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Recent News

A first in New Zealand – A case concerning the status of cryptocurrencies held by the Christchurch-based exchange, Cryptopia Ltd (In Liq).

April 9, 2020

Major cryptocurrency ruling in New Zealand Re Cryptopia Ltd [2020] NZHC 728, a judgment of the New Zealand High Court, was released on 8 April 2020. This may be the first fully contested case in the Commonwealth to consider whether cryptocurrencies are property at common law. Gendall J confirmed that cryptocurrencies are property, and he […]