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Aragon Court

A decentralised protocol and network of incentivised guardians that can be used for human-readable subjective dispute resolutions.
Aragon Court is a decentralised dispute resolution protocol that can handle subjective disputes that cannot be resolved by smart contracts alone. This is achieved by having a network of incentivised guardians drafted for each dispute who vote to guarantee a certain ruling.
It attempts to find what the subjective truth is (i.e. the most correct outcome of a dispute) with a Schelling point. Guardians sign up to get drafted into the court by activating ANT tokens in Aragon Court's smart contract. Every time a guardian is drafted for a dispute, a portion of their activated tokens is locked until the dispute is finalised. To incentivise consensus, guardians who don’t vote in favour of the final ruling have their locked tokens slashed. Guardians who vote in favour of the final ruling are rewarded with dispute fees and tokens from any guardians who voted for a minority ruling.