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16th July 2018, 15:06

TSN Digital Breakfast: What happens to your cryptocurrency when you die?

Digital assets like cryptocurrencies exist mainly as a series of encrypted numbers and figures on a computer. These are typically accessed by the owner using a private key. So what happens to your digital assets when you die?

This was the topic of TSN’s Digital Breakfast, which highlighted the challenges of managing digital assets within a more traditional legal framework.

Ros Astengo spoke to guest speaker, Barrister and author of “The Digital Estate”, Leigh Sagar and first asked him whether these can be defined as “property”.