Blockchain Articles

Whose Eyes Are In Your (Crypto)Wallet?
1000 648 David Hoppe

How much privacy should individuals be granted when it comes to financial transactions involving cryptocurrencies and wallets? Should that expectation of confidentiality change if the government believes a certain amount of disclosure could uncover crimes such as money laundering or the financing of terrorist attacks?

The Royalty Treatment: Does the Resale Right Apply to NFTs?
1000 648 David Hoppe

The right of resale provides artists an important revenue stream by entitling them to receive a share of the revenues whenever an owner or collector resells their original creations.

WY Not? DAO’s Saddle Up in Wyoming
1000 648 David Hoppe

In recent years, investors and organizations have increasingly embraced blockchain technology for a range of business interests from tracking music royalties to supporting supply chain logistics. Now, in a reversal of that situation, an application of blockchain technology is being used to harness the collective power of investors and form organizations.

Starving Artists No More: NFTs Are Changing the Score in the Music Industry
1000 648 David Hoppe

Take note! Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) have officially entered the music scene and are already moving beyond provable ownership of audio files: the latest development is NFTs that are created to be virtual celebrities. These NFTs will even appear across multiple media types and platforms, including music videos and video games. Interest surrounding avatar-based NFTs is growing rapidly and even mega-celebrities are minting and investing in NFTs.

NFTs’ ‘Wild West’ Days are Numbered as Global Regulation Looms
1000 648 David Hoppe

Driven by concerns over potential fraud, intellectual property theft, tax evasion, and money laundering, governments all around the world are looking at ways to regulate digital currencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Nations have taken vastly different approaches depending on who’s in charge, how they characterize NFTs, and how bullish their outlook is on digital currencies.

Real-Money Gaming: Taking Off and Cashing In
1000 648 David Hoppe

Esports and skill-based gaming have become highly competitive arenas, with millions of people playing against each other daily, vying for lucrative sponsorships, and supported by rabid fan followings. Many want to get a piece of the action. Esports Network expects real-money games industry revenue to top $2.5 billion by the end of the year.

Lights!! Camera! Token! Are NFT’s Ready for Their Big Closeup?
1000 648 David Hoppe

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are once again proving their versatility. Entrepreneurs have found a variety of compelling uses for them in video games, drink recipes, digital art, fantasy sports, and more.

NFTs Transforming a Multi-billion-dollar Fantasy Sports Industry
1000 648 David Hoppe

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are making headlines again, this time in fantasy sports. In September 2021, the French start-up company Sorare announced that it had raised significant capital—$680 million to be exact—for its fantasy football (soccer) platform.

Jay-Z vs Damon Dash: Lessons for Emerging Technologies Companies
1000 648 David Hoppe

Rapper Jay-Z’s legal beef with record executive Damon Dash entangles old-school creativity and newfangled technology, providing lessons for performers, promoters, developers, and anyone else involved in the arts world. The disagreement between two-thirds of the founding braintrust behind Roc-A-Fella Records centers on the ownership and regulation of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and is likely to open a flurry of issues related to NFTs.