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Blockchain Implications for Audit and Assurance Services

Blockchain Implications for Audit and Assurance Services

Are you wondering how audit and assurance services are evolving because of blockchain? Join this webcast to gain an understanding of the current practices for entities using blockchain technology.

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Dec 14, 2020

NASBA Field of Study




CPE Credits



Wesley Jamieson, Prashant Nisar, Jay Schulman, Bennett Moore


3 months

Learning Outcomes
  • Recall how a transaction on a blockchain is established and executed in order to determine data reliability.
  • Recognize how the various types of wallets are created and used to prove custody and ownership.
  • Recall how smart contract operations are evaluated to verify their claims and functions
  • Assess a blockchain’s consensus algorithm for reliability of transactions occurring on a blockchain.
  • Assess risks to data input accuracy and regulatory considerations, as well as identify the users and relevance of a SOC report and when it is appropriate to obtain.
  • Differentiate between the audit evidence, assertions and related services that may be impacted by blockchain technology
  • Analyze how audit and assurance services may evolve due to blockchain.
Key Topics
  • Data reliability, integrity and security of blockchain technology
  • Auditor's Lens - Fundamentals of blockchain technology
  • Risk assessments of blockchain technology
  • Audit evidence and assertions associated with blockchain technology
  • The future role of auditors and the impact of blockchain technology
Product Details

Are you wondering how audit and assurance services are evolving because of blockchain? Join this webcast to gain an understanding of the audit and assurance services leading practices for entities using blockchain technology. You will learn about the fundamentals and risk assessments of this new technology. We will even clarify how the role and responsibilities of an auditor may evolve in the future. By the end of this webcast, you will have the necessary knowledge to conduct these services and prepare your organization for the impact of blockchain technology.

Who Will Benefit
  • Auditors of businesses and management of businesses that are utilizing blockchain technology
  • Auditors of businesses and management of businesses that are holding, trading or issuing digital assets
  • Individuals who are interested in getting a better technical understanding of blockchain technology, digital assets and the impact on a financial audit
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Credit Info
CPE Credits
NASBA Field of Study
Auditing, Information Technology
Basic knowledge of blockchain technology
This is a live event. You will have access on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.
Wesley Jamieson
Wes Jamieson is one of RSM's National Lead Blockchain Technical Resources. He also oversees the CT tax team in researching and servicing clients. He has provided tax consulting services on virtual currency taxation compliance considerations to high net worth individuals and investment companies as well as worked on various teams to assist with international and domestic structuring considerations for blockchain companies. He has also orchestrated a team of individuals to research and write reports about the ongoing regulatory environment on a state by state and international basis.
Prashant Nisar
Prashant Nisar is an experienced senior manager in the New York Financial Services Audit Practice of RSM US LLP. Prashant has more than thirteen years of public accounting experience. He has both private and public company experience, focusing on securities industries, business development company, financial institutions and Blockchain industry and advices clients on accounting and strategic issues. Prashant has experience in auditing Blockchain Company in the payment space, cryptocurrency trading, and bitcoin swap dealer and provides advisory services to regulated bitcoin exchanges. He is an active public speaker in the Blockchain industry. Prashant is a member of Digital Chamber of Commerce and is actively involved with the Accounting Blockchain Coalition.
Jay Schulman
Jay leads Cryptocurrency and Blockchain practice for RSM. He has helped a major commodities exchange roll out an initial coin offering, consulted multiple trading firms on the security of their cryptocurrency trading strategies, developed strategies for adopting blockchain and taught numerous classes on the basics of blockchain and cryptocurrencies."
Bennett Moore
"National Blockchain Innovation, RSM US LLP Bennett Moore is RSM's National Lead Blockchain Technical Resource where he is involved in actively sharing knowledge and consulting on complex technical projects related to blockchain technology. He works across all three lines of business, audit, tax, and consulting, and is a recognized thought leader by his firm on digital asset security, accounting, taxation, and architectural strategy. Bennett is an active educator, investor, advisor, and enthusiast of blockchain technology that gives frequent presentations and speeches on blockchain and digital assets at external and internal firm conferences. He is also a member of the CTCPA Technology Sub-Committee on Innovation, a representative for his firm on multiple initiatives at the Chamber of Digital Commerce, and participates in all of the working groups within the Accounting Blockchain Coalition."

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Blockchain Implications for Audit and Assurance Services
Dec 14, 2020
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Dec 14, 2020
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