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What is cryptocurrency and what happens to cryptoassets when someone dies?

As many aspects of our lives move to the digital world, it’s unsurprising that the task of dealing with a loved one’s digital assets when they pass away is becoming increasingly common. A digital asset that is frequently making the headlines due to its growing popularity is cryptocurrency. Due to cryptocurrency only recently emerging (in the first decade of the twenty-first century), many are still unaware of what cryptocurrency is and may simply overlook the stage of dealing with cryptoassets during estate administration.
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5 steps to creating a simple digital estate plan

When someone starts planning for the management of their estate, it often includes things like who will inherit property, who may care for a dependent child or what should happen with various personal belongings. One thing that often gets overlooked is what happens to their digital assets.
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Over £30million in Bitcoin stolen raising concerns about the safety of cryptocurrency

on 12-Jun-2019 10:45:20 By | Kings Court Trust | Digital Assets Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency is digital money that is stored in a virtual wallet and uses encryption techniques to generate currency and verify the transfer of funds. Want to learn more about what cryptocurrency is and how it can impact future inheritances? Read our previous blog post which goes into detail about the digital currency.
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The ongoing trend of leaving a digital legacy

By the end of this century, the number of dead people on the popular social media network, Facebook, is expected to outnumber living members – turning it into the world’s biggest ‘virtual graveyard’.
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How to manage your estate in the digital age

With an ever increasing amount of our lives spent and documented online, it is perhaps unsurprising that many companies now offer services that allow you to manage your digital assets, even after you have died. This can include everything from a service that saves all of your passwords in one place, to a system that will send messages to your loved ones after you have passed away.
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Post-death Control of Digital Assets

The Centre for Death & Society (CDAS) was established in September 2005 and is based at the University of Bath, just up the hill from the Kings Court Trust (KCT) office. CDAS conducts internationally recognised research on the social aspects of death,dying, and bereavement and has a broad community of members and doctoral candidates.
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