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Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Issues Statement on NFTs

The SFC issued a statement to clarify its regulatory approach in relation to non-fungible tokens and remind investors of related risks. By Simon Hawkins, Farhana Sharmeen, Adrian Fong, Gen Huong Tan and Shirley Wong On 6 June 2022, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a statement drawing attention to the risks associated … Continue Reading

UK High Court Rules on Liability of Bitcoin Software Developers

The Court held that software developers do not owe a duty of care to bitcoin owners who lost their private keys. By Christian F. McDermott, Andrew C. Moyle, and Nara Yoo In Tulip Trading Ltd (TTL) v. Bitcoin Association for BSV and others, TTL claimed that personal computers of its CEO, Dr. Craig Wright, were … Continue Reading

2021 Digital Asset Regulatory Lookback (US Edition)

Popular and institutional interest in digital assets, decentralized applications, NFTs, and blockchain technology skyrocketed, and regulators sprinted to catch up. By Todd Beauchamp, Yvette D. Valdez, Stephen P. Wink , Adam Bruce Fovent, Adam Zuckerman, and Deric Behar For the digital asset markets, 2021 was a banner year. Among the milestones: •  Bitcoin prices hit … Continue Reading

NFTs and the Right of Publicity: Assessing the Legal Risks

NFT creators should craft strategies to avoid minting or auctioning NFTs that use the likeness of an individual without their consent. By Ghaith Mahmood, Nima H. Mohebbi, and Tara McCortney As non-fungible tokens (NFTs) increase in popularity, the so-called common law “right of publicity” may create additional legal risks for NFT minters. The common law … Continue Reading
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