Welcome to the Future of Law on the blockchain.

We're decentralizing law through blockchain-based juries and frictionless claim settlements.
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How it works

Now the world is your jury

Disputes are part of everyday life. But imagine a coin you could use with product and service providers anywhere that guaranteed if you had a dispute, other coin holders would help you resolve it—fast, fairly, and for free. That’s why we created RHUCoin.

Join the jury

You can now join thousands of members in our affiliate resolution network—including legal professionals, industry experts, and consumers like YOU—who can earn RHU helping resolve disputes, large or small, for other RHUholders. No courts or centralized processes, no customer-service nightmares, no forced arbitration, no No’s—just near-instant resolution and settlement via the blockchain to any dispute, through our rapidly growing network of unbiased members.

Experienced team

Rhubarb is a project from the team that created PeopleClaim, the first and largest fully-distributed online dispute resolution platform, with over 30,000 cases mediated online.

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ICO: estimated Q1-Q2, 2019
Indicate desired allocation
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  • ICO: $0.25 / RHU
Note: Insider or presale applicants who do not get their full specified allocation will have priority in subsequent rounds.
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A gig economy where you leverage your mind
Use your smarts to help resolve disputes. Get paid for your opinion.
  • Join our fast-growing community of online jurors and earn RHU income from your desktop or mobile phone.
  • Anyone can participate. Choose a case, vote for the fairest resolution, earn RHUCoin. It’s easy.
  • Find cases that match your skills and interests.
The Problem
Traditional law is highly centralized, excessively intermediated—60% of economic value goes to court costs, lawyers, expert witnesses, etc.—and fails to address the unique needs of online, cross-border, and emerging blockchain applications.

Complicated

Centralized law has become too complex to be useful for most disputes. It’s also unprepared to integrate traditional law, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and rapidly-growing web and blockchain processes.

Expensive

In most civil cases, costs of litigating exceed potential judgments; and abusive practices like class actions, forced arbitration, and predatory malpractice suits cost business and society billions without compensatory value.

Exclusionary

<15%

According to estimates, fewer than 15% of Americans can afford to hire a lawyer. The problem is even worse in emerging economies.

The Solution
Rhubarb’s rapid distributed consensus mechanisms (RDCMs) provide a new and never-before-possible way to make dispute resolution faster, less costly, and more democratic through network consensus.

OCDR

Co-developed with PeopleClaim, the largest online community dispute resolution platform (over 30,000 cases / 3,000+ mediators), OCDR engages the public to compete for incentives to help resolve cases at a fraction of the time-and-money costs of traditional legal processes, arbitration, mediation, etc. PeopleClaim will adopt RHU as its settlement currency.

Poll Verdicts

Self-funding RDCMs to render informed consensus verdicts that can be used in lieu of juries, arbitration panels, traditional mediators, etc. Because they’re self-funding, parties can access large-scale (thousands) domain-expert voting samples at no cost, dramatically increasing access to justice.

Interactive Class Actions

ICAs allow claimants to join others with similar cases to negotiate with a common defendant / counterparty as a group—or settle individually if they choose. The process replaces nominal settlements and excessive legal fees with meaningful compensation and frictionless settlement.

Smart Settlements

Tokenizing the settlement process with embedded smart contracts, store credits, and frictionless payment transfer between merchants and consumers, Smart Settlements reduce friction and increase incentives for fast and binding settlement.

Rhubarb was created by the founders of PeopleClaim, the first and largest fully-distributed justice network. PeopleClaim will initiate the first Poll Verdict voting mechanism through its 100K mediation community network, in exchange for a 20% ownership of RHU issuance. This will be used to fund additional network expansion, Poll Verdict testing, and RHU Token adoption by large consumer brands where PeopleClaim has existing relationships.
RHU TOKEN SALE

Total token supply

1 billion RHU

Hard cap

$60 million

Soft cap

TBA

Max. tokens for sale

200,000,000 RHU

Max. tokens for sale (%)

