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Bitcoins: how to value and transmit digital assets?

2021-09-25T20:48:02.348Z

OUR ADVICE - Investing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum is becoming almost as common as placing money on the stock market. But these virtual assets raise unprecedented patrimonial questions.



What is the fate of virtual assets in the event of death or divorce?

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These questions are - or will be - faced by families and their notaries, even though there is no suitable legal framework.

The profession provides answers on the occasion of the congress of notaries devoted to the theme "Digital technology, people and the law", which takes place in Nice until September 25.

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• What patrimonial difficulties raise these assets?

The difficulties lie both in their valuation - the price of cryptocurrencies can soar or fall overnight - and in securing the digital wallets in which they are held.

To access it, you must have a code or digital keys to encrypt and then decrypt the data.

Without them, the stored money remains inaccessible.

And the anonymity of transactions facilitates its concealment.

“A spouse who has a digital wallet could keep it secret and remove it from the common asset to be shared, in the event of a divorce.

In the event of death, the heirs

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Source: lefigaro

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