UK confirms legal status of crypto-assets and smart contracts

UK confirms legal status of crypto-assets and smart contracts

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The UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKJT), a taskforce of the UK’s Lawtech Delivery Panel, has published an expert legal statement recognising crypto-assets as property and smart contracts as enforceable agreements under English law. The adoption of crypto-assets and smart contracts was being held back due to uncertainty over their legal status, so this statement is crucial for this fast-growing sector of …