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Judges Can’t Allow For-Profit Group to Use Likeness for NFTs

May 18, 2021, 4:43 PM

Judges can’t ethically participate in a for-profit group’s plan to use their likeness for unique, or non-fungible, tokens that would be auctioned to raise money in part for legal aid groups, the Tennessee judicial ethics committee said.

“The idea of helping and supporting legal aid organizations in their efforts to create more access to justice and to make it more affordable to everyone” is noble and aligns with the goals of the judiciary, the Tennessee Judicial Ethics Committee said May 10.
But “the proposed agreement and arrangement carries with it numerous ethical concerns.”

While Bitcoin, for instance, is fungible cryptocurrency ...

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