DAO Legal Canon

Here is a list of publications and other content relating to legal aspects of decentralized autonomous organizations ("DAOs"). This is a living document that will be updated from time to time. Sign up to receive biweekly updates. If we miss something cool, feel free to email us.

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Class Action against bZx DAO

Lawsuit

Principles & Models of Web3 Decentralization

Publication

Sushi Legal Structure

Governance Discussion

Defining Real and Fake DAOs

Publication

Crypto Legal Check List

Publication

Uniform Partnership Act 1997

Regulation

DAO Representation Agreement

Agreement

PwC Annual Global Crypto Tax Report 2021

Publication

Governance Minimization Guide

Publication

API3 Year 0 Wrapped: DAO and Legal Structure

Publication

API3 Cayman Bylaws

Agreement

One-Page Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (OP-SAFT)

Agreement

ENS Foundation Memorandum of Association

Agreement

Legal Structures for DAO

Publication

The DAO Needs A Serious Discussion about Legal Structure

Governance Discussion

DAO Contributor Agreement

Agreement

MakerDAO & Societe Generale Tokens Refinancing Deal

Governance Discussion

Legal structure for the Idle DAO

Governance Discussion

A Legal Framework for Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

Publication

Voting Power Delegation Disclosure

Agreement

A Decision Model for Decentralized Autonomous Organization Platform Selection: Three Industry Case Studies

Publication

Wyoming's Legal DAO-Saster

Publication

Wyoming House Bill 142 (Prior Session Legislation)

Regulation

A Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) of DAOs

Publication

Measuring DAO Autonomy: Lessons From Other Autonomous Systems

Publication

The ENS Foundation

Publication

Decentralized Autonomous Organization to Automate Governance

Publication

DAO Model Law

Regulation

LexDAO Constitution

Agreement

Simple Code Deference Agreement

Agreement

SCoDA – Simple Code Deference Agreement

Agreement

The DAO Controversy: The Case for a New Species of Corporate Governance?

Publication

MetaCartel Ventures Legal Documents

Agreement

The Era of Legally Compliant DAOs

Publication

Framework for “Investment Contract” Analysis of Digital Assets

Publication

Dash Core Group Legal Structure Details

Governance Discussion

Dash Deed of Settlement

Agreement

Report of Investigation: The DAO

Precedent

The Foundations Companies Law (Cyaman Islands), 2017

Regulation

How to Incorporate a DAO

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Decentralized Blockchain Technology and the Rise of Lex Cryptographia

Publication

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