Comment: Legal points to consider when a client owns cryptocurrencies

Daniel Watson, associate, Hunters Law, 17/08/2021

The Law Commission earlier this year published a call for evidence on possible reform of the legal treatment of crypto-assets and digital assets in England and Wales.

The commission is seeking to ensure that property rights regarding digital assets receive “full and consistent recognition and protection” under the law, and is investigating the potential consequences of digital assets becoming “possessable” (under current law, a digital asset can be “owned”, but not...

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