Darien Advisors is a cryptocurrency-focused tax, accounting, and advisory firm. Our practice works with start-ups, small businesses, individuals, investment funds that transact using cryptocurrency, tokens, or other digital assets. Our main areas of support are portfolio accounting and reporting, tax compliance, and tax advisory services.
We offer free 30min consultation calls to better understand our client’s needs, so feel free to schedule here: https://www.darienadvisors.io/bookings-checkout/free-consultation/book
We’ve had the privilege to work with over 150 clients, inlcuding:
80+ Individuals: From your traditional mom & pops to full-on degens.
25+ Businesses: From treasury management to accounting to reporting infrastructure
5 Validators: Cosmos, Ethereum, and Solana ecosystems
6 Crypto fund: Custodial & non-custodial funds, vaults, multi-family funds
6 Tokens/DAOs: a few L1s and other L2s
15 NFTs: From early-stage play-to-earn & metaverse projects to traditional NFT artists & collectors
Cryptocurrency Tax Reporting
Tax advisory and consulting (e.g. what are the implications of X transaction)
Providing research, regulatory pronouncements, and educational resources.
Classic tax return preparation for individuals and businesses with cryptocurrency.
Supporting existing CPA relationship with crypto-specific reporting, advisory, and tax schedule generation.
Individual: We can prepare your personal tax filings inclusive of both crypto & non-crypto income, deductions, and activities
Pricing: Typically $375 to $750
Business: We can prepare your business tax filings inclusive of both crypto & non-crypto income, deductions, and activities
Pricing: Typically $750 -$1,500
Accounting, Reporting, & Treasury Management
Business, start-up & development entities accounting
Portfolio management & reporting
Financial compilations & reviews
Budgeting, forecasting, & strategic planning
Outsourced controller & CFO services
Treasury structuring & management
Internal controls & good governance.
Pricing: $150 per hour
Tax & Compliance
Prior period reviews
Transaction specific advisory
Deferred compensation, equity/token incentive programs (restricted tokens & options)
Entity formation & tax structuring
Estimated taxes & strategic tax planning
Retirement & wealth planning (SD IRA/401(k), Trust
Expat & foreign tax compliance
Pricing: $150 per hour
We’re not just “bitcoin” accountants but a team of professionals personally invested within the space. We’re a bunch of DeFi & ReFi Degens, Web3 Contributors, DAO Participants, NFT collectors, and P2E gamers. Our team is paid in crypto, holds multiple wallets, and loves going down the rabbit hole.
We have collective years of trial & error, data massaging, and working with Cointracking, our primary tool. We build API data pulls where needed, but are unashamed of data exports and old fashioned excel. It never gets easier, we are just more ready to handle what complication is thrown our way.
Our team brings personal understanding and experience of more complex events to provide qualitative guidance where there is a lack of formal, agency guidance. Events such as: NFTs, Play2Earn, Wrapping/Bridging, Liquidity Pools/Farming, Staking, Validating, Mining, Rebasing, DAOs, Derivatives, Lending, Auto-compounding.
We count on a depth of clients across broad reaches of crypto:
“Mom and pop” investors & DeFi/NFT Degen
Investment funds, family offices, and joint venture
Web3 Contributors and DAO memberss
Validators, Miners, Node Operators, Dapps & Protocols
NFT Content Creators
Play2Earn Projects & Gamers
Regenerative Finance (ReFi)
For Cryptocurrency Tax Reporting
Our deliverables include US (IRS) and UK (HMRC) compliant tax reporting including gain/losses, gifts/donations, income, fees, and FMV of your positions.
We do our pricing a little differently from other crypto “tax experts”. For us, it’s less about the number of transactions but more about the protocols, wallets, exchanges, your activity, as well as how easy it is for us to reconcile the data.
Basic: starts at $750
For casual investors, mom & pops
Major Chains: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Supported EVMs.
