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Consensus Rewind: DAOs for Humanity

Can collaborative communities with real financial stakes foster new economies and new politics within the desiccated husk of the old?

November 10, 2022

Even before the pandemic, social scientists knew that the infinite social-media scroll and offline social isolation left humans more depressed. At the same time, faith in traditional party politics continues to wane.

Kevin Owocki, founder of Gitcoin; Nathan Schneider, an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, Ellie Rennie, a professor, and researcher at RMIT University in Australia; and Tanisi Pooran, a partner at The Ready join David Morris, CoinDesk’s chief insights columnist, to discuss how DAOs can help address both challenges by offering a new model for tighter-knit digital communities and better incentive models for public goods.

The panel discussion took place on June 10, the second day of CoinDesk’s Consensus 2022 festival in Austin, Texas.

The executive producer for CoinDesk Reports is Jared Schwartz. Nia Freeman edited this episode.