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Bitcoin Fundamentals - What Every CPA Should Know Webinar

CPE

When
Sept. 22
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

CPE Credits
3-Other

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $99 | Nonmember: $149


 More Information

Course No.
CXBITC021W3
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
Note
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, CPA Crossings, LLC. After registering, you will receive an email from messenger@webex.com with the log-in information.

Description

After more than 10 years in the market place, Bitcoin has been firmly planted in the global financial system as the de facto leader in the crypto currency market. Bitcoin is no longer looked at as a mystical concept of money made of pixie dust. Bitcoin has evolved to be a major force in the financial technology (FinTech) industry. At this point in time, the total market valuation of Bitcoin is over $750 billion and if it were a company, it would be among the top 10 companies in terms of market capitalization. As a CPA advising your clients on financial matters, it is imperative that you have a fundamental understanding of Bitcoin and how it all works. This course provides you with a solid base of Bitcoin knowledge so that you will be confidant in having those client conversations, as well participating in the Bitcoin ecosystem. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Recognize the impact that Bitcoin and other crypto currencies are having on the global monetary ecosystem
  • Identify the components of the Bitcoin ecosystem and how they all work together as a global crypto currency
  • Recognize how you can participate in the Bitcoin ecosystem

Highlights

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

  • The  evolution of money: barter, gold, paper, digital, crypto currency
  • Bitcoin defined: technology, currency, payment system, store of value
  • How Bitcoin works: origin, network, nodes, miners, transactions
  • Participating in the Bitcoin network: procuring, spending, accepting and storing Bitcoin
  • Introduction to Ethereum, a substantial alternative to Bitcoin
  • Income tax implications of Bitcoin and other crypto currencies
  • Analysis of the current market value of Bitcoin and Ethereum



Speaker(s)

John H. Higgins, CPA.CITP
Chief Partnership Officer
Strategic Advisor
CPA Crossings LLC


John serves as a strategic technology advisor to CPAs in the planning and deployment of effective technology solutions and workflow automation. As a co-founder of CPA Crossings, John specializes in facilitating the development of strategic technology plans, paperless workflows, client portal solutions and a comprehensive digital practice model. John recently co-authored "Ten Steps to a Digital Practice in the Cloud", published by the AICPA. This book provides CPAs with a strategic roadmap for taking their firms online by leveraging cloud computing. John also developed an innovative model for delivering live CPE courses that utilize the Apple iPad to provide electronic course materials and an interactive classroom environment. John’s primary qualification is his passion for helping CPAs achieve success by leveraging technology. He has extensive knowledge and experience working with CPAs throughout the country.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Actively involved in working with local, regional and national CPA firms over the past 25 years in the implementation of technology to automate business processes.
  • Awarded for being one of the Top 25 Thought Leaders in the accounting profession by The CPA Practice Advisor (www.cpapracticeadvisor.com) in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • Co-author of "10 Steps to a Digital Practice in the Cloud," published by the American Institute of CPAs.
  • Facilitated hundreds of planning sessions and retreats to develop strategic plans, technology plans, workflow design, innovative client services and more.
  • Nationally recognized speaker and author on technology issues affecting the CPA profession, with an emphasis on transforming to a digital practice model.
  • Author of the annual Document Management Software Review for the CPA Practice Advisor magazine.
  • Former national consulting partner with a top 10 CPA firm.
  • Member of the AICPA Business & Industry Hall of Fame.
  • Past Chair of the Michigan Association of CPAs.
  • Past member of the AICPA Council and CPE Advisory Committee.
  • MACPA Innovative User of Technology award recipient.

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