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 in 2023 so far.

  1. What is the point of crypto?
  2. My first impressions of web3
  3. The Man Behind Ethereum Is Worried About Crypto's Future
  4. The Ownership Economy 2022
  5. A beginner’s guide to how cryptocurrencies work


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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.


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Thought Leaders

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

Naval profile image


I block miserable people.

Balaji profile image


Immutable money, infinite frontier, eternal life. #Bitcoin

Vinny Lingham profile image

Vinny Lingham

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

cdixon.eth profile image


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

Brian Armstrong 🛡️ profile image

Brian Armstrong 🛡️

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


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

a16z profile image


we invest in software eating the world Check out our AI Canon:

Scott Galloway profile image

Scott Galloway

Product of big government @ucla @ucberkeley | Prof Marketing @NYUStern | Right of Center-Left | #ProfGPod @PivotPod | Strategy Sprint @section_school

Packy McCormick profile image

Packy McCormick

Boyboss @ Not Boring: || Not Boring Capital || Advisor @a16z crypto

MIT Technology Review profile image

MIT Technology Review

Our in-depth reporting on innovation reveals and explains what’s really happening now to help you know what’s coming next.

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Rest of World

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