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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.

Talking blockchain at the EAA

David Lyford-Smith June 2019

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

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