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A Legal Framework for Decentalized Autonomous Organizations

“The purpose of this paper is to identify a number of taxation, entity formation and operational issues pertaining to Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (“DAOs”) and to suggest a domestic entity structure capable of addressing such issues, including filing and paying U.S. taxes, opening an entity bank account, signing legal agreements and limiting liability for DAO members. A threshold question for determining the most appropriate domestic entity structure for a DAO is to determine whether it has a for-profit or not-for-profit purpose”