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Valuation of Crypto Companies: Challenges and Opportunities

As the crypto sector is becoming increasingly more integrated into the financial markets, the development of a valuation framework for crypto assets and crypto companies is all the more pressing for investors, regulators, the accounting profession, and valuation specialists. This presentation will provide participants with a summary overview of the crypto industry and an understanding of the key valuation issues and value drivers associated with crypto and blockchain companies. We will dive into case studies ...

BV 2023, Year in Review: Top 10 List

The year 2023 was full of change. How have high interest rates and market volatility impacted the cost of capital and minority discounts? What were some of the top cases impacting business valuation? What does the new lease accounting standard mean for valuations? What has changed in tax regulation? In this webinar, we highlight 10 major topics that impacted business valuation in 2023 and discuss implications to valuators in the upcoming year.

Fair Value, Statutory Appraisals, Crypto, ESG, PE Deals, and More at the NYSSCPA BV Conference

As usual, the annual New York State Society of CPAs’ Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference presented some very interesting and useful information. This article provides a recap of what was discussed.

Notable takeaways from the NYSSCPA BV conference

BVWire attended last week’s annual New York State Society of CPAs’ Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference, and—as usual—some very interesting and useful information was presented.

New Damages Guide Examines Crypto Landscape

An understanding of the current issues and developments within the cryptocurrency industry, plus a look at some emerging case law, are crucial for damages experts in this area. This is an excerpt from the upcoming 7th edition of The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages.

BV News and Trends March 2023

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

BV News and Trends January 2023

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Accounting standards needed for crypto, urges paper

“We recommend that accounting regulators undertake standard-setting specifically for cryptocurrencies instead of allowing companies to choose which existing standard to apply and how to do so,” says a new paper, “Financial Reporting for Cryptocurrency.”

Lack of quantifiable damages dooms IP complaint

In a California case concerning intellectual property (IP), the defendant asked the court to dismiss the plaintiff’s complaint alleging violations of the state’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and asking for damages.

NFT Valuation: Pictures Worth Ten Thousand Dollars…or Not—Part 2

This webinar will take you through the non-fungible token (NFT) life cycle from minting to destruction, elucidate the four major types of NFTs, and identify valuation techniques and special considerations for valuing each type of NFT. It will also orient you on how to read NFT records and where to find key information for valuation purposes.

Recap of the New Jersey CPA Society FVS Conference

Some excellent speakers covered litigation tips, malpractice, estate tax audits, statistics for lost profits, cryptocurrency, and divorce matters at the Forensic and Valuation Services Conference hosted by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA ...

Global BV News and Trends December 2022

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Blockchain Forensics—Part 1

This presentation is about discovery of cryptocurrency assets in divorce and valuation. This presentation will not cover the origin stories or the inner cryptographic workings of various blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Attendees will learn forensic methods for identifying the existence of cryptocurrency assets, tracing transactions with public sources, and identifying when additional records exist that are accessible by the account holder only.

New FASB rules on crypto coming in first half of 2023

Under proposed accounting rules, fungible tokens will be measured at fair value as opposed to the cost (less impairment) model.

OECD releases final fiscal valuation guidance for crypto-assets

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published the final Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework (CARF), which provides for the automatic exchange of information between countries on crypto-assets.

U.S. District Court Grants in Part and Denies in Part Motions of Dismissal by Company Against Blockchain Researcher

The defendant, CasperLabs LLC, in this trademark dispute in U.S. District Court (California) moved for dismissal of eight causes of action from the plaintiff Vlad Zamfir’s (Zamfir) second amended complaint. The actions dealt primarily with trademark infringement and alleged damages therefrom. The actions also included allegations of fraud and misrepresentation under California law. After analysis of each of the actions, the court granted dismissal of some of the actions and denied dismissal of some of the actions.

Zamfir v. CasperLabs, LLC

The defendant, CasperLabs LLC, in this trademark dispute in U.S. District Court (California) moved for dismissal of eight causes of action from the plaintiff Vlad Zamfir’s (Zamfir) second amended complaint. The actions dealt primarily with trademark infringement and alleged damages therefrom. The actions also included allegations of fraud and misrepresentation under California law. After analysis of each of the actions, the court granted dismissal of some of the actions and denied dismissal of some of the actions.

Cryptocurrency under the radar

At the recent AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference, this question was asked: On your client intake forms, do you have any questions about cryptocurrency?

Highlights From the 2022 NYSSCPA BVLS Conference

Money laundering, earnouts, valuing debt, and SPAC enforcement are a few of the topics presented at the Business Valuation and Litigation Services (BVLS) conference hosted by the New York State Society of CPAs. Here are some key takeaways.

BV News and Trends May 2022

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Valuation standards needed for digital assets

“An agreed-upon reliable valuation method does not exist for cryptocurrencies in 2022,” say the authors of a new paper, “Digital Asset Valuation.”

Five Areas to Explore If You Suspect a Spouse Is Hiding Crypto Assets in a Marital Dispute

In BVR’s recent webinar, Cryptocurrency Fraud and Forensics: What Valuation Professionals Need to Know, forensic and cryptocurrency experts Katerina Gaebel and Mark DiMichael, both of Citrin Cooperman, covered various hot topics on fraud and forensic accounting issues in digital assets and how they affect the business valuation profession. Here, we summarize five key areas where one would find proof of crypto asset fraud in a marital dispute, including interviews, tax returns, bank accounts, credit card statements, and more.

Cryptocurrency Fraud & Forensics: What Valuation Professionals Need to Know

Cryptocurrency has more recently achieved a level of mainstream appeal as an investment vehicle, regardless of its limited current application in retail transactions. As cryptocurrency usage increases, more individuals will use this new asset class as a means of committing fraud or hiding assets from creditors or ex-spouses. Join Mark DiMichael and Katerina Gaebel for an introduction to cryptocurrency, how it works, and the current regulatory environment. Experts and consultants should know the types of ...

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