How NFT court summons could change the legal landscape

RBB Lab, a technology development firm based in the Republic of San Marino, has utilized nonfungible token (NFT) technology to issue a court summons to a former employee and a contractor.

RBB Lab CEO Enrico Rubboli told Cointelegraph that it summoned the two individuals to the Judiciary of Italy on claims of attempted extortion and aggravated defamation of the firm. The summons was “an order restriction that we are asking them to stop this campaign against us,” said Rubboli.

This is the first time that an NFT has been used to deliver a court summons in Italy. If this technology catches on, it could mean big changes in how Italy handles legal cases in the future.

The RBB team says that serving a summons via the blockchain is more efficient than the traditional process, which can take weeks. Rubboli, said, “The goal is to streamline the process and make it more efficient,” adding:

“As a technology company, we want to push barriers in everything we do. This is an example where technology can facilitate and also improve a system that has been slow to adapt. Our goal is to find opportunities to improve our lives using technology. Unfortunately, the legal system has many examples of inefficiency where a lot can be done.”

RBB Lab is working with the law firm Annetta Rossi e Associati based in Florence, Italy, to develop a set of tools for the legal field. The goal is to create new blockchain-related legal products that can be used by both lawyers and law students. The project is still in its early stages, but the team is already making great progress.

“We have a very good relationship with the law firm and they are familiar with the blockchain. So, we decided to collaborate with them since we are an engineering company and can help them bring a variety of tools to the market such as on-chain forensic tools and the technology to deliver a court summons via the blockchain. We are also exploring the possibility of notarizing documents using the blockchain. So, we’ll have a way to prove that the document was in…


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