Accounting for cryptocurrencies
The popularity of cryptocurrencies has soared in recent years. As cryptocurrency becomes more popular, accounting for cryptocurrency assets still remains a question to many as they do not fit easily within financial reporting reporting frameworks, notably the Singapore Financial Reporting Standards (International) (SFRS(I)) or Singapore Financial Reporting Standards (SFRS).
For example, an approach of accounting for holdings of cryptocurrencies at fair value through profit or loss may seem intuitive but is incompatible with the requirements of the SFRS(I) or SFRS in most circumstances.
Determining the right accounting treatment
An entity may have to evaluate following standards to determine appropriate accounting treatment of crypto transactions.
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Our Financial Reporting Advisory Services team has successfully helped companies with the appropriate accounting treatment for holdings in cryptocurrencies, issuance of cryptocurrencies, and other crypto- and blockchain-related accounting issues.
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Insights on accounting for cryptocurrencies
Accounting for cryptocurrencies – the basics
In this Viewpoint, we explore the acceptable methods of accounting for holdings in cryptocurrencies while touching upon other issues that may be encountered.Read more
Accounting for crypto assets – mining and validation issues
This IFRS Viewpoint explores the accounting issues that arise for miners and validators in mining and maintaining the blockchain in accordance with existing IFRS.Read more
Cryptos aren’t just for Christmas (They are for life).
In this webinar, we highlight the fundamental accounting and tax questions that are currently being debated, and share our views on how accounting and tax rules could be applied to a whole variety of common situations.Watch the webinar recording