The idea of a decentralized platform that can power various currencies on a distributed ledger, transfer non-fungible tokens between entities and offer a brand-new marketing opportunity in the metaverse has no doubt seen growing popularity over the last few years.

Now, a smattering of courts across the world have taken matters a step further, dipping into the blockchain arena themselves and finding ways to adapt to the nascent technology. First, a New York Supreme Court, and then a U.K. high court, each greenlighted the practice of serving court papers as NFTs within the last month; that is, airdropping the papers directly into anonymous defendants’ digital wallets, eliminating the need for third-party verification.