Crypto-currencies in insolvency proceedings in France: Dealing with highly volatile assets by Anja Droege Gagnier and Léa Marlière

Born in the early 2010's, crypto-assets have gradually gained ground in the real economy thanks to services allowing them to be purchased or sold in exchange for national currencies, to be stored, or to be used as a financing instrument within Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).

There are now nearly 1,600 crypto-currencies in circulation. Three of them, namely Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple, dominate digital transactions and capitalisations.