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ACPEN Signature: 2022 A CPA’s Guide to Crypto Currency

Total Credits: 4 including 2 Accounting - Technical, 2 Auditing- Technical

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ACPEN Signature |  Accounting and Auditing |  Tax
Prof. Keith Laska |  C. Clinton Davis, CPA, JD |  Camelia Lopez |  Derek Kleinmann |  Vincent M. Walden, CPA, CFE
Course Levels:
4 Hours



Note: This course is part of an 8 Hour course titled, ACPEN Signature: A CPA’s Guide to Living With the New CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) and Crypto Currency

Crypto currency is likely here to stay. Businesses and consumers across the globe are quickly adopting cryptocurrencies in day-to-day transactions. And many organizations, and their accountants, are scrambling to catch up with this evolving technological innovation. In this course, we will explore the world of crypto currency from an accountant’s perspective to understand the various forms, risks, accounting treatments and enforcement trends. As adoption continues, it’s critically important that accounting professionals understand this new medium of currency and what responsible adoption looks like for the companies, large and small, that they serve.

ACPEN has assembled a panel of expert accounting professionals, regulators and technologists, as well as experienced representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, that will include the perspective of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who can explain what the new currency is and what the accounting, auditing and risk assessments that should be made when dealing with this new form of wealth. The panel will, of course answer your questions as well.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Define and learn the history of cryptocurrencies, explain various forms and how crypto is traded
  • Differentiate between Fiat vs non-fiat currency
  • Knowledge of balance sheet considerations such as where does crypto sit, fraud risks, and regulatory enforcement trends
  • Create awareness of Legislative discussions about formal Federal regulation.
  • Explain how to comply with the IRS and advice CPAs can give their business clients

Major Subjects
  • History of cryptocurrencies
  • Forms of Cryptocurrency
  • Trading Crypto How To
  • Fiat vs non-fiat currency
  • Balance sheet considerations
  • Fraud risks and regulatory enforcement trends.
  • Legislative Update
  • Advising Clients on Crypto

Course Materials


Prof. Keith Laska's Profile

Prof. Keith Laska Related Seminars and Products

A Connecticut native, Keith Laska has been a technology pioneer and entrepreneur for over 20 years, and has worked and lived across North America, Europe and Asia. Graduating with a degree in French and Political Science from College of the Holy Cross, Keith started his career as an Instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. He subsequently worked at TransPerfect in New York before joining SDL (LSE:SDL), where he spent 12 years, seven of those in the UK, building out the language technology division. Keith founded EUXmedia, which develops impactful Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) content for grades K-8. He is a strategic advisor to Redpoint, Sequoia and Intel-backed Lilt (, and is a Board Observer with cryptocurrency startup Uptick ( Keith is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Fordham Law School ( instructing on Bitcoin, Blockchain and Crypto Regulation, and is an Operating Partner with Indianapolis-based venture studio High Alpha (,where he focuses on building and investing in Web3 and Crypto companies.

C. Clinton Davis, CPA, JD's Profile

C. Clinton Davis, CPA, JD Related Seminars and Products

Krage & Janvey, L.L.P.

C. Clinton Davis JR, is with the law firm of Krage & Janvey, LLP in downtown Dallas. He graduated cum laude from the SMU Dedman School of Law in 1980 and first in his graduating class from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He was first licensed in Florida as an attorney in 1980 and then in Texas in 1982. He has been a licensed CPA in Texas since 1980. He has been Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988. He has been named as a Super Lawyer, a Top Attorney in Texas by Texas Monthly, one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine and a Top Rated Lawyer by the Dallas Morning News, all in the tax area.

Clint has in the past been an author and discussion leader for numerous CPE courses for the Texas Society of CPAs. Clint also speaks before various bar associations and accounting conferences and is a frequent presenter and moderator on the Accountants’ Continuing Professional Education Network.

Clint primarily represents high net worth individuals and closely held businesses with much of his time devoted to real estate tax planning, implementation of S corporation ESOPs, mergers and acquisitions and private foundations.


Camelia Lopez's Profile

Camelia Lopez Related Seminars and Products

Camelia Lopez has served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas in Plano since March 2009 and is a specialist in National Security and Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property.  Camelia has served as Senior Counselor to the United States Attorney, district coordinator for Elder Fraud and Money Mule Initiatives, Senior Litigation Counsel, and Deputy Criminal Chief managing the district’s busiest office in Plano. Camelia manages a full docket of cases involving transnational fraud, economic espionage, cyber intrusion, fraud, money laundering, export control, and terrorism.  

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Camelia was an Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County for 6 years prosecuting white-collar crimes.  She received her Juris Doctor from American University’s Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, in 2002, and graduated from SMU in 1999 with a BBA in Finance and minors in Economics and Latin American Studies.  

Camelia is a frequent speaker on topics relating to cybercrime, economic espionage, elder fraud, and working with law enforcement.  

Derek Kleinmann's Profile

Derek Kleinmann Related Seminars and Products

Derek Kleinmann is an Enforcement Attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and has worked in their Fort Worth Regional Office since 2019. Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Kleinmann spent 10 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), most recently as the Senior Supervisory Resident Agent in the FBI’s Fort Worth office. During his tenure with the FBI, he served in multiple offices and at FBI Headquarters where he was a Supervisory Special Agent and Acting Unit Chief in the FBI’s Economic Crimes Unit. In addition, Mr. Kleinmann was detailed to the SEC’s Headquarters where coordinated parallel SEC and FBI investigations throughout the United States.  Previously, Mr. Kleinmann was also detailed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and was a member of the FBI’s Corporate Fraud Response Team. Mr. Kleinmann received an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas, and his JD/MBA from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Before entering public service Mr. Kleinmann was an Associate Managing Director for a publicly traded financial institution.

Vincent M. Walden, CPA, CFE's Profile

Vincent M. Walden, CPA, CFE Related Seminars and Products


Kona AI

Vincent Walden, CPA, CFE, is CEO of KonaAI, specializing in forensic data analytics, continuous controls monitoring, anti-bribery & corruption analytics and compliance. His primary area of concentration is in providing leading technology and perspectives on both proactive compliance programs and reactive investigations and is 2022’s CFE of the Year by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Prior to leading KonaAI as their CEO, he was a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, and a partner at Ernst & Young’s Forensic & Integrity Services Practice in Dallas, New York and Atlanta. Before EY, he worked at KPMG and Arthur Andersen. During his career, he also served as President and CFO of a privately-funded Internet company, which was subsequently sold to a Fortune 500 Company.

As an industry thought leader, Mr. Walden sits on Compliance Week’s Advisory Board and is featured in many publications including Internal Auditor Magazine, Compliance Week, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and The Economist. He is a regular columnist for FRAUD Magazine and writes about anti-fraud innovation. As part of COSO’s Anti-Fraud Task Force, Mr. Walden co-authored its “Fraud Risk Management Guide”, which was released in September 2016 and is being updated in 2022. He also hosts a bi-weekly podcast show, “The Walden Pond”, which focuses on compliance innovation and is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School teaching on compliance technology & innovation.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information



Advanced Preparation


Designed For

Accountability professionals working with government contractors, CPAs with government contractor clients and CPAs interested in learning how to add CMMC advisory and assurance services as new practice offerings 

Original Recording Date


Yellow Book


Course Developer

Business Professionals' Network (ACPEN)

Date Added to Catalog


Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints. 

Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 26


Susan B

"A lot to know and understand for CPA for reporting purposes, scary world for CPA without regulations. Creating even more complexity to tax return reporting and financial statement accounting."

Rose D

"Excellent and very informative presentation!"