Listening Time: 28 Minutes

Episode Background

Bermuda Shorts – Tech Talks S01 E13

In our latest “Tech Talks” podcast, Appleby Bermuda partners Jerome Wilson (Head of Technology & Innovation), Vanessa Schrum (Head of Private Client & Trusts) and Hannah Tildesley (Head of Trusts Disputes) dive into the world of digital assets as they relate to trusts.

The trio look at digital assets from two angles – first from the consumer perspective and how you can estate plan if you hold crypto or have other digital assets. What are some of the things you need to keep in mind as you plan for your estate and want to have succession of the assets.

Second, they discuss from a trustee perspective, both as trustee as an individual, and as a trustee that is a professional services company. What things do you need to keep in mind as you provide services to the trust.

When it comes to digital assets, it’s important to understand what they are, where they are and how they can be accessed. Although bitcoin is the most well-known digital asset, there’s numerous types of digital assets that have monetary value – such as airmiles, loyalty points, PayPal, online businesses, gaming accounts and many others. There are also digital assets that have sentimental value – such as blogs and social media accounts. It’s important to understand and plan in advance what is going to happen with all these assets, and not just to your crypto. That’s where digital estate planning comes in.

Be sure to connect with Jerome, Vanessa or Hannah to learn more about this emerging area.

Click here to access all our Bermuda Shorts ‘Tech Talks’ episodes.

The Bermuda Shorts Podcast Series

The Appleby ‘Bermuda Shorts’ podcast features short talks on all things business and Bermuda with our lawyers from Bermuda and other industry experts. Our ‘Tech Talks’ series focuses on topics and trends in technology which are transforming businesses, markets and everyday life. Listen to learn more about Appleby, Bermuda and our Technology expertise.

Appleby is one of the world’s leading international law firms. Our global teams of legal specialists advise public and private companies, financial institutions and private individuals. We are a full service law firm providing comprehensive, expert advice and services across corporate, dispute resolution, property, regulatory, and private client and trusts practice areas. We have offices in ten highly regarded, well-regulated global locations, operating in nine and practising the laws of eight jurisdictions. Our office locations include the key international jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, and the Seychelles, as well as the international financial centres of Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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