The Very Brief History of Decentralized Blockchain Governance

Michael Abramowicz · 22 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. 273


A new form of blockchain governance involving the use of formal games that incentivize participants to identify focal resolutions to normative questions is emerging. This symposium contribution provides a brief survey of the literature proposing and critiquing the use of such mechanisms of decentralized decision-making, and it evaluates early laboratory and real-world experiments with this approach.