Auryn Macmillan & Kei Kreutler: Zodiac – The Expansion Pack for DAOs

Zodiac is a collection of tools built according to an open standard which proposes a composable design philosophy for DAOs. Built by the Gnosis Guild team, this extension pack for DAOs enables connection between platforms, protocols, and chains, no longer confined to monolithic designs. It not only changes access, but bridges chains, organizations, and networks through DAO-to-DAO (D2D) collaboration mechanisms.

We were joined by Kei Kreuther and Auryn Macmillan, founders of Gnosis Guild, a core contributor to the Zodiac platform. Hear as we chat about the rise of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, the Zodiac Toolset and how it works, and the future of DAOs in not only the blockchain space but also in the real economy.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Kei and Auryn's backgrounds and how they got into crypto
  • Where DAOs came from and the arc of their evolution
  • The overlap between DAOs and cooperatives
  • Unraveling the abundance of DAO tools
  • The components and modules of the Zodiac Toolset
  • The types of legacy organizations or governance structures that are most ripe to transition into DAOs
  • The future of DAOs and their place within the real economy

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This episode is hosted by Sebastien Couture. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/427

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