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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.

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 for protection.”

The statement marks the first time that a higher court in China has issued a ruling concerning a bitcoin case.

The Bitcoin Case

The court’s statement refers to a case involving Mr. Cheng Mou who filed a lawsuit with the Shanghai Baoshan District People’s Court on Oct. 10, 2020, demanding that Mr. Shi Moumou return his one bitcoin.

After the trial, the court ruled on Feb. 23, 2021, that Shi must repay Cheng his BTC within 10 days of the judgment. However, Shi refused to make the payment, prompting Cheng to seek further redress from the local court system. The Baoshan court subsequently arranged for intermediation between the two parties.

Liu Yang, a lawyer from Beijing’s Deheng Law Firm, told local media that the high court’s statement will have strong significance as a reference ruling for civil disputes involving bitcoin in the Shanghai area.

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One thought on “Shanghai High Court Declares Bitcoin Virtual Asset With Economic Value Protected by Chinese Law

  1. Every single “influencer” has 0 clue what is happening next in crypto. If they did they wouldn’t be vlogging about it. They would be selling everything thats not tied down and mortgaging the rest to go all in. But they’re not. Instead they are coming up with a word salad to stretch their stupid videos to the 10:00min mark to make ad revenue, and at best they are pumping their own bags, or at worst intentionally leading you headfirst into a scam they’ve been paid to promote in a coin/token they don’t even own.

    Coming up with a short list to delegitimize a few gives legitimacy to any of the others not listed. They are ALL dogshit. Take it from me, I’ve made more money than any of these fucking losers trading crypto/options (check my post history, and yeah I’m bragging deal with it) and I DON’T KNOW shit. These clowns sit in their rented apartments with sub 6 figure net worths and a webcam, babbling into the void about the next big thing.

    There are endless resources available to you in the finance/crypto realm, to include this sub as much as it pains me to say it. Use them, study them, and learn from them. Under no circumstances should you ever trust a single word out of the mouth of a “crypto influencer”.

    This IS financial advice…

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