Unique Security Risks Posed by Cryptocurrency Investing: Steps Fund Managers Must Take to Protect Individuals With Access to Client Assets

As an asset class, cryptocurrencies pose unique security risks that are different from those posed by equities or derivatives. As the managers of cryptocurrency funds begin to manage a greater amount of cryptocurrency assets, they could themselves become targets. Thus, those managers need to take adequate security measures, both at work and when away from the office, to address those risks. This article discusses the unique security risks posed by cryptocurrencies, the most vulnerable individuals and ways fund managers can manage those risks. For more on investing in cryptocurrencies, see “Opportunities and Challenges Posed by Three Asset Classes on the Frontier of Alternative Investing: Blockchain, Cannabis and Litigation Finance” (Dec. 14, 2017).

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