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.
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.
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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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.
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.
According to estimates, fewer than 15% of Americans can afford to hire a lawyer.
The problem is even worse in emerging economies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
HTML, and CSS.
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.
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.
Crowdsource best resolution options using OCDR™
Initiate Poll Verdict to achieve consensus on best resolution
Choose FreeCourt™ — Binding. Case resolved
upon verdict Choose RhuNeutral™ — Non-binding.
Negotiate with insight
Choose FreeCourt™ — Binding. Case resolved upon verdictOrChoose RhuNeutral™ —
Non-binding. Negotiate with insight
Case resolved — all for under $25
Parties can choose RhuPredict™ to gauge likely outcomes or answer technical legal
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.
Demand for RHU will accelerate as merchants adopt RHU as primary settlement
currency to satisfy need for smart contracts and simplified settlements.
Incentives; advisory fees to community-member consultants, mediators;
case referrals; co-investments in Rhubarb applications; usage fees,
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.