20%

Token price

$0.25

Team / Advisor token vesting

4 years; 25% per year

TOKEN ALLOCATION
ROADMAP
Year
2012
PeopleClaim launched to revolutionize dispute resolution
2017
Rhubarb launched by PeopleClaim team to decentralize law on the blockchain
Q3
Concept origination
Q4
White paper release
2018
Q1-Q2
Token creation, testing, audit, and trial usage
Q2
MVP Public Fairness Assessment™: How to fix Facebook
Q2
Milestone: May 18 – Public jury community reaches 4,000 members
Q2
Milestone: May 31 – Public jury community nears 6,000 members
Q3
Milestone: Sept 24 – Public jury community reaches 7,600 members
Q3
Platform update 1 (Details available on request)
Q4
Platform update 2 (Details available on request)
Q4
Platform update 3 (Details available on request)
Q4
PFA pilot programs
2019
Q1
PFA pilot programs
Q1
Migration to full blockchain functionality
Q1-Q2
ICO
Q2
Completion of Fund Management core team
Q4
Public jury community: 100K members
Advisors

Federica Carugati, PhD

Advisor – Legal Institutions

Federica is a program director at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Her work focuses on political, legal, and economic institutions in pre-modern, citizen-centered, open-access governments; and on the lessons that such institutions’ emergence, configuration, and breakdown may hold for rethinking institution-building in the developing world.

Wilfried De Wever

Advisor – Justice Innovation Investment

Head of the Justice Accelerator initiative and coordinator of the Justice Investment Program at The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiilL), Wilfried guides innovation scale-up processes and connects investors with top justice innovators. The HiiL investor network ranges from private individuals such as lawyers or judges who want to invest in justice initiatives, to professional venture capitalists and institutional investors.

Steven Druker, JD

Advisor – Public Interest Law

Public interest attorney and Executive Director of the Alliance for Bio-Integrity, Steven is an advocate for environmental health and food safety. His 2015 book, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth, was hailed by Jane Goodall in her foreword as "one of the most important books of the last 50 years." In 2017 he received the Luxembourg Peace Prize for exceptional achievement on behalf of the environment. He's been a featured speaker at the Commonwealth Club of California, the City Club of Cleveland, the Silicon Valley Health Institute, Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, and numerous other organizations worldwide.

Gillian Hadfield, JD, PhD Economics

Advisor – Innovation in Law and Dispute Resolution

Director of the USC Center for Law and Social Science, Gillian is in the forefront of the movement to adapt legal systems to a world being rapidly transformed by globalization and technology. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Technology, Values and Policy; the World Justice Project’s Research Consortium; and is advisor to a variety of justice organizations and legal-tech ventures. Her book Rules for a Flat World has become essential reading for anyone concerned with legal institutions, innovation, and technology.

Anwar Kashif Mumtaz

Advisor – Emerging Economies

A practicing advocate in corporate and tax law, Anwar is immediate past president of the Pakistan Mediators Association; has been vice president of the Public Interest Law Association of Pakistan, a member of Pakistan’s business delegation to the Republic of China, delegate to JCI World Congresses, etc. Anwar is a member of the International Bar Association, IBA.

Giovanni Rodriguez

Advisor – Communications Strategy

An innovator in branding and communications, Giovanni is a founding partner of The Silicon Valley Story Lab, a media and content-strategy consulting firm dedicated to advancing the art and science of storytelling for the purpose-driven enterprise. He has advised dozens of start-ups—from market entry to exit—and organizations as diverse as The White House (the Obama years), the AARP, Intel, Microsoft, Google, SAP, Stanford University, and Singularity University (which he helped to launch in 2009). He writes what he learns in his business and his travels for Forbes, where he has been a regular contributor since 2011.

Ana Sambold, Esq.

Advisor – Mediation and Arbitration

Ana is co-chair of the California Lawyers Association's Civil Litigation Section ADR Committee and a board member of the Southern California Mediation Association; is active in the American Bar Association’s ADR Section; and teaches conflict resolution and intercultural diversity with the National Conflict Resolution Center. She has mediated more than 700 civil cases, including complex business matters and disputes between culturally diverse parties.

John Sorflaten, PhD

Advisor – Human Factors, UX, Predictive Markets

John is an innovator in usability assessment and optimization for information systems of all kinds. For nearly three decades his work has helped “institutionalize” usability best-practices within some of the largest and most significant organizations in the world. He has taught and applied human-factors and usability principles for a wide variety of clients, including Volkswagen, Sprint, Northrop Grumman, McKesson-HBOC, Pershing, Allen-Bradley (Rockwell Collins), Reuters, Avery Dennison, the U.S. Social Security Administration, and the U.S. Department of Defense, among others.

