Kleros Development Roadmap

Building the Future of Decentralized Justice

Federico Ast
Jun 13, 2018 · 4 min read

By Federico Ast and Clément Lesaege

Kleros’ token sale is under way. The support of the community is critical to move forward with our vision of decentralized justice. But what’s ahead after the sale? These are the milestones in our development roadmap.

July, 2018: Launch on Main Net and Early Pilots

In July, we will launch Kleros on the main net and conduct our first pilots. In the early tests, jurors will have real economic incentives but there will not be real enforcement of rulings.

October, 2018: First Version with Real Enforcement.

In October 2018, we will release a version of Kleros able to solve real disputes with real money at stake. Partners will be able to plug into Kleros to adjudicate simple disputes. The ability to ‘bolt on’ Kleros to existing platforms is one of our key areas of expansion. We have already seen a good amount of interest from established platforms in the ecosystem to use our dispute resolution protocol. To learn more, read about our partnerships with Ink Protocol and Dether.

Kleros’ vision is to provide fast, affordable and secure arbitration for many use cases in the decentralized ecosystem.

April, 2019: Multiple subcourts and governance mechanism release.

Kleros is a multipurpose court system able to adjudicate different types of disputes. In the early days, there will be a high involvement of the team in the creation and management of subcourts where disputes are adjudicated. But the goal is to build a decentralized system to be self-managed by users with a liquid democracy governance mechanism.

Kleros will use a governance system based on liquid democracy.

July, 2019: Abstraction Release

Abstraction is the process of removing details to computer science objects while keeping common features. The Arbitrable contracts are already abstracted.

The abstraction of elements within Kleros will facilitate companies to use our protocol and contribute to the creation of a decentralized justice ecosystem.

September, 2019: Complex Disputes Release

Currently, Kleros disputes are ruled using a “first-past-the-post” voting system. While this method is suitable for binary cases (either party A or party B wins), many disputes have more than two parties and solutions that are not binary (e.g., party A wins 75%, party B wins 25%).

Nicolas de Condorcet (1743–1794) was a French philosopher, mathematician and political scientist. He developed a voting system known as the Condorcet method which selects the candidate who would beat each of the other candidates in a run-off election. Some of our current research ideas are based on Condorcet’s work.

Future Releases

In September 2019, Kleros will be at a quite advanced development stage and we expect it to start becoming a common method for arbitration. Future releases will be decided by the team in the best interest of the project. Such decisions will rely heavily on new opportunities discovered through user feedback.

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Thanks to Clément Lesaege

Federico Ast

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Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Blockchain & Law. Singularity University GSP16. TEDx Speaker. Coursera Teacher on Blockchain. Founder of Kleros.io.

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