1. Introduction: cryptocurrencies and challenges for family law
Part 1: Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
a. What is blockchain?
b. How a blockchain works
c. The consensus mechanism
d. Applications of blockchain technology
a. Different types of crypto-assets and the relationship to blockchain
b. What are cryptocurrencies?
c. What is their legal status in UK?
4. The cryptocurrency landscape
a. The ecosystem: users, miners, exchanges, platforms, wallet providers
(key terms explained)
b. The 'Big players'
(by market capitalisation, e.g. Bitcoin, Etherium, Ripple, Litecoin etc.)
c. Method of ownership of cryptocurrencies (wallets, proving ownership etc.)
5. Regulation of cryptocurrency
Part 2: Cryptocurrencies in matrimonial finance cases
6. Financial remedies and the family court: overview
a. Powers of the court and statutory framework
b. Principles of distribution
c. Matrimonial and non-matrimonial property
d. Needs and sharing
f. Practice and procedure
7. Cryptocurrency as a matrimonial asset
a. Are cryptocurrencies 'property'?
b. Are cryptocurrencies divisible?
c. Can the cryptocurrencies be identified and located?
d. (Non)-disclosure on Form E: practical steps
8. Valuation of cryptocurrencies
a. Forensic experts -- tracing and valuation
9. Interim relief
a. Disclosure and preservation of documents/devices
b. Freezing cryptocurrencies
10. Money laundering and terrorism
a. Practitioner issues - enhanced due diligence etc