Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) under English Law

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The paper discusses whether and to what extent the key constituencies of a ‘typical’ DAO can be qualified as a partnership under English law. It explores the defining features of a ‘typical’ DAO and its key constituencies; gives a brief overview of the various types of business organisation available under English law; addresses the question of private international partnership law; and then analyses whether the key stakeholder constituencies in a DAO meet the conditions set out in the Partnership Act 1890 for qualifying as a partnership.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-78
Number of pages11
JournalLaw and Financial Markets Review
Issue number1-2
Early online date20 Feb 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Feb 2023


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