Exchanges: Coinbase, Kraken, FTX, Crypto.com…
US or UK Tax Report
*Basic transactions include regular trading, transfers, airdrops, gifting, donation, hardfork, income and spend.
Plus: starts at $1,500
For crypto investors trading on multiple exchanges and services
Most Chains & Exchanges
US or UK Tax Report
*Any DeFi and non-basic transactions such as margin trades, arbitrage, mining, gaming, staking/interest, masternodes, crypto loans, options/futures, NFT’s, etc.
Pro: starts at $2,500
For heavy traders or degens aping in the latest protocols
Nearly every Exchanges & Chains
Advanced DeFi/Complex transactions
Manual import assistance for crypto account
US or UK Tax Report
Cameron Browne – Partner
Cameron is a Partner at Darién Advisors. He is a CPA with over 12 years of experience working in public accounting, start-ups, fintech, and with small business owners and individuals at his first accounting firm, Browne Accounting SPC. He’s been supporting businesses and individuals since 2016 with their cryptocurrency accounting, taxes, and compliance for activities such as trading, mining/validating, DeFi, and NFT’s.
Efficiency, Transparency, and Confirmability. An auditor’s dream and what first attracted Cameron to the blockchain in 2015 while working in contract compliance at KPMG. Since then, that attraction has solidified into a firm belief that Web3, DeFi, and the broader cryptocurrency movement is a generational opportunity for financial inclusion, democratisation, and capital for a greener, decentralized, privacy-centric, sovereign.
What does Cameron jam on? DeFi on Ethereum, L2’s, and whatever seems fun, collateralized, algorithmic non-custodial stablecoin projects like Dai, Terra, and Kava, DAO’s, as well as the better world blockchain using crypto for good.
Faisal Baeshean – Partner
Faisal is a Partner at Darién Advisors. He is an entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience working in fintech and start-ups leading operations and managing teams (He even once had a small shisha business). He bought his first BTC in 2016 and hasn’t looked back. Since then his crypto passion and experience grew and he’s immersed himself in multiple angles within the space.
Resourceful, Tech-savvy, and a Contrarian. In his spare time, he manages family and friends’ crypto funds and holdings, advises several NFT/blockchain projects, and he manages the building of a Minecraft-based game metaverse community (Uplift).
What does Faisal jam on? L2’s, NFTs, Metaverse, and buying digital plots of lands, and more recently rebase tokens. He is also a fan of Cosmos and its respective ecosystem with projects like Akash and DVPN.
Daniel is an Accountant at Darien Advisors. For almost 10 years, he has been involved in Financials, Administration, and Business Consulting, mainly for small farming and social entrepreneur businesses. He worked in the Financial sector of a middle size company in Argentina for 13 years, successfully advancing from Assistant to Director. Since 2018 he has managed his own consulting firm, Birdie Consulting.
Daniel’s high ethics and solid financial background are an integral part of his philosophy. He is always open to new ventures and horizons and this has led him to cryptocurrency accounting. He believes it is a redefinition of the (sometimes) boring traditional accounting tasks.
Kara is Darien Advisor’s Account Manager. She considers herself a jack-of-all trades, crypto newbie, and an avid chocolate cupcake eater. With over 25 years of experience in various industries, from fintech to content creation, one constant is her knack for developing strong client relationships, driving results in managing projects, and innovative solutions for branding and strategy.
Kara considers herself an empathetic leader and she believes everyone plays a key part, there is no role too small. She feels at home in startup companies, where she can make a mark building something impactful.
Laura Schiavoni – Junior Accountant
Lauri has worked for small and medium sized companies for 10 years in Business Sales, Logistics and Operations. Lauri is a problem solver with a high level of (contagious) positive energy, she is motivated by satisfying clients and building an environment centered around teamwork. Her solid customer service and years of experience, have been highly influential throughout her career and have allowed her to successfully run her own Business Consulting firm.
