Newsletters are one of the best ways to be updated about the latest news in the Web3 world and deep-diving into specific subjects. We're excited to come up with this new section of the Forefront Digital Economy Canon this week, bringing you the top ten best Web3 newsletters.
We've tried to diversify our selection to reflect the large panel of Newsletters covering the Web3 world today while making sure to select only the very best ones. In this 2nd Section of the Forefront Digital Economy Canon, you'll discover a wide range of newsletters covering different aspects of the field, publishing at a different cadence and covering from the latest news to deep-diving specific subjects.
There are so many great newsletters and great writers today in the space that it has been hard for us to select only ten to be part of the Digital Economy Canon and compete for the FF Awards. But we've made it! And it's now your turn to vote, from the ten nominees, for your three favorite newsletters, those that will earn a special NFT, the prize of "Best Newsletter in the space" by Forefront, and a place (find a better wording) in our final report.
We've spent hours curating the most exciting and diversified Newsletter around Social Tokens and Web3 in general for this Digital Economy Canon. We've chosen to highlight the newsletters based on several criteria such as the cadence (tried to include daily, weekly and monthly newsletters ), the consistency (if they are regularly published), the social signal, and the overall quality.
For each Newsletter, you'll find a summary of the podcast, the writer(s), and the reasons we've put the Newsletter on the list.
Cup of NFT is the perfect newsletter to never miss an update on the latest in NFTs! Cup of NFT is a newsletter for people who view NFTs as a powerful tool for creation and empowerment. Every week, it shares high-signal news on culture, media, and NFTs, and features different kinds of artists from different parts of the world.
About the Writer: The newsletter was made by Elle to learn more about the space, and Gian entered the picture later. They are both passionate about the space and eager to share the latest news in the Web3 space weekly.
Favorite article and/or reasons we’ve put this newsletter on the list: Cup of NFT is an easy-to-read yet extremely insightful newsletter about the latest trends in the space. Each edition focuses on one specific subject, giving a great overview of how crypto impacts different aspects of our lives.
The Forefront newsletter is a weekly newsletter showcasing content and market insights on Social Tokens and DAOs. Each Monday, Forefront will bring you the latest news, data, and insights on the projects, people, and trends driving the emerging social token space.
About the Writer: Carlos Gomes and Jihad Esmail are currently co-editors of the weekly newsletter. While the community curates the content daily, they are putting together the resources to deliver the newsletter weekly in a well-designed way.
Favorite article and/or reasons we’ve put this newsletter on the list: The FF Newsletter is one of the most eyes-opening Web3 newsletters focusing on Social Tokens. With innovative sections such as Team Update, Market Pills, and Trading Drops, you’ll learn the latest insights about Social Tokens, and even more, all gathered in one easy-to-read and well-designed newsletter.
The Daily Ape is a daily newsletter that aggregates the top stories across the web3 space. It’s a really easy read that just includes headlines and links to read more on the topic. The newsletter is divided amongst different categories including news, DeFi, long reads, and project breakdowns.
About the Writer: Darren Lau has been a trader and research analyst in the crypto space for the past few years. He founded the Daily Ape while contributing to the research team at Coingecko, where he also co-authored “How to DeFi for Beginners.” He most recently worked at Spartan Capital, a hedge fund based out of Hong Kong. He is currently active on Twitter.
Favorite article and/or reasons we’ve put this newsletter on the list: The DeFi space moves fast and The Daily Ape is helping readers stay up to date on a daily basis. To keep up to date with the latest news in DeFi, make sure to give Darren a follow and subscribe to The Daily Ape
Not Boring is the most fun way to learn about what’s going on in business and the strategy behind the decisions companies make. If Ben Thompson and Bill Simmons had a baby, it would look like Not Boring. This bi-weekly newsletter deep dives on big public (or almost-public) companies, broader trends in the Web3 space, and on Not Boring Investment Memos.
