DAOs - A new way to manage organizations

DAOs - A new way to manage organizations

DAOs are a new form of restructuring organizations, but in a decentralized manner. They vary from regular corporations in the sense that they are built on a voting mechanism tied to blockchain technology.

DAOs explained

In a classic corporation shares and property are divided among several shareholders, making a different structure of incentives. DAO tokens are used to represent shares of a firm in the model while giving the power to vote on matters such as governance and operations of the organization. DAOs are entirely transparent since they are owned and governed by their members and investors, who are referred to as contributors and are built on the blockchain system. The rules of the organization are encoded into a smart contract, specifying the methods of governance and decision-making for the organization. In most cases, any member of a DAO can submit a proposal or amendment, which will then be put to a vote by all token owners before being put into effect.

How DAOs operate

A DAO is nothing more than blockchain-based democracy. Given the unique nature of this organization, it is important to understand the creation process of a DAO. Establishing and defining the rules that will govern the whole ecosystem is the first stage in constructing a DAO. After establishing rules, a smart contract is used to write and store these rules, so that each and every stakeholder can remain aware of the terms of governance.


Because everything recorded in these smart contracts is available to everyone, they are open and transparent, for each and every person involved in the DAO. They are also immutable since no one can change its content after it has been stored. All of these features make a decentralized organization quite different to a traditional form of governance. Afterward, each member is given a token that represents the DAO's activities.

These tokens will also provide users with particular advantages and rights in the ecosystem, such as the ability to vote on certain subjects and topics. Following that, the DAO becomes entirely independent and devoid of any external control, remaining managed by a voting and consensus mechanism based on the quantity of tokens held by each member. Each share or vote in the DAO is represented by a blockchain transaction, while members are represented by addresses.

DAOs – Pros and Cons

  • More power: DAOs have fewer entrance barriers than companies since members may contribute from anywhere in the globe.
  • Transparency: anybody may observe vote results, financing choices, and other activities.
  • Collaboration: giving everyone a voice helps specialists to invest in the ecosystem they are constructing and pulls together huge knowledge for a proposition.

What are some of the drawbacks of DAOs?

  • Legality: Token designs that might be deemed securities can be fraught with pitfalls.
  • Flat structure: DAOs operate more slowly since choices take longer to make without an authority figure or chairman in charge.
  • No change possible: in some DAOs, the people who own the most tokens make the choices, therefore governance is basically similar to that of regular corporations.
  • Divergence in decisions: When a group of people vehemently disagrees, the organization may break.

How to Contribute in a DAO

As previously stated, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) all need contributors from a range of disciplines. The beauty of this system is in its structure: there is a predetermined task and value to be generated, and everyone may arrange their effort and time spent as they see fit, and they will be rewarded because of their efforts. However, it is necessary to provide value to the community outside of your primary interests to get recognized and, as a result, to generate prospects for compensated contribution. A lot of work must be done upstream in order to be recognized and appreciated by the community, but it is frequently well worth it in terms of winning places in a game.

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