The dominant recent legal discourse concerning bitcoin and later virtual currencies has been focused on regulatory issues such as anti-money laundering and financial and securities regulation. By contrast, scant attention has been given to the intersection between the uses of bitcoin and commercial law even as its popularity has grown as both an asset class and as a means of payment for goods and services. [---] This paper examines one of the most significant choice of law problems that arises – the law applicable to determine disputes concerning property in bitcoins (and determining the situs of bitcoins) through the lens of English conflict of laws.