Insurance Coverage for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Risks

D&O, Cyber, CGL, E&O, Commercial Crime, and Property Insurance Coverage

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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Course Materials

This CLE course will discuss insurance issues related to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The program will explore how standard insurance products--including D&O, cyber, CGL, E&O, commercial crime and property insurance--apply to cryptocurrency-related risks, as well as recent trends, case law and practical considerations for insurance counsel.


Blockchain usage has become a reality for enough businesses--whether through the use of a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or otherwise--that it is critical savvy counsel consider the risks associated with the technology and the applicability of insurance to those unique risks.

Indeed, because Bitcoin is the most prominent use of blockchain technology, the insurance issues it presents can illuminate risks associated with the underlying technology in general.

Courts and regulators continue to grapple with the nature of Bitcoin. And as the technology matures, insurance policies will adapt to address the risk. For now, coverage lawyers and clients are faced with blue waters and some uncertainty. But coverage will still be determined by traditional rules of policy interpretation, using tools in all coverage insurance attorneys' tool kits.

Listen as our authoritative speaker discusses how standard insurance products apply to cryptocurrency-related risks, as well as recent trends, case law, and practical considerations for insurance counsel and their clients.



  1. Technical overview of blockchain technology, distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies
  2. Application of standard insurance policies to cryptocurrency risks
    1. D&O
    2. Cyber
    3. CGL
    4. E&O
    5. Commercial crime
    6. Property insurance
    7. Misc.
  3. Trends and recent developments
  4. Practical considerations for counel


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the key risks associated with the use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies?
  • What traditional insurance products apply to Bitcoin-related losses?
  • How do D&O, cyber, CGL, E&O, commercial crime and property insurance apply to cryptocurrency-related risks?


Palley, Stephen
Stephen D. Palley

Anderson Kill

Mr. Palley focuses his practice on litigation, trial practice and insurance coverage. He has represented owners,...  |  Read More

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