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Blockchain for finance professionals

Blockchain is the most significant innovation in accounting technology since the invention of double-entry bookkeeping. ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand the technology that is set to transform how finance transactions are governed, verified and assured.

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Making blockchain work for your business

What opportunities does blockchain offer?

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 case studies

Blockchain has the potential to be a disruptive technology across industries, with varying impacts on finance. While many applications are still at the exploration stage, there are plenty of examples demonstrating how the technology could be used. Here you can read case studies gathered by the Tech Faculty and Deloitte.

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.

How to implement blockchain

Challenges facing blockchain adoption

Despite early interest and the potential for significant benefit, there are challenges limiting adoption of blockchain and preventing it becoming a central element of the financial system. Here Deloitte and ICAEW’s Tech Faculty outline the key constraints.

Why join a blockchain consortium?

Organisations are increasingly collaborating to explore and scale blockchain solutions, forming groups referred to as consortia. Joining a consortium offers a way to lower risk and share innovations, supporting the successful implementation of blockchain.

How to support your business to embrace digital

Preparing yourself and your organisation for the impact of disruptive digital technologies might feel like a daunting task, but this eLearning module introduces you to a three step approach that is designed to help businesses embrace this change within finance.

Finance in a digital world

Finance in a Digital World

ICAEW is collaborating with Deloitte to ensure its members and students have the knowledge and skills to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the fourth industrial revolution and to meet its challenges head on. Log-in to access exclusive content, including: eLearning, webinars and bite-sized summaries on individual technologies and the broader impact of digital technologies on finance.

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Useful links

Deloitte - Blockchain

Deloitte blockchain hub, with press releases, articles, features, case studies and reports.

Computerworld - blockchain

Computerworld news and features on blockchain and related cryptographically secure ledger technologies.

Blockchain what you need to know

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

Latest ICAEW articles on blockchain

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.