In divorce in 2018, there is a new asset in town, and it’s one that comes with considerable controversy and confusion.

It’s cryptocurrency, a digital and decentralized form of online currency that has been around since only 2009. Less than a decade later, the most popular form of cryptocurrency—Bitcoin—is becoming a household name. An estimated 5 percent of Americans currently own some amount of cryptocurrency. As this number grows, so too does the number of divorces in which cryptocurrency is named as a prime asset.

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