Who owns your Bitcoins?

Recent case law from France and England

In a video  (15′), I discuss two recent judgements, one French and one English, that deal with property law aspects of Bitcoins. These precedents matter for the proprietary protection of the holder of Bitcoins and the question who is entitled to the fruits of Bitcoins.

The full text of both judgements discussed, as well as the legal statement by the LawTech Delivery Panel referred to in the presentation, can be downloaded via Distributed Ledger Law, where this video was first featured.

This presentation is part of an online  seminar FinTech, Governance and Sustainability: Legal Obstacles and Regulatory Challenges.

The project stems from a partnership between the University of Exeter, the University of Geneva and KU Leuven, and falls within the Europe Network Fund (ENF). The project is supported by a University of Exeter Global Partnerships Award. The research team consists of Dr Joseph Lee, Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law, University of Exeter, Prof. Aline Darbellay, Centre for Banking and Finance Law and Department of Corporate Law, University of Geneva, and Prof. Joeri Vananroye, Institute for Commercial and Insolvency Law, KU Leuven.

Author: Marc Van de Looverbosch

PhD Researcher (KU Leuven), Lawyer (DLA Piper)

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