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The relationship between crypto and the law

The relationship between cryptocurrency and the law becomes even more pronounced because no intermediary or authority has exclusive jurisdiction to settle cryptocurrency-related disputes. For instance, in a conventional financial transaction, if a party claims theft of their account credentials and fraudulent transfer of money from their account, their financial institution (such as a bank) can intervene and help resolve the matter. However, suppose a parallel situation occurs on a blockchain platform. In that case, no mechanism is in place for settling such a dispute because cryptocurrency is decentralized and has no financial institutions that act as intermediaries. Accordingly, victims of cryptocurrency theft will likely have no legal avenue to compensate for their losses.