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  1. 1. What are these cryptocurrencies?
  2. 2. Bitcoin - the story of a technological revolution
  3. 3. Satoshi Nakamoto, who is the creator of Bitcoin?
  4. 4. Vitaly Buterin – the creator of Ethereum
  5. 5. What is blockchain, and how does it work?
  6. 6. What is an NFT token?
  7. 7. What is money?
  8. 8. Cryptocurrencies vs fiat money, which will win?
  9. 9. What is DeFi (Decentralized Finance)?
  10. 10. DeFi: opportunities, advantages and disadvantages of decentralized finance
  11. 11. What is an altcoin?
  12. 12. Stablecoins - What are they?
  13. 13. Cryptocurrency wallet - what is it?
  14. 14. Why do we talk about bull and bear markets?
  15. 15. Security in the crypto market - what rules are worth following?
  16. 16. What is the seed phrase in cryptocurrencies?
  17. 17. Dogecoin and memecoin - what are they?
  18. 18. What is a Ponzi scheme?
  19. 19. What is a Soft and Hard Fork?
  20. 20. Blockchain - examples of use
  21. 21. Is blockchain safe?
  22. 22. What are the types of blockchain networks?
  23. 23. What is blockchain network congestion, and how does it work?
  24. 24. Cryptocurrency wallets: Hot Wallet vs. Cold Wallet - key differences!
  25. 25. Cryptocurrency wallet diversification
  26. 26. Halving Bitcoin - what is it, and how does it affect the price?
  27. 27. Blockchain versus databases: key differences!
  28. 28. How do you transfer cryptocurrencies?
  29. 29. The most important cryptocurrency acronyms/slang you need to know!
  30. 30. The memecoin story: madness or great investment?
  31. 31. What is Ethereum? 
  32. 32. Everything you need to know about gas fees in Ethereum!
  33. 33. Gavin Wood: Blockchain Visionary and Co-Founder of Ethereum
  34. 34. Decentralized Apps – what are they?
  35. 35. What is Proof of Work (PoW) and what is Proof of Stake (PoS)?
  36. 36. What is the Proof of Authority (PoA) consensus mechanism?
  37. 37. What is Proof of Burn (PoB)?
  38. 38. What is a whitepaper? What is its purpose, and how do you write it?
  39. 39. Smart Contracts - what are they?
  40. 40. Know your customer (KYC) and Anti-money laundering (AML) what are they in the cryptocurrency industry?
  41. 41. Blockchain and NFT games - how to make money on them?
  42. 42. Liquidity in the cryptocurrency market
  43. 43. Inflation and its effects on financial markets
  44. 44. What is stagflation and why does it have a negative impact on the market?
  45. 45. What are utility tokens and what use do they have in the cryptocurrency sector?
  46. 46. What is cryptocurrency mining?
  47. 47. What is the mining difficulty?
  48. 48. What is compound interest, and how does it work?
  49. 49. What Are Privacy Coins and Are They Legal?
  50. 50. What is CBDC - central bank digital money?
  51. 51. What is Cryptocurrency Airdrop all about?
  52. 52. Key differences between ICO, IEO and STO
  53. 53. What are decentralized DAO organizations, and how do they work? What are DAO tokens?
  54. 54. What is EURT? How does it work?
  55. 55. What is the difference between Circulating Supply and Total Supply?
  56. 56. Snapshot from the world of cryptocurrencies - what is it?
  57. 57. What is the Fear and Greed index for cryptocurrencies?
  58. 58. APR versus APY: what is the difference?
  59. 59. What is an Initial Farming Offer (IFO)?
  60. 60. What is Regenerative Finance (ReFi)?
  61. 61. Who Is Craig Wright, the Alleged Creator of Bitcoin?
  62. 62. What Is Bitcoin (BTC.D) Dominance?
  63. 63. Michael Saylor, Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Maximalist
  64. 64. Bitcoin Pizza Day
  65. 65. AI blockchain - a new look into the future?
  66. 66. What is WorldCoin? Everything you need to know about this cryptocurrency!
  67. 67. Azuki NFT collection guide: everything you need to know about it!
  68. 68. The 10 most expensive non-fungible tokens (NFTs) ever!
  69. 69. The Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) - the story of the popular NFT collection!
  70. 70. CyberPunks - the story of the most popular NFT collection in the crypto industry!
  71. 71. NFT Art: The digital art revolution - history and examples!
  72. 72. Who is Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance?
  73. 73. Who is Brian Armstrong - CEO of Coinbase?
  74. 74. Who is Galy Gensler and the SEC? How does the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) affect the cryptocurrency market?
  75. 75. Web3's most popular social media platforms! Will they replace the platforms we know?
  76. 76. What is IoT - the Internet of Things?
  77. 77. On-chain analysis in the cryptocurrency world: Everything you need to know about It
  78. 78. Can you pass on your cryptocurrencies after death? How do you pass on a cryptocurrency inheritance?
  79. 79. What is the Howey test? What application does it have in cryptocurrencies?
  80. 80. The use of blockchain technology in the world of sport
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78. Can you pass on your cryptocurrencies after death? How do you pass on a cryptocurrency inheritance?

