Multimillion-dollar investment in EY Blockchain Analyzer delivers new upgrades for blockchain and cryptocurrency audit and tax services
NEW YORK, April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today announced the launch of the second generation of EY Blockchain Analyzer, a blockchain analytics tool, at the annual EY Global Blockchain Summit. The summit convenes more than 200 executives, analysts and EY clients to offer a first-time demo of the full EY blockchain solutions suite and provide a comprehensive view of the state of the technology's integration across industries.
Over the past two years, EY Blockchain Analyzer has undergone significant developments as part of a multimillion-dollar investment and is expected to be available for use by EY client-serving teams in 2019 across a selection of more than 100 EY Assurance clients that hold or trade cryptocurrencies or operate in the blockchain ecosystem. These developments include the support of multiple new cryptocurrencies on the platform, added functionality relevant to private and public blockchains, and a globally accessible and available platform.
The first generation of the EY Blockchain Analyzer was designed to facilitate EY audit teams in gathering an organization's entire transaction data from multiple blockchain ledgers, to reconcile that data to EY clients' books and records and to perform enhanced analytics, including trend analysis and identification of outliers.
Through this major upgrade, a version of this second generation EY Blockchain Analyzer is available for EY teams and non-audit clients as a business application that is accessible anytime and helps enable financial reporting, forensic investigations, transaction monitoring and tax calculations, to support EY teams and clients globally across Advisory, Tax and Transaction Advisory Services.
Paul Brody, EY Global Innovation Leader, Blockchain, says:
"With the second generation of EY Blockchain Analyzer, we are building a true platform solution that can be used for multiple purposes such as audit, tax and transaction monitoring, depending on client needs. From the start, we have had technologists and audit practitioners working together on this platform so we can keep our technology and audit methodology aligned and meet our professional standards."
The latest version of EY Blockchain Analyzer being showcased at the EY Global Blockchain Summit supports analysis of zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) private transactions on the public Ethereum blockchain, as well as the Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic and Litecoin public blockchains. EY Blockchain Analyzer also supports private Ethereum, Quorum and Hyperledger blockchains.