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Accounting Challenges for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Recorded on: Jun. 6, 2018
Running Time: 01:05:00

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Taken from the Audio-only Briefing Accounting Challenges for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs Recorded May 2018 in New York
Accounting Challenges for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs [01:05:00]

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and related transactions such as Initial Coin Offerings are becoming more frequently encountered in the business world.  While the practical aspects of using these new tools present many difficulties, the questions of how to account for cryptocurrencies and related issues are even more complex.  Join Yasmine L. Misuraca, CPA, CFE, Partner-in-Charge, Forensic and Dispute Advisory Services at Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP and George M. Wilson, workshop leader at SEC Institute as they explore:
  • What are cryptocurrencies and other “digital tokens?”
  • How are cryptocurrencies used in the current business environment?
  • Overview of “blockchain” distributed ledger systems
  • Are cryptocurrencies securities?
  • SEC scrutiny of the ICO process and related enforcement cases
  • Where could cryptocurrencies fit into the current accounting model?
  • Where might the accounting model need to be adjusted for cryptocurrencies?
  • Accounting alternatives for cryptocurrencies in the current environment
  • Possible disclosures for cryptocurrencies
  • Being ready for future developments

Program Level:  Basic

Intended Audience:  Attorneys and accountants who deal with reporting and disclosure and accounting issues, including in-house counsel, outside attorneys, CFOs, controllers and their staff, internal auditors, partners of public accounting firms and their staff

Prerequisites:  Interest in cryptocurrency and ICOs and the impact on accounting methods and technology-based business transactions

Advanced Preparation: None

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  • Accounting Challenges for Cryptocurrencies and ICO’s
    Yasmine L. Misuraca, George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA
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