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David Hoppe

MetaClan Combines Esports and the Decentralized Organization

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The online gaming community is always looking for the next new device, technology, or adventure. What if the latest idea is to start a gaming collective that leverages cryptotoken and blockchain technologies? The online gaming community is helping push the boundaries for non-traditional organizational structures in the esports arena.

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video games lawyer

Chain of Justice or Broken Link?: Blockchain and Crypto Dispute Resolution

1000 648 David Hoppe

Technologies such as cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and blockchain applications have become immensely popular in video gaming. Blockchain and crypto-based games like Axie Infinity are increasing in numbers and a number of gaming and esports organizations even rely on these technologies to manage and run their operations, as is the case with MetaClan.

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State Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technologies Regulation a Minefield for Video Game Developers

1000 648 David Hoppe

US legislation regarding blockchain technologies varies widely from state to state and these regulations can bear heavily on the founding, funding, and operation of video game, VR/AR/XR, and other players in the digital media space.

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‘Seller Beware’ – Important Legal Considerations Before Jumping on the NFT Bandwagons

1000 648 David Hoppe

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are becoming increasingly popular. In comparison with fungible tokens such as Bitcoin and Ethereum which can be divided into smaller parts, each non-fungible token is indivisible and has its own distinct value.

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Key Legal Considerations to Successfully Build an NFT Marketplace

1000 648 David Hoppe

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are becoming increasingly popular. In comparison with fungible tokens such as Bitcoin and Ethereum which can be divided into smaller parts, each non-fungible token is indivisible and has its own distinct value.

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Who Creates NFTs, and Why?

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The New York Times archives are filled with thousands of stories in print storage and digital databases. Subscribers can access and read these stories whenever they like. However, on March 24th, 2021 a collector paid more than $500,000 for a non-fungible token (NFT) of the first article the Gray Lady ever published about NFTs and cryptocurrency.

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Essential Considerations in NFT Licensing Agreements

1000 648 David Hoppe

Technology has changed the way the world generates, grows, stores, and maintains value. The concept of “asset” has evolved from strictly tangible exchange media to digital property such as cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Digital assets are the latest trend, occupying the thoughts – and wallets – of a growing number of buyers, investors, and speculators.

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GLVM: What’s the Most Important Part of a Content License Agreement?

1000 648 David Hoppe

What’s the most important part of a content license agreement? Is it the liability sections? The royalty provisions? The reps/warranties?

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video games lawyer

Don’t Feed the Video Game Industry Patent Trolls

1000 648 David Hoppe

Over the years since Magnavox sued Atari in 1974 over the user interface for Pong, a cottage industry has emerged based on enforcing patent infringement rights and extracting licensing fees…

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Video Games Lawyer

Skin Trade: Preventing and Punishing Digital Asset Theft

1000 648 David Hoppe

In-game assets can take the form of any good or attribute that can be purchased within a gaming platform using real or virtual currency. Examples include specialized character skins, clothing,…

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