25 June 2021

A legal guide to NFTs and NFT platforms

This publication was written by Urszula McCormack, Peter Bullock, Hannah Glass, Luke Hawthorne, Evan Manolios, Nikita Ajwani and Jack Rathie

From in-game assets, to tokenised art – and beyond.

Since Beeple’s USD69 million sale by Christies, the market for and interest in non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, has soared.

Although NFTs first came to prominence with the CryptoKitties craze in 2017, 2021 has seen renewed interest by investors, developers and artists alike.

In this guide we provide:

  • An overview of NFTs
  • Sample use cases
  • A primer on key legal issues
  • Practical guidance for NFT platforms

We have been working with clients on NFT projects for many years, including software developers, gaming companies, exchanges, brokers, custodians and social media platforms.  Please let us know if we can support you.

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