Web3 is the concept for the next iteration of the internet, built around the decentralized blockchain technology.
Web 1.0 existed where people gather around physical location. Web 2.0 was the introduction of social media platforms where individuals gather around their interests, while Web 3.0 is where people gather for decentralized ownership, getting equity for what they do.
Often, cryptocurrency is synonymous with the term “Web 3.0”, as it is built on the decentralized blockchain technology.
Thus, to begin your crypto investing journey, it is important to arm yourself with resources and information to keep you educated on the space.
It seems like alot to handle but this article has got you covered. We will run through a list of crypto resources to get you up to speed.
1. How blockchain will change the world of money and finance
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young”Henry Ford
Here’s going back to school. Just like how universities does it, this resource by MIT Sloan professor Gary Gensler will provide you with free access to 24 lecture base videos related to blockchain.
Lessons include blockchains basics to smart contracts and DApps. If you are looking at an extensive information on web3, I would say this covers all. Also a good place to start if you are sceptical about the space.
If you repeat this process once a week for the following 24 weeks, your mind will be expanded with fresh Web3 knowledge. No guarantee on any certifications though.
2. The Bitcoin Whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto
“If you don’t believe it or don’t get it, I don’t have the time to try and convince you, sorry”Satoshi Nakamoto
If you want to understand how Web3 begins and you have your afternoon free, the Bitcoin whitepaper is a nine-page document laying out an idea that changes the world. Download them here, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.
This is a little more advanced, but I suppose it’s where it all started.
3. Whiteboard Crypto
“Welcome to whiteboard crypto, the #1 YouTube channel for crypto education and here we explain topics of the cryptocurrency world using analogies, stories, and examples so you can easily understand them.”Whiteboard Crypto
Whiteboard Crypto covers all aspects in learning Web3, crypto and NFTs through Youtube videos. They cover a wide range of topics, from fundamental explanations to protocol analysis, and they do it all in an animated format.
4. The Messari Crypto
Messari is a source for any public facing content that users can reference, this includes, but is not limited to, research reports, blog posts, news articles, or social media posts.
Messari wrote a 134-page Crypto Theses of an overview of the crypto ecosystem, which any crypto enthusiast should read. You can check them out here.
5. Crash course into crypto economics
TaschaLabs wrote on twitter on how Web3 disrupts the wealth status quo, play to earn in gaming and the power of tokenized assets. If you want to gasp how Web3 will play out in real life scenarios, I encourage you to spend that hour wisely reading her thread.
6. The dictionary for every crypto term
From meme phrases to web3 crypto jargons, CoinMarketCap covers them all in their Crypto Glossary.
This entire list from A-Z would ensure you will never ponder over any crypto terms in the future. It serves as a dictionary for beginners to crypto natives.
Here are several I hadn’t heard of before, as well as ones you might find helpful.
Ashdraked – The complete loss of a trader’s total invested capital, specifically as a result of shorting Bitcoin
Dolphin – Someone with a moderate holding of cryptocurrency.
Flippening– A hypothetical scenario where Ethereum’s market cap overtakes Bitcoin’s.
JOMO – Joy of missing out.
Kimchi Premium – Kimchi Premium is a phenomenon occurring in south Korea crypto exchanges, making valuations appear higher than on other international exchanges.
Laser Eyes – Laser eyes is a viral twitter meme that is used by Bitcoiners who attempt to push the price of BTC to its new all time highs.
Maybe one day the world will be united in speaking the common language of Web3. Just my two cents.
7. Beginners guide in creating an NFT
It took 12 hours and three different Apple devices, but this 30-something poet successfully minted her first NFTMegan DeMatteo
Are you an aspiring artist? or just want something to do fill up your free time, here is a beginners guide that takes you through a step by step guide on minting your very own NFT.
The step by step guide to mint your very own NFT from which platform to use to what you need to get started.
8. Everything you need to know about NFTs
I’ve found that writing is the best way for me to learn something. If there’s a topic I’m trying to understand, I write about it as if explaining to someone else and keep iterating.Linda Xie
Linda Xie on twitter, @ljxie, created a beginners guide with an entire overview of the capabilities of NFTs in art, gaming, social tokens.
It is a good read for those who are looking to invest and flip NFTs. You will get a good sense with a high level overview of what NFTs are, why they are interesting, and showcase some of their potential use cases.
9. Everything about DAO
DAO Central is a curation of the best Decentralized Autonomous Organizations. Their aim is to educate as many people as possible about DAOs and to help DAOs find the best people to join their communities. They also act like a glassdoor for DAOs.
If you want to discover and join the leading DAOs in the industry, DAO Central is the right place to be.
10. Learning the language – Solidity
As Web3 continues to grow in dominance, blockchain developers grow the same in demand. This 16-hour boot camp will be a stretch but probably the best way you could contribute to Web3.
This course will give you a full introduction into all of the core concepts in blockchain, smart contracts, solidity, NFTs/ERC721s, ERC20s, Coding Decentralized Finance (DeFi), python and solidity, Chainlink, Ethereum, upgradable smart contracts, and full stack blockchain development.
Crypto and blockchain have changed one of the most important aspects of the world: money.
However, that’s not all. The applications of crypto and blockchain go way beyond money, and the team at Chain Debrief firmly believe that crypto will fundamentally change the way the world works in the future.
That’s why us at Chain Debrief we aim to inform, educate, and connect the global investment community through our crypto guides, news, analyses, and opinion pieces.
From guides, in-depth analyses, and opinions on all you need to know about the crypto and blockchain space to educational, crypto 101 videos, we are on the road to becoming key opinion leaders in the YouTube space.
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Web3 is the future. Anything and everything is PULSE-ibleJoel Zhao
[Editor’s Note: This article does not represent financial advice. Please do your own research before investing.]
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