Proceedings of the 2018 2nd International Conference on Education Science and Economic Management (ICESEM 2018)

The Application of Blockchain in Auditing

Authors
Xiaozhen Jiang
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Xiaozhen Jiang
Available Online August 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icesem-18.2018.239How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Blockchain; Distributed ledger; Decentralization; Auditing
Abstract

As one of the most cutting-edge technologies in Fintech, the application of blockchain has been prevailing across a series of industries. By adopting literature research, this paper analyzes the origin, characteristics and working principle of blockchain. According to the features and requirements of traditional auditing, this paper finds the superiority of blockchain technology, for example, distributed ledger, consensus mechanism and timestamp could facilitate auditing in three ways: (1)improve timeliness of auditing and reduce auditing cost; (2)ensure data integrity and realize automatic auditing; and (3)realize pre-warning and real-time supervision to reduce auditing risk. However, although blockchain has brought unprecedented opportunities to the development and reform of audit industry, the blockchain technology still faces a number of challenges, such as data security, talent and technology support, industry and recognition promotion, and practical application and execution. Concerning these limitations, this paper looks forward to further research field which could contribute to the upcoming improvement of blockchain auditing.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2018 2nd International Conference on Education Science and Economic Management (ICESEM 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-557-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icesem-18.2018.239How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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