Webcast: Blockchain Technologies and Cryptocurrencies: What You Need to Know to Serve Your Clients

March 8, 2019

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Blockchain and cryptocurrency are two trending topics in the financial technology ("fintech") space. CPAs in tax and financial planning should be aware of a number of opportunities and challenges posed by blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies in order to best serve clients.

In this webcast, Ryan Firth and Shehan Chandrasekera will provide an overview of:

  • How blockchains (which underpin cryptocurrencies) work, 
  • Terminology commonly used when talking about blockchains and cryptocurrencies, 
  • A survey of the top market cap weighted cryptocurrencies currently available to the public,
  • How retail consumers typically buy and sell cryptocurrencies,
  • How cryptocurrencies are currently treated from a tax perspective in the U.S.,
  • What considerations advisers should be aware of when working with clients who own or are thinking of investing in cryptocurrencies.

This presentation will give you a foundation upon which you can build in order to implement best tax and financial planning practices so that you can appropriately advise your clients on this nascent asset class.