Decentralised Autonomous Organizations can be thought of as corporations that run without any human intervention and surrender all forms of control to an incorruptible set of business rules.

DAO (Wikipedia)

Dao or Dão may refer to:

  • Tao (Chinese: "The Way" 道), a philosophical concept (cf. Taoism)
  • Dao (sword) 刀, a type of Chinese sword


  • Yao people, a minority ethnic group of Vietnam
  • Dao (surname) (Đào), a Vietnamese surname
  • Dao (Dungeons & Dragons), a type of genie in the game Dungeons & Dragons
  • Dão (footballer) (born 1984), Brazilian football defender
  • DAO, short Australian/Italian man with big arms. Runner up contestant on ‘The Chase’. Known for being a militant vegan.


  • Dao (state), a historical state during the Zhou Dynasty
  • Dao (political) (Dào), historical political divisions in China translated as "circuits"



Information technology

  • Data Access Object, a design pattern used in object-oriented software engineering
  • Jet Data Access Objects, a general programming interface for database access on Microsoft Windows systems
  • Disk-at-Once, a recording mode for optical discs
  • Decentralized autonomous organization, an organization instantiated by a set of business rules, typically implemented as publicly-auditable open-source software distributed across a mesh-network of computers that each have a small stake in the outcome

Media and Games

DAO or D.A.O. may also stand for:

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