Currently making the rounds in the financial world is a story about a Colorado man who died suddenly this year, leaving behind a Bitcoin investment worth a small fortune. The problem: his family didn’t know about the account until after his death and had no idea how to access the funds. Unexpected deaths, especially intestate ones, often cause families to scramble, and the financial ramifications can be stressful. With the rise of new forms of investment like cryptocurrency, intestate matters become a lot more complicated.
This week marked another somber anniversary: