BREAKDOWN: The US Government Sold a Wu-Tang Album to a DAO for $4M

If you think DAOs aren’t going to be a thing, listen to this. 

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On today’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW tells the story of PleasrDAO buying a one-of-a-kind hip hop album, and what it means that the U.S. government is interacting with this new type of collective. He also reads:

How to Do Business as a DAO

Thread: DAOs as Changing the Fate of the Species

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Tidal Wave” by BRASKO. Image credit: Michael Hurcomb/Corbis Entertainment/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.

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