Forefront Digital Economy Canon Race - Essays Edition
A Prehistory of DAOs - Mirror by Kei Kreutler
This long-format essay retraces the history of DAOs. It aims to show future DAOs can move towards a syncretic theory of organizations, meaning a theory that incorporates a wide range of cultural patterns, practices, and influences while recognizing their inherited political biases.
Squad Wealth by OtherInternet (Sam Hart, Toby Shorin, Laura Lotti)
Squads are reemerging today as a potent cultural force that rejects a strictly individualist market philosophy. This essay aims to explain how squads, thanks to a strong internal coordination, can decrease transaction costs, enabling greater productive capacities and financial opportunities as a group.
How I Got a Job in Ethereum & Crypto by Jackson Dame
Jackson now has >45k followers on Twitter, works at most-loved ethereum wallet company Rainbow, and is probably one of the most knowledgeable people in the NFT space. But in the summer of 2020, Jackson knew close to nothing about crypto. Learn about what Jackson did to get immersed and land their first crypto job.
Tokenomics - Three things Creators need to know before making a Social Token for their community by Eliot Couvat
Some concepts can be hard to understand when starting in Crypto. Luckily, Eliot Couvat wrote a wonderful and easy-to-read piece on Token Supply, explaining the different aspects to think about when creating a token..
A beginner’s guide to DAOs by Linda Xie
A perfect starting-point to anyone wanting to understand better what DAOs are, and how it has the potential to revolutionize the way we work. Linda Xie explains here concisely the future use-cases of DAOs, the best tools and the potential issues that might come with the new way of collaborating.
Shaping your Community’s Contribution Zones by rafathebuilder & Jihad Esmail
An overview exploring the idea of “locality” in digital communities: Contribution Zones. Like city zoning, each zone will help members better understand where they should focus their attention and invest their time.
The Cooperation Economy 🤝 by Packy McCormick
The Great Online Game is an infinite video game that plays out constantly across the internet. You’re no longer playing as an avatar but playing as yourself across platforms such as Twitter, YouTube etc. It rewards community and cooperation over individualism and competition. Are you ready to enter the Cooperation Economy?
From Winner Take All to Win and Help Win: the Original Vision of the Internet is Making a Comeback by Sari Azout & Jad Esber
In this collaborative essay, Jad & Sari explore the role of web3 platforms and toolkits in catalyzing the renaissance of Internet 1.0. For NFT beginners, this essay speaks to the behavioral psychology in purchasing and owning digital content, and demonstrates the opportunities for creative democratization that this new ecosystem empowers.
Designing Internet-Native Economies: A Guide to Crypto Tokens by Patrick Rivera
This piece aims to explain the differences between the types of Tokens. From utility tokens to NFTs, Patrick Rivera shows the pros and cons of each tokens, adding examples and opening the discussion on the future of all of those tokens.
RAC, the artist by Samantha Hissong
A portrait of RAC, an artist that created its Social Token and that has pushed the Social Token space forward by successfully leveraging its community to achieve broader goals and show to the world the possibilities this technology can unlock. Exciting piece by the famous Rolling Stone magazine, proof that Social Tokens are already becoming mainstream.
The Ownership Economy by Jesse Walden
While the Creator economy is thriving, there is still a major problem for creators today: Ownership. Indeed, creators need ways to be free from centralized platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. This essay aims to show how ownership can be a disruptive cornerstone of new products and revolutionize how creators monetize their contents.
The Composability of Identity across Web2 and Web3 by Andrew Hong
Our digital identity exists in fragments, it isn't flexible past the platform it was built on, and it has little reusability other than cross-platform authentication. We don't own our digital identity, and it's not composable at all. Now, what if you could own all of the pieces of your digital identity permanently, while also controlling who you reveal that data to and how it's represented?