Blockchain Glossary

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

August 30th, 2021   |   Updated on March 7th, 2022

DAOs involve a set of people interacting with each other according to a self-enforcing open-source protocol. Keeping the network safe and performing other network tasks is rewarded with the native network tokens.

Blockchains and smart contracts hereby reduce transaction costs of management at higher levels of transparency, aligning the interests of all stakeholders by the consensus rules tied to the native token.

Individual behavior is incentivized with a token to collectively contribute to a common goal. Members of a DAO are not bound together by a legal entity, nor have they entered into any formal legal contracts.