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John Rafferty of Gawthrop Greenwood. John Rafferty of Gawthrop Greenwood.

After the price of Bitcoin hit $10,000 on Nov. 28 and Bitcoin futures launched on Dec. 10, you might have asked yourself why this digital currency was getting so much attention in the closing days of 2017. You may have also wondered what the broader adoption of cryptocurrency means for future plaintiffs who hold their money in digital wallets on a blockchain, only to later find themselves the target of hackers and their money, gone.

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