Shanghai High Court Declares Bitcoin Virtual Asset With Economic Value Protected by Chinese Law

Shanghai High Court Declares Bitcoin Virtual Asset With Economic Value Protected by Chinese Law


The Shanghai High People’s Court has declared bitcoin to be a virtual asset protected by Chinese law. The court notes that the cryptocurrency has economic value.

Bitcoin Is Property Protected by Law in China

The Shanghai High People’s Court has declared that bitcoin qualifies as a virtual asset protected by Chinese law despite the ban on cryptocurrency trading in China, Sina reported Friday.

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The court’s official Wechat channel posted a notice last week stating:

In the actual trial practice, the People’s Court has formed a unified opinion on the legal position of bitcoin, and identified it as a virtual property.

The court further explained that bitcoin “has a certain economic value and conforms to the property’s attributes, the legal rules of property rights are applied

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