How the Pandemic is Pushing Forward Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Learning objectives: 

Blockchain has been described as a transformative technology that will fundamentally change our relationships with third-party intermediaries, such as banks, lawyers, and accountants.   Blockchain is most associated with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra.  However, there are many more possible applications for blockchain technology.  The Pandemic is pushing forward blockchain technology because of its potential to solve issues such as detecting Covid-19 hotspots and carriers with the promise of individual data privacy and security.

18 Dec 2020, 11:00 AM

2 CPD hours


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Course Description

This webinar will help to answer these questions:

  • What are blockchain and cryptocurrency?
  • How does it work?
  • How could this technology impact our profession

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Course Walkthrough

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About the Instructor(s)

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Garth Sheriff

Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), CIA, CGMA, MAcc, is the founder of Sheriff Consulting ( and Sheriff Consulting Online (

We specialize in the design and delivery of assurance, accounting, and communication skill professional development courses. The mission of Sheriff Consulting is to provide an engaging approach to your professional development.

Our courses are designed using the latest in communication research and current technical developments that affect our profession. This includes:

1. Helping professionals navigate the most significant changes to the accounting and assurance standards in the last 40 years.

2. Using current research to improve business communication skills such as working with diverse multigenerational teams.

3. Understanding how transformative technology such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence will impact our profession.

Garth has worked as an assurance professional and learning provider for over 20 years. He has prepared and trained CPAs for key changes to the profession, including internal control documentation (SOX), Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS) and Canadian Standards on Review Engagements 2400 (CSRE 2400).

He earned a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours - Accounting) from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPAO), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

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