Tom Stipanowich, JD

Advisor – Dispute Resolution Law

Tom holds the William Webster Chair at Pepperdine Law School where he heads the famed Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, top-ranked by U.S. News in thirteen of the last fourteen years. He is a much-cited, award-winning author of many books and articles on arbitration and dispute resolution; an arbitrator and mediator of large and complex commercial disputes in the U.S. and internationally; and a recognized expert on dispute resolution law and practice with affiliations to leading law schools and institutions worldwide.

Alex Tudorache

Advisor – ICO Marketing

With a sales/marketing background, Alex has helped guide marketing programs in a wide range of industries, including telecom and high-risk payment processing. His experience in affiliate marketing is extensive, beginning as an Amazon affiliate and ultimately heading ActionPay's multinational affiliate program for two years. A blockchain enthusiast and cryptocurrency investor himself, Alex currently applies his marketing expertise advising high-performing ICOs.

Team

Mark Deuitch

Founder & CEO

Mark conceived and developed PeopleClaim, the world’s largest online community-based dispute resolution system, to expand access to civil justice. He is launching Rhubarb Fund and RHUCoin to further that goal, bringing rapid distributed consensus mechanisms to legal settlements and other forms of dispute resolution. Mark also founded RateADrug.com, which crowdsources user experiences with prescription drugs and supplements and will soon be offering a cryptocurrency to let patients monetize the value of their health data.

Prior to PeopleClaim Mark was an investment banker at Oppenheimer and Regal International Capital. He earned an M.A. at the University of St. Andrews.

Vishant Patil

Technical Architect

One of the original PeopleClaim developers and part of the core Rhubarb launch team, Vishant is responsible for architectural development, coding, and tech team handling. An engineering graduate in Computer Science and Engineering, Vishant has more than 12 years’ experience in system architecture, UML, Domain Driven Development, and Microsoft technologies. He has paid close attention to blockchain technology developments since 2016.

Paul Anastasio

UX/UI Designer – Applications

Paul rejoins the team he worked with at PeopleClaim to help launch Rhubarb Fund and RHUCoin. Most recently Paul has been UX/UI designer at London video curator Findie, and web developer at Softbinator Algorithms of Bucharest, Romania.

Naresh Naidu

Project Manager

A ten-year team member at PeopleClaim, Naresh brings more than 15 years experience in design and development to Rhubarb. Naresh has extensive background in UML model designing through class Diagrams, ERD, and sequence diagrams; and experience in Domain Driven Development; and is well versed in managing from the perspective of enterprise needs.

Mukesh Haval

Senior Software Developer

A five-year PeopleClaim veteran and engineering graduate in Computer Science and Engineering, Mukesh brings eight years of technical development expertise to Rhubarb. His core expertise includes Microsoft .NET and system integration.

Sagar Radam

Senior Web Developer

A developer with a talent for graphic design, Sagar's contribution is already noticeable on the Rhubarb site. He's been part of the PeopleClaim team for four years, has five years’ experience in responsive web development, and is familiar with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

Kim Sinton

Technical Advisor

Project manager at the launch of PeopleClaim, Kim is a senior software engineer at LifeLock Symantec. Prior roles include senior web application development at Apple’s retail division, and senior front-end developer at CBS Interactive in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Abdul Rehman

Technical Advisor

As a former architect / developer at PeopleClaim and its affiliated site FastDue, Abdul brings insight into the online dispute resolution process. He currently leads the Architecture and Technical Design group for Assurance Client Technology Services at EY, and has more than 15 years’ experience designing and developing custom applications from medium to enterprise scale. Prior to joining EY, Abdul worked as a consultant with Magenic Technologies, developing mobile and distributed solutions for various industries including health, risk management, and banking. Current interests include AI and public blockchains.

Resolving a Dispute with RHU

Crowdsource best resolution options using OCDR

Initiate Poll Verdict to achieve consensus on best resolution

Choose FreeCourt — Binding. Case resolved upon verdictOrChoose RhuNeutral — Non-binding. Negotiate with insight

Case resolved — all for under $25

RHU-based Smart Settlement executes money transfer, settlement terms, etc.

Still need to go to court?

Parties can choose RhuPredict™ to gauge likely outcomes or answer technical legal questions.

