Launching Kleros Fellowship of Justice Program

An Experience Helping Build the Future of Decentralized Justice…

Federico Ast
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3 min readAug 23, 2018


At Kleros, we are building the future of decentralized justice. Achieving our grand vision requires the creation of a strong community of experts working in the fields of computer science, mathematics, economics, law, social science and business.

In order to foster the creation of this community, we are happy to announce the launch of the Kleros Fellowship of Justice Program.

It is a 2–6 month long internship where the intern will get exposure to cutting edge civic technology with the potential of impacting billions in years to come. It can either be remote or in Lisbon. For the duration of the Fellowship Program, the candidate will collaborate with core members of the Kleros team by doing work or conducting research relevant to advance Kleros vision.


The Program is composed of four tracks covering the key fields involved in Kleros: DApp Development, Cryptoeconomics, Law & Society and Business.

Candidates will apply to their field of choice and the specific skills to be accepted will depend on the chosen track. However, they all require a number of general abilities, including:

  • High level of communication skills in English.
  • Teamwork spirit.
  • Ability to keep motivation while working remotely and autonomously.

DApp Development Track

The development of decentralized applications is a new discipline in computer science. Activities in this track involve writing code, participating in code reviews, developing tests and dealing with potential bugs and vulnerabilities.

Who should apply?

People with computer science background interested in increasing their knowledge and skills on decentralized applications.

Example of topics

  • Launching new features or enhancements to the platform.
  • Writing tests for new or existing features.
  • Improving performance and identifying potential flaws or vulnerabilities.

Cryptoeconomics Track

Cryptoeconomics refers to the combination of cryptography, computer networks and game theory to create secure and decentralized systems. Activities in this track involves conducting cryptoeconomics research with the goal of making Kleros more robust, efficient and secure.

Who should apply?

People with background in computer science, mathematics and economics interested in increasing their knowledge in cryptoeconomics.

Examples of topics

  • Developing better voting mechanisms and token redistribution methods.
  • Conducting dispute resolution in multi-outcome situations.
  • Handling user griefing in dispute resolution systems.
  • The problem of honest unity, namely incentivizing an oracle so that there is a high likelihood that at least one honest response is submitted.
  • Improving random number generation among parties not trusting each other.
  • Developing methods for optimizing the use of gas.

Law & Society Track

Kleros is a groundbreaking civic technology with many implications on legal and governance systems. Activities in this track involve conducting research on the interactions between Kleros and legal, regulatory and governance systems.

Who should apply?

People with background in law, social science, economics or humanities fields interested in the impact of blockchain on governance, economic and legal systems.

Examples of topics

  • Adapting regulation to foster the use of Kleros.
  • Understanding Kleros’ contribution to access to justice in emerging economies.
  • Using Kleros in government: what’s the low hanging fruit?

Track Business

This track involves research and work on use cases of Kleros and business models in the field of decentralized justice. Activities in this track are oriented to have a better understanding of Kleros use cases and fostering adoption.

Who should apply?

People with background in business and entrepreneurship, interested in legaltech and blockchain.

Examples of topics

  • Understanding Kleros use cases: a strategic analysis matrix.
  • Designing legal products based on Kleros.
  • Applying Kleros in the insurance industry.
  • Developing curated list use cases of Kleros.

Follow this link to learn more about the program and submit an application.

Solving big problems require big brains. The goal of the Fellowship is to bring brilliant people into the decentralized justice conversation and creating a vibrant research community. We are super excited about the launch of our program and we believe that, over time, graduates from the Fellowship will be recognized as world experts in the field of decentralized justice.

Join Kleros!

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