Do decentralized arbitration markets like Aragon satisfy the noahide mitzvah to set up courts?

Context: Aragon is a decentralized arbitration market, rather than being tied to any one nation-state it is borderless, blockchain-based and Internet-native. Anyone can participate and become an arbitrator(judge) and anyone can submit their dispute to the market(court). The mechanism for deciding disputes is a novel Schelling, stake-based mechanism, I presume this has bearing on it's halachic status.


Aragon bills itself as "the first Digital Jurisdiction". But it's very likely that several "competitors" will pop up.

Perhaps an additional question: what bearing, if any, could systems like Aragon have on rabbinical courts?

  • Seems very bad solution
    – kouty
    Nov 12, 2019 at 17:38
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    I suspect not, because it can only deal with civil disputes, or maybe penal cases where someone (e.g. the family of a murder victim) brings suit. But Noahide courts are meant to enforce all the other 6 mitzvot: who sues in a case of ever min hachai? Nov 12, 2019 at 20:29


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