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FASB Issues Final Standard on Crypto Assets (December 15, 2023)

Heads Up | Volume 30, Issue 24
December 15, 2023
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FASB Issues Final Standard on Crypto Assets


FASB Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2023-08, Accounting for and Disclosure of Crypto Assets.
For titles of FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) references, see Deloitte’s “Titles of Topics and Subtopics in the FASB Accounting Standards Codification.”
A reporting entity that performs mining or validating services, and that receives newly created crypto assets as consideration for those services, would not be deemed the creator of those crypto assets as long as the services constitute the entity’s only involvement with the creation of the asset.
Wrapped tokens are tokenized representations of another crypto asset that have additional features not contained in the original version, such as the ability to transact on a different blockchain (i.e., wrapped bitcoin that can be transacted on the Ethereum blockchain).
The ASU states that the phrase “nearly immediately” means “a short period of time that is expected to be within hours or a few days, rather than weeks.”
The CAMT was introduced by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2022. A corporation is subject to the CAMT for a taxable year if it meets the average annual AFSI test for one or more taxable years that are before that taxable year and end after December 31, 2021 (i.e., the $1 billion three-year average annual AFSI test).