The Decentralized Autonomous Organization and Governance Issues

7 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2017

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: December 4, 2017

Abstract

The Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) represents an innovation in the design of organizations, in its emphasis on computerized rules and contracts, but the DAO’s structures and functions also raise issues of governance. This discussion paper enumerates those issues, so as to encourage further research on DAOs and governance.

Keywords: Blockchain, Autonomous Organization, DAO, Cryptocurrency, Governance

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., The Decentralized Autonomous Organization and Governance Issues (December 4, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3082055 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3082055

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )

Islamabad
Pakistan

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