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K2’S An Accountant’s Guide To Blockchain And Cryptocurrency


Total Credits: 4 including 4 Information Technology - Technical

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   1
Category:
ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Technology
Speaker:
Steven M. Yoss, Jr., CPA
Course Levels:
Basic
Duration:
4 Hours
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Access for 30 day(s) after program date.

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Description

Blockchain technology offers the promise of digital truth. It provides a transparent, permanent, immutable, and high-speed record-keeping system when appropriately implemented. The possibilities are endless, from managing the logistics of supply chain networks to facilitating international commerce. The adoption of this technology is growing, with millions of new users every year. Organizations adopt this technology every day to help improve their existing operations through its ledger capabilities or executing smart contracts. Cryptocurrency is one example of blockchain technology. Its growth and value have exploded to over $2 trillion in the last few years. This growth has helped to fuel widespread adoption amongst Wall Street and regular investors alike. While more popular than ever, few business professionals understand these technologies, their capabilities, risks, and potential impacts on business operations and processes, such as contract execution, recording and maintaining real estate ownership records, and supply chains. In fact, this incredible technology is a mystery for most accounting professionals. This course will provide a detailed and in-depth look at this technology, including a detailed overview of the underlying technology, the benefits, the risks, the major players, and many practical applications. By participating in this session, you will gain a deeper understanding of the inner workings of this technology and recommendations on getting started.

 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Define blockchain and identify an example of blockchain technology currently in use
  • List examples of how blockchain uses encryption to make the resulting ledger tamper-resistant
  • Identify at least four possible uses for blockchain-based ledgers
  • Define cryptocurrency and list the four major cryptocurrencies used today
  • List examples of benefits and risks associated with using cryptocurrencies

Major Subjects
  • Information Technology
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Blockchain

Course Materials

Speaker

Steven M. Yoss, Jr., CPA's Profile

Steven M. Yoss, Jr., CPA Related seminars and products

Associate

K2 Enterprises


Stephen M. Yoss, Jr., CPA, MS, is a certified public accountant, the senior technology strategist and partner of Devmatics, a continuing education instructor for financial professionals, and a licensed pyrotechnician. While his interests and skills are varied, they all share a common thread—his love for and skill in finding technology-based solutions.

At age 10, Stephen began working with technology; he started his first IT company at just 13, which focused on designing web applications for local businesses. At 15, he began writing original computer code and has been designing and implementing technological solutions continuously since then.

Stephen is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, with degrees in Accountancy and International Business. While at Loyola, he served the campus as student body president and as the student representative to the Board of Trustees. He has a Master’s of Science degree in Information Systems and Technology from Claremont Graduate University with a concentration in Geographic Information Systems.

In 2017, Stephen formed Devmatics, a company focused on helping organizations develop technology strategies to streamline their business operations. He specializes in taking on high-difficulty, mission-critical organizational issues that require technological expertise and an ability to find solutions to problems that no one else can answer. With all of his clients, he emphasizes the need to embrace technology at every opportunity and utilize the latest technological trends and breakthroughs in order to gain a competitive advantage while increasing efficiency and productivity.

Prior to starting Devmatics, Stephen worked as an accountant in his family’s practice, Yoss & Allen. At Yoss & Allen, he completely redesigned the firm’s technology practices and instituted a technological infrastructure to streamline the firm’s practices and allow them strategic flexibility. Many of the technologies, strategies, and concepts that Stephen uses himself (and consults companies on how to use) were designed, perfected, and implemented to help his family’s business and their clients. In addition to his time with Yoss & Allen, Stephen worked in New Zealand as a management accountant.

Since 2009, Stephen has also been teaching continuing professional education, providing written, webcast, in-house, and live instruction. He has presented to thousands of practitioners worldwide on topics such as cloud computing, mobile technology, Excel tips and best practices, data modeling and analysis, big data, information security, identity theft prevention, and more.

Stephen is also a professionally licensed pyrotechnician and works on major fireworks displays throughout the nation for Pyro Spectaculars, North America’s largest full-service fireworks display production company. He’s proud to have helped produce incredible displays, including the Macy’s July 4th Spectacular in New York City, the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, KGB Skyshow in San Diego, and many more.

