A digital asset can be a wide variety of electronic records and files stored online, on mobile devices, or on personal computers. 

This may include:

  • Social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.)
  • Email or other online communication (Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc.)
  • Photos or videos (iCloud, Flickr, etc.)
  • Airline loyalty points (AA, Southwest, etc.)
  • Digital music or artwork

This may not include:

  • Underlying financial assets. For example, electronic bank account statements may be a digital asset, but the funds held in the bank account are not considered a digital asset.
  • Ownership of cryptocurrency. The account access (i.e. Coinbase) may be considered a digital asset, but the asset itself (Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.) will most likely be considered part of the estate. 
Was this article helpful?
12 out of 14 found this helpful