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Kleros: Frequently Asked Questions about Peer-to-Peer Justice

By Federico Ast and Clément Lesaege

The ekklesiasterion of Messene. In democratic Greek city-states, the ekklesiasterion was the meeting place of the popular assembly (ekklesia).

How are jurors selected and how do you make sure they do honest work?

The Strategy of Conflict. Originally published in 1960, this book pioneered the study of bargaining and strategic behavior in situations of conflict. In this book, Schelling introduced the concept of focal point, which many people know today as Schelling Point.

How is the number of jurors decided?

Is the identity of jurors revealed?

Can you really trust a decision made by a bunch of anonymous people on the Internet?

How does the enforcement work? What if the loser does not want to abide by the decision?

We are from organization X and would like to use Kleros. However, for XYZ reasons, we can’t use anonymous jurors. Can we tweak Kleros in order to only select jurors from a pre-vetted pool?

What happens with activated pinakion tokens?

A pinakion. The ID token used by the Ancient Athenians to be drawn as jurors in a popular trial.

How many pinakion will exist?

Does a party who wants to have a case adjudicated need to have pinakion?


Token Sale Specific FAQ

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Federico Ast

Ph.D. Blockchain & Legaltech Entrepreneur. Singularity University Alumnus. Founder at Kleros. Building the Future of Law. @federicoast / federicoast.com