A recent report from China’s People’s Court challenges the government’s historical stance on cryptocurrency by recognizing virtual assets as legal property. This is a departure from China’s strict regulations and bans on cryptocurrencies. The report asserts that virtual assets possess economic attributes that categorize them as property. While this recognition does not directly challenge the existing ban on crypto trading and mining, it could pave the way for more nuanced regulatory discussions in the future. However, it remains uncertain if this ruling will lead to broader acceptance of cryptocurrencies in China. Nonetheless, it marks a noteworthy development in the ongoing debate over digital assets in the country.