Blockchain Services

Drive value to your blockchain or digital currency offering

Blockchain and digital currencies are redefining the future of trust and trade, creating exciting opportunities for you to innovate and stand apart from the competition. But for all the possibilities, you also face significant challenges — from growing scrutiny and rapidly shifting regulations to increased competition, and questions about how to scale and bring your offering to market. 

We have the experience, expertise, and relationships you need to create high impact blockchain offerings and confidently participate in digital currency offerings. As one of Canada’s most comprehensive advisors in this space, our team will help you stay up to date and on the leading edge as the landscape continues to mature and evolve. 

Solutions for your success

Whether you want to manage your risk, understand your opportunities, or align your financial reporting to the latest standards and expectations, we’ll make sure your project is positioned to succeed.

  • Governance and Controls

    Make sure your internal financial and operational controls are up to date and deliver the assurance you and your stakeholders expect. Our extensive experience in SOC 1 and SOC 2 compliance, accounting, digital, risk management, and cryptocurrency domains ensures you cover every angle.

  • Audit Readiness and Support

    Prepare your team to deliver robust, standardized, and independently verified financial reporting. We’ll help you understand and adopt the latest standards, and make sure you deliver the most accurate picture of your position — especially as frameworks and expectations evolve.

  • Digital Currency Accounting

    Capture your cost and revenue streams, whether you’re seeking to forecast revenue or gear up for an initial coin offering. We have extensive knowledge of the best practices and expectations for digital currency accounting to make sure you do so thoroughly and accurately.

  • Cryptocurrency Audits 

    Establish confidence and peace of mind that your digital currency partners are reporting transparently, accurately, and on the right side of regulators. We understand the key factors required to successfully launch and operate a business in the digital currency space.

  • Tax Structuring and Compliance

    Navigate Canada’s complex and ever evolving direct and indirect tax regulations, and specifically how these apply to digital currency transactions. Our advisors will help maintain compliance while retaining as much value as possible in your bottom line.

  • Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED)

    Access tax credits from the federal and provincial governments to pursue innovative approaches to blockchain technology. We can advise on everything from eligible costs and activities to helping you to prepare a successful SR&ED claim.

  • Risk Management

    Blockchain adds a new level of complexity to organizational risk management. Our risk management advisors can help you make decisions from a position of strength — understanding the risks, opportunities, and how best to navigate the complex and dynamic arena of blockchain technologies. We can help you anticipate potential challenges and create strategies that protect what you’re working so hard to build.

  • Expert Reporting

    Get the insights you need to further your understanding of blockchain and digital currencies and clarify your path forward. We can perform independent research on your behalf and compile our findings in whitepapers and technical reports.

  • Strategic Planning

    Identify opportunities to improve revenue and performance, and better engage with your markets and stakeholders using blockchain and digital currencies. Our team can support you throughout the planning cycle, from ideation to execution.

  • Tokenization Projects

    Launch and manage projects that allow transactions and information transfer to occur more securely and efficiently — including non-fungible tokens (NFTs). We can help you through the entire process, from scoping through development and ongoing management.

  • Custom Blockchain Development

    Create bespoke blockchain solutions to further your strategic and operational goals. Our strategists and developers can help you understand what’s possible, and collaborate with you to design, build, and deploy technology to the highest technical standards.

Insights

  • Confidence

    August 25, 2021

    The Original Bitcoin Protocol: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

    As Bitcoin creates waves, our team steps back to examine the origins of the cryptocurrency. Read our whitepaper to gain an in-depth understanding of the technology and it’s applicability and sign up to get the full report.

  • Confidence

    November 03, 2021

    The search for a more efficient Bitcoin

    As the world looks to conserve, cryptocurrency mining continues to consume energy at an astronomical rate. Might we already have the answer for a more efficient blockchain? Download our report to view our findings.

  • Confidence

    February 24, 2022

    Climate transition risk and financial institutions

    Canada's financial institutions are uniquely exposed to risk as domestic and global economies seek to address climate change. The results of a federal pilot project shed light on how the financial sector is responding, and the necessary steps to thrive in a net zero business environment.

How can we help with your Blockchain project?

Reach out to one of our blockchain and cryptocurrency advisors to learn more about our services and how we can help with your project. Whether you’re looking for expert guidance, creative insight, or technical support, we look forward to supporting your journey in this exciting and transformative space.

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Our team

Hassan (Hash) Qureshi, CPA, CMA, CRISC, CISA, CISSP, CRMA, P.Eng, MSc, is a Partner with MNP’s Consulting Services group in Ottawa. Hash leads a team of accountants, IT security, engineers and finance experts helping clients optimize their organization’s performance.

Drawing on more than 25 years of experience, Hash works closely with clients in both the public and private sectors to improve strategic planning, risk management, information security, enterprise architecture, corporate governance and internal controls over financial reporting.

Hash also advises clients in the  blockchain and cryptocurrency industries, on optimizing internal controls and complying with regulators. Hash leads artificial intelligence and deep learning engagements with the Canadian government.

Before joining MNP, Hash worked at one of the Big 4 firms, and served as a captain in the Canadian Air Force.  

Bilingual in English and French, Hash is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and professional engineer (P.Eng). He holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). Hash earned a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in engineering and physics (electrical option) from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Master of Science (MSc) in project management from the University of Quebec.