The RHU Economy
In the US alone there are millions of legal and consumer disputes settled every year. The RHU economy goes beyond legal settlements and creates meaningful consensus that benefits both sides of any dispute by providing frictionless cost-effective resolutions and customizable token-based mechanisms that administer settlement terms and details.
How people can acquire RHU
  • Purchase RHU in our ICO or presale
  • Purchase RHU from early investors
  • Earn RHU through crowdsourcing solutions to disputes
  • Earn RHU by participating in Poll Verdict voting
  • Receive RHU as settlement in cases filed on the network
  • Refer cases to the network
How people spend RHU
  • Deposits to participate in Poll Verdicts
  • Smart Settlement payments to courter-parties
  • To purchase goods and services within merchant affiliate networks MAN's
  • Incentive payments to community dispute resolution members for case help or consulting
  • Co-investment in RHU "law-tech" applications
Why RHU holders should retain their RHU
  • Unlimited demand for RHU applications vs finite RHU supply will increase value significantly over time
  • Holders retain proportionate voting rights
  • Holders can co-invest in many new Rhubarb applications
  • Proportionate payouts from monetization of RHU holdings
  • Business can lock in current values for future settlement payments by pre-purchasing RHU early.
Supply: 1 billion RHU (200 million issued)

Why demand for the RHU will grow rapidly

Poll Verdicts

Because Poll Verdicts are self-funding there is no limit to voters in poll. Each vote requires a RHU deposit to participate. The more participants the greater the demand for RHU.

Merchant / Counterparty Settlement Payments

Demand for RHU will accelerate as merchants adopt RHU as primary settlement currency to satisfy need for smart contracts and simplified settlements.

Other justice mining applications

Incentives; advisory fees to community-member consultants, mediators; case referrals; co-investments in Rhubarb applications; usage fees, etc.

The future of law

It’s here.

Zero cost to resolve any dispute

That’s right, we're taking the cost of resolving a civil case down to zero — no legal fees, no court costs, no expert witnesses, and no settlement costs.

Savings to the public:
hundreds of $ billions
Indirect cost savings:
many more $ billions
The world is your jury

RHU replaces centralized court processes with scalable distributed communities, who compete to find the best resolution to your case. There’s no financial constraint on the number of people who compete to resolve your case. A new era of legal democracy has begun.

Universal access to justice

By removing financial and logistical constraints, RHU makes access to justice universal and equal — globally. Cases will now be resolved based on merit and not by a party’s access to superior financial or legal resources.

The revolution’s already begun

But you can still join.

Thousands of people have already signed up to earn RHU by competing to help others resolve their disputes. With the addition of the RHU Token and its financial incentives for user participation, community growth will greatly accelerate. Join us.

Current and Soon-to-be-launched Products

OCDR (Live) Access to a 3,000+ member resolution community of industry experts (e.g., dentists, mechanics, contractors, etc), legal professionals, and other consumers to “publicly mediate” any dispute or controversy. More than 30,000 cases to date. Allows consumers to resolve any type of dispute online for under $25. Target users: consumers, patients, employees, and anyone else seeking access to justice. Replaces litigation, small claims courts, and other merchant-based resolution channels.

Public Fairness Assessment (TBA) Enables forward-thinking brands to lower their risk and generate customer goodwill in matters of controversy by allowing the public to weigh in on policy and governance issues through Rhubarb’s network voting process.

FreeCourt (TBA) Fast, binding arbitration. A new solution based on rapid distributed consensus polls. Parties choose consensus groups from legal professionals, domain experts, or consumer demographics. Price: less than $50. Replaces industry arbitration panels and expensive (and potentially biased) third-party arbitration providers with a free, scalable, and democratic process.

RhuNeutral (TBA) Helps parties reach consensual agreement by harvesting expert opinion from industry, legal, and consumer groups on disputed issues. Target users include court pre-trial conferences, traditional and online mediation platforms, and healthcare and insurance providers. Replaces hourly-billed mediators with free large-population consensus votes.

RhuPredict Predict likely outcomes or source technical answers to help parties with pre-trial settlement or litigation strategies. Can also be applied to other outcomes. Replaces mock trials, trial and jury-selection consultants, expert witnesses, and legal research.

Purchase Considerations
  • Highly experienced team — Built and managed the largest online, fully distributed civil justice system- PeopleClaim.com.
  • Established platform with over 100K users
  • High levels of potential demand, with $450 billion market opportunity
  • Ready and near ready to launch applications
  • Voting rights plus co-investment rights for future projects
Join our whitelist for information on ICO and presale funding.
ICO: estimated Q1-Q2, 2019
Indicate desired allocation
$USD
  • ICO: $0.25 / RHU
Note: Insider or presale applicants who do not get their full specified allocation will have priority in subsequent rounds.
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