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BREAKING THE BITCOIN BANK

What happens to cryptocurrency when you die? It’s complicated.

A YOUNG MAN DIED SUDDENLY in Colorado this year, leaving his family the burden of sorting out his estate. Little did they know their loved one had been investing in Bitcoin, the digital currency that cost as little as $13 in 2013 and recently climbed as high as $5,000.

The grieving family stood to inherit

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