Aaron Wright: The LAO – DAOs From a Legal Perspective


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Aaron Wright is a professor at Cardozo Law School and Co-founder of OpenLaw. Before this he was a successful entrepreneur, having sold his first company to Wikia - the for-profit version of Wikipedia. Today Aaron is a renowned thought-leader in the blockchain space at the forefront of DAOs. Last year OpenLaw launched The LAO, a DAO on Ethereum for investors looking to earn returns on Ethereum-based projects.

Aaron joins us to share his expert legal knowledge on all things DAO, and discuss his latest projects the LAO and Flamingo DAO.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Aaron's background and how he got into blockchain and the DAO space
  • The early vision for DAOs
  • Stakeholder participation in DAOs
  • Wrapped and unwrapped DAOs
  • Proxy voting on DAOs
  • Governance mechanisms
  • The multi-token model
  • How DAOs are characterized under law and the legislation surrounding them
  • The Wyoming Blockchain Bill
  • The different categories of DAOs
  • Where does Aaron see the DAO ecosystem headed in the future

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This episode is hosted by Sebastien Couture & Friederike Ernst. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/376

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