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  1. 1. What is Layer 0 in Blockchain technology?
  2. 2. What is layer 1 in Blockchain?
  3. 3. Second layer (layer 2) - what is it? 
  4. 4. Blockchain and its layers - What is layer three in Blockchain (L3)?
  5. 5. Ethereum 2.0 - What is it? 
  6. 6. Ethereum Proof-of-Stake (PoS) - what should you know?
  7. 7. Ethereum London Hard Fork - what is it ? 
  8. 8. What is the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) and how does it work?
  9. 9. Arbitrum: Ethereum scaling solution - everything you need to know
  10. 10. Polygon 2.0 - the value layer for the Internet
  11. 11. Ethereum ERC-4337 - what is it and how does this standard work?
  12. 12. What is an ERC20 token and how is it created?
  13. 13. The ERC-721X VS ERC-721 Standard – Key Differences!
  14. 14. What is cryptocurrency burning?
  15. 15. Examples of the use of WEB3 on the blockchain
  16. 16. What is Web5? 
  17. 17. Blockchain Oracle - what are oracles? 
  18. 18. Polkadot - Decentralized blockchain and DOT cryptocurrency
  19. 19. Polkadot Parachain - Next-generation blockchain
  20. 20. Interoperability in the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain
  21. 21. What is Blockchain sharding?
  22. 22. Mainnet versus Testnet on the Blockchain. The complete guide!
  23. 23. MINA Protocol: the lightest blockchain in the world!
  24. 24. Sustainable Blockchain - Proof of Useful Work & Flux
  25. 25. Cosmos SDK: Building the Blockchain Ecosystem
  26. 26. What is cross-chain interoperability in Blockchain technology?
  27. 27. Blockchain trilemma - explanation of the problem. What is the impact on cryptocurrency payments?
  28. 28. Non-fungible tokens and NFT exchanges
  29. 29. How to make money with NFT?
  30. 30. What is the NFT licence fee?
  31. 31. NFT Gas Fee - what is it? How can you reduce your gas fee?
  32. 32. The main differences between static NFT and dynamic NFT
  33. 33. What is minting an NFT?
  34. 34. What are NFT Ordinals? A guide to Bitcoin NFT.
  35. 35. What is KnowOrigin NFT, and how does it work?
  36. 36. ERC-6551 - the new NFT standard. What does it bring to the non-exchangeable token sector?
  37. 37. What is NFT Lending all about? An innovative solution in the world of cryptocurrencies!
  38. 38. The Metaverse – a new virtual world
  39. 39. Metaverse – TOP 15 virtual reality projects
  40. 40. Technical analysis – is it worth using?
  41. 41. Trading order types: stop loss, trailing stop loss, LIMIT
  42. 42. Market Cap versus Fully Diluted Market Cap - the most important differences you should know!
  43. 43. Set up of Stop Loss and Take Profit orders
  44. 44. What are DeFi liquidity pools?
  45. 45. Real Yield in DeFi - what is this trend? What does it consist of?
  46. 46. Vampire Attacks in Decentralized Finance (DeFi): Explanation and Examples
  47. 47. What are wrapped tokens 
  48. 48. What are security tokens?
  49. 49. What are Social Tokens? 
  50. 50. Liquidity Provider Tokens (LPs). What are they, and why are they so important?
  51. 51. What is the Lightning Network, and how does it work?
  52. 52. What is Play-to-Earn (P2E) and how does it work?
  53. 53. Cryptocurrency steps - What is move to earn M2E?
  54. 54. Segregated Witness - what is Segwit Bitcoin all about?
  55. 55. What are Decentralized Cryptocurrency DEX Exchanges?
  56. 56. What is Curve Finance?
  57. 57. What is GameFi and how does it work?
  58. 58. What is Proof of Reserves (PoR)? How does it work?
  59. 59. DAO Investment: A revolution in the world of finance and investment
  60. 60. What is MakerDAO and DAI Stablecoin?
  61. 61. What is the SubDAO protocol, and how does it work?
  62. 62. How to Create Your Own Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)?
  63. 63. Atomic Swap: What is an atomic swap, and how does it work with cryptocurrencies?
  64. 64. What Is Cryptocurrency Vesting? What Are Its Advantages?
  65. 65. What Is the Metaplex Candy Machine Protocol? How Does It Work?
  66. 66. What Is the BNB Greenfield Ecosystem?
  67. 67. What Is Slashing in Cryptocurrencies?
  68. 68. Royalties – What Are They? How Does This Type of Licensing Fee Work?
  69. 69. What is TradFi? The importance for cryptocurrencies!
  70. 70. What is the Real World Asset (RWA) trend in cryptocurrencies? Explanation and examples!
  71. 71. Pyth Network: a powerful oracle harnessing the power of Solana!
  72. 72. What are stables in the world of cryptocurrencies?
  73. 73. What Is Binance Oracle?
  74. 74. Shibarium: A new era in the Shiba Inu ecosystem?
  75. 75. What is an ETF? How will an exchange-traded fund on bitcoin work?
  76. 76. Symmetric and asymmetric encryption - key cryptography techniques!
  77. 77. Hedging in cryptocurrencies - great portfolio protection against risk!
  78. 78. How to create your own cryptocurrency? 
  79. 79. What is a Dusting Attack in cryptocurrencies? How to protect against it?
  80. 80. What is a Black Swan?
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59. DAO Investment: A revolution in the world of finance and investment

Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) have become one of the most fascinating aspects in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. DAOs use blockchain technology to manage resources and make decisions in a decentralised manner and without relying on traditional financial institutions.

One important type of DAO is InvestmentDAO, which opens up new perspectives on investing and capital management. In this article, we will discuss what InvestmentDAOs are, how they work and their impact on the future of finance.

What are Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs)?

Before going on to discuss what DAOs for investment are, we need to remind ourselves what Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) are. These are nothing more than organisations where governance is carried out using intelligent contracts. The members of such organisations make decisions, which are executed using these contracts.

The most common mechanism used for decision-making in DAO is voting using the organisation’s management tokens. The more such tokens we have, the stronger our vote. The DAO structure is used to manage DeFi, blockchain, or other cryptocurrency projects.

What is an investment DAO?

It is a decentralised organisation in which funds are invested, as a group. It is an innovative way of raising and managing capital that eliminates the need for traditional intermediaries and financial institutions. All investment decisions are made on the basis of principles and rules written in code, making the process fully transparent and independent.

Any holder of a management token of a given autonomous organisation can participate in such investment decisions.

In a traditional organisational structure, investment authority is held by those who are responsible for managing the funds. In the case of a DAO, such authority is held by anyone with a management token. So instead of relying on the investment decisions of a small group of individuals, the model puts investment power in the hands of virtually the entire group. Decisions, such as the choice of assets to buy, investment strategies and more, are made in the case of DAOs, such votes are taken by participants in proportion to the number of management tokens they hold. This ensures that each participant has a real impact on the DAO’s actions.

How do investment DAOs work?

Investment DAOs run on blockchain technology, usually relying on popular platforms such as Ethereum, for example. The process of creating an Investment DAO can be somewhat complex. In practice, it involves the creation of code that defines the organization’s rules, governance structure, and decision-making processes. Once such rules are created, participants can join the organization, transfer capital, and acquire tokens representing their share.

Investment decisions in Investment DAOs are made based on participant votes. Each participant has a certain number of votes, proportional to the number of management tokens they hold. Voting is decentralized and transparent, and the results are recorded on the blockchain, eliminating the risk of manipulation or falsification. Once a decision is made, the DAO makes investments and manages assets according to the chosen strategy.

Profits from such investments are usually distributed via airdrops, benefiting holders of management tokens. It is also common for profits to be distributed through the mechanism of staking management tokens. This allows participants to extract some rewards from a given smart contract.

Where does the Investment DAO raise its investment funds from?

Of course, with treasury, which can be built in many ways. The most popular of these, of course, is by selling management tokens. If experienced investors build their DAO, basing it on a sound strategy, then it is very likely to attract a large community. There will then be no problem with building a vault.

Investment DAOs and the future of finance

Investment DAOs open up many interesting perspectives on the future of finance. Here are some key examples:

Democratizing investment: DAO investment allows virtually anyone to participate in investment and capital management, regardless of location or social status. This can help democratize finance and reduce inequality, provided you have a given management token.

Transparency: Thanks to blockchain technology, all transactions and decisions in DAOs are transparent and publicly available. This makes capital management processes more transparent and more difficult to manipulate.

No intermediaries: DAOs eliminate the need for traditional intermediaries such as banks or mutual funds. This means lower fees and greater control for participants.

Investment on a global scale: DAOs can invest in various assets around the world, allowing for global financial investment.

Risks associated with the Investment DAO

Mismanagement of funds. If an organisation does not diversify its portfolio or manage funds well, they can be at high risk.

Bad investment decisions. Remember that there is no guarantee that the majority decision is a good decision.

Smart contract failures. This can damage the smooth running of the organisation.


Investment DAOs represent an exciting development in the world of finance and investment. Through the use of blockchain technology, they allow for the creation of decentralized organizations that raise and manage capital in a transparent and democratic manner. 

This can open up new opportunities for investors and contribute to the transformation of traditional financial markets. However, like any new technology, DAO investment also comes with challenges and risks that require proper consideration and regulation. 

As the sector evolves, we will see further innovation and changes in the way we invest and manage capital.

Complete today’s lesson!

  1. What are DAO and DAI Markers?
  2. How to create your own decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO)?
  3. What are decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) and how do they work?