In charging Caroline Ellison + Gary Wang in FTX scandal, SEC classifies FTT token as securities – major development for cryptocurrencies and NFTs

SEC points to as signs FTT are securities Excerpts from SEC Complaint against Caroline Ellison and Gary Wang Why should NFT utility projects be nervous? **Nothing on this website is legal advice.

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Court’s decision in Bored Ape trademark lawsuit Yuga Labs v Ryder Ripps motion to dismiss explained (download PDF)

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Major victory for Yuga Labs: Court denies Ryder Ripps’ Anti-SLAPP motion + motion to dismiss Yuga Labs’ trademark lawsuit, allowing case to proceed – download PDF

Court holds Ripps’ use of Bored Apes TMs has no artistic relevance, is explicitly misleading, and is not protected under the Rogers test Court holds that Ripps’ anti-SLAPP motion fails because Yuga’s trademark lawsuit does not “arise out of Defendants’ attempts to publicize and criticize Plaintiff’s purported use of racist, neo-Nazi, or alt-right dog whistles”…

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Tragic death of Stephen Boss, aka tWitch, the extraordinary dancer, Ellen show DJ, and NFT enthusiast

We don’t know what led to tWitch’s tragic death. But we do know that the world is darker without tWitch’s radiance, a soul who brought so much joy to others. His dancing was a gift to us all.

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Download PDF SEC complaint v. Sam Bankman-Fried; and SDNY criminal indictment

On Dec. 12, 2022, the disgraced founder of FTX Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested in the Bahamas and is awaiting extradition. Both the U.S. government and the SEC are charging Bankman-Fried with violations of U.S. laws, including securities and wire fraud. The SEC press release is copied below: SEC Charges Samuel Bankman-Fried with Defrauding Investors in…

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Real v. Yuga Labs: claims against celebrities Beeple, Bieber, Paris Hilton, Madonna, Jimmy Fallon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Future, The Weeknd, Andrew Taggart & Alexander Pall, Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian, Steph Curry, Khaled

We took a closer look at the Complaint against Bored Ape creator Yuga Labs, Moonpay, et al. focusing on the celebrities. Even though the Complaint is 95 pages long, it’s not that detailed about many of the celebrities. Here are the main allegations against the celebrities: (1) All celebs are alleged to have received Bored…

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Complaint PDF in class action Real v. Yuga Labs, Beeple, Bieber, Paris Hilton, Madonna, Jimmy Fallon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Serena Williams, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Khaled, Adidas, Moonpay

Download the class-action complaint that was just filed in Real v. Yuga Labs. The named defendants include the co-founders of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, along with a host of celebrities: Complaint PDF in class action Real v. Yuga Labs, Beeple, Bieber, Paris Hilton, Madonna, Jimmy Fallon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Serena Williams, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart,…

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