Fair value of Cryptographic assets

Fair value of Cryptographic assets

The fair value of a cryptographic asset (‘CA’) might be accounted for or disclosed in financial statements. Fair value might be needed in a variety of situations, including:

Inventory of cryptographic assets held by a broker-trader applying fair value less costs to sell accounting

Expense for third party services paid for in cryptographic assets

Cryptographic assets classified as intangible assets in cases where the revaluation model is used

Expense for employee services paid for in cryptographic assets

Revenue from the perspective of an ICO issuer

Cryptographic assets acquired in a business combination

Disclosure of the fair value for cryptographic assets held on behalf of others

Cryptographic assets held by an investment fund (either measured at fair value or for which fair value is disclosed)

IFRS 13, ‘Fair Value Measurement’, defines fair value as “the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date”, and it sets out a framework for determining fair values under IFRS.

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IFRS 13 Measure non-financial assets liabilities

IFRS 13 Measure non-financial assets liabilities highlights key considerations in applying the fair value standards to develop the fair value measurements of non-financial assets and non-financial liabilities. It also addresses the considerations applicable to determining the fair value measurements often used to record business combinations and in impairment assessments.

When determining the fair value of non-financial assets and liabilities, it is important to consider the IFRS guidance and the valuation standards from the International Valuation Standards Council, which include chapters on business and business interests, intangible assets, plant and equipment, real property interests, and development property.

The fair value standards IFRS include the following fair value concepts: IFRS 13 Measure non-financial assets liabilities

  1. Selecting the appropriate market IFRS 13 Measure
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