As cryptocurrency becomes increasingly more mainstream, even if it still remains a niche among Irish users, the Chartered Accountants Ireland have posted an interesting update to their coursework for receiving their accreditation.

The module, part of the FAE assessment will give newly trained accountants exposure to both blockchain technology, as well as two main focuses on cryptocurrencies, with a primary focus on bitcoin and a secondary one on ethereum.

It’s good to see that the accounting trade is starting to take cryptocurrencies so seriously to include it as one of their new core pillars of learning (alongside data and AI), and proves that the sector is getting more recognition as more and more accountants will likely have to deal with cryptocurrencies as part of tax returns, audits or end of year financial reports for clients in the year ahead.

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