The Why & How of Privacy for DAOs

Episode 190 · July 21st, 2021 · 1 hr 11 mins

About this Episode

This week, Anna chats with John Light and Samuel JJ Gosling, two passionate privacy advocates and DAO thinkers. This topic was brought up in a recent zkSessions focused on Privacy in NFTs and DAOs spurring a deeper dive into the subject.

John brings his past experience at Aragon, and now Sovryn, to discuss what is a DAO and what are its needs in privacy and collusion protection. Samuel brings the on the ground view from his involvement in Tornado governance and current work with MACI.

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