Crypto Networks & Economies

Crypto Security and the New Web3 Mindsets for Users

Eddy Lazzarin and Zoran Basich

More people have entered crypto lately. Here are the best practices and options for securing it, and how it all fits this next evolution of the internet: web3.

Tokens Are a New Digital Primitive, Analogous to the Website

Chris Dixon

Money, art, and collectibles are great first applications for web3. But just as in previous eras, the new internet will be organized in unexpected ways.

Why Web3 Matters

Chris Dixon

We are now at the beginning of the web3 era, which combines the decentralized, community-governed ethos of web1 with the advanced, modern functionality of web2.

A Novel Framework for Reputation-Based Systems

Jad Esber and Scott Kominers

Web3 projects should be designed around two tokens—one for signaling reputation, the other for offering liquidity—which would represent people's contributions.

Stablecoins, Stability, and Financial Inclusion

Katie Haun, Tomicah Tillemann, and James Rathmell

One-size-fits-all regulation keeps us from taking advantage of technology and curtailing its risks. Now is the time to get the right framework in place.

Minimum Viable Participation in Crypto: Games, Costs, & Accessibility

Elena Burger

As more people arrive to web3, there should be even more diverse ways to participate, with crypto wallets being the only barrier to entry.

Decentralized Finance: What It Is, Why It Matters

Marvin Ammori

DeFi’s two foundational qualities — permissionless-ness and transparency — translate to multiple, powerful use cases. 

Individual Before Community: Why Creator Tokens Will Precede Community Tokens

Alex Masmej

What purists miss in their devotion to the collective is that all communities start with an individual. I believe creator tokens will be first to go mainstream.

“Fantasy Hollywood” — Crypto and Community-Owned Characters

Cuy Sheffield

DAOs and NFTs, enabled by crypto, are a new model for bringing new characters and culture to the world.

Designing Internet-Native Economies: A Guide to Crypto Tokens

Patrick Rivera

Crypto protocols, social apps, online communities, and marketplaces will need to deeply understand the interplay between fungible and non-fungible tokens.