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Hidden Keys: How Permissions Undermine Ownership

Chase Chapman, Julia Rosenberg, John Sterlacci

DAOs, DACs, And On-chain Org Design: A DAC Manifesto


The Blur Blitzkrieg

Antonio Garcia Martinez

Simulating The Heights Of Olympus: Analyzing Price Stability In The Mythic DeFi Ecosystem

Block Science

Balaji Bets That US Dollar Will Hyperinflate And BTC Hits $1M In 90 Days

Balaji Srinivasan

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Bridges As Clients


Rethinking The PFP Thesis

Teng Yan

Jack Butcher’s New “Transparency Time” Thread: Opepfp

Jack Butcher

Watch >> Web3 Music Art Daniel Allan Just Raised $1M And Here’s Why | Daniel Allan, Cooper Turley, BlockchainBrett

Mint Podcast

Coinbase Is In Talks With Clients About Starting New Overseas Crypto Platforms As US Ramps Up Scrutiny


Dive Into The Differences Between The Three Versions Of Arbitrum: Arbitrum One, Arbitrum Nova, And Arbitrum Nitro

Arbitrum Daily

Fees Switch Followup: Supporting The Evolution Of Uniswap Protocol Design

Uniswap Foundation

Euler Exploiter Is Now Sending ETH Back To The Euler Deployer


On The Unique Dynamic With NFT Flippers


Launching Paradigm Data Portal: Assembling A Bunch Of Public Crypto Datasets For Researchers And Tool Builders


Smart Contract POC Templates


Twitter Will Open Source All Code Used To Recommend Tweets On March 31st

Elon Musk

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By Forefront - Mar 13, 2023

Newsletter: *exhale* What. A. Weekend.

Welcome to issue 131: This week we cover the latest SVB <> Crypto Crisis, Jarrod Dicker fresh take on the next phase for "the Blockchain" Mainstream, Seed Club's Josh Cornelius on DAOS as Consumer Products, Meta Working on a decentralized App, Audius experimenting with NFT Gating and mainstream news and more...


By Forefront - Mar 6, 2023

Newsletter: Account Abstraction is here

Welcome to issue 130: This week we cover Account Abstraction Launch, Bobby Hundreds on NFT <> Creator Royalties, Boba Epicure piece on Nouns DAO governance, Gitcoin x Metalabel Drop mainstream news and more...


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 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 Jihad Esmail and Forefront - 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 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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