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By Forefront - Nov 28, 2022

The Promise of Decentralized Social Network ⛓

Forefront Newsletter Issue 116. This week's top signal on Twitter and decentralized Networks, Dirt on Worldbuilding, Community Member Fit Score by David Spinks, ConsenSys Metamask Privacy Policy update, and more.

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By Scoot Moore and Maxwell Kanter - Aug 23, 2022

An Exploration of Internet-Native Organizations

Forefront Journal publishes essays from the frontier of web3 social and tokenized communities. This is a guest essay from Scott Moore and Maxwell Kanter of Gitcoin.

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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.

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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 Reamp.xyz: the home base to discover, listen, and collect Music NFTs.

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By Julia Pepper - Sep 15, 2022

Digital Rest: Blockchain Leisure Culture

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.

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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.

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By Allen Taylor - Aug 9, 2022

How Social Tokens Can Transform Book Publishing

Forefront Journal publishes essays from the frontier of web3 social and tokenized communities. This is a guest essay from Allen Taylor, author of Cryptocracy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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By Jihad Esmail and Forefront - Mar 21, 2022

Tokenized Communities

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

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By Forefront - Feb 22, 2022

Project St. Canon Final Report - A Web3 Experiment in Collective Tastemaking

It’s no secret that new digital communities are forming and innovating at an unprecedented pace. In 2021, Social Tokens alone grew over 500% from January to June. Dozens of new tools for DAOs emerged - and like Legos, have been used to stimulate the creation of hundreds of new digital-native communities.

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By Forefront - Feb 17, 2022

Forefront Digital Economy Canon - The Best Community Curated Resources

There is no article or book so far that can cover the depth and breadth of the Social Token space. However, the Forefront Writer’s Guild has curated a list of canonical resources related to digital-native token communities.

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By Eliot Couvat - Feb 15, 2022

Leveraging Social Tokens for Digital Reputation

The more the lines are blurred between our digital and physical lives, the more our digital identities will become more complex. Our work is already being done almost exclusively online, having internet friends has become commonplace, and we're slowly tending toward a moment where our digital life will become just as consequential as our physical life.

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By Thomas Scaria and Natasha Khimji - Feb 3, 2022

Web3 Social Landscape

So what exactly is web3 social? It’s a new open model for social that is user-centric, not platform-centric.

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By Forefront - Feb 2, 2022

Web3 Canon - 15 Must Read Web3 Essays

Showcasing the most interesting and thoughtful Web3-related essays, you’ll find 15 high-quality articles covering (1) history, (2) technical foundations, and (3) operations of DAOs.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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By Omni Analytics - Sep 24, 2021

FF Data Bites: Social Token Tags Network Analysis

This post is a guest essay from Omni Analytics Group. Omni Analytics Group is a group of passionate technologists who help others use data science to change the world.

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By Forefront and rafathebuilder - 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.

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By Julien Genestoux - Sep 17, 2021

Ephemeral NFTs - Opportunities for time-based tokens and temporary enchantments

Julien Genestoux is the Founder and CEO at Unlock Protocol. Unlock is a protocol for memberships that lets any creator and brand monetize their work and community using NFTs.

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By rafathebuilder - Sep 3, 2021

I'm Quitting Web2 (And So Should You)

Something important is happening: The birth of a new economy

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By Federico Daffina Minicucci - Aug 31, 2021

The Importance of DAO Tooling for Social Cohesion

This is a guest post featuring Federico Daffina Minicucci, student at NYU Stern School of Business studying Computer Science and Finance.

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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.

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Writers Directory

1. Joey DeBruin

6 Published

2. Eliot Couvat

5 Published

3. Cooper Turley

4 Published

4. Nir Kabessa

4 Published

5. Austin Robey

4 Published

6. Jihad Esmail

3 Published

7. rafa0

3 Published

8. Julia Pepper

3 Published

9. Jess Sloss

3 Published

10. Chris Collins

3 Published

11. Linda Xie

1 Published

12. Scott Moore

1 Published

13. Brian Flyn

1 Published

14. Reka.eth

1 Published

15. Javi Park

1 Published

16. Liv Pasquarelli

1 Published

17. Allen Taylor

1 Published

18. Azeem Khan

1 Published

19. Thomas Scaria

1 Published

20. Natasha Khimji

1 Published

21. Chu

1 Published

22. Fancy

1 Published

23. Omni Analytics

1 Published

24. Julien Genestoux

1 Published

25. Federico Daffina Minicucci,

1 Published

26. Cherry

1 Published

27. Alex Masmej

1 Published

28. Chris Robison

1 Published

29. Connie Digital

1 Published

30. David Tomu

1 Published

31. Mick Morucci

1 Published

32. Shreyas Hariharan

1 Published

33. Makoto Inoue

1 Published

34. Esha Bora

1 Published

35. Mashal Waqar

1 Published