Cryptocurrency 201: Cryptocurrency and Transactional Components

February 21, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. ET

Duration: 100 minutes

CPE Credit: 2

Description: Cryptocurrencies are a revolutionary technology that provide a platform for global peer-to-peer (P2P) transfer of digital assets without an intermediary; a sharp contrast to what occurs in our current financial transaction system. As a result, this technology is proving to be as impactful as the introduction of the internet.

Many individuals find cryptocurrency and blockchain difficult to comprehend, which is understandable as the coordination of the two have a complex relationship made more complex by an entirely new language used within the technology ecosystem. This webinar will introduce the language and look at a full picture of the individual components. It will also discuss how to take on the topic of cryptocurrency, which has taken a steep learning curve, and provide an understandable high-level overview of how cryptocurrencies work. 

    Field of Study: Information Technology

    Course Level: Advanced

    Prerequisite: Knowledge of how distributed ledger technology works

    Advanced Preparation: None

    Delivery Format: Group Internet Based

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Differentiate between cryptocurrency coins and tokens
    • Determine how cryptocurrency achieves decentralization
    • Recognize hashing and its role in transactions
    • Recognize the way to use a GUI (graphic user interface) for viewing a cryptocurrency transaction
    • Identify the purpose of a cryptocurrency wallets and the various types
    • Recall fraud cases using cryptocurrencies
    Who Should Attend:
    • Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals
    • Law enforcement officers and prosecutors
    • Internal and external auditors, CPAs, CAs and forensic accountants
    • Attorneys, legal professionals and law enforcement personnel
    • Educators and students


    Dr. David Utzke CFE, CFI, CCE, CBE
    Senior Agent
    U.S. Government

    Dr. David Utzke has a lifelong learning educational philosophy which includes advanced degrees in computer science/programming, forensic accounting, international finance, global macro-economics and cryptoeconomics with 25 years of experience in cryptocurrency technology. Utzke’s interest in cryptocurrencies began in 1990 with the introduction of the first centralized cryptocurrency called Digicash. In 2009, with the introduction of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Utzke began the development of open-source blockchain forensic investigative techniques now used in his work as an agent with the U.S. government. He has led cryptocurrency initiatives involving several hundred cryptocurrency cases over the past five years, major enforcement actions, and trains and supports field agents in ongoing investigations. Utzke also continues to develop his computer coding skills in Solidity used in 2nd Gen DLT SCS (Smart Contract Scripting) and dApps (distributed applications) platforms.

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