The enhanced capability of U.K. law-enforcement agencies to seize cryptocurrency in criminal cases, such as terrorism, is likely to come into effect on April 26 after provisions in the 2023 law became more real on Friday.

The secondary law that was approved this week is a follow-up to the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act of 2023 which gives law enforcement the power to freeze and seize crypto used in crime.

The 2023 act will soon include the civil recover regime for crypto as well as the crypto asset seizure orders, which allow authorities to seize crypto-related items. These are defined by the legislation as “an article of property that… is, contains, or provides access to information likely to assist… in the seizure of any crypto asset.”

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Nick Baker is the editor.