Morshed Mannan is a Research Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. His research focuses on blockchain governance within the ERC project ‘BlockchainGov’ and, more broadly, on cooperative governance. He received his Ph.D. from Leiden Law School, Leiden University for his dissertation entitled: The Emergence of Democratic Firms in the Platform Economy: Drivers, Obstacles and the Path Ahead. He has published several articles in academic journals such as Policy & Society, Ondernemingsrecht, Georgetown Law Technology Review, Technology and Society, Topoi and Erasmus Law Review on topics pertaining to blockchain governance and the formation of a nascent type of cooperative business: platform cooperatives. He is also currently working on a book on blockchain governance with Primavera de Filippi and Wessel Reijers. As a corporate law researcher, he has also published a book Freedom of Establishment for Companies in Europe (EU/EEA) with his PhD supervisor, Iris Wuisman. Morshed is a Research Affiliate of the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy at The New School in New York City and is a dual-qualified lawyer (England & Wales/Bangladesh). He has also acted as a consultant on matters of cooperative law and governance for the International Cooperative Alliance and NCBA Clusa International, and an expert for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.