Whether it’s teaching in the classroom, consulting clients in a boardroom, or shooting a fireworks display, Stephen brings passion, hard work, value—and above all else—technological expertise to each of his clients. With an open, honest approach, he creates a unique strategy for each client specifically designed to benefit their needs and streamline their operations in order to create efficiency and maximize their financial potential.

Stephen calls Big Bear Lake, CA, home; when he’s not at the desk, in a boardroom, at the podium, or producing a fireworks display, he spends as much time as he can pursuing his other passions. He is an avid music lover and attends multiple festivals each year. At the Burning Man, Stephen helps setup and produce pyrotechnic displays for the city. In Big Bear Lake, he regularly volunteers his time to perform various community services. He’s also an avid outdoorsman and regularly carves out time to scuba dive, camp, hike, and photograph both close to home with family and friends and on his many travels.


Dates

Tue, Aug 09, 2022 - 01:00pm to 04:45pm CDT
Fri, Aug 19, 2022 - 03:00pm to 06:45pm CDT
Thu, Aug 25, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:45pm CDT
Sat, Sep 03, 2022 - 11:00am to 02:45pm CDT
Mon, Sep 12, 2022 - 01:00pm to 04:45pm CDT
Fri, Sep 16, 2022 - 03:00pm to 06:45pm CDT
Sat, Sep 24, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:45pm CDT
Sat, Oct 01, 2022 - 11:00am to 02:45pm CDT
Mon, Oct 10, 2022 - 01:00pm to 04:45pm CDT
Fri, Oct 14, 2022 - 03:00pm to 06:45pm CDT
Wed, Oct 26, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:45pm CDT
Tue, Nov 08, 2022 - 05:00pm to 08:45pm CST
Sat, Nov 12, 2022 - 01:00pm to 04:45pm CST
Fri, Nov 18, 2022 - 03:00pm to 06:45pm CST
Mon, Nov 28, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:45pm CST
Thu, Dec 01, 2022 - 05:00pm to 08:45pm CST
Sat, Dec 10, 2022 - 01:00pm to 04:45pm CST
Wed, Dec 21, 2022 - 03:00pm to 06:45pm CST
Wed, Dec 28, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:45pm CST
Tue, Jan 10, 2023 - 11:00am to 02:45pm CST
Thu, Jan 19, 2023 - 01:00pm to 04:45pm CST
Sat, Jan 21, 2023 - 03:00pm to 06:45pm CST
Tue, Jan 31, 2023 - 09:00am to 12:45pm CST
Thu, Feb 09, 2023 - 11:00am to 02:45pm CST
Tue, Feb 14, 2023 - 01:00pm to 04:45pm CST
Sat, Feb 18, 2023 - 03:00pm to 06:45pm CST
Tue, Feb 28, 2023 - 09:00am to 12:45pm CST
Thu, Mar 09, 2023 - 11:00am to 02:45pm CST
Tue, Mar 14, 2023 - 05:00pm to 08:45pm CDT
Sat, Mar 18, 2023 - 03:00pm to 06:45pm CDT
Thu, Mar 30, 2023 - 09:00am to 12:45pm CDT
Fri, Apr 07, 2023 - 11:00am to 02:45pm CDT
Thu, Apr 13, 2023 - 01:00pm to 04:45pm CDT
Wed, Apr 19, 2023 - 03:00pm to 06:45pm CDT
Thu, Apr 27, 2023 - 09:00am to 12:45pm CDT
Sat, May 06, 2023 - 11:00am to 02:45pm CDT
Fri, May 12, 2023 - 01:00pm to 04:45pm CDT
Tue, May 23, 2023 - 03:00pm to 06:45pm CDT
Tue, May 30, 2023 - 05:00pm to 08:45pm CDT
Mon, Jun 05, 2023 - 11:00am to 02:45pm CDT
Fri, Jun 16, 2023 - 01:00pm to 04:45pm CDT
Thu, Jun 22, 2023 - 03:00pm to 06:45pm CDT
Thu, Jun 29, 2023 - 03:00pm to 06:45pm CDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Accountants and business professionals who are interested in helping clients to improve their understanding of blockchain
Original Recording Date 2022
Course Developer K2 Enterprises 
Date Added to Catalog

03/18/2022


Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based


Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration


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