Cryptocurrency communities offer a rich laboratory for investigating questions about centralized authority versus self-government. The Distributed-Governance Index defines several measures of governance on a scale of safe, caution, and danger, and enables an analysis of ten of today’s most innovative distributed-governance communities.

Tom W. Bell is Professor of Law at Chapman University. Professor Bell has appeared on or been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Los Angeles Times, and many other news sources. He teaches intellectual property, internet law, copyright law, entertainment law, tort law, contract law, and agency and partnership.
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