DAO

  • Acronym DAO

    A DAO that buys NFT for bulk prices and sells them to its members for these prices. Also offering members loans on their blue chip Cardano NFTs.

    Acronym DAO, Cardano Community & Learning.
    Acronym DAO
  • Secret GOAT Society

    A community-led investment club run as a DAO. Each NFT equals one vote in the SGS. Also offering an enterprise level NFT minting service.

    Secret GOAT Society, Cardano Community & Learning.
    Secret GOAT Society
  • XDAO

    A tool for creating and managing DAOs and the assets they hold (On the Milkomeda C1 sidechain)

    XDAO, Cardano Project Building Resources.
    XDAO
  • The Ape Society

    A collection of 7000 ape NFTs, with a highly active community and DAO that supports builders and evangelists in the ecosystem that push the community forward.

    The Ape Society, Cardano NFT Collections.
    The Ape Society
  • Osmium DAO

    Osmium DAO is meant to represent a professionally managed treasury owned by the community.

    Osmium DAO, Cardano Community & Learning.
    Osmium DAO
  • SweetDAO

    A community owned decentralized exchange supported by protocol owned liquidity.

    SweetDAO, Cardano DeFi.
    SweetDAO
  • Nemonium

    An art focused collective of NFT artists and collections, with a community DAO described as a "gamified investment group" for Cardano projects.

    Nemonium, Cardano Community & Learning.
    Nemonium
  • Mutant

    An NFT collection and community with a DAO and a connected, official marketplace, from which NFT stakers earn percentage of the profits

    Mutant, Cardano Community & Learning.
    Mutant
  • Chess Of Art

    Chess of Art is an NFT marketplace built on the Cardano Blockchain with the mechanism of unlocking a new age of NFT utilities to users!

    Chess Of Art, Cardano Project Building Resources.
    Chess Of Art
  • Commonlands

    Community Driven Land Registry

    Commonlands, Cardano DeFi.
    Commonlands
  • FreeLoaderz Dao LLC

    Leveraging open source code and the Cardano Community at large, FreeLoaderz is constantly working towards a free and Decentralized Cardano.

    FreeLoaderz Dao LLC, Cardano Project Building Resources.
    FreeLoaderz Dao LLC
  • Summon Platform

    A comprehensive solution for intuitive DAO creation, on-chain voting, governance & treasury management, access to DeFi utilities and more.

    Summon Platform, Cardano Project Building Resources.
    Summon Platform
  • dBranch News

    A decentralized journalism protocol - immutable, versioned, verifiable journalism

    dBranch News, Cardano Industry Solutions.
    dBranch News
  • TosiDrop

    A token vending machine for those staking on Cardano and an airdrop tool for both Cardano and Ergo.

    TosiDrop, Cardano Project Building Resources.
    TosiDrop
  • MintMatrix

    A Miami based startup developing infrastructure, serving bespoke blockchain solutions, and hosts a platform for DAO creation and management.

    MintMatrix, Cardano Project Building Resources.
    MintMatrix
  • Clarity Protocol

    The Clarity Protocol is a library of smart contracts wrapped in an easy to use interface so anyone can create, manage, and participate in DAOs.

    Clarity Protocol, Cardano Project Building Resources.
    Clarity Protocol
  • anetaBTC

    A non-custodial, on-chain Bitcoin wrapping service for the Cardano and Ergo networks. Built on Ergo.

    anetaBTC, Cardano DeFi.
    anetaBTC
  • DripDropz

    A token dispensing service allowing projects to drop tokens to Cardano stake pool delegators each epoch.

    DripDropz, Cardano Project Building Resources.
    DripDropz
  • Milkomeda

    A smart contract enabled sidechain protocol bridging between virtual machine based, layer 1 chains and Cardano. Interchain operability with a seamless UX.

    Milkomeda, Cardano Project Building Resources.
    Milkomeda
  • Clear Contracts

    Building open source DAO tooling to enable DAO creation and governance in a low/no code manner. Also offering a no-code escrow service.

