SMU Science and Technology Law Review


This article is an empirical analysis of the past two years of litigation around cryptocurrencies and other crypto-assets. We collected data points, from nearly 300 cases, over the past two years and then classified them by the various litigated issues. This article provides a breakdown of these issues as well as the jurisdictions from where these cases come from. The discussion reviews a few notable cases to illustrate what kinds of disputes have been brought to the courts. As we move into a new round of litigation due to a recent drop in the prices of cryptocurrencies, we hope that past experiences will guide lawyers and the courts in navigating the next wave of cryptolitigation.



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