Tolkien Estate blocks ‘JRR Token’ cryptocurrency

By Richard Crump (November 23, 2021, 01:02 GMT) – US cryptocurrency developer barred from mining ‘Lord of the Rings’ themed digital token after family lawsuit was filed and the estate of JRR Tolkien, the legal body that manages the English author’s property said Tuesday.

The Tolkien Estate said it has reached an agreement at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Arbitration and Mediation Center with Matthew Jensen, a Florida-based developer of a new digital currency called “JRR Token”. The product was launched in August under the slogan “The One Token That Rule Them All”.

According to the regulations, the developer has promised to stop …

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