According to a Singaporean government minister, legal marriage ceremonies, court case disagreements, and government services may one day be made available in the Metaverse. Thus according to the minister, an integrated platform utilising the Metaverse can streamline and speed up the dispute settlement procedure.

Decentraland, a metaverse platform, held its first wedding earlier this year, inviting 2,000 virtual guests and Rose Law Group to help legalize the union. Jordan Rose, the founder and president of the organisation says that it was the first wedding ever held on a blockchain-based Metaverse.

Edwin Tong, Singapore’s second minister for law, argued on July 20 at the TechLaw Fest 2022 that even highly personalised, private events like the solemnization of marriages have occurred online in the Metaverse.

Tong used the example of being able to observe a court case involving, for instance, an accident on a building site in three dimensions utilising a “single virtual platform”

“The pandemic has already shown us that even dispute resolution — once seen to be a physical, high-touch process […] can also be held almost entirely online.”

Additionally, he said that the incorporation of such technology would not prevent the holding of conventional offline sessions. There “can always be a hybrid aspect,” he said. According to him, a platform that is this integrated will make the entire dispute-resolution process more practical, and effective, and keep up with how the rest of the world is changing.

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