With a public disclosure on January 3, Dapper Labs became the first NFT company to register federally to lobby the US government. The company joins a growing list of crypto industry influencers who have come to Congress to influence the new rules.
Dapper Labs, headquartered in Vancouver, offers a wide range of non-funnel token (NFT) and DApps based products. These include games like CryptoKitties, where players can raise and raise NFT cats, and Cheeze Wizards, a series of tournaments in which collectible characters can fight each other. In addition, Dapper Labs partnered with the NBA and is responsible for Top Shot, the NFT marketplace that sells the best basketball events. The UFC is also partnering with Dapper Labs to offer a similar service in the near future.
According to the announcement, Dapper Labs has hired Crossroads Strategies as a lobbying firm. The company said it will be promoting “guidelines for NFT, blockchain and financial services.” In addition to recruiting a lobbying firm, Dapper Labs also appointed Alison Kotler as the new head of government in November 2021. Kotler is the former head of the Bureau of Consumer and Government Affairs and special advisor to the chairman of the FCC from June 2015 to April. 2017 Nov.
Since then, Kutler has also registered to lobby on behalf of Dapper Labs, as revealed by public disclosures released the day after Dapper Labs officially registered on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
Dapper Labs did not release details of its intentions, but said it wants to promote “learning and mass adoption of Web3,” spokeswoman Rachel Rogers said.
As NFTs become more and more involved in popular culture, lobbyists are optimistic about future politics. In any case, both lobbyists and decision makers will have to continue to grapple with the implications of blockchain technology for future regulations.