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Jur Brings Digital Courts to Tech Law Clinics’ Moot Court with Radboud University
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Jur is pleased to be part of Tech Law Clinics 2021 edition, an annual moot court hosted by the prestigious Radboud University in The Netherlands. Tech Law Clinics is an international project, bringing law students in touch with cutting-edge technologies. The event is an occasion for law students to test their learnings on real-case scenarios, by acting as lawyers and judges in a case at the crossroads between private law and new technologies. Judges, law firms, and tech companies coach the teams and prepare them for the oral hearings. Jur’s dispute resolution platform, the Court Layer, was part of the environment used by Radboud and other universities to run fictional procedural orders of the moots.  The Court Layer is an online dispute resolution platform whose basic flow and mechanics host the Open Justice Platform that Jur is presently developing. About 80 students from four different universities have already been instructed in January on the dispute resolution procedures available in the Court Layer. Apart from Radboud, the universities involved are UCLy (Lyon, FR), Jagiellonian University (Krakow, PL),  University of Lodz (Lodz, PL). The sessions provided Jur with useful feedback on the dispute resolution flow engineered in the Court Layer and expanded its university network in France and Poland. The moot itself will take place in March.  A true elite of experts from the fields of legal tech and dispute resolution are participating in Tech Law Clinic. Radboud University will be represented by legal tech experts starting with Professor André Janssen, Assistant Professor Pietro Ortolani, and PhD candidate Tom J. Vennmanns will be present. On the other hand, Poland will have private law experts such as Monika Namyslowska, Director of the Department of European Private Law of the University of Lodz, and Piotr Tereszkiewicz, Associate Professor in Private Law of  Jagiellonski University. Topping it all off, the President of Chamber at the Administrative Court of Lyon, Marc Clément, will also be present representing France. The sessions conducted by Jur’s experts Luigi Cantisani, Legal Engineer, Shuchi Tyagi, Blockchain Developer and Michele D’Asaro, R&D covered: How and Why the Court Layer WorksPhase 1 - Appointment of ArbitratorPhase 2 - Conduction of ArbitrationPhase 3 - Peer Review SystemQuick showcase of the prototypeQ&A with students According to Michele D’Asaro, “it is thrilling to share details and technicalities of our ODR with interested students.” For Luigi Cantisani, “years after participating as a student in moot courts, it was really exciting to be on the other side and be able to talk about digitising arbitration and implementing blockchain to students from different universities in Europe, based on a prototype that currently exists.” For Shuchi Tyagi, “it is a must to help law students experience the advancements offered by existing tech in the legal industry.” Jur’s participation in Tech Law Clinic is part of a long-lasting fortunate relationship with universities that tested a series of assumptions on its ODR platform.  After Tech Law Clinic, a Spring School will follow, in order to raise students’ awareness about the challenging legal implications posed by digital technologies.  Jur’s CEO, Alessandro Palombo will deliver a speech in the Spring School on decentralisation and justice and decentralised dispute resolution types. The event will happen on the morning of March 15, 2021, from 9:30 am to 11:50 am. Other than digitisation of dispute resolution, the event will cover topics on automation of government decision-making and competition law in digital markets, among others from speakers all around the world. We are developing the first multi-jurisdiction online dispute resolution platform, the Open Justice Platform. Learn more.

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Jur AG Joins the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium
The Global Legal Blockchain Consortium (GLBC) is made up of large companies, law firms, software companies, and universities. GLBC’s primary aim is to develop standards governing the use of blockchain technology within the legal sector. This perfectly aligns with Jur’s objectives. Jur will join GLBC’s mission into organize, align, and educate stakeholders and industry professionals by creating standards governing the usage of blockchain technology, as well as to enhance security, privacy, productivity, and interoperability in the legal technology ecosystem. We are pleased to join one of the most interesting networks of innovators in the blockchain field. We are also excited to bring our contribution and be able to interact directly with other members, authoritative subjects on an international scale of the legal industry, and we look forward to receiving feedback from their community.CEO Alessandro Palombo. Jur’s participation within the Consortium will improve the reach of the project in terms of networking, education, and coordination with other industry participants. We are very pleased to welcome Jur to the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium. With over 300 participating organizations from more than 30 countries, the GLBC is leading the world’s legal industry to develop standards for the application of blockchain technology to the business of law. We look forward to Jur’s contribution to this important global effort.”The consortium now has over 270 members and is positioned to become the second largest blockchain consortium in the world across any industry — David Fisher, founder and board member of the GLBC commentedDavid Fisher, founder and board member of the GLBC commented Jur is looking forward to collaborating with other innovative companies and individuals within the consortium as they focus on applying blockchain technology to the legal industry in a transparent and ethical manner.
TEST: Are you ready to see the Jur Defender?
