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Potential Legal Frameworks for DAOs

November 16, 2021

An interesting and thoughtful whitepaper called “A Legal Framework for Decentralized Autonomous Organizations” was co-authored by a general counsel of one of the major venture investors in the blockchain space suggesting a framework for DAOs under the legal system in the United States. A decentralized autonomous organization, or a “DAO,” is an “organization” encoded as a transparent computer program, controlled by the organization members, and not by a central corporate entity. Currently, many DAOs are not established as legal entities, potentially exposing their members to a number of risks and liabilities.

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