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Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)

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Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAOs) are large scale organizations that have no central authority or government. Rather, the body is controlled democratically by its shareholders through smart contracts and decisions are recorded on the blockchain. The most well-known of DAO’s is the DAO that formed on the Ethereum blockchain, and which was subsequently hacked, resulting in a loss of $50 million. 

A term that grew in popularity with the advent of blockchain networks, decentralized organizations do not have the typical structure of a corporate organization i.e. something that is pyramidal. In the DAO’s case, governance is chiefly conducted with the help of smart contracts. Besides bringing the benefits associated with decentralization - transparency, immutability, security etc. - DAOs are also cost effective and, through token economics, good at incentivizing users to participate. 

Several DAOs have already been formed, including projects themselves, such as Aragon, BitShares, Dash and Digix. The governance mechanisms on such platforms allow users to propose changes and vote on such changes. 

Given that that there is no one power controlling the network, and that decentralized networks belong to no nation state, there has been some discussion on the legal status of DAOs. It continues to stir debate.  

PhoenixDAO — A Complete Guide for the DAO

15 hours ago 5 minute read 0 comments PhoenixDAO (PHNX)

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Understanding BadgerDAO and $DIGG

24 Jan 2021 5 minute read 6 comments PVMihalache

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SpiderDAO: A New Reality of User End Privacy

20 Jan 2021 6 minute read 0 comments Sal Miah

SpiderDAO (SPDR) is among the latest innovations leveraging blockchain technology to further decentralization. The established platform centres its services on internet privacy, innovative governance, and bandwidth monetization. Its existence in the...

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18 Jan 2021 4 minute read 0 comments CarlKid

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Aragon's CEO Resigns

13 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Jorge Izquierdo has resigned from his position as Aragon One CEO, he announced via Twitter on Jan. 11. Izquierdo decision was a result of disagreements with respect to governance decisions made in the Aragon Association The former CEO will continue...

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12 Jan 2021 3 minute read 11 comments AlucardLife

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30 Dec 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Ahanonu kingsely

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The Decentralized Autonomous Organization

25 Dec 2020 4 minute read 4 comments AlucardLife

I don't know why it took me so long to realize that the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) is actually a sovereign country. That comes with a lot of responsibility, responsibility that I don't think most people are ready for. Freedom costs....

Joystream: A DAO app

20 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Ryyu008

Hello folks, the temperature is falling day by day, as we sit cocooned in blankets. Let's discuss in brief the new concept that Joystream brings to blockchain. From a brief opinion I got about this exciting new kid is that it is a platform which allo...

Project Catalyst - An Introduction and the Road Ahead

18 Dec 2020 4 minute read 0 comments Cryptotexty

When I heard about Project Catalyst for the first time at Cardano Virtual Summit in summer 2020, I knew that it would be something big. I was happy for the opportunity to join the Fund1 focus group, where participants helped to test the system includ...