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The Best Articles in Crypto

The most useful articles and videos in Crypto from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Crypto Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Crypto by Refind users.

  1. My first impressions of web3
  2. What is the point of crypto?
  3. Introducing the 2022 State of Crypto Report
  4. A beginner’s guide to how cryptocurrencies work
  5. The Great Bifurcation

Videos

Watch a video to get a quick overview.

What is ...?

New to Crypto? These articles make an excellent introduction.

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Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles in Crypto—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Crypto.

Podcasts

On the go? Listen to these Podcasts and audio in Crypto.

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Crypto, including:

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Naval

I block miserable people.

Balaji profile image

Balaji

Immutable money, infinite frontier, eternal life. #Bitcoin

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Vinny Lingham

Co-founder: @waitroom, @Gyft, @Civickey, @explorersnft, Seed investor @Solana, @Filecoin | @Rendertoken. GP @multicoincap/@newtownpartners 🇿🇦 🇺🇸 #Bitcoin

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cdixon.eth

Programming, philosophy, history, internet, startups, web3 @ a16z

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Brian Armstrong

Co-founder & CEO at @Coinbase. Creating more economic freedom in the world.

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Crypto, including:

a16z profile image

a16z

we invest in software eating the world http://a16z.com/portfolio/ http://a16z.com/podcasts/

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Scott Galloway

Product of big government @ucla @ucberkeley | Prof Marketing @NYUStern | Right of Center-Left | #ProfGPod @PivotPod | Strategy Sprint http://section4.com

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Packy McCormick

Boyboss @ Not Boring: http://notboring.co || Not Boring Capital || Advisor @a16z crypto

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Gawker

Today's news is yesterday's gossip | tips@gawker.com

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avc

This is the Twitter account for the blog AVC.

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