What are good methods for DAO decisions to be implemented off chain? If a company is looking to start a DAO to manage a specific centralized service (say a website, manufacturing plant, etc) through decentralized means, how can DAO votes be implemented off chain on that centralized service? Are there enforcement mechanisms that will work?

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For what I know, the best way is to enroll the executive party in the Dao. I will provide financial incentive to deliver and they will be paid in crypto. If they don't want or can't enroll their company in a Dao, they can have an interface but the risk is centralisation.

  • If the executive is in the DAO, what ensures that the executive does what the DAO votes for them to do off-chain? What would the repercussion be if the executive does not follow through? Commented Jul 16, 2022 at 20:40
  • They should not have the findings and even lose part of their money (Dao token) si they are incentivised not to cheat or underperform. Commented Jul 17, 2022 at 10:05
  • This also requires that the Dao contains some verifiers who will be checking the work (it can be any Dao stakeholder in case of a virtual work like a website) but it can be expert companies that are also enrolled in the Dao and provide their verification services to the Dao and get paid with the token. Commented Jul 17, 2022 at 10:09

One way is with executors like discussed above, but another option is to have votes off-chain and then use an oracle to push the values on-chain. Gnosis multisigs (via their Zodiac tool pack (https://github.com/gnosis/zodiac ) have a a few options).

I know tellor works with them in this manner, where you have a snapshot vote off-chain and then the oracle brings it back on-chain to be executed.


Great questions @YigalZamora ,

this is one way to do it :

Perform activities off-chain and after a decision is finalised, write the output of that on chain. This works similar to a soft fork or investment allocation. Pls read more here abt the benefits and risks:

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