Signal: The number of active DAOs has increased by ~132% since September last year, and their combined assets under management have ballooned from $290m to $14B+ today. 

DAOs — organizations governed by computer-encoded rules and controlled by organization members, rather than a central government — have evolved out of blockchain technology, and are quickly rising in significance. 

A group of crypto investors recently established a DAO to crowdfund enough money to buy one of the last surviving 1st-edition copies of the US Constitution, which went on auction last week.