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You’ve Been Served Via NFT: Court Allows Suit on Blockchain (1)

July 13, 2022, 10:34 AM

In Britain, you can now use the blockchain to sue someone.

A UK judge gave the go-ahead to serve legal documents -- the process of bringing a lawsuit to a person’s attention -- over the blockchain ledger by a nonfungible token for the first time, according to court documents made public this week.

An NFT is a line of code on the blockchain that confirms unique certificates of authenticity. They’re typically used to prove ownership of a piece of digital art.

The ruling comes from a case brought by Fabrizio D’Aloia, founder of an online gambling company, who’s suing cryptocurrency ...