How Can a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) Be Legally Structured?

Legal Revolutionary Journal LRZ 2021

13 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2022

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Biyan Mienert

Marburg University, Institute for the Law of Digitalization

Date Written: December 1, 2021

Abstract

The decentralized structure and automated operations of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) raise complex questions about the determination of applicable law, corporate status, and external actions that cannot be adequately answered using classical theories. This article draws up the different current legal possibilities for structuring DAOs.

Keywords: DAO, decentralized autonomous organization, crypto, ETH, lockchain, corporation, daolaw, cryptolaw, The DAO, corporate law

JEL Classification: K22, K3, K1

Suggested Citation

Mienert, Biyan, How Can a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) Be Legally Structured? (December 1, 2021). Legal Revolutionary Journal LRZ 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3992329 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3992329

Biyan Mienert (Contact Author)

Marburg University, Institute for the Law of Digitalization ( email )

Universitätsstrasse 24
D-35032 Marburg, D-35032
Germany

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