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8:30 – 9:00 am CDT
Morning Session
9:00 am – 12:45 pm CDT
12:45 – 1:15 pm CDT
Afternoon Session
1:15 – 4:30 pm CDT


Presented by
Hannah Rosenberg

What is a Blockchain?
Blockchain history – what problem did it solve?
Digital currency and bitcoin
Blockchain mechanics
Consensus in decentralized systems

Smart Contracts and NFTs
Ethereum – what problem did it solve?
The basics of smart contracts
DeFi – decentralized finance
NFTs – non-fungible tokens

Public vs Private Blockchains
Different animals
What is an open blockchain?
What is a private blockchain?
The right blockchain for the job

Keys and Security
What are private keys?
Not your keys, not your coins!
Crypto wallets
Security best practices

The Monetary Theory and the Impact of Crypto
Is crypto money?
What makes good money?
Crypto’s utility and issues

Taxes, Legalities, and a Global Perspective
A global technology
Legality around the world
Taxes around the world


 Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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6.0 California CLE hours
6.0 Pennsylvania CLE Hours
6.0 Texas CLE Hours
6.0 Vermont CLE Hours

7.5 CPE Hours

Certified Financial Planners
7.5 CPE Hours


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offer accountants 7.5 credit hours (based on 50 minute hours) of intermediate-level CPE credits in the area of Specialized Knowledge. Familiarity with currency and finance are beneficial, and no advance preparation is recommended.

HalfMoon Education Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: Sponsor No. 103015.

HalfMoon Education Inc. is an approved CPE provider in Texas (Sponsor ID. 001151). This provider approval does not constitute approval or endorsement of individual programs.

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a CFP Board-registered continuing education sponsor. The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. has granted 7.5 continuing education credit hours for this webinar.

This course offers 6.0 CLE hours to California attorneys. HalfMoon Education is an approved CLE sponsor for California attorneys (No. 8306).

HalfMoon Education is an approved CLE provider for Pennsylvania attorneys (No. 1613), and this course provides 6.0 CLE hours.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CLE provider in Texas (No. 8131). This course offers 6.0 CLE hours to Texas attorneys.

HalfMoon Education Inc. is an accredited CLE provider for Vermont attorneys, and this course offers 6.0 CLE hours.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Hannah Rosenberg

Hannah Rosenberg Founder at Velas Commerce
Ms. Rosenberg is an e-commerce web developer, economist, educator, and entrepreneur with a degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has been involved in the bitcoin/blockchain space since 2012. Ms. Rosenberg is the founder of Velas Commerce, a cryptocurrency integration and consultancy business. She has served as the managing director of the Blockchain Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to blockchain education, and she teaches blockchain courses at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Business Administration.