Law corporations Holland & Knight and Bluestone have served a defendant in a hacking case with a brief restraining order by way of a nonfungible token (NFT, 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 scorching 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 are actually frozen with investigations at present underway in Liechtenstein, Ireland, Spain and the United States. Approximately $1.3 million in USDC was frozen by Centre Consortium, a corporation based by USDC issuer Circle and crypto trade Coinbase, based mostly on a courtroom order from the New York Supreme Court.
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LCX stated the funds have been laundered by way of crypto mixer Tornado Cash however have been later traced by way of “algorithmic forensic analysis.” The evaluation additionally allowed the corporate to establish the hacker wallets.
Additional particulars and assertion by LCX might be revealed inside 24h.
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— Monty Metzger (@montymetzger) June 7, 2022
In gentle of those findings, Holland & Knight and Bluestone, the legislation corporations representing LCX, served the nameless defendant with a brief restraining order that was issued on-chain utilizing an NFT. This methodology “was approved by the New York Supreme Court and is an example of how innovation can provide legitimacy and transparency to a market that some believe is ungovernable,” LCX stated.