In the video below I present two recent judgements regarding the proprietary status of bitcoins, one from France and one from England.
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This presentation is given in the context of the seminar ‘FinTech, Governance and Sustainability: Legal Obstacles and Regulatory Challenges‘, with discussion sessions scheduled on Wednesday 8 April 2020.
The full text of the judgements discussed in the presentation can be downloaded here:
- Tribunal de commerce de Nanterre (26 February 2020), Bitspread v Paymium
- High Court of Justice (13 December 2019), AA v Persons unknown and Bitfinex re Bitcoin
The LawTech Delivery Panel’s ‘Legal statement on cryptoassets and smart contracts’, referred to in the presentation, can be downloaded here.