Case of stolen ether results in first crypto-related criminal sentence issued in Argentina

Quick Take

  • P., H. M. s/ defraudación informática en concurso real con violación de secretos y de la privacidad
  • Cyber fraud trial results in Court determining that a cryptocurrency exchange should be regulated by Argentinian Central Bank, contradicting a statement made by the Argentinian Central Bank in 2014

The Block is delighted to bring you expert cryptocurrency legal analysis courtesy of Stephen Palley (@stephendpalley) and Nelson M. Rosario (@nelsonmrosario). They summarize three cryptocurrency-related cases on a weekly basis and have given The Block permission to republish their commentary and analysis in full. Part I of their analysis, Crypto Caselaw Minute, is below.


This week’s CCM looks at just what passes for an asset these days, takes a look at when escrow services go wrong, and we are lucky to have a guest post from attorney Andrés Chomczyk who breaks down a recent criminal case in Argentina concerning the theft of ether from an exchange. (As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are “SDP”, and for this week our guest summary is labeled “ACH.”)

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario [twitter: @nelsonmrosario] and Stephen Palley [twitter: @stephendpalley]. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes.

[related id=1]P., H. M. s/ defraudación informática en concurso real con violación de secretos y de la privacidad, (Third Division of the Criminal Court the Province of Chaco, Argentina, 11/21/2018) [ACH]

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