Cryptocurrency: The New Form of Equity Compensation
Are we moving from a discussion of options, RSUs, and PSUs to one of tokens, RTUs, and NFTs? This session explores the explosive growth of cryptocurrency in the global financial markets and the impact on employee compensation. Crypto is supplementing – and in some companies, replacing – equity-based compensation. The strategic and technical issues are comparable to those of equity compensation, squared. The market dynamics are overwhelming. We will discuss strategy, tax, accounting, valuation, volatility, liquidity, employee communications, and more. This will include examples of companies already using crypto to compensate employees, Directors, and advisers.