Hong Kong – 17 May 2022 – Leading Hong Kong law firm, Deacons launched its inaugural Non-Fungible Token (NFT) today to mark the culmination of its 170th anniversary celebrations. The firm has partnered with HashKey Group, a digital asset financial services group in Asia, for institutional-grade minting, distribution and custody support for its commemorative NFT. Registration for the complimentary, limited edition NFT is open for the public on the firm’s website.

The Deacons 170th Anniversary NFT is a mosaic comprising 85unique 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, powered by BCW Group and supported by HashKey Group’s digital wallet, HashKey Me, pays homage to the firm’s 650-strong staff who have contributed to its success over the years.

Sabrina Fung, FinTech Sector Partner, Deacons said, “Hong Kong has long been a centre for art, technology and finance, and NFTs bring all these sectors together. As Hong Kong’s leading full-service law firm, Deacons has established dedicated Art Law and FinTech sector groups which comprise cross-sector teams of legal professionals who support clients’ diverse needs and requirements such as NFTs and investment in metaverse which encompass a multidisciplinary approach.”

Machiuanna Chu, FinTech Sector Partner, Deacons added, “The Deacons 170th Anniversary NFT is a classic example of historical achievement being celebrated through revolutionary technology, backed by subject matter experts. This is also our tribute to the city which we call home and to the communities we have been a part of for more than 17 decades.”

A total of 1,700 complimentary NFTs are being issued, registration for which starts today and closes on 31 May 2022. Recipients will be notified via email in June 2022 and will receive the NFTs in their digital wallets, preferably HashKey Me for best user experience. Visit deacons.com for further details.