Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether are two trending topics in the fin-tech world. Yet, few business professionals can grasp the intricacies, opportunities and challenges posed by this new technology. This course intends to give you a thorough understanding of the history of the blockchain, properties of blockchain, limitations of blockchain, how to buy & sell cryptocurrencies, special terms associated with the blockchain and the taxation of common blockchain related transactions. The course should prepare you to take on clients in blockchain related businesses, communicate effectively with them and implement best tax practices.
Shehan is one of the handful of CPAs in the country who is recognized as a real-world operator and a conceptual subject matter expert on cryptocurrency taxation. He is among 2019 CPA Practice Advisor 40 under 40 accounting professionals to watch and was awarded with the Outstanding Young CPA of the year award by Houston CPA Society for his contribution to the profession.
He is a partner at JAGArgueta CPAs and leads the Technology & Startup niche in the practice. He is a published author, CPE instructor and a frequent technical contributor to various social media platforms. His article on “Virtual Currency and Tax Ramifications” was featured in “The Tax Adviser” magazine sponsored by the AICPA. He was one of the first CPAs to have a published article on Cryptocurrency taxation. Further, he serves as the Head of Tax Strategy for CoinTracker and enjoys working as the Associate Director of Houston Blockchain Alliance.