Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) 101: Smart Contracts, Web3, and Blockchain technologies and relationship with DAOs

James R. Holbein
James R. Holbein
Braumiller Law Group PLLC.

James R. Holbein is Counsel to the Braumiller Law Group PLLC. He practices in the area of international trade and customs law and has written several articles.

Justin Holbein
Justin Holbein

Justin Holbein has been active in the blockchain space in many capacities since 2014. He is certified in data analytics, Python programming and is actively building smart contracts and Web3 Dapps.

Re-Broadcast: October 24, 2022

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

In a nutshell, the first hour will focus on the definition of DAOs, mechanics of operations, examples of successful DAOs, and a good overview of smart contracts and the other technical issues involved in DAOs. The second hour will focus on the legal status of DAOs, especially in light of the first state law in Wyoming permitting their formation. We will also look at the federal regulatory mess and try to demonstrate that much of the ferment about DAOs can be calmed by analogizing them to cooperative associations, permitting a more permissive approach than thus far has been taken. We will end with an overview of what we see on the horizon in 2022.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Introduction to DAOs - What they are and can be, how they differ from hierarchical firms
  • Smart Contracts, Web3, and Blockchain technologies and relationship with DAOs
  • What is the state of regulation of DAOs in the U.S and what does compliance look like?
  • First Law Permitting DAOs - Wyoming DAO Supplement to the LLC Law
  • Can DAOs Be Regulated as Cooperative Associations?
  • What is on the horizon for 2022?

Date / Time: October 24, 2022

  • 2:00 pm – 4:10 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Pacific

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

James R. Holbein_myLawCLEJames R. Holbein | Braumiller Law Group PLLC.

James R. Holbein is Counsel to the Braumiller Law Group PLLC. He practices in the area of international trade and customs law and has written several articles exploring the potential for new digital technologies to reshape supply chains and improve access to financial services.

 

Justin Holbein_myLawCLEJustin Holbein

Justin Holbein has been active in the blockchain space in many capacities since 2014. He is certified in data analytics, Python programming and is actively building smart contracts and Web3 Dapps.

He is an active participant in several Ethereum-based decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). He contributes analysis and uses smart contracts to develop solutions to coordination problems in the DeFi and DAO space.

Agenda

I. Introduction to DAOs – What they are and can be, how they differ from hierarchical firms | 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
II. Smart Contracts, Web3, and Blockchain technologies and relationship with DAOs | 2:15 pm – 2:35 pm
III. What is the state of regulation of DAOs in the U.S and what does compliance look like? | 2:35 pm – 3:00 pm

Break | 3:00 pm – 3:10 pm

IV. First Law Permitting DAOs – Wyoming DAO Supplement to the LLC Law | 3:10 – 3:20 pm
V. Can DAOs Be Regulated as Cooperative Associations? | 3:20 pm – 3:45 pm
VI. What is on the horizon for 2022? | 3:45 pm – 4:10 pm