Wulf Kaal[1]

Abstract

Venture capital (VC) models can be optimized with emerging decentralized technology. After discussing the shortcomings of the existing VC market and the rise of alternative early-round funding mechanisms, the paper highlights the evolution of VC businesses that are operated by a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO).

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REPUTATION AS CAPITAL — How DAOs Upgrade Finance

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Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) have the potential to upgrade finance. This paper evaluates the design of and system requirements for a decentralized cryptocurrency venture capital investment club that is operating as a DAO (DAOIC). The design of the proposed DAOIC enables…

Custody of Digital Assets

by Wulf A. Kaal[1]** & Hayley Howe

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The custody of digital assets plays an essential role in the evolution of the digital asset industry. Fully compliant legal custody solutions for digital assets increase legal certainty and mainstream investor confidence which, in turn, helps build markets…

Consenus Algorithm Experimentation

The blockchain community has been experimenting with consensus algorithms since the early days of Bitcoin’s Proof of Work (PoW) consensus algorithm. Proof of Stake (PoS) has become the main body of research in the 2020s. The next phase of consensus algorithm experimentation extends the research on PoS.

In conventional PoS…

Wulf A. Kaal**

Abstract

Decentralization cannot evolve in a vacuum. As decentralized technology becomes increasingly available, its application, adaptation, and evolution depend on society’s acceptance and use of the technology. While improved decentralized incentive designs can accelerate adoption, design alone will not suffice in promoting the decentralization of business and…

Wulf A. Kaal**

Abstract

Decentralized systems enhance future algorithmic applications. Centralized algorithmic automation is a very powerful tool for humanity. It fulfills increasingly important roles in society for the betterment of humanity. It optimizes human interaction, outputs, and performance and can elevate most functions of technology-enhanced designs in society. At…

Wulf A. Kaal**

Abstract

The article shows that the technological precursors of decentralization require a reexamination of technological infrastructure for decentralized systems. The article examines the role of technology-based networking in the evolution of decentralization. The evolution of increased networking capabilities had real economic consequences. Platform business proliferation, the API…

Wulf A. Kaal**

Abstract

This article discusses the historical most relevant types of decentralization that helped usher in the age of decentralization. Key components of decentralization that are discussed herein include: decentralization of science, technological decentralization, organizational decentralization, market decentralization, governmental decentralization, and societal decentralization. …

A Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) of DAOs

Wulf A. Kaal[1]

Abstract

A well-governed DAO of DAOs can provide technological and community solutions for the evolution of the DAO ecosystem. Through its technological infrastructure designs, a DAO of DAOs can create, improve and expand well-functioning and well-governed networks of DAOs. That DAO…

Wulf Kaal

Professor, Emerging Technology Strategist

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