Sellers Beware: Can NFTs Be Regulated Securities?

The sudden prevalence of Non-Fungible Tokens has raised important legal considerations for issuers and purchasers alike. While intellectual property rights remain essential, securities laws should not be overlooked. Non-Fungible Tokens, or “NFTs”, are digital assets with unique identifying characteristics that distinguish one from another.  Unlike Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, no two NFTs are identical; this … Read more

Waiting for Crowdfunding Boom 3.0

It seems hard to believe, especially after a decade where it dominated new finance, but equity crowdfunding is still just in its infancy. Originally coined by entrepreneur Michael Sullivan in 2006, the true modern crowdfunding boom kicked off at the start of the previous decade with the launch of platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and … Read more

The Blockchain NFT Wars Are Here

It’s been a big year for blockchain, highlighted by Eth 2.0, the rise, fall and resurrection of decentralized finance (DeFi) and the real steps towards adoption by institutions like PayPal. But the steady rise of the humble non-fungible token (NFT) has been the real hidden hero. NFTs are little bits of code that extend the fundamental … Read more

COVID and Big Tech Burnout Are Pushing Social Tokens Mainstream

In 2020, COVID-19 forced creators, brands and artists to rethink their fan monetization and engagement strategies. Many turned to virtual engagements and live streaming. Others experimented with platforms like Patreon or tried to double down on monetizing their social media platforms like YouTube and Twitch. In our industry, it was social tokens that made the … Read more

When will blockchain gaming be worth investing in?

This is a guest column from early stage games investor LVP. It is currently invested in companies such as Unity, Coda Games, Double Loop Games, and Bossa Studios, and recently closed a $80 million fund for new investments.  It has also invested and exited from companies such as Supercell, NaturalMotion and Playfish.  From 1962’s Spacewar! onwards, any advance in the IT industry has been … Read more