--- title: 'Resources for DAO & Crypto Governance Research' date: 2020-06-21 permalink: /posts/2020/06/resources-for-dao-research/ tags: - research --- [Read on Github page](https://linxule.com/posts/2020/06/resources-for-dao-research/) \| [Comment on HackMD.io](https://hackmd.io/@LinXule/S1nlDsRT8) \| [View on Roam page](https://roamresearch.com/#/app/PublicContent_LinXule/page/vPEa3y5n6) *** # Industry Research ## Research Projects - [Network Governance Research by dGov Foundation](https://daoresearch.dgov.foundation/) - [Interaction network graphs](https://graphcommons.com/graphs/6a993e34-d8b0-4425-83ce-67c3560429e7?show=info) - [Cluster analysis - governance of blockchain, legal,...](https://graphcommons.com/graphs/6a993e34-d8b0-4425-83ce-67c3560429e7?show=analysis-cluster) - [Data table](https://graphcommons.com/graphs/6a993e34-d8b0-4425-83ce-67c3560429e7?show=datatable) | [Export data](https://graphcommons.com/graphs/6a993e34-d8b0-4425-83ce-67c3560429e7?show=export) - [DGov Score framework by Ledgerback](http://www.ledgerback.coop/) - Useful insights in their [Medium posts](https://medium.com/@ledgerback) - [Discussion thread at dGov forum](https://forum.dgov.foundation/t/any-interest-in-a-dgov-score-framework-orgxp/112/69) - Proposed framework - Versions: [Essential](https://hackmd.io/s/BJdMFJaPI) vs. [full](https://hackmd.io/s/HkDimBtwI) (feedback via HackMD) - [Questionnaire format via Google forms](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczzTwPd1mH03x6vq-kg__AqOj4yaQMAf-BNFmVzceg-2O6uA/viewform) - [DAObase](https://daobase.org/) - [Crypto Governance Research by Block Commons](https://blockcommons.red/crypto-governance-research/overviews/) - [DAO Research](https://daoresear.ch/) - [A list for DAO stuff](https://github.com/DAOresearch/awesome-daos/blob/master/README.md) - [Collection of DAOs - DAOs in the Wild](https://www.notion.so/b78fb07170364f5b8d489e64ddac0128?v=b6b687f83e6d43c291b7863bce1bef8c) ### Metrics - [The Soldarity Project — dGov Score Framework](https://medium.com/alternative-governance-network/evaluating-for-distributed-governance-in-internet-native-digital-organizations-23423b261238) - [Deep DAO - Metrics of DAOs](http://deepdao.world/#/deepdao/dashboard) ## Community Forums - [dGov](https://forum.dgov.foundation/) ## Working groups - [DAO Alliance](https://twitter.com/alliancedao?lang=en) - [notes from community calls](https://hackmd.io/@burrrata/SkfSrSrh8) - [Telegram group](t.me/AllianceDAO) - DAO frameworks/mechanisms/tooling - [DAO Summoner](https://t.me/joinchat/HcTaOxNqKK8HJS2abqYk9A) - [Telegram group](https://t.me/joinchat/HcTaOxNqKK8HJS2abqYk9A) - how to build and improve DAOs ## Wiki & Reading Lists - [Distributed Governance - Joel Dietz (fractastical) at Swarm](https://github.com/fractastical/distributed-governance) - [Most important works on crypto law](https://github.com/fractastical/distributed-governance/blob/master/biblios/cryptolaw_biblio.md) - [Most important works on swarm intellgence](https://github.com/fractastical/distributed-governance/blob/master/biblios/swarm_systems.md) - [dGov - Governance Toolkit](https://forum.dgov.foundation/t/governance-toolkit/137) - [DAOtalk - DAO Legal resource list](https://daotalk.org/t/resource-list-dao-legal/533/7) - [see my compilation](https://hackmd.io/@LinXule/BywFKmp6L) (last post on Dec 19, 2019) ## White paper lists - [Digital Coin Data’s white paper list](https://www.digitalcoindata.com/bitcoin-cryptocurrency-whitepapers/) - [whitepaper.io](https://whitepaper.io/) *** # Academic Research ## My Collection of Papers on Blockchain and DAOs - [Take a look at my curation](https://linxule.com/curation-dao/) - Subscribe via the RSS feed links posted there - It contains most of the live lists & databases below - Keywords: DAOs, DACs, LAOs, governance, community - **Filter RSS subscriptions, newsletter and Google Scholar alerts with [Inoreader](https://www.inoreader.com/) & create your own RSS feeds and email digests!