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A Bitcoin first? Stewarts obtains asset preservation order over cryptocurrency (Robertson v Persons Unknown)

Published on: 22 August 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • A Bitcoin first? Stewarts obtains asset preservation order over cryptocurrency (Robertson v Persons Unknown)
  • The facts
  • Is Bitcoin ‘personal property’?
  • Why does it matter?

Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: In what is believed to be the first decision of its kind, Stewarts has obtained an asset preservation order (APO) over Bitcoin worth more than £1m stolen by fraudsters. In making the APO, the court had to consider the most important unresolved legal issue about Bitcoin: is Bitcoin legal property (as opposed to mere data or information) and, if so, what kind of property is it? Analysis by Marc Jones, of Stewarts Law, who represented Liam Robertson. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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