Category: NFT

April 26, 2023

Ifrah Law at NFT.NYC: Web3 Gaming’s Growing Pains and Maturity

From April 12th to April 14th, NFT.NYC held its fourth inaugural event since its launch in 2019, boasting more than 1,500 speakers across seven different categories and a featured section. Moving from an array of venues spread throughout Times Square to a centralized location North Javits, Hudson Yards, the event was significantly less well attended… Read More

April 19, 2023

Ifrah Law on Web3: Web3.0’s Solutions

At issue in Web2.0 was the centralization of web platforms and protocols under a user-independent authority, and therefore users’ inability to meaningfully exert control over their web experience, interactions, and data. While such a dynamic provided significant benefits in making the web accessible to a much wider population by lowering the technical barrier to entry,… Read More

April 17, 2023

Ifrah Law on Web3: Origins of the Web

In parts (1) and (2) of this series, we’ll cover the basics of the Web and aspects of its technical history up to the present, and then discuss how Web3 technologists are trying to revolutionize the Web in its current iteration by solving its characteristic problems, respectively. In the following parts, (3) and (4), we’ll… Read More

July 28, 2022

European Union Agrees On Cryptocurrency Regulation, Excludes NFTs (For Now)

European Union policymakers have taken the next step toward enacting a scheme for regulating cryptocurrency and other blockchain-based assets, as the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament provisionally agreed to approve new rules governing Markets in Crypto-Assets (“MiCA”).  The new rules would address a range of risks related to cryptocurrencies and related… Read More

July 8, 2022

Responsible Financial Innovation Act Proposal To Bolster CFTC Authority Over Crypto-Industry

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate last month would mark the federal government’s first foray into cryptocurrency regulation, and it could be a welcome development as the industry navigates a period of regulatory and commercial uncertainty. On June 7, 2022, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) introduced the Responsible Financial Innovation Act (“RFIA”)… Read More

February 7, 2022

Ifrah Law on NFTs: What is an NFT?

It would be hard to over-exaggerate the hype that has grown around non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) over the past year as a result of the meteoric rise of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and other blockchain-based technologies. NFT sales skyrocketed in 2021 to $25 billion, a colossal increase from $94.9 million in 2020. [1] And the number of unique… Read More