Cryptocurrencies in the Common Law World

Emily Gillett and Caroline Mattin

A short survey of the key decisions and developments

There has been a recent spate of decisions across common law jurisdictions relating to the status of cryptocurrencies as property.

The inherent flexibility of the common law has been used to embrace technological and cultural developments around the globe and find a way of accommodating them in the traditional legal landscape before new legislation is introduced. It is encouraging to see the judiciary’s willingness in several jurisdictions to take these steps.

This article gives a high-level overview of this growing body of case law from England, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Canada.

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