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29 Aug, 2023
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled its enforcement action targeting a non-fungible token (NFT) enterprise.

Impact Theory, a media firm based in Los Angeles, has been hit with a $6 million fine, setting a precedent for the treatment of NFTs as securities. This legal milestone has far-reaching implications for the entire cryptocurrency landscape.

Impact Theory's "Founder's Key" NFT project attracted investors with promises of profit tied to the company's success. The SEC's investigation concluded that these offerings were essentially investment contracts and thus subject to regulatory oversight. Impact Theory, which got approximately $30 million from investors, is now obligated to pay fines, compensate impacted parties, and eliminate its NFTs from circulation.

At a time when the NFT market is experiencing regulatory uncertainty, the SEC's decision provides insight into possible regulations in the industry. Impact Theory's response will likely shape the strategies of other NFT projects navigating the changing legal landscape.