Kim Kardashian Sued Over Crypto

Back in June ’21, I wrote, “I’ve just become aware of the best example of everything that is bad (and hopefully temporary) about crypto-insanity. If you are wondering about the hype, this article from Coindesk is very instructive.”

I guess some of Kim’s less-than-crypto-savvy followers didn’t pay attention to the very bold first line of her social post: “This is not financial advice but sharing what my friends just told me about the Ethereum Max Token!” They are suing her anyway.

Watch this lawsuit very carefully. This wasn’t the “fine print.” Kardashian began her social post with a disclaimer. As you can see from my original reaction, I had absolutely no kind words for Kim back in June. That aside… are loud, obvious disclaimers a valid legal defense?

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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