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Blockchain Technologies and Cryptocurrencies: What You Need to Know to Serve Your Clients
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Delivery type:
Audio Webcast
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Specialized Knowledge
LEVEL
Intermediate
CPE CREDITS
Audio Webcast: 1.5
Blockchain and cryptocurrency are two of the hottest topics in the financial technology industry. Join this webcast to learn about how these technologies work and what you need to know to better advise your clients.

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Who Will Benefit

  • CPAs in tax and financial planning

Key Topics

  • Opportunities and challenges of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies
  • Tax and financial planning best practices

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze how blockchains and cryptocurrencies work.
  • Identify how retail consumers typically buy and sell cryptocurrencies.
  • Identify what considerations advisers should be aware of when working with clients who own or are thinking of investing in cryptocurrencies.

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

Join this webcast as Ryan Firth and Shehan Chandrasekera provide an overview of:

  • How blockchains and cryptocurrencies work
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency terminology
  • A survey of the top market cap weighted cryptocurrencies currently available to the public
  • How cryptocurrencies are currently treated from a tax perspective in the U.S.

This webcast gives you a foundation of how to implement best tax and financial planning practices, so you can better advise your clients on this promising asset class.

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If you opted for the CPE version of the webcast, then: YES. After the webcast is completed and you have selected all of the qualifying attendance checks, you will have the ability to print/download your CPE certificate. There are a number of ways to access your certificate.

  • At the end of the event, while still logged in, you can click the CPE icon at the bottom of the event player, which will launch a pop-up window containing your certificate.
  • If you do not click the CPE icon while in the presentation, you will have subsequent opportunities to download and print it. A post event email will be sent to the email address the event was registered under with a direct link to your certificate, as well as, access to the archive where you can again click the CPE icon.
  • If you have an AICPA/CPA.com store ID, you will also be able to access your certificate from your My Accounts section. If you opted for the NO CPE version of the webcast, then you will not be able to receive a certificate of completion.

NOTE: If you attended the CPE eligible webcast event, but did not click all the required attendance checks, qualifying you for CPE credit, you will NOT be able to use the archive of the event to then qualify for CPE. As a reminder CPE credit cannot be given for watching the archived version of the webcast due to NASBA guidelines.


Yes. All registrants of our webcasts get access to the archive after the event is over. The archive is typically available 24 hours after the event ends and online for 3 months. The same link you receive for accessing the live event can be used for accessing the archive. CPE credit will only be given if you attend the original, live webcast. Credit cannot be given for watching the archive version of any AICPA webcast, due to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) guidelines issued for CPE.

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Speaker bio

Ryan Firth

Ryan Firth started his accounting career as an external auditor at a Big Four firm. He spent a majority of his career in the Financial Services space as either an auditor or consultant. He recently started a new firm, Mercer Street Company, that focuses primarily on financial planning and investment management services, but also offers ancillary tax compliance and business consulting services. His hobbies include: genealogy, baseball, craft beer, and participating in beard competitions nationally and internationally. He is a native Texan, but thinks of Colorado as home.

Shehan Chandrasekera, CPA

Shehan Chandrasekera is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and New Jersey. He specializes in business and individual tax planning and consulting for small businesses. Shehan has a broad tax knowledge of various industries including, Real Estate, Construction, E-commerce, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution and the emerging Blockchain related industries.

Before starting his career at JAG CPAs & Co, Shehan worked for several regional and national public accounting firms for a number of years. His ability to dissect the tax code and innovative thinking have immensely contributed to his rapid professional growth. After a successful career helping many clients at different firms, Shehan pursued his lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur by joining JAG.

Shehan is also a published author. His recent article on "Virtual Currency and Tax Ramifications" was featured in "The Tax Adviser" magazine sponsored by AICPA. He was one of the first CPAs to have a published academic article on Cryptocurrency.

Shehan graduated from William Paterson University, NJ as the salutatorian of his graduating class. After migrating from Sri Lanka to New Jersey and spending a few years in the east coast, he moved to Houston to be close to his family. Aside from being an Accountant, Shehan enjoys rock climbing, spending time with his family and reading.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Audio Webcast
: 1.5
NASBA Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of blockchain
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
Group Internet Based
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