Cryptocurrency Ethics - What CPAs Need to Know

Course Details


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

7:00am – 8:00am

Field of Study


Course Number


CPE Credit

1 hour CPE credit

Level of Knowledge



CPA Crossings




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.

Be it widely distributed cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or centralized options such as the proposed Libra project, ethical considerations are important topics for CPAs to understand moving forward. In order for practitioners to provide much needed guidance in this fast moving space, understanding the ethical implications of these tools is paramount.

This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.


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


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

Designed For

Anyone interested in cryptocurrency

Course Pricing

Member Fee

Applicable if you are a HSCPA member in good standing.

Non-Member Fee

Applicable if you are not a HSCPA member.

Your Price $64.00

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