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While Cryptocurrency was once seen as the forefront of unique new investment opportunities, early 2022, known as the “Crypto Winter” saw a steep decline in cryptocurrency prices.[1] The fall of cryptocurrency led to an increase in crypto arbitration, with some cases just starting to reach the court system.[2] Due to the international nature of cryptocurrency and the unique challenges disputes present, many crypto businesses include arbitration clauses in their contracts.[3] While not yet clear how many of these issues will ultimately be resolved, there are clear benefits for crypto companies using arbitration as their chosen dispute resolution process, and certain issues that must be addressed. Lawyers must remain aware of these issues when approaching crypto arbitration.

This post was originally published on the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution website on February 14, 2024. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.