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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or @seansteinsmith.