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Legacy planning: How to protect your digital memories

on 06-Sep-2022 10:29:10 By | Nigel Merchant |
In the non-digital era, sentimental memories consisted of printed photographs, photo albums, postcards, scrapbooks, and certificates. Due to their tangible nature, these were easily retrievable by the loved ones of someone who had passed away. Fast-forward to today’s modern world where digital technology has become an integral part of our personal lives, people have now opted to store their sentimental memories online, for example, photos on social media and videos on cloud storage. Unfortunately, many do not consider what will happen to these digital assets upon death; accessing sentimental memories online can be a difficult task for loved ones to navigate without prior digital legacy planning.
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What is cryptocurrency and what happens to cryptoassets when someone dies?

on 19-May-2022 10:46:15 By | Nigel Merchant |
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

on 11-Nov-2021 10:16:03 By | Charlotte Toogood |
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 |
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

on 08-Feb-2019 08:27:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
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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Post-death Control of Digital Assets

on 25-Feb-2014 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
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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