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Can cryptocurrency suffer direct physical loss?

Cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, is a digital or virtual currency.  Unlike traditional currency, cryptocurrency does not have any tangible existence, but rather exists purely as digital entries in an online database.  Given the relatively recent development of cryptocurrency, few courts have had occasion to address application of property insurance coverage principles to …

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Cryptocurrency Complications in the Property Insurance Context

Cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, is a digital or virtual currency that is secured by cryptography. A distinct feature of cryptocurrency is that it is not issued by any central authority, such as a bank. Instead, internet users help maintain and manage the value of cryptocurrencies.  Cryptocurrency does not have any tangible existence, …

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