** - [My shared Zotero Library](https://www.zotero.org/groups/2515544/dao_research) - Work-in-progress, currently private - Collected through my own research - [Legal Resources for DAOs & Crypto](/IyXolWvpQguvHRd8PkLHbA) ## Research Projects - **[Metagovernance Project](metagov.org) - The Governance Layer of the Internet** - [Exploring DAOs as a New Kind of Institution](https://medium.com/commonsstack/exploring-daos-as-a-new-kind-of-institution-8103e6b156d4) - [Public deck 2020-04](http://metagov.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Metagov-Full-Deck-public-2020-04-18.pdf) - [governance structures - terminology and explanation](metagov.org/govlist) - [modular politics](metagove.org/modpol) - **[Wharton Cryptogovernance Workshop](https://cryptogov.net)** - [Raw data of survey responses](https://cryptogov.net/export-spreadsheet/) - **[Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance](https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/alternative-finance/) - Fin & Reg** - **[UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies](http://blockchain.cs.ucl.ac.uk/) - Econ&Fin, Reg&Law** - [Projects and Papers](http://blockchain.cs.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-projects-papers/) - [Research and Engagement](http://blockchain.cs.ucl.ac.uk/research/) - [Online Seminar](http://blockchain.cs.ucl.ac.uk/online-open-seminars/) ## Reading lists & Databases - **[Nathan Schineider](https://nathanschneider.info/) - peer production, online communities, governance** - [Open work](https://nathanschneider.info/open-work/) - [Zotero library](https://www.zotero.org/ntnsndr/items) (check out the notes) - Collections -- [Governance](https://www.zotero.org/ntnsndr/items/collectionKey/GVN3SBF5), [Platform economy](https://www.zotero.org/ntnsndr/items/collectionKey/HCGE29ZQ), [Cooperativism](https://www.zotero.org/ntnsndr/items/collectionKey/X8Q35GWD) - **[Blockchain Research Network](https://www.blockchainresearchnetwork.org/research/research-landscape/) - Blockchain governance, Regulation, Blockchain and Law, more…** - [Public Zotero Library](https://www.zotero.org/groups/2216205/blockchain_research_network/library?usenewlibrary=0) | [RSS feed](https://api.zotero.org/groups/2216205/items/top?start=0&limit=25&format=atom&v=1) - [Social and Human Collection](https://www.zotero.org/groups/2216205/blockchain_research_network/items/collectionKey/Q76H4XH5) | [RSS feed](https://api.zotero.org/groups/2216205/collections/Q76H4XH5/items/top?start=0&limit=25&format=atom&v=1) - **[Wharton - Blockchain governance reading list](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vf2-DGW5ppSOOp-yLXxm6wIAMGU9FKAg3L5GFHA9iiM/edit) - quick overview of theoretical landscape** - **[Blockchain library](https://blockchainlibrary.org/2017/10/academic-blockchain-publications/) ( last updated 2017)** - [List by topics](https://blockchainlibrary.org/2018/06/a-curated-list-of-resources-for-cryptoeconomics-research/) - [Github deposit](https://github.com/jpantunes/awesome-cryptoeconomics) ## Classifications of Academic papers - Based on __Blockchain - Research State of the Art (Collaborative Database)__ by [@risius2017](https://rdcu.be/b45Rr) ### Activities - **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. ## Research centers and courses - [List of research centers and online courses – Blockchain research network](https://www.blockchainresearchnetwork.org/resources/cryptocurrency-and-blockchain-research-centers-laboratories-and-classes)