Join us while we test the Jur Beta Platform to prepare the first sale of a vehicle on the blockchain ever using smart contracts! It’s with immense proudness that we present the world with our preparations for having the first car sold on blockchain — thanks to Daniela and Stefan for joining us in this conference call! https://youtu.be/jOxq-cQnNZ4 Creating a contract on the Jur Beta Platform is simple, then just invite your counterparty to accept it, and resolve the contract once both you and the other party are satisfied with it! Follow us while we explain to Daniela and Stefan how to use the JBP for switching the property of a custom Land Rover Defender, from Stefan to Daniela, for the total amount of 10,000 dollars in JUR tokens. We have waited a long time for this moment, and we are thrilled to be taking part. Luca, Jur’s CTO, is here now explaining what it means for us to proceed into doing such a test. After all these months of trial and error to create a legal dApp, being able to finally see it in action makes you feel like something has really been done to improve the way contracts and justice are dealt with. And here we go with our heroes: Stefan, 32, from Tyrol — driven by his curiosity to study biology and life science, he loves to explore new frontiers — be it with his former Defender, with his motorcycle, or now exploring the legal boundaries with Jur. Daniela, 30, is a self-employed graphic and web designer from Tyrol. Together with her four-legged companion she is looking forward to travelling the world in the Defender! Now, we are on testnet. This is the first public test carried out on the JBP, and it is in preparation for the world record event which is about to happen very soon: selling the Defender on the mainnet blockchain! Do you want to try the process out while reading this article?You can try out the Jur Beta Platform here: http://beta.jur.io/To use it, you can get JUR tokens here: https://oceanex.pro/en/ After having inserted the general data needed to create a contract — your wallet, the other party’s wallet, here we arrive at the main screen: The KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) are needed to be sure about the use of the contract and how to resolve it. In this testing phase, since Daniela is a UI designer, we decided to imagine that she has a contract to be signed with Jur, and we have put some basic criteria related to the task. We then decided to pay out her efforts for her wireframe design with 10,000 JUR tokens. As you can see, you can set the details of the contract duration, and then, once the contract is saved, you can send it to your counterparty. In this case, we sent it to Daniela. Daniela should now be having a ‘proposal of contract’ in her ‘Contracts’ section. The process could take a while, as the JBP communicates information to the blockchain, so don’t get too impatient and wait until the process is done. Refresh, if necessary. On the mainnet, Daniela will be creating the contract and will be paying the amount in JUR to obtain the Defender from Stefan. Both Daniela and Stefan are using the Brave browser. We encountered some minor bugs here: for example, the data from text inputs during the contract creation were not visible. Things can go wrong during tests. And ours was no exception. That’s why Stefan and Ale started talking about Ale’s recent provocation about investing on a dApp unicorn: https://twitter.com/0x_ale/status/1191682427812487169?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1191682427812487169%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.embedly.com%2Fwidgets%2Fmedia.html%3Ftype%3Dtext2Fhtmlkey%3Da19fcc184b9711e1b4764040d3dc5c07schema%3Dtwitterurl%3Dhttps3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Falepaljur%2Fstatus%2F1191682427812487169image%3Dhttps3A%2F%2Fi.embed.ly%2F1%2Fimage3Furl3Dhttps253A252F252Fpbs.twimg.com252Fprofile_images252F1185279782151446533252F13U8WPFA_400x400.jpg26key3Da19fcc184b9711e1b4764040d3dc5c07 You could go back in time and invest in Uber. Or you could invest in a dApp — that is going to become a unicorn too. Which one would it be more profitable for you? Stefan would have invested in the dApp — because you invest in something you are a part of and this is more advantageous for everyone that is involved in the ecosystem. This is exactly what is going on here: Stefan and Daniela are quite an example of what it means to be early adopters. We are here now, connecting with Stefan and Daniela through our community, using the JBP together for the first time, and cheering about the future of dApps with our CEO Ale. A friendly moment that we would have loved to share with you all. In 2016–17, Stefan started using blockchain by owning Ethereum, since he found that he could really own his own money for the first time to be an interesting idea. In some ways, the Jur Beta Platform is performing the same result, but for contracts: Stefan and Daniela are creating the contract by themselves, no intermediary is needed here! PROBLEM SOLVED! We had a problem with attachments. The Defender can be heavy indeed :-) We are talking about quite a car, aren’t we? With 2 solar energy panels, these guys rock! Resuming the flow: Daniela can now check the contract that has been sent by Luca. She has a decision to make. One of them is to reject and the other is to accept, which she does. She then confirms that she wants this contract to be executed, and then the agreement is written on the blockchain. Once confirmed, it’s our turn as Jur, to pledge the contract, so we decide to finally put the sum of 10,000 JUR tokens in escrow. Right now, the sum is in the ‘smart escrow’, that’s why Luca’s balance has 10,000 less JUR tokens, while Daniela hasn’t received any money yet. Basically, we are in a perfectly valid contract, since the funds to be transferred have been locked between Jur and Daniela. Both of the parties could now dispute the contract or close it. Disputing a contract is useful. Maybe Jur is asking for a different thing than originally discussed, or maybe Daniela hasn’t respected the deadline. The dispute process is a really interesting part of the Jur Beta Platform since it gives you the opportunity to actually enforce your contract. Thanks to a community of voters which decides the fair resolution of the contract, your contract will be put into action so that the sum in escrow will be regularly used according to the contract’s KPI and resolution proof (as seen above). Those dynamics are managed by the Jur Open Layer, which you can read more about here, and that we are currently testing with the Radboud University (more here!) Every time that you write on the blockchain there is some gas fees involved that you need to bear by having VTHO in your wallet. For the future that could change thanks to VeChain’s fee delegation. In our case, we are all satisfied and we resolved the contract. That gives Daniela the option to withdraw the funds from the escrow. No one else can do it, not even Jur. https://youtu.be/rYmbGPPOaSo A fascinating note about the Defender: the modification is made as a pack, imported from South Africa, in order to be converted as a camper; the modification was done in Bavaria, and the space that is created inside the car to live in is huge. You can even stand upright in the Defender! We are developing the first multi-jurisdiction online dispute resolution platform, the Open Justice Platform. Learn more.