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This week we start our Crypto toolkit series with an overview of the history, evolution, and current state of digital assets.
In our Toolkit podcast series, we are taking a deep dive into one accounting topic each month that goes beyond the basics and into areas that require judgment. This month, we are covering digital assets–from the total landscape to the accounting and reporting impacts.
In this episode, Heather Horn was joined by Vikram Panjwani, a partner in PwC’s Digital Assurance and Transparency practice, to discuss the history, evolution, and current state of digital assets.
In this episode, you will hear:
  • 1:27 - An overview of types of digital assets
  • 7:23 - A historical perspective on cryptocurrency assets and appreciation of coins
  • 13:31 - Stablecoins and a deep dive into the pros and cons of cryptocurrency as a method of payment
  • 25:20 - Non-fungible tokens (NFTs): definitions, uses, and features
  • 32:21 - Risk management within cryptocurrency ecosystems–explained from the user, investor, and regulatory perspectives
  • 38:08 - How ESG is influencing decision makers and the cryptocurrencies market
  • 41:18 - The future of money: how crypto could shape everyday transactions
About our guest
Vikram Panjwani is a partner in PwC’s Digital Assurance and Transparency practice with over 20 years of experience helping clients address internal control, technology, and operational issues. He leverages assurance and controls assessments to help clients transform operations, reduce technology risks, and prepare for what’s around the corner.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
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