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“Is Crypto the New Napster?” Find Out at EisnerAmper’s June 12 Event

May 16, 2019

It didn’t take long for music to go from innocent sharing to illegal downloading. With today’s regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies in constant flux, it may not be long before seemingly innocent transactions become legal nightmares.

How soon will “casual” crypto investors—and those who were “just playing around”—be put on notice? Who will be held responsible for their actions and those of dependent minors?

Join EisnerAmper on Wednesday, June 12, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the Columbus Citizens Foundation Townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for a candid discussion with the IRS Enforcement Agent who single-handedly identified the true identity of the then anonymous owner/operator of Silk Road, as we tackle these and other tough questions.

Offered through EisnerAmper’s new Center for Transformation, an expert panel will provide guidance—along with the tools, taxes and turning points of cryptocurrencies.

  • Dara Albright – Center for Transformation FinTech and Digital Finance Consultant, (moderator)
  • Gary L. Alford – Criminal Investigation Special Agent and CyberCrime Coordinator, IRS
  • Walter Pagano – Tax Partner and Tax Controversy Practice Leader, EisnerAmper

“There are still many questions and misconceptions when it comes to cryptocurrencies,” said Pagano. “The widespread publicity of cryptocurrencies makes it nearly impossible for taxpayers to credibly claim ignorance as a defense.” Added Albright: “Through this event, as well as future planned events, we hope to lend some clarity to the types of digital disruption we all face on a daily basis.”

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