Cryptocurrencies are a strange mix of interesting technology and good intentions, combined with huge technical problems, wild exchange rates, crime, and fund-raising scams. The way enthusiasts talk about them can be frustratingly abstract and partisan, ringing alarm bells for experienced auditors. This session will look at the underlying reality of cryptocurrencies and explain what is going on, how things could get better, and what audit issues to watch out for.


Matthew Leitch, independent consultant and researcher

Matthew is an accountant and former auditor who has been consulting on risk and control issues for more than 20 years. He is the author of two books and a visiting lecturer at the University of Southampton. In the last two years he has been the main author of two Long Finance research reports directly relevant to the webinar's topic.

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  • Matthew Leitch

    Matthew Leitch

    independent consultant and researcher