The DAO Research Collective (DRC) accelerates DAO functionality by procuring and open-sourcing research foundational to effective DAO operation, and we make the process more efficient by pooling capital and data from multiple DAO stakeholders.
After identifying some of the most pressing challenges for DAOs, we organized and sponsored the articles and events linked below to help address those challenges.
We’re just getting started: we’ll be releasing new research and running new initiatives for DAO operators and researchers every month.
Our team includes Connor Spelliscy, Tony Douglas Jr., Jacob Robinson, and David Kerr, and we are supported by Fellows including Andy Hall (Stanford), Derek Hsue (Reverie), Jonathan Dotan (Stanford), Larry Sukernik (Reverie), Maria Gomez (Interchain), Marc Boiron (dydx), Sam Hart (Interchain), Scott Moore (Gitcoin), Sina Habibian (Zeitgeist), and Shreyas Hariharan (Llama).
The research linked below was sponsored and/or edited by the DRC.
DAOs can reshape society by bringing democratic control to important economic and social activities previously governed through more hierarchical means… Read More
Absent the adoption of a new legal entity structure that serves the novel needs of DAOs, we discuss why we believe, at present, the Limited Cooperative Association (LCA) provides the most ideologically aligned legal framework for DAOs.… Read More
This piece explores autonomy in blockchain-based DAOs to investigate visions of algorithmic assemblages. Kelsie Nabben, the author of this paper, is a DAO Research Collective grant recipient… Read More
We gathered together some of the leading DAO founders, operators, and investors at the DAO Summit. We then separately interviewed more than 20 other brilliant DAO stakeholders, and asked them what they needed most. And here it is: a list of five of the most pressing questions for DAOs… Read More or TL;DR
The events linked below were organized by the DRC.
Our presentation on the biggest challenges DAOs face and how they can be tackled more efficiently through collective R&D at the Ethereum Foundation’s biggest annual event… See More
The DAO Research Collective organized a Virtual DAO Summit for leaders in crypto to identify the most pressing issues for DAOs and strategies for resolving those issues. We partnered with the Stanford Center for Blockchain Research, the Ethereum Foundation, and Bankless for the event… See Agenda or Video
We’re looking for experienced researchers and operators working on solutions to the most pressing issues faced by DAOs. If that’s what you’re working on, we’d love to hear from you.
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