Cryptocurrency 101: Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain


  • Evaluate the evolution of DLT beyond blockchain.

  • Differentiate what blockchain is and isn’t.

  • Determine the various types of blockchain networks.

  • Identify the components of cryptography and hashing in DLT.

  • Examine actual case use of DLT, artificial intelligence (AI), and Internet of Technology (IoT) that will impact the future.

  • Distinguish between public and private blockchains

  • Identify the characteristics of cryptocurrencies

  • Distinguish between a blockchain and a cryptocurrency

  • Explain how cryptocurrencies work

  • Identify how blockchain and cryptocurrencies changes the audit process

  • Why are there so many cryptocurrencies? (Bitcoin, bitcash, Ethereum, Litecoin)


Blockchain is one of this year’s biggest buzzwords, but do you understand how blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) work? This webinar will provide you with an overview of the essential concepts of DLT, such as blockchain.

You will follow the evolution of DLT and blockchain technology, and gain knowledge related to network nodes, various types of decentralized peer-to-peer networks, the components of a blockchain, its operations’ (verification, validation and consensus model) underlying algorithms, and essentials of hard and soft forks.

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

Gina J. Lowdermilk


Dr. Gina J. Lowdermilk,PhD (ABD), CAMS, CRMS is a highly experienced and educated BSA/AML and Financial Regulatory Compliance professional with extensive policy and procedure development and implementation, training, internal audit, monitoring, risk management, and reporting experience. Her emphasis has been working with financial institutions that are experiencing regulatory concerns and resolutions, including enforcement actions such as memorandums of understanding and cease and desist orders.


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