- A Bitcoin first? Stewarts obtains asset preservation order over cryptocurrency (Robertson v Persons Unknown)
- The facts
- Is Bitcoin ‘personal property’?
- Why does it matter?
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.
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