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The Best Articles in Web3 / Blockchain

The most useful articles and videos in Web3 / Blockchain 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 Web3 / Blockchain Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Web3 / Blockchain by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. My first impressions of web3
  2. Web3 is Bullshit
  3. Why Web3 Matters
  4. The Only Crypto Story You Need, by Matt Levine
  5. A Guide to DeSci, the Latest Web3 Movement

Videos

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What is ...?

New to Web3 / Blockchain? These articles make an excellent introduction.

Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles in Web3 / Blockchain—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Web3 / Blockchain, including:

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Naval

I block miserable people.

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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 Web3 / Blockchain, including:

Packy McCormick profile image

Packy McCormick

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

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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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a16z

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

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avc

This is the Twitter account for the blog AVC.

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freeCodeCamp.org

We're a community of millions of people who are building new skills and getting new jobs together. A 501(c)(3) public charity. Tweets by @abbeyrenn.

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