3 Things To Consider When Estate Planning And Digital Assets

3 Things To Consider When Estate Planning And Digital Assets

  • We now know what digital assets are.

A wide range of assets that are in digital form are included under the umbrella phrase “digital assets.” Regardless of the technology involved in its creation, the phrase generally refers to anything that is produced and stored digitally, is recognisable and discoverable, and has or offers value.

Examples of digital assets include photographs, manuscripts, documents, and data. However, they can also be assets produced using blockchain technology, such as cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), or tokenized assets.

In recognition of the dramatic growth and increasing importance that digital assets have had on our society and the fact that digital technology will continue to grow and change in the future.

  • Although it can be difficult, moving digital assets can be done.

Digital assets present a substantial challenge for estate planning.

Blockchains are secure digital ledgers that are used to store digital currency and cryptocurrency transactions. It is practically impossible for anyone other than the owner of the cryptocurrency to move it thanks to the blockchain, which is an extremely secure mechanism.

As a result, it may be challenging to leave your heirs digital assets like cryptocurrencies. Knowing whether an asset is stored in a “cold wallet” or “hot wallet” and knowing what assets you hold are both necessary for transferring digital assets at the time of death.

Making sure that your digital assets may be passed down to your heirs can be greatly aided by working with an expert estate and probate attorney well before the necessity for the transfer of such assets arises.

  • Choose your trustee carefully; not everyone is interested in serving as a trustee for digital assets.

The fact that you can manage these assets through a trust is a third aspect of your estate plan and digital assets—and bitcoin in particular—that you should be aware of. Of course, it must be configured correctly and in a way that guarantees that the private keys are kept secure while yet being accessible to the trustee when needed.

However, not everyone feels confident using or managing digital assets. In other words, if there are digital assets involved, not all trustees who could be ready to serve as a trustee for your family trust are willing to do so. To be fair, this is a novel technology in a challenging field. So, if you have digital assets in your estate, you need to be particularly cautious when appointing a trustee. Select a person or business that has the skills and knowledge to manage these assets in a responsible manner.

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Disclaimer: This is not legal advice and is simply an answer to a question and that if legal advice is sought to contact a licensed attorney in the appropriate jurisdiction.

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Provo, Utah

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Provo, Utah
City of Provo
Downtown Provo

Downtown Provo

“Welcome Home”
Location within Utah County

Location within Utah County

Provo is located in Utah

Location within Utah

Coordinates: 40°14′40″N 111°39′39″WCoordinates40°14′40″N 111°39′39″W
Country  United States
State  Utah
County Utah
Founded 1849
Incorporated April 1850
Named for Étienne Provost[1]

 • Type Strong mayor
 • Mayor Michelle Kaufusi (R)
 • Council Chair David Harding

 • City 44.19 sq mi (114.44 km2)
 • Land 41.69 sq mi (107.97 km2)
 • Water 2.50 sq mi (6.47 km2)

4,551 ft (1,387 m)

 • City 115,162
 • Density 2,762.34/sq mi (1,066.61/km2)
 • Metro

Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP Codes
Area codes 385, 801
FIPS code 49-62470[5]
GNIS ID 1444661[6]
Website www.provo.org

Provo (/ˈprv/ PROH-voh) is the fourth-largest city in UtahUnited States. It is 43 miles (69 km) south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Provo is the largest city and county seat of Utah County and is home to Brigham Young University (BYU).[7]

Provo lies between the cities of Orem to the north and Springville to the south. With a population at the 2020 census of 115,162.[3] Provo is the principal city in the Provo-Orem metropolitan area, which had a population of 526,810 at the 2010 census.[8] It is Utah’s second-largest metropolitan area after Salt Lake City.

Provo is the home to Brigham Young University, a private higher education institution operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Provo also has the LDS Church’s largest Missionary Training Center (MTC). The city is a focus area for technology development in Utah, with several billion-dollar startups.[9] The city’s Peaks Ice Arena was a venue for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002Sundance Resort is 13 miles (21 km) northeast, up Provo Canyon.

In 2015, Forbes cited Provo among the “Best Small And Medium-Size Cities For Jobs,”[10] and the Bureau of Labor Statistics found Utah County had the year’s highest job growth.[11] In 2013, Forbes ranked Provo the No. 2 city on its list of Best Places for Business and Careers.[12] Provo was ranked first for community optimism (2012)[13] and first in health/well-being (2014).[14]

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