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.
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.
- What is the point of crypto?
- My first impressions of web3
- The Man Behind Ethereum Is Worried About Crypto's Future
- The Ownership Economy 2022
- A beginner’s guide to how cryptocurrencies work
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The Problem With NFTs
If someone pitches you on a "great" Web3 project, ask them if it requires buying or selling crypto to do what they say it does.Sources and Further Readinghtt...
Is This the End of Crypto?
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The FTX Collapse, Explained
Former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried was hailed as a savior of crypto before FTX’s implosion.Cryptocurrency exchange FTX was seen as a survivor in a struggling indus...
Balaji's Prediction: Bitcoin Is Going From $26k To $1M in 90 Days (#434 Pt.1)
Episode 434 Part 1: In part one of today's show, Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) are joined by entrepr...
SFF 2022 | Next 10 Years: Building the Crypto Economy, Scaling Web3 Innovation & Weathering Storms
SFF 2022 | Next 10 Years: Building the Crypto Economy, Scaling Web3 Innovation & Weathering Storms4 Nov, 12:15 PM at the Global Plenary, SFFThis session will...
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What is the point of crypto?
Crypto is a solution in search of a problem — or problems.
«The strongest case for crypto is that it’s money outside the hands of banks and government»
A beginner’s guide to how cryptocurrencies work
For those who are just wading into the crypto territory, here’s a basic explainer on how the computer science behind these systems work.
«Whether you’re on the head or tail end of the cryptocurrency craze, one thing is for sure: These digital assets are hitting the mainstream hard, and don’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Notably, the country of El Salvador recently adopted bitcoin as legal tender, and New York’s incoming mayor Eric Adams is intent on transforming New York City into a hotspot for cryptocurrency. »
The Blockchain Economy: A beginner’s guide to institutional cryptoeconomics
Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts are from the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, the world’s first social science research centre…
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How to Move Money in the 21st Century
“Financial operations” (FinOps) is an emerging software category with a massive opportunity to streamline, automate, and optimize how we move money, while giving the entire organization a real-time…
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Stripe's John Collison lays out crypto strategy
Company leverages it for payouts in emerging markets
What Part of the System Needs to be Smart?
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The Kingdom Of Bhutan Has Been Quietly Mining Bitcoin For Years
The Himalayan kingdom confirmed it has been running a bitcoin mining operation as mystery surrounds the scale of its earlier cryptocurrency investments.
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Africa fell in love with crypto. Now, it’s complicated
Trust is fading, startups are shutting down, and Web3 workers are reconsidering their career choices.
The AI hype bubble is the new crypto hype bubble
Someday, we’re gonna feel pretty silly about our autocomplete worship.
Cryptocurrencies add nothing useful to society, says chip-maker Nvidia
Tech chief says the development of chatbots is a more worthwhile use of processing power than crypto mining
Ethereum’s Shanghai Update Opens a Rift in Crypto
Ether is finally untethering itself from mining—and driving renewed debate about bitcoin’s environmental impact.
Do Kwon: Fugitive crypto mogul believed caught in Montenegro
Police believe they have arrested Do Kwon, the crypto boss accused of a multibillion-dollar fraud.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Crypto.
The Ownership Economy 2022
A primer on the state of web3
The Man Behind Ethereum Is Worried About Crypto's Future
Vitalik Buterin dreamed up the blockchain technology for uses beyond currency. Now he's fighting to fix the industry
The Only Crypto Story You Need, by Matt Levine
Where it came from, what it all means, and why it still matters.
My first impressions of web3
Despite considering myself a cryptographer, I have not found myself particularly drawn to “crypto.” I don’t think I’ve ever actually said the words “get off my lawn,” but I’m much more likely to click…
«Also – cards on the table here – I don’t share the same generational excitement for moving all aspects of life into an instrumented economy.»
The Big Coin Heist
It was a piece of currency so large it seemed unimaginable anyone would try to steal it. But that was part of the appeal.
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Odd Lots: Sam Bankman-Fried and Matt Levine on How the Crypto Market Really Works on Apple Podcasts
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Co-founder & CEO at @Coinbase. Creating more economic freedom in the world.
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