DAO 101: Resources For Beginners


Here are some resources in order to get you started thinking about decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs).

Complexity Labs has put together an amazing pair of videos for absolute beginners. This is a great place to start:

Decentralized Autonomous Organization: A Short Film
Decentralized Autonomous Organization

After you’ve watched these, check out @matan’s presentations:

TedX: Blockchain And A New Paradigm of Collectivity
D1Conf: Decentralized Decision Making

At this point, you’re ready to get deep. Here’s some literature to cozy up to:

Ralph C. Merkle – DAOs, Democracy, and Governance
Matan Field – Decentralized Governance Matters
Vitalik Buterin – DAOs, DACs, DAs and More: An Incomplete Terminology Guide

Of course, you should check out the DAOstack Whitepaper if you haven’t already!

If you have any additional questions about DAOs, feel free to post here. This pin will be updated over time so that every beginner’s questions can be answered thoroughly.