For the first time, a Dutch court has issued an order for a cryptoexchange to freeze a so-called "wallet" to prevent fraudsters from selling stolen crypto. This measure is an important step for victims of fraud involving cryptocurrency. Fraudsters' modus operandi There are many different types of fraud in which crypto-currencies play the role of a means of payment. For example, there are so-called "boiler rooms" that demand payment in cryptocurrency. Boiler rooms are websites [...]
States are sovereign and it is not self-evident that a court decision from another country is recognized. However, there are treaties on the basis of which a decision of a foreign court in the Netherlands can be recognized and enforced by the bailiff. In the absence of a treaty, a special arrangement applies: art. 431 Rv.