Neel Patel – Senior Accountant
Neel is a Senior Accountant at Darién Advisors. He is a qualified management accountant with over 11 years of experience in commercial accounting. He has worked for various British fintechs and travel companies, mainly focusing on e-commerce. He thrives on business partnering to help drive results instead of just balancing the books after the fact. Neel fell down the crypto rabbit hole in early 2017 after reading an article in the Economist (of all places!) about the Gnosis crowdsale. This led him to research Ethereum and he never looked back.
Justine Livingstone – Tax Preparer
Justine is a Tax Preparer at Darien Advisors. With over 10 years experience in the Financial Services sector as a UK/US tax manager at PwC and a Tax, Compensation & Benefits VP at Citi. More recently Justine was a People & Customer Lead in a London-based tech start-up and after joining Browne Tax & Advisory 3 years ago as a tax manager, Justine is excited to embark on working in the cryptocurrency space.
Christos Christianis – Content & Community Manager
Chris is the Content Manager at Darien Advisors. He is a greek who lives in Edinburg, UK with over 15 years in the hospitality sector. Since 2020 he has been working full-time on the blockchain through various positions around extensive research and content creation. He is the one behind our social accounts!
Charles Grenier-Green – Senior Accountant (US & Canada)
With a background in traditional accounting from Deloitte, Charles is a Senior Accountant at Darien Advisors. He has worked with a wide range of clients in many different industries prior to getting hooked on blockchain technology and jumping in with both feet. Throughout the past several years, Charles has worked for a cryptocurrency exchange in addition to co-founding a DeFi project on Avalanche and consulting for several start-ups in the space.
Alex Walton – Account & Sales Manager
Alex is Darien Advisors’ latest hire – he will be managing Sales and Account Management. He is a recent graduate of DePauw University where he studied Economics and wrote a thesis on Blockchain and Real Estate. Alex has been in the blockchain space since 2017 and sees Web3 as the next evolution to our Digital world. Alex also has a real estate license in two different states and is an avid supporter of F1.
“It was becoming clear that I needed more guidance and expertise than the typical CPA could offer, especially in regards to crypto. After one zoom call with Darien Advisors, I left my previous tax company of 10 years and haven’t looked back.” – Patrick Lawler: NFT Artist & Collection
“I was so happy I went with Faisal and Cameron at Darien Advisors. Tax reporting was a main concern of mine when I started getting into crypto but they made life a lot easier for me and were very friendly and professional!” – Karin A. Individual Investor
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you support all exchanges/wallets?
We support most to all exchanges/wallets. The scope of support would vary and some may require more work which can change the scope. We love learning and expanding our support of exchanges and wallets. This will be discussed with the client and the scope would be confirmed.
What crypto tax tools/services do you use?
We use several tools (Koinly, Accounting, Cointracker…) and services (ApeBoard, Zapper, Blockexplorers…), but our preferred one is Cointracking.info. We provision each one of our clients with a Cointrackin.info account on us. This is where we will be generations tax reports, such as Form 8949, income report, gift/donation report, lost/stolen report, fees report, and closing position report.
Are there any additional fees?
During the onboarding (phase 1) process, we may uncover significant matters requiring additional time to address in order to deliver accurate reports (e.g. non-supported DeFi activities). We will communicate in writing such matters and the additional fees to rectify them.
How long does it take to get my tax reports?
Once you have signed and paid, actually, once you’ve provided us with all wallet addresses and API keys and depending on your case, we commit to complete between 2 weeks to a month. Anyways, after Phase 1, we should have a better estimate. Should we find anything specific at this stage, we would reach out
I have an existing CPA relationship, can I still work with you?
Of course! Many of our clients have established CPA relationships and we understand that cryptocurrency is just one facet of your financial situation.
What if I’m using a different crypto tax tool?
We will guide you on obtaining your information and portfolio to import into our preferred solution Cointracking.info. While there are other tools, most do not have the capabilities in yielding an accurate report and do not have the flexibility that allows us to properly analyze your activities.