore – including the importance of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Financial Conduct Authority.

Chartech November/December 2018

Chartech, bi-monthly magazine to keep IT Faculty members up to date with changes in technology and useful tips and advice to help them in their working lives.

The Swingman

From professional basketball to artificial intelligence, Nicola Morini Bianzino, chief client technology officer at EY, talks to Chris Evans about his unusual career trajectory

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

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.

Blockchain what you need to know

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

Finance in a digital world

Finance in a Digital World

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Does GDPR spoil the blockchain party for everyone?

We've all heard rumours of how blockchain will change our working lives forever, but what happens when its irresistible appeal meets the immovable object of GDPR? Kevin Philips, CEO of IDU finds out.

Navigating the next wave of blockchain

This article looks at the decentralized digital agreements that are poised to revolutionize many fields. Professor Lin William Cong is interviewed about his research, including the study of smart contracts — tamper-proof digital transactions conducted on blockchain platforms that could make certain processes infinitely quicker and more efficient. ** Registration required for access to 3 free articles per month **

The impact of disruptive technologies on accounting and auditing education

The article discusses the technological changes to the accounting profession and the need for graduating students to prepare for the accounting workplace. Topics discussed include the reshaping of business models by various disruptive technologies such as robotic process automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain, the loss of entry-level jobs and training for accounting students.

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Useful links

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.

A guide to blockchain and data protection

This guide from the Hogan Lovells law firm provides some of the fundamental tools needed to analyse blockchain projects under applicable data protection law.

Report on distributed ledger technology: implications of Blockchain for the securities industry

Report from FINRA (Financial Industry Regulation Authority of the United States) provides an overview of distributed ledger technology, highlights some key applications being explored in the securities industry and potential impact of the technology, and discusses key implementation and regulatory considerations for broker-dealers.

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