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The Promises Of Blockchain Gaming

Donovan Choy

The Gamification Of Open Editions

Dee Goens

The Next Frontier In Cryptoeconomic Business Models

Mason Nystrom

Introducing The Zodiac Roles Module & The Zodiac Pilot Google Chrome Extension

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Open Editions


The Death Of DeFi & RWA

Andre Cronje

How Web3 Music Can Really Disrupt The Music Industry


Super Liquid NFTs

Flamingo DAO

Watch >> How To Inscribe On Bitcoin


Moonbirds Creator Kevin Rose Shares His New Wallet Security Setup After The Hack

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Espresso Systems Open Sourcing Their ZK Proof System HyperPlonk

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Optimism Foundation Officially Proposes The First Protocol Upgrade To Optimism: Bedrock


Cool >> Podcasts In The Metaverse


Introducing Blowfish Protect: The Browser Extension That Upgrades Your Web3 Transaction Security


Coinbase Clarifies That It’s Not Shutting Down Its NFT Marketplace

Coinbase NFT

A First >> Dungeons & Dragons REVERSES Course On NFT Ban Amid Backlash


Twitter Announces End Of Free API Access On Feb 9 — A Paid Basic Tier Will Be Available Instead


New Solidity Version 0.8.18 Released


The UK Finally Reveals Plan To Regulate Crypto Trading And Lending

The Block

Judge Bans SBF From Contacting FTX Employees And Using Signal


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By Forefront - Jan 30, 2023

Newsletter: The Open Edition Edition

Welcome to issue 125: This week we cover the The Open Edition Season, a16z Crypto team "Regulate Web3 Apps, Not Protocols" Part III, Variants COO Shough.eth on Token Ownership, Leighton on DAOs <> Companies <> Protocols and more...


By Forefront - Jan 23, 2023

Newsletter: The Future of DAOs "Toolkit" ⚡️

Welcome to issue 124: World Economic Forum (WEF) and The Wharton Blockchain and Digital Asset Report on DAOs, Jesse Walden on Productive vs. Extractive Fees in Companies and Protocols, Samantha Marin w/ AI DAOs, Yuga Labs Blocking NFT Marketplace, mainstream latest and more...


By Forefront - Jan 16, 2023

Newsletter: DAOs Business Models & Governance Financialization

Welcome to issue 123: Reddit Rolls out Community Points on Ethereum, Jad Esber and Scott Duke Kominers Part II on Progressive Decentralization, Jacob Horne on Delegation Market, PleasrDAO launches PleasrHouse feat Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden, mainstream latest and more...


By Forefront - Jan 9, 2023

Newsletter: Towards a More Cooperative Web3 ⚡️

Welcome to issue 122: Cooperativism <> Web3 by Koodos Labs, Kevin Owocki on Coordination Mechanisms, Delphi Digital Year Ahead Crypto Report, Andrew Hong Guide to Web3 Data Tools, mainstream latest and more...


By Forefront - Jan 2, 2023

Newsletter: 2023. Refresh. Reset. Rebuild 🍃

Welcome to issue 121: Vitalik Buterin latest on Institutions, Prime Capital essay on Fat Applications <> Protocols, Nic Carter 2022 Status of Proof of Reserves and more...


By Forefront - Dec 26, 2022

Newsletter: Year in Review & 2023 Trends 🌟

Welcome to the last Forefront Newsletter Issue of 2022: Week's Highlight on Year Recap and 2023 trends, Linda Xie & Derek Hsue essay on DAO Governance Experiments, Visa Exploring Auto Payments for Self-Custodial Wallets, Web3 Social Stack by Coinbase Ventures and more...


By Forefront - Dec 19, 2022

Newsletter: Towards on-Chain Multiplayer Communities 🌟

Welcome to Issue 119: Week's Highlight feat Twitter & decentralized social media, Seed Club SC05 Demo Day, Gnosis Guild team piece on composability in decentralized organizations for MIT’s computational law publication, PartyBid Launch by PartyDAO, Trump NFTs and more...


By Forefront - Dec 12, 2022

Newsletter: What Comes After the Creator Economy ❤️‍🔥

Welcome to Issue 118: Week's Highlight, Scott Alexander Thoughts on Crypto, Yancey Strickler w/ "Onchain Era", Nichanan Kesonpat on Web3 Identity Stack, Mainstream weekly recap and more.


