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Unlocking Liquidity with Blockchain Governance in Web3: Exploring DAOs

Ester Botha
January 15, 2024
Since its inception, Blockchain has laid a foundation for groundbreaking decentralized finance (DeFi) systems, providing transparency, security, decentralization, and more. As such, the integration of Blockchain technology has provided users with benefits that traditional centralized financial systems haven't always been able to provide, revolutionizing the financial world. However, every rose must have its thorn, and the benefits of Blockchain cannot exist without unique challenges.

Blockchain governance and liquidity

Governance in Web3 refers to the mechanisms and processes through which decisions are made and executed within decentralized networks. It is a dynamic and evolving field that leverages innovative technologies and concepts like smart contracts and consensus algorithms. [1] 

Governance in Web3 is still in its infancy and is often left to the discretion of the developers and founders of individual protocols. This in turn leads to a lack of consensus in existing governance structures. In the absence of clear governance, the overall responsiveness to market dynamics diminishes, potentially resulting in a less resilient liquidity infrastructure.

This rings especially true in the Web3 sphere, where the primary market consists of daring entrepreneurs seeking new opportunities rather than consistent, long-term investors.


Liquidity refers to the ease with which an asset can be bought and sold without losing its value. [2] For example, stablecoins such as USDC may have high liquidity due to their relative stability and high levels of community engagement while smaller altcoins are less liquid due to their volatility.

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)

A DAO is an organization or entity that operates through smart contracts and is designed to be governed by its members in a decentralized manner. [3]

Benefits of DAOs

Token-based Governance:
  • Incentivized Participation: Token holders in DAOs often have voting power proportional to their stake, aligning the interests of participants with the success and governance of the organization.
  • Aligned Incentives: Token-based governance helps align the incentives of participants with the overall success and growth of the DAO, as their decisions directly impact the value of their holdings.
Community Empowerment:
  • Empowering Communities: DAOs empower communities by giving members a direct say in the direction and decisions of the organization, fostering a sense of ownership and commitment.
  • Crowdsourced Decision-Making: Decisions are made collectively, leveraging the wisdom of the crowd and avoiding concentration of power in the hands of a few.
DAOs and their role in Blockchain liquidity

DAOs can revolutionize the future of blockchain and Web3 by encouraging users to contribute actively in the making of important decisions, a privilege that is often withheld from users in traditional financial systems. Members of DAOs can also vote to increase liquidity in blockchain markets by contributing to liquidity pools and voting on which tokens should be listed on decentralized exchanges (DEXs). This will diversify available assets and improve existing governance structures through decentralized and transparent voting practices.


In short, DAOs are a powerful tool that can be used to ensure the future of blockchain and DeFi by returning power to the hands of the community. As blockchain technology continues to evolve, DAOs emerge as a vital instrument in fostering inclusive, democratic, and agile governance structures that will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of decentralized ecosystems.





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