We’ve updated the look of our templates for Cryptoasset Inheritance Planning and are providing them for download here. Happy planning!
If you own #cryptocurrencies like #bitcoin, #ethererum (ether), and haven’t started inheritance planning for them, then this workshop is for you. In the workshop I walk you through how to begin building your own customized plan. Its got short focused exercises that allow you to clarify your goals and by the end of the workshop,
by Pamela Morgan, Esq., Empowered Law published March 2014; revised June 2015; revised February 2016, revised June 2021: download a PDF version of this article with footnotes When I became aware of bitcoin as a technology, and not just a currency, I was inspired by how it might be used to replace custodial IOLTA or
You know you need to do estate planning for your cryptocurrencies, because if you don’t your family likely won’t be able inherit them. You’ve probably been thinking about it for awhile, but it hasn’t made it to the top of your “to-do” list yet (it probably never will). Instead of waiting until you’ve got the
Most people have never thought about what will happen to their bitcoin, ether, and other crypto-assets if something bad happens to them. Even if you do understand the concept of passing your crypto-assets to your loved ones, actually doing the work to make it happen is often a daunting prospect. It’s one of those tasks,
This article was originally posted March 8th, 2015. Written by Pamela Morgan, published through the Digital Currency Counsel website. Several studies show that cooperative organizations empowerwomen in the developing world, especially in farming, textiles and crafts. While the structure of a co-op can bring women together, they often face significant legal and cultural barriers preventing them from exercising independent control of the co-op’s
In this video webinar, Pamela teaches estate planning professionals the basics of planning for cryptocurrencies and cryptoassets like bitcoin, ether, and cryptokitties. Visit the events page to learn about upcoming training sessions in your area. Learn more by reading her book: Cryptoasset Inheritance Planning
Esta plantilla es un pasaje del libro, Cryptoasset Inheritance Planning por Pamela Morgan de Empowered Law. Es gratuita para su uso personal pero usos comerciales requieren una licencia del autor. El uso de esta plantilla no garantiza que sus seres queridos pueden acceder a sus activos, sin embargo, es una excelente manera de comenzar a
This article was originally published in 2016, in response to the Bitfinex / BitGo hack. “How did multisig fail? Why did people lose their money? I thought multisig was secure.” Through the Bitfinex hack it’s become apparent that people don’t really understand bitcoin’s multisig feature. There seems to be a lot of confusion over what
The unique challenges with cryptoasset inheritance planning are not primarily legal – they’re primarily technical. With this book, you’ll learn how to create a cryptoasset access plan for your heirs. Your access plan aims to answer the question, “From a practical perspective, how will my loved ones access my cryptoassets when I’m not around to
I’ll be expanding these ideas in a forthcoming article and book but with prices skyrocketing, and so many new people owning tokens for the first time, I want to provide a quick reference guide that you can complete in less than 10 minutes to help protect your new assets. Edit: Cryptoasset Inheritance Planning: a simple guide for
Bitcoin Security Made Easy: Using Password Managers I have a confession. While today I work to help people and organizations secure their bitcoin, in 2013 my security practices were abysmal. My passwords were terrible. Really awful, like 12345 and Abc123. Oh, and I reused the same passwords everywhere, except for online banking where I cleverly
Vaccinating Ourselves from Local Courts This article is a companion piece to my presentation with the same name. Within the article you’ll find more details on why arbitration matters, how you can use it to protect yourself from hundreds of local jurisdictions. You’ll also find a sample arbitration clause and a link to a clause builder
Locked Out: Estate Planning for Bitcoin, AltCoins, & Asset-Tokens by Pamela Morgan of Empowered Law PLLC; Download a PDF of this article. Do you know if your clients own bitcoin? Or other cryptocurrencies, like ethereum? Or asset-tokens, like Tatiana Coin? If you’re like most lawyers, you have no idea if your clients own these assets.
This article is about using technology to modernize the way attorneys hold client funds.
Pamela’s newest article on Democratizing Financial Control using Bitcoin’s Multi-Sig Technology: http://bit.ly/1wg4ZQg It discusses how a 7-of-12 multi-signature address can empower women in co-ops to bypass cultural and social challenges. Although this specific use case is highlighted, any organization with 15 or fewer members can utilize the same technology and benefits. #InternationalWomensDay #MakeItHappen
Download a PDF of this article here: Default Law: Arial 11 isn’t your only option Default Law: Arial 11 isn’t your only option by Pamela Morgan, Esq. Decentralized currencies and contracts have created exciting new opportunities for entrepreneurs. But what is the legal context for these new ventures? Many entrepreneurs avoid considering legal context because
Download “Bitcoin Multi-Signature Account Operating Manual” as a PDF By Pamela Morgan, Empowered Law Bitcoin Multi-Signature Account Operating Manual Empowered Law offers a full-service multi-signature corporate governance program which includes consultation, set-up, process design, testing, operations manuals, and ongoing support as well as secure key storage and third-party signer services. We open source our
Download “Bitcoin Multi-Signature Accounts for Corporate Governance” as a PDF By Pamela Morgan, Empowered Law Bitcoin allows us to keep complete control over our money, without the need for banks or custodial accounts. Ownership and control of the keys is the only thing that determines control over the funds. With that great power comes a
Protecting Clients, Increasing Transparency, and Expediting Payments: using blockchain technology for legal fees
When I became aware of the blockchain technology, one of the first ideas that interested me was how it could be used to replace custodial IOLTA or client trust accounts. If you’ve ever paid an attorney, up-front, your money was probably deposited into an IOLTA. IOLTA stands for Interest on Lawyer Trust Account and it’s
“The bitcoin network is much more than a currency.” I’ve heard that over and over from bitcoin enthusiasts. So I decided to explore the technology from the perspective of an educator, entrepreneur, and attorney. My goal is to find ways to use the technology to reduce cost and risk to clients, increase autonomy in the