    Clear Contracts, Cardano Project Building Resources.
    Clear Contracts
  • ADAO

    Providing open source tools to support DAO infrastructure and promote decentralization.

    ADAO, Cardano Project Building Resources.
    ADAO
  • Meta Rentals

    Cardano DAO that rents metaverse land and distributes profits to membership NFT holders.

    Meta Rentals, Cardano Metaverse.
    Meta Rentals
  • Rats DAO

    A NFT buying DAO that purchases blue chip NFTs.

    Rats DAO, Cardano Community & Learning.
    Rats DAO
  • StakingDAO

    Simplifying Stake, Supporting Decentralisation! Make A Basket, Pick A Pool Group, The DAO Does The Rest!

    StakingDAO, Cardano User Tools.
    StakingDAO
  • ALDEA

    A DAO working on driving a Cardano community in Latin America, using Cardano to decentralize multiple aspects of life for a Spanish speaking community.

    ALDEA, Cardano Community & Learning.
    ALDEA
  • Duelist King

    A blockchain agnostic, decentralized, NFT card game with a focus on community involvement. Join Little John in his quest to find the Dualist King’s Holy Chest.

    Duelist King, Cardano Games & Gaming.
    Duelist King
  • Studyum

    An online learning platform that leverages multiple technologies to allow students to learn how they learn best.

    Studyum, Cardano Industry Solutions.
    Studyum
  • Smart Contract Audit Token

    A DAO that performs decentralized smart contract audits completely independently and free from any conflicts of interest. Funded by Project Catalyst.

    Smart Contract Audit Token, Cardano Project Building Resources.
    Smart Contract Audit Token
  • NFT-DAO

    Building an open-source suite of NFT standards, tools, and dApps on Cardano. As well as a cross-chain bridge between Cardano and Avalanche.

    NFT-DAO, Cardano Project Building Resources.
    NFT-DAO
  • Charli3

    An open-sourced, decentralized network of oracles bringing off-chain data onto the Cardano blockchain using inter-node vetoing to ensure data accuracy.

    Charli3, Cardano Dev Tools.
    Charli3
  • Indigo

    Through the over collateralized minting of, fungible “iAssets”, a.k.a. synthetics, Indigo wants to level the playing field of the financial world.

    Indigo, Cardano DeFi.
    Indigo

If a project on Cardano operates with a DAO that you’ll find it tagged and listed on this page. All of these Cardano DAO projects have, in some form or another, incorporated or plan to incorporate a DAO. Not all of them will be full autonomous and this may be for one of many reasons, be it that features are being released gradually, that they will never actually be a full and proper DAO (and this a debate for another time).

There are specific Cardano DAO projects listed here, and these are those that operate as a full DAO, who’s direction is guided by the votes of its members. Others on here are projects and protocols built on Cardano, and these can take various forms, including: DeFi projects, NFT projects, and gaming projects.

Regarding full Cardano DAO projects, these have been created around many different topics, the most popular being Cardano investment DAOs that invest in Cardano NFTs and tokens. However, there are other DAOs focused around things such as the development of open-sourced tooling, the growth of the DAO idea itself, and art.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a DAO?

DAO stands for Decentralized Autonomous Organization, and it is way of governing a protocol, project, or enterprise, by allowing all the holders of a token to vote on various aspects of its direction and evolution. DAOs take many different forms and there is much experimentation happening in the DAO space to find the perfect way to operate such an organization.

Does Cardano have a DAO?

Cardano does not yet have a DAO for governance of the blockchain’s development and any other blockchain wide decisions. However, there is the age of Voltaire of the Cardano roadmap that will introduce a treasury and voting system into the Cardano ecosystem, allowing all the stakeholders to decide which direction the network should take regarding development and growth.

Is Cardano Catalyst a DAO?

Project Catalyst is IOHK’s experiment in on-chain governance where ada holders can vote on proposals submitted by community members to see which should be funded. Whilst it includes community voting and decision making it isn’t a true DAO as it is still managed and run by IOHK. See our Project Catalyst page for more information.