As Hong Kong’s longest-established law firm, we are proud to mark our 170th anniversary with the launch of a commemorative NFT.

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.


Our people are the key to our success. The NFT celebrates Deacons’ diverse talent pool and is also a tribute to Hong Kong and to the communities we have been a part of for more than 17 decades.

It is complimentary and free-of-charge.

The registration period for the NFT was 17 May to 31 May 2022. To be eligible for registration, you need to follow the Deacons official account on either LinkedIn or WeChat.

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.

Recipients will be notified via email upon verification of their details and eligibility.

Due to the limited edition nature of the NFT, only one NFT per digital wallet will be issued.

If you do not have a digital wallet that has the compatibility to receive the NFT or are unable to receive NFTs via your digital wallet, we would recommend using HashKey Me for the best user experience. Otherwise, your allocation of the NFT may be forfeited without prior notice.

Select “Assets” and click “NFT” on the homepage of the digital wallet. Select ‘Deacons 170 NFT’. If you don’t see it, click the “+” icon on the top right and enable NFT to appear on Assets page. On the description page of Deacons 170 NFT, click “Receive”.

The Deacons NFT uses EVM-based Polygon.

Formerly known as Matic Network, Polygon is a scaling solution that aims to provide multiple tools to improve the speed and reduce the cost and complexities of transactions on blockchain networks. Polygon bills itself as a layer-2 network, meaning it acts as an add-on layer to Ethereum that does not seek to change the original blockchain layer. After the rebranding, Polygon retained its MATIC cryptocurrency, the digital coin underpinning the network. MATIC is used as the unit of payment and settlement between participants who interact within the network.

The NFT can be sold or traded in the secondary market, however the owner (holder of the Deacons NFT) will be responsible for any charges and fees associated with such sale or transfer. Deacons will not be responsible for any fees associated with further transfers.

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