You shall not pass: Tolkien estate blocks ‘The Lord of the Rings’ JRR Token

You shall not pass: Tolkien estate blocks ‘The Lord of the Rings’ JRR Token


The Lord of the Rings-themed ‘JRR Token’ has met a “bag end” after being forced to shut shop following legal action from the family and estate of the famed series’ author. J.R.R. Tolkien who died in 1973.

On Nov. 23, Law360 reported that the Tolkien Estate had reached a settlement with Florida-based developer Matthew Jensen over his JRR Token, which was launched in August this year. According to BSCScan, the BEP-20 token is only held by 510 addresses, with a market supply of 19 trillion.

According to the settlement, Jensen promised to shut down the token and delete any content which infringes the estate’s trademark rights to the J.R.R. Tolkien name and intellectual property relating to “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit.” He also

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