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Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateOctober 17, 2018
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaSpecialized Knowledge
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

This session focuses on what CPAs need to know about blockchain technology, specifically by providing an introduction and overview of just what this technology platform represents. While there is a lot of debate and conversation surrounding the potential of blockchain, the most important place to start any analysis are the fundamental components of how this platform works. Analyzing the business applications and components of blockchain technology, this session provides a comprehensive review of what blockchain represents, how it works, and how CPAs can use it to add value to clients.

After the conclusion of this session attendees will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze the components and aspect of blockchain networks, and how these various components function.

  • Be aware of how blockchain technology already is, and will continue to, drive disruption and innovation in the accounting profession.

  • Discuss how to integrate blockchain technology into current accounting processes, and how to prepare for the changes it will cause.

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Sean Stein Smith

Lehman College
Assistant Professor of Economics and Business
(718) 960-8377

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Sean Stein Smith is an assistant professor at Lehman College (CUNY), a member of the AICPA Leadership Academy class of 2017, and was named a 40 under 40 by CPA Practice Advisor in 2017. His work and analysis of accounting, blockchain, and the evolution of the accounting profession has been featured in dozens practitioner and academic publications, and numerous presentations. Additionally, he is the author of numerous books focusing on accounting, technology, and how the profession will change moving forward. He has been interviewed by several media outlets discussing these topics, and can be reached at or @seansteinsmith.

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