The U.S. bankruptcy system will hash out the largest-ever collapse of a cryptocurrency exchange through a legal process that has barely begun to answer how holders of digital currencies will fare in an insolvency.
Bankruptcy courts haven’t had the chance to decide complex legal questions around crypto ownership when an exchange or lender goes bust. As FTX’s chapter 11 case gets under way, the question of who even owns digital currencies—the exchanges or the customers who made the deposit—remains unsettled.
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