What You Need to Know About Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and Blockchain

  • Accountant
  • CPA (CA)
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CFA
  • CET
  • CWS
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
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Course Description

Course Description

Currency has been many things over the ages. First, it was barley, salt and cattle. It then became metal, mostly gold and silver. Representational currency came next, where pieces of paper represented holdings in gold or silver. Then fiat became the norm, where the currency's value was supported only by the government issuing it.

You might have heard about cryptocurrency, blockchain, bitcoin, decentralization and their potential to play an important role in our lives as the Internet, but have no idea of what they mean, how they work or how to prepare yourself to capitalize on their potential.

This CPE webinar will introduce the nuts and bolts of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Once thought to be a passing internet fad, cryptocurrencies have proven their longevity and utility over the course of a decade.

Bitcoin has increased in value over 1000% this year, causing everyone to talk! Given the buzz, knowing the difference between Bitcoins and other Cryptocurrencies while having a knowledge of what Blockchain technology is can be vital. In this CPE webinar, you will learn what your clients may be doing in these new payment markets, so you can prepare to address the additional issues that may come with these changes.

This online CPE webinar will cover what you need to know from both the technology and the investment sides about the world of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies and the potential of Blockchain.

The two presenters are professionals in their fields. Dr. Irene Katzela has taken a keen interest in in the Blockchain technology space, especially the application of Blockchain technologies in different business verticals. Jim Helik has covered the institutional investment world for over 25 years, and has co-authored the key textbook on Technical Analysis

Major Topics covered in this online CPE webinar:

  • Blockchain Technology
  • Latest technology impacts to our world and how companies do business
  • Use of blockchain technology in your daily life
  • Concerns and implications of using Bitcoin/Other Cryptocurrencies
  • Recent developments in Cryptocurrencies

As a professional, you have an important role to play in helping your clients become more knowledgeable about this investment, delivered in an unbiased and professional way.

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss the history of cryptocurrencies
  • To describe the technology of the blockchain
  • To determine the use of technical analysis as applied to cryptocurrencies
  • To review current issues affecting this new investment

Recommended For

  • This online CPE course is recommended for Accounting and Finance Professionals looking for more information on how blockchain technology will impact the profession.
  • This online CPE webinar is recommended for CPAs, CMAs, and Other Finance Professionals that serve or advise clients and would like to understand the impact of blockchain technology.
  • This online CPE course will be insightful for Managers, CFOs, Controllers, and decision-makers looking to understand the benefits of blockchain and make informed business decisions.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Managers
  • Assistant Controllers
  • Business Owner
  • Business Student
  • CEO
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CFO/Controller
  • Chartered Professional Accountant
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Director of Accounting
  • Directors of Finance
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Finance Pros
  • Finanical Analyst
  • Senior Accountant
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 1 PL Credit for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Finance for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified In Emerging Technology (CET).

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About Presenter

James Helik

Consultant, Benefits and Pensions Monitor

Jim Helik is a contributing editor at Benefits and Pensions Monitor, a magazine for pension plans and institutional investors, a position he has held for over 25 years. Previously he was the first full-time editor of a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal covering financial and economic markets, and the associated demographics and public policy issues for institutional investors across North America. He was also the founding editor of International Derivatives magazine. He has written, edited, and delivered via distance education, test banks, instructor notes, case studies and other teaching materials for the Canadian Securities Institute on a full range of topics such as portfolio management, private equity, financial planning, derivatives, technical analysis and investment management techniques. He currently teaches at Yorkville University in Toronto, Canada.

About Company

Benefits and Pensions Monitor


Benefits and Pensions Monitor magazine was created in 1991 to serve Canada's Plan Sponsors in the areas of pension fund investment and employee benefits management. Our editorial content as well as market coverage are key to our magazine's success. MONITOR is closely involved with industry associations and industry experts to help us craft the magazine as a continuing source of industry information. The primary focus for the circulation development of Benefits and Pensions Monitor is the 100+ employee level, which many industry professionals consider as Canada's Primary Market for employee benefit plans and pension fund investment. With over 90% of MONITOR's circulation directed to this area, Companies are able to target thier promotional efforts where they can achieve the most success in building their business.


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Ratings and Review


106 Ratings



Very Good









Marcos Arroyo, CPA (US)

Jul 27th, 2021

Good and informative learning. I had to log off before it ended because the discussion went over time and I had another meeting to get to.


Doug Mayer, CPA (US)

Aug 3rd, 2021

the CPE platform is very easy to use and has a nice selection of courses


Breann Klinginsmith, CPA (US)

Jul 28th, 2021

Great webinar on bitcoin.


Sonya Bradley, CPA (US)

Jul 27th, 2021

Thank you!


David Then, CPA (US)

Jul 27th, 2021

Great CPE

CPE Course On Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technologies


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