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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

Forefront Journal publishes essays from the frontier of web3 social and tokenized communities. This is a guest essay from Javi Park, co-founder and CEO of the home base to discover, listen, and collect Music NFTs.


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 Julia Pepper - Aug 1, 2022

Eating Through the Internet

Crate Digger is a series by Forefront editor Julia Pepper on how the blockchain is affecting and creating internet subcultures. You can follow her on Twitter at @julia_pepper23.


By Azeem Khan - Jul 26, 2022

Music NFTs Breakout Moment?

Forefront Journal publishes essays from the frontier of web3 social and tokenized communities. This is a guest essay from Azeem Khan, contributor at Gitcoin DAO.


By Forefront and Esha Bora - Jul 19, 2022

The Decentralized Science Movement

Exploring the potential of blockchain technology and tokenized communities in taking academic research to the next level.


By Nir Kabessa - May 30, 2022

EVM Network Effects

Ethereum (as most know it) is simply one implementation of the Ethereum blockchain. The Ethereum Virtual Machine, on the other hand, is open-source blockchain-based software that allows developers to create decentralized applications.


By Forefront and Jihad Esmail - Mar 21, 2022

Tokenized Communities

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


By Chu and Fancy and Forefront - Dec 1, 2021

Permissionless Brands

Chu and Fancy are part of the core team at Protein Community, these thoughts are their own and don't represent the views of the full Community. We'd like to say thank you to Other Internet and their article on Headless Brands, which was integral to our thinking.


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 and Forefront - Sep 21, 2021

Shaping your Community’s Contribution Zones

New digital native cities are emerging: first in the form of digital spaces (e.g. DAOs), and soon as physical expressions of their communities. At Forefront we are developing the port of entry, a digital city unto itself.


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.


By Cooper Turley - May 19, 2021

How to Launch a Social Token

This is a guest post featuring Coopahtroopa, community at Friends With Benefits - FWB


By Austin Robey - Apr 9, 2021

How Community Tokens Can Power Cooperatives

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


By Shreyas Hariharan - Jan 28, 2021

Asset light in the physical world. Asset heavy in the digital world

This is a guest post featuring Shreyas Hariharan, founder of Llama and treasury manager with $JAMM community in a FF exclusive.


By Nir Kabessa - Jan 12, 2021

Curator Economy: Monetizing Taste in Web3

Curation has its own roles in social media and curators represent a large and powerful demographic. Web3 protocols provide curators with new opportunities to monetize and creators with opportunities to form their communities around curation. Platforms also benefit from leveraging web3 curation and moderation protocols for their content feeds.



Happening - Thurs Dec 1

Special Roundtable on collective intelligence & tools for wisdom—w/ Sari Azout from Startupy, Mike Elias from Ideamarket, and Ed Landon from Forefront.



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