By Forefront - Dec 5, 2022

Newsletter: Tokens and the Future of Web3 User Ownership

Welcome to Issue 117: Week's Highlight on web3 <> ownership, ChatGPT taking over the internet, TGC Crypto on Web3 Messaging Landscape, Paul Krugman spicy take on Blockchain, Stripe & Uniswap Mainstream launches, and more.


By Forefront - Nov 22, 2022

Forefront Request for Essays

The Forefront Journal aims to offer high quality insights on tokenized communities and the intersection of web3 and culture. We are now accepting new pitches.


By Forefront - Nov 21, 2022

Building Enduring Web3 Communities & Future of Crypto

Forefront Newsletter Issue 115. This week's top signal, Financial Times Spicy Take on Crypto, Vitalik on Proof of Solvency, The Web3 Ownership Report by Protein, Rafa & Steph on Web3 Communities <> Intimacy, and much more.


By Javi park - Oct 24, 2022

Rise of The Collector Economy: How Crypto is Reinventing the Music Industry

In this essay, Javi Park breaks down the Collector Economy and explains how different "levels" of collectors will continue to grow and make an impact on artists around the world.


By Mashal Waqar - Sep 1, 2022

Rethinking Community Design to Build Better Communities

Forefront Journal publishes essays from the frontier of web3 social and tokenized communities. This is a guest essay from Mashal Waqar.


By Liv Pasquarelli - Aug 18, 2022

Tezos: Web3’s Gritty Underground Art Scene

In this essay, Liv Pasquarelli takes us on a tour of the Trash Art movement, particularly in the Tezos ecosystem. Liv goes deep on how this subculture was shaped and how that has impacted NFT artists in the space.


By Julia Pepper - Aug 1, 2022

Eating Through the Internet

In this first essay of her Crate Digger series exploring web3 subcultures, Julia Pepper goes deep on the web3 food scene and how communities are re-exploring our relationships with food and eating.


By Azeem Khan - Jul 26, 2022

Music NFTs Breakout Moment?

In this essay, Azeem Khan reflects on his experiences in the music industry and web3 and asks what it will take for Music NFTs to have their breakout moment as they steadily gain popularity amongst creators.


By Jihad Esmail - Jun 30, 2022

What Makes Tokenized Communities Valuable?

The goal of this essay is to further explore what makes tokenized communities valuable.


By Forefront and Jihad Esmail - Mar 21, 2022

Tokenized Communities

Web3 has introduced a new type of organization: Tokenized Communities.


By Nir Kabessa - Nov 16, 2021

The Super DApp Thesis

The West’s WeChat (an all-in-one app that can do everything) will be a “Super DApp” consisting of one/few web3 apps/platforms integrating with a growing set of permissionless protocols, standards, and cloud solutions. Some worthy contenders have already emerged.


By Joey DeBruin - Oct 7, 2021

Why the New York Times Should be Tokenized

Special thanks to Sari Azout, and to Jihad and Carlos from Forefront for help getting this piece put together. Follow along with me on Twitter as we set these experiments live over the coming months.


By rafathebuilder - Sep 3, 2021

I'm Quitting Web2 (And So Should You)

Something important is happening: The birth of a new economy


By Joey DeBruin - Aug 16, 2021

Mirror and tipping point to interoperable content, social, and economic graphs

Interoperability is the connecting thread of the future of the social web. It’s the reason Facebook and Twitter are not so secretly working to fundamentally transform their current products.


By Austin Robey - Jul 23, 2021

Interview: Nathan Schneider on "Exit to Community for Crypto Networks"

In this conversation, Austin talks to Nathan Schneider, a proponent and leader of the “Exit to Community” movement to learn more about its background and meaning, as well as its application within crypto networks.


By Austin Robey - Jul 5, 2021

Ways to improve the ownership economy

This is a guest post featuring Austin Robey, co-founder at Ampled in an FF exclusive.


By Joey DeBruin and Nir Kabessa - Jun 17, 2021

Tokenized Access and Subscriptions

The focus of this piece is to highlight the important business opportunities that social tokens and NFTs enable for services, software, and creators without 3rd party investment. We cover what tokenized access and subscriptions look like, ongoing experiments with the tech, as well as the numerous advantages over traditional SaaS.



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