Metaverse DAO

How to DAO: Setting up a Decentralized Autonomous Organization

Live Video-Broadcast: April 26, 2022 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m. EST

Program Summary

During the first hour, Justin Holbein will provide an overview of smart contracts and the other technical issues involved in DAOs, the definition of DAOs, mechanics of operations, and some examples of successful DAOs.

In the second hour James Holbein, Esq. and Justin Holbein will focus on the legal status of DAOs, especially in light of the first state law in Wyoming permitting their formation. They will also look at the federal regulatory mess and try to demonstrate that much of the ferment about DAOs can be calmed by analogizing them to cooperative associations, permitting a more permissive approach than thus far has been taken. They will end with an overview of what they see on the horizon in 2022, especially in light of the March 9, 2022, Executive Order on Digital Assets.

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Jim Holbein, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Jim Holbein is an expert about international trade topics based on over 30 years of government and private sector experience. He is currently advising numerous trade clients about transactions in this new era of supply chain disruptions and high fraud problems.

Jim previously supervised a professional staff maintaining the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. at the International Trade Commission (USITC). Additionally, he managed the NAFTA trade dispute settlement process while at the U.S. Department of Commerce and served as a diplomat and trade negotiator for the U.S. Department of State.
Over the last six years, Jim has developed expertise in the emerging sector of blockchain, decentralized finance (DeFi), and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO). He has written several articles on these topics, which build on his experiences leading IT development projects.

Jim is an accomplished author and editor with more than 40 books, articles and conference papers dealing with international trade, dispute settlement, and blockchain issues. Jim received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

Full Bio: authored articles:

Legal Issues Confronting Formation and Operation of a Decentralized Autonomous Organization, with Justin Holbein, December 2021 to 

Regulation for Decentralized Finance (DeFi) October 2021

Developing Digital Approaches to Trade Finance (August 2021)

Digital Blockchain Services Bolster Supply Chains (June 2021)

Trade in the New Digital World (March 2021)

James Holbein

Justin Holbein, Management and Program Analyst at U.S. International Trade Commission

Management and Program Analyst with over 6 years of experience improving process workflow and using data analysis to drive meaningful, strategic action with stakeholders. Process-oriented data analyst skilled at providing actionable insights to stakeholders using analytics and business intelligence. Project leader with experience leading diverse teams to solve complex problems and provide innovative solutions. Passionate about understanding accomplishing strategic objectives by providing intelligent solutions based in continuous improvement methodologies.


Justin Holbein