TeLENZ is pleased to present the tenth installment of its ‘Leading Minds’ webinar series on Law and Technology in legal education: practice, policy and research.

Legal practitioners, law teachers and legal researchers are invited to attend these presentations and participate in the Q&A sessions.

Webinar 10: Tuesday 28th June 2022, 1.00pm – 2.00pm NZST.
Topic: Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
Attendance: Free but register here.

NFTs have many uses. One of those uses, and the one that is currently capturing peoples’ attention, is that they can enable the ownership of assets. Those assets may be digital such as digital artworks, videos, music, memes, as well as in-game items and collectables. And/or they  can be used over real world assets – as with the Goldie example. NFTs use blockchain technology, and depending on the type of NFT, are bought and sold online, often with cryptocurrency.

This TeLENZ webinar will explore a number of introductory, practical, legal and regulatory issues related to NFTs with a panel of discussants. Some of the key question include:

  • What are NFTs and how, in a nutshell, do they work?
  • What are some of the examples of NFTs of digital art? What are they worth and who can use them?
  • What have been the opportunities and the pitfalls?
  • What are the legal, regulatory and policy issues?
  • What might the future of NFTs look like?

TeLENZ Project Lead, Associate Professor Wayne Rumbles, will chair the panel which will include:

1. Associate Professor Alex Sims, Department of Commercial Law at the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand: here or visit

2. Binu Paul, Specialist Lead, Fintech at Financial Markets Authority, New Zealand: here or visit

3. James Cochrane, Partner, Stace Hammond, New Zealand: here or visit

4. Associate Professor David Eyers, University of Otago and Team Member of Veractiy Lab, New Zealand: see here or visit

*Source for image: RadioNZ (Business Journalist, Nicholas Pointon) here or visit

TeLENZ is a project supported by the NZ Law Foundation to build New Zealand’s legal and policy capability in fast developing areas of law and technology.