- Smart Contract Research Forum
- Network Governance Research by dGov Foundation
- DGov Score framework by Ledgerback
- Crypto Governance Research by Block Commons
- DAO Research
- Square I - Crypto Encyclopedia
- Dune Analytics – User Generated/Assembled Analytics into Blockchain Projects
- Deep DAO - Metrics of DAOs
- DeepDAO API Endpoints - Subscription Only
- breadcrumbs - blockchain analytics platform
- Dive into the trails of transactions
- Etherscan APIs - short term free access available for scholars
- The Soldarity Project — dGov Score Framework
- Alchemy by DAOstack
- DAO-Analyzer by daohaus
- Token Terminal - Protocols and DAOs’ Earnings
- LeXpunK Army
- “a community that brings BUIDLers, HODLers & DEgens together with lawyERRGHs to innovate the culture, practice and substance of law for the new age of autonomous technologies”
- Working Groups
- DAO Governance Collective
- DAO Alliance
- DAO Summoner
- Telegram group
- how to build and improve DAOs
- Talent DAO
- DAO Structure & Design Project - literature review on organization design for DAOs
Wiki & Reading Lists
- Distributed Governance - Joel Dietz (fractastical) at Swarm
- dGov - Governance Toolkit
- DAOtalk - DAO Legal resource list
- see my compilation (last post on Dec 19, 2019)
White paper lists
My Collection of Papers on Blockchain and DAOs
- List of scholars working on blockchain-related topics.
- Take a look at my curation - Subscribe via the RSS feed links posted there
- It contains most of the live lists & databases below
- Keywords: DAOs, DACs, LAOs, governance, community
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- Zotero Group for Research on DAOs (request for invitation)
- Collected through my own research
Management and Organizational Studies
- Mike Lee at Insead
- The Role of Hierarchies in Managing Communities: Examining Tensions in the Governance of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
- Vivianna He at ETH Zurich with Phanish Puranam at Insead
Other Academic Disciplines
- Metagovernance Project - The Governance Layer of the Internet
- Wharton Cryptogovernance Workshop
- Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance - Fin & Reg
- UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies - Econ&Fin, Reg&Law
- Stanford - Center For Blockchain Research
- Standord Law - DAO Symposium
- Stanford Blockchain Club
- DAO Guide by Stanford Blockchain Club
- Lists of DAOs, FAQ, Articles, Market Maps, etc.
- DAO Guide by Stanford Blockchain Club
Reading lists & Databases
- Nathan Schineider - peer production, online communities, governance
- Blockchain Research Network - Blockchain governance, Regulation, Blockchain and Law, more…
- Wharton - Blockchain governance reading list - quick overview of theoretical landscape
- Blockchain library ( last updated 2017)
Classifications of Academic papers
- Based on Blockchain - Research State of the Art (Collaborative Database) by @risius2017
- Design and Features. How blockchain systems are designed and what the differential effects of the various characteristics (e.g., consensus mechanisms, privacy settings, transparency, immutability, decentralized control) are.
- Measurement and Value. What is the added value that blockchain based solutions provide on the different levels and how it can be appropriated.
- Management and Organization. What governance of decision rights exist in blockchain environments or which strategies and tactics are employed by actors in blockchain systems.
Level of Analysis
- Users and society. Individuals who transact through blockchain applications and the societal consequences that the technology implies.
- Intermediaries. Intermediary service providers as well as applications and processes that are hosted within a blockchain environment connecting a service provider and a service consumer. The key focus on this level revolves around smart contracts and the consequent opportunities for automating transactions among dispersed entities.
- Platforms. Different blockchain implementations and networks (e.g., Ripple, Ethereum, Hyperledger), various types of blockchains (e.g., permissioned vs. permissionless), as well as cross-system interactions (e.g., integrating blockchain systems with each other or into established systems).
- Firms and Industries. Organizations and industries that are prone to be affected by blockchain technology or deploy blockchain solutions themselves (e.g., financial markets, public services) as well as how (new) business models will develop in a blockchain industry.