ICAEW member Alexis Nicolaou says blockchain is forcing accountants to evolve, get clued up and jump on board with the fourth industrial revolution.
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13 February 2020: while experts have hailed the cross-border cryptocurrency strategy outlined in Davos as a potential tipping point, major regulatory and legal hurdles still block the widespread adoption of digital currencies. Mark Taylor reports.
Getting to grip with the growth of cryptocurrency
The growing popularity of cryptocurrencies means auditors need new skills and knowledge in that area, says David Lyford-Smith.
New kids on the blockchain
Business owners spend a lot of time eyeing new technologies to ensure their practices don’t get left behind.
Blockchain and cryptoassets in entertainment sport and media
In a world where technology is constantly evolving, many accountants may not be aware of the potential threats and opportunities this poses to their profession.
Building the future
Thomas Toomse-Smith examines how technology could evolve the annual report.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of representing the faculty at the EAA 42nd annual congress in Paphos, Cyprus - the European Accounting Association being Europe's largest academic conference on accountancy. As well as meeting delegates on our stand and attending some of the talks, ICAEW hosted a symposium entitled "Blockchain and the future of accountancy" - after my paper of the same name.
Byte size: Tech news roundup
A roundup of the latest news surrounding technology. This edition includes enhancements to Bluetooth, statistics on the usage of artificial intelligence, and a teenager earning a ‘bug bounty’ for finding a flaw in FaceTime.
World of opportunity – Sue Almond on how audit is changing
Nigel Sleigh-Johnson gets a global perspective on how audit is changing from Sue Almond, head of assurance at Grant Thornton International.
Igor Pejic: Blockchain expert
Blockchain expert Igor Pejic talks to journalist Chris Evans about blockchain and how the back-office technology could transform financial services