Crypto Group’s Bid for Constitution Faces Real-World Snags—Who Picks It Up?

A group of internet friends decided last week to bid on the last privately held original copy of the U.S. Constitution, a mission with all the hallmarks of the cryptocurrency world they sprang from.

Their name, ConstitutionDAO, is short for decentralized autonomous organization—just like digital currencies, which have no central organizing authority. Fundraising efforts for the document have taken place on the Ethereum network and moneys collected through a platform called Juicebox. ConstitutionDAO advertised its undertaking on Twitter and Discord, where contributors can get to know each other, as well as hear live Constitution readings over lo-fi beats.