Law360 (May 4, 2021, 4:36 PM EDT) — Now that everyone is familiar with nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, it appears that fractional interests in NFTs, or F-NFTs, are ripe for discussion.
In March, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Hester Peirce spoke at the Security Token Summit, and raised the important issue of whether F-NFTs could constitute securities under U.S. law. Peirce cautioned that anyone creating fractional interests in an NFT should “be careful that [they’re] not creating something that’s … a security,” emphasizing the breadth of the definition of a security under U.S. law.
And in April, a petition for rulemaking was filed with the SEC requesting regulatory…
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