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.

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

Brandon Ferrick
Agreement
November 14, 2021

Legal Structures for DAO

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Publication
October 25, 2021

The DAO Needs A Serious Discussion about Legal Structure

PaperImperium
Governance Discussion
October 5, 2021

DAO Contributor Agreement

Larry Florio
Agreement
October 1, 2021

MakerDAO & Societe Generale Tokens Refinancing Deal

SylvFromSG-Forge
Governance Discussion
September 30, 2021

A Legal Framework for Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

Andressen Horowitz
Publication
August 6, 2021

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

Elena Baninemeh, Siamak Farshidi, Slinger Jansen
Publication
July 7, 2021

Wyoming's Legal DAO-Saster

Gabriel Shapiro
Publication
April 10, 2021

Wyoming House Bill 142 (Prior Session Legislation)

Wyoming Legislature
Regulation
April 7, 2021

A Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) of DAOs

Wulf A. Kaal
Publication
March 9, 2021

Measuring DAO Autonomy: Lessons From Other Autonomous Systems

Steven A. Wright
Publication
January 27, 2021

The ENS Foundation

The ENS Foundation
Publication
January 1, 2021

Decentralized Autonomous Organization to Automate Governance

Christoph Jentzsch
Publication
January 1, 2021

DAO Model Law

COALA
Regulation
January 1, 2021

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

Robbie Morrison, Natasha Mazey, Stephen C Wingreen
Publication
May 1, 2020

The Era of Legally Compliant DAOs

OpenLaw
Publication
June 6, 2019

Report of Investigation: The DAO

U.S. SEC
Precedent
July 25, 2017

How to Incorporate a DAO

Stephen Palley
Publication
March 8, 2016

Decentralized Blockchain Technology and the Rise of Lex Cryptographia

Aaron Wright, Primavera De Filippi
Publication
March 10, 2015

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