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Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Live Webcast

Cryptocurrency Ethics - What CPAs Need to Know (X2-17092)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

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1.0 CPE Credits in BE


Cryptocurrencies, since bursting on the scene during 2016, have led and dominated the broader blockchain conversation as individuals and institutions seek to make better use of these technologies. A topic that has remained on the back burner for now, how ethics intersect with the cryptocurrency conversation, is coming to the forefront as wide adoption continues to march forward.


Anyone interested in cryptocurrency


After attending this presentation you will be able to...

  • Identify the differences between the cryptocurrencies currently in the marketplace, from decentralized ones to centrally managed and issues options
  • Identify the ways in which blockchain development is connected to cryptocurrency and other crypto asset developments 
  • Advise clients regarding ethical implications of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and potential implications for further development 


The major topics that will be covered in this course include:

  • Review and differentiation between the various existing cryptocurrencies (over 2,000)  
  • Discussion of ethical considerations connecting the ethics of blockchain and cryptocurrency development
  • Considerations and takeaways for practitioners seeking to better understand and advise clients regarding ethical considerations 
  • Provision of additional resources to learn more








Sean Stein Smith

Sean D. Stein Smith, CPA, CFE, CGMA, CMA, DBA

Assistant Professor

Lehman College

Sean is an expert and sought-after speaker, focusing on the intersection of financial services, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. He is a regular contributor to IBM’s Blockchain Unleashed website, analyzing applications for blockchain technology on business at large, as well as being a regular expert guest on China Global TV Network discussing blockchain and related applications. Sean is a member of the Advisory Board for the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, which coordinates with the AICPA in developing standards and reporting frameworks in this emerging area. Sean continuously works with, and consults for, the AICPA and several professional training organizations in the creation and delivery of blockchain and cryptocurrency related content. He is currently under contract to publish two books focusing on blockchain applications for financial services and other industry sectors. Sean is also the leader of the NJCPA Emerging Technologies Interest Group.


$39.00 - Member

$49.00 - Nonmember

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