Cryptocurrencies have become an increasingly popular investment asset, but the question of what happens to them after the death of the investor is still often overlooked. How do you pass on digital assets, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, or other cryptocurrencies after death? It is worth looking at this question because planning for the inheritance of digital assets is important to ensure security and control over them. 

It’s worth finding out now how our email accounts or investments will be transferred in the future to avoid losing them. Read on to find out how to prepare for your cryptocurrency inheritance!

Understanding the legacy of cryptocurrencies

Inheriting cryptocurrencies is a complex issue that requires careful planning and consideration of various aspects such as access, privacy, and security. It is also important to bear in mind that regulations and procedures may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, so it is worth consulting a lawyer specializing in the inheritance of digital assets.

The most significant step in transferring one’s cryptocurrencies after death is to transfer the keys and location of the particular asset. At the same time, to ensure that the cryptocurrency in question remains part of the estate, it should be included in the will along with other assets. Very importantly, the private key should also be listed among the important documents and passwords so that the funds can be easily accessed.

With digital assets, the risk of losing funds or losing access is much higher than with traditional assets. Remember that cryptocurrencies are stored on the blockchain, so losing your password or access may be almost impossible to recover.

Inheritance of cryptocurrencies – what challenges lie ahead?

Upon the death of a person who holds cryptocurrencies, a number of difficulties arise in transferring these assets. Here are some important points to consider when writing your cryptocurrency will:

Sharing private keys: Cryptocurrencies are stored in digital wallets, and access to these wallets is secured with private keys. If the owner dies without providing access keys to their heirs, digital assets may remain useless or even lost forever.

Lack of clear regulations: Many countries still do not have specific legislation on the inheritance of cryptocurrencies, which can lead to legal ambiguities and difficulties in the inheritance process.

Privacy concerns: When it comes to inheriting cryptocurrencies, it is also important to pay attention to privacy issues. Not everyone wants information about their cryptocurrency to be available to heirs or third parties. It is, therefore, worth issuing an appropriate document in this case.

Cryptocurrency will – what should be included?

To ensure that our cryptocurrencies are inherited in a controlled and secure manner, several solutions can be considered:

Preparing a digital will: It is worth including cryptocurrencies in your will, clearly specifying to whom and in what form they should be transferred. This is particularly essential if the investor holds their digital assets in a private wallet.

Securing your keys: You may choose to provide your heirs with copies of your access keys or other information to enable the recovery of cryptocurrencies after your death. This should be done carefully to avoid unauthorized access.

Digital inheritance services: With the growth and adoption of cryptocurrencies, more companies and platforms are offering inheritance services for digital assets. This allows for the identification of heirs and the terms of inheritance to be held on a particular platform.

Legal documentation: In some countries, you can include cryptocurrencies in your inheritance documentation, such as a will or succession agreement. This will help avoid legal ambiguities.


Cryptocurrencies are becoming an increasingly popular investment asset, so the inheritance of these digital assets is becoming increasingly important. 

Without proper planning and action, there is a risk of losing cryptocurrencies upon death. Therefore, it is worth understanding the challenges of inheriting cryptocurrency assets and taking the appropriate steps to ensure that heirs have control over these assets and that they are passed on in accordance with the investor’s wishes.

Complete today’s lesson!

  1. How to transfer cryptocurrencies?
  2. The most important cryptocurrency acronyms/slang you should know!
  3. Diversifying your cryptocurrency portfolio.
  4. Money vs cryptocurrency.
  5. Security in the cryptocurrency market – what rules are worth following?