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Case Studies & White Papers

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Review case studies, white papers and research from XBRL US and others. Here’s a sample:

CFA Institute Publishes Blockchain and XBRL: The Myth
- October, 2020

The CFA Institute published a blog debunking myths around blockchain and XBRL, noting:

The myth that blockchain could replace XBRL in the production of financial information is incorrect. Blockchain is not a data standard. And XBRL is not a distributed ledger system. Replacing one with the other would be like replacing the English language with an iPhone.

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Read the CFA Institute paper BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY FOR CORPORATE REPORTING: AN INVESTOR PERSPECTIVE

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How Auditors Use Structured Data & Why



- January, 2017

Auditors evaluate the reasonableness of client projections such as future revenue growth, profitability and capital expenditure requirements. To evaluate the reasonableness of these projections, BDO USA, LLP often looks at data from similar companies within the same industry. XBRL allowed them to perform a more robust analysis with more companies over a significantly shorter time period.


Evolution of the Business Reporting Standard



- August, 2020

Since the first specification was introduced in 2003, the XBRL Specification has evolved to meet changing regulatory requirements and emerging technology opportunities.


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