Regulation companies Holland & Knight and Bluestone have served a defendant in a hacking case with a brief restraining order by a nonfungible token, marking the primary recognized authorized course of to be facilitated by an NFT.
The so-called “service token” or “service NFT” was served to an unnamed defendant in a hacking case involving LCX, a Liechtenstein-based cryptocurrency trade that was hacked in January for nearly $8 million. As Cointelegraph reported on the time, the assault compromised the platform’s sizzling wallets, ensuing within the lack of Ether (ETH), USD Coin (USDC) and different cryptocurrencies.
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— Holland & Knight (@Holland_Knight) June 8, 2022
LCX reported on June 7 that roughly 60% of the stolen funds at the moment are frozen with investigations at the moment underway in Liechtenstein, Eire, Spain and the USA. Roughly $1.3 million in USDC was frozen by Centre Consortium, a company based by USDC issuer Circle and crypto trade Coinbase, primarily based on a courtroom order from the New York Supreme Court docket.
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LCX mentioned the funds have been laundered through crypto mixer Twister Money however have been later traced by “algorithmic forensic evaluation.” The evaluation additionally allowed the corporate to determine wallets related to the hacker.
Further particulars and assertion by LCX might be printed inside 24h.
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— Monty Metzger (@montymetzger) June 7, 2022
In gentle of those findings, Holland & Knight and Bluestone, the regulation companies representing LCX, served the nameless defendant with a brief restraining order that was issued on-chain utilizing an NFT. This technique “was accepted by the New York Supreme Court docket and is an instance of how innovation can present legitimacy and transparency to a market that some imagine is ungovernable,” LCX mentioned.