Top 8 resources to learn about DAOs
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) are one of the most exciting developments to come out of the crypto world in recent years and have experienced rapid growth towards becoming a vital part of the blockchain and crypto ecosystem.
It's a very popular way for cryptocurrency communities and companies to organize. However, it has broader applications beyond that space.
DAOs typically are more globally accessible and have lower barriers to entry than companies. Given the transparency and lower barriers to entry, there will likely be lower switching costs for DAO members who don’t agree with the rules and actions. DAOs sharing a similar mission might need to compete for members and are incentivized to be as transparent as possible and not extract too much rent from the group so that they are able to attract top members. DAOs might also need to quickly evolve to meet the members' needs.
So, below are the easily digestible resources for learning about DAOs regardless of your current knowledge level on the subject.
This approachable fifteen-minute read provides readers with a basic introduction to DAOs including the differences between DAOs and traditional organizations, the governance principles behind DAOs, some real-world examples of DAOs, and more.
This 45-minute video, which is a recording of a lecture originally presented by two members of dOrg to Stanford’s Beyond Bitcoin Course, does a bit of a deeper dive into DAOs including a basic overview, the history of DAOs, the present, and future of DAOs, and even have a Q&A session at the end.
This 45-minute podcast episode is a great way to learn about DAOs on your morning commute. In this episode, Aaron Wright, Clinical Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School and co-founder of Open Law, joins as a guest on the Blockchain.com podcast to discuss DAOs and their exciting future.
This ten-minute read provides readers with the information they need to know to join their first DAO. This article covers a basic explanation of DAOs, why you should consider joining one, how to join one, and some great additional resources to learn more about the DAO ecosystem.
This short video (under 10 minutes) gives a brief overview of DAOs using easy-to-understand analogies. In this video, they provide a basic explanation of DAOs, the pros, and cons of DAOs, and some real-life examples of DAOs in operation today.
This guide by Emanuele Ricci will cover in-depth the first-speed run challenge from scaffold-eth. Inside you will find web3/solidity concepts, explanations, and a detailed code review.
This guide by Nader Dabit is especially useful for Web2 devs and provides a basic understanding of building a full-stack dApp from end to end using technologies including Hardhat, Solidity, Ethers.js, The Graph, and React.
This eight-minute read by Henrique Centieiro provides readers with the information they need to know to join their first DAO. This article covers an advanced explanation of DAOs, why you should consider joining one, how to join one, and some great additional resources to learn more about the DAO ecosystem.