Investing in Cryptocurrency: Tax Implications Workshop

A Steptoe-sponsored event
March 1, 2018
New York, New York

Please join Steptoe on Thursday, March 1, for a half day workshop discussing the tax consequences of investing in cryptocurrency, as well as common methods of tax structuring for individuals and entities using, trading, and investing in cryptocurrency and tokens. The workshop will discuss tax implications under current law, as well as under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

The program will feature presentations and panel discussions on issues such as determining basis, the implications of forks, like-kind exchanges, and identifying taxable events. The program will also include discussions on common tax structuring mechanisms such as the use of US or Swiss non-profit foundations for token issuance, and the implications of using on-shore and off-shore entities. 


Thursday, March 1, 2018


12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Registration and Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Program

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Cocktail Reception and Networking


Harvard Club of New York City
35 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036



Topics for Discussion:

  • Determining basis, income, and capital gains
  • Taxable events, forks, and like-kind exchange considerations
  • On-shore and offshore entities and funds
  • Potential issues associated with the nonprofit foundation structure
  • Changes as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Featured Steptoe speakers:

  • Jason Weinstein, Partner
  • Lisa Zarlenga, Partner
  • Alan Cohn, Of Counsel
  • John Cobb, Associate