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Hong Kong has long been a centre for art, technology and finance, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) bring all these sectors together. For over 17 decades, Deacons has been providing legal advice to clients from across sectors on varied matters.
To mark the culmination of its year-long 170th anniversary celebrations, the firm launched its inaugural, limited edition NFT on 17 May 2022, making it the first Asian law firm to mint its own NFT.
The Deacons 170th Anniversary NFT is a mosaic comprising 85 unique images contributed by Deacons’ staff members. The pictures capture the photographers’ favourite Hong Kong moments of 2021, and are a celebration of the human spirit and of Hong Kong. The NFT, minted by BCW Group and supported by HashKey Group’s digital wallet, pays homage to the firm’s 630-strong staff who have contributed to its success over the years.
A total of 1,700 complimentary NFTs were being issued on a first-come-first-serve basis and recipients received the tokens in their digital wallets.
Share the Deacons 170th Anniversary NFT post on your LinkedIn profile with hashtag #Deacons170NFT and take a screenshot OR, share the Deacons 170th Anniversary NFT post on your WeChat Moments and take a screenshot. Fill-in the registration form and upload the screenshot. Recipients will be notified in June 2022 via email and the NFT will be dropped into their digital wallet once the registration details have been verified.
In case of any dispute over the distribution and/or allocation of the NFT or any other aspects of this campaign, Deacons’ decision shall be final and conclusive and binding on all the parties concerned.
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