About the Writer: Packy McCormick is a writer, an investor at Not Boring Capital and an advisor web3 at a16z. He writes about business strategy, community, tech, and real estate.
Favorite article and/or reasons we’ve put this newsletter on the list: Packy is always on top of new trends. Whereas it’s to talk about Axie Infinity, Solana, or buying the constitution, you’ll receive in your inbox a ten-page long deep-dive even before knowing you needed to learn more about it. If you like to know new trends before anyone else, Not Boring is THE newsletter you need to subscribe to.
Deep dives into crypto and web3: what does the past of tech, culture, and economics tell us about their future? All the answers in this newsletter.
About the Writer: David is a writer, an investor in the Web3 space working at Cowfund and an active contributor in the ecodao community. He is also a Gitcoin steward and a Kernel alumni.
Favorite article and/or reasons we’ve put this newsletter on the list: The reason we included this newsletter on our list is because Phelps ponders the hard questions that face the future of the crypto/web3 movement. He also makes predictions on where the industry is moving and takes a deep dive into certain topics. We particularly enjoyed reading Collectivizing Finance in which Phelps talks about the future of the venture capital industry in a world in which community-driven innovation and investment will dominate the landscape.
OurNetwrok is the first On-Chain Analytics Newsletter. It analyses the latest trends in different spaces such as DeFi, Metaverse or Crypto Networks by highlighting the data you need to look at.
About the Writer: Spencer Noon is investing in the next generation of crypto and web3 at Variant Fund. Previously he led crypto investments at DTC Capital. Spencer first joined the blockchain industry in 2014, starting Bitcoin on-ramp company BTCity.
Favorite article and/or reasons we’ve put this newsletter on the list: This newsletter is perfect for anyone who wants to avoid the noise and surface the signal on the most important fields of the Crypto space. We recommend you read this newsletter if you want to deep-dive into a subject and want actionable insights backed by real data.
FWB.Digest is a weekly recap of everything going down in the FWB universe.
About the Writer: FWB is a cultural crypto community. It’s a space where anyone new or experienced in crypto could come and hang out to talk about how this technology is helping to advance our society as a whole. It’s everything from talking about NFTs to getting local city guides, to learning about new food and music. It’s basically a fun place to hang out.
Favorite article and/or reasons we’ve put this newsletter on the list: Because FWB is one of the leading tokenized communities, you would be crazy not to be aware of the latest news in the FWB universe. FWB found the solution to your 100+ unread messages on Discord and brought you only the most important news of the Week. Looks rare.
A weekly newsletter exploring ideas and trends in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry.
About the Writer: Andrew Beal is a former corporate lawyer turned crypto consultant via his weekly newsletter. He previously worked on building out EY’s blockchain consulting practice until recently moving to an ecosystem role at Forta. He invests in multiple crypto projects in his free time.
Favorite article and/or reasons we’ve put this newsletter on the list: Andrew Beal is a great thinker in the Crypto space and brings a high-quality piece about a specific subject each week. He succeeded in explaining clearly difficult Web3’s concepts without vulgarizing them too much.
The Daily Gwei is a daily essay written by Anthony Sassano on any given topic within the crypto space.
About the Writer: Anthony Sassano has been researching and writing in the crypto space actively for the past six years while writing the Daily Gwei. Sassano also works as a product manager for Set Labs, the team behind TokenSets.
Favorite article and/or reasons we’ve put this newsletter on the list: Each Daily Gwei is written very methodically. Recently his thoughts have been centered around consensus mechanisms, Ethereum as a global settlement infrastructure, security of hot wallets, and the ENS airdrop. Sassano usually dives deep into a topic, makes a prediction/statement, and then continues to validate his point with research and evidence.
The DeFiant newsletter is a daily roundup of news, podcasts, interesting stories, and project spotlights from around the world of DeFi. Split into several different categories, it’s a great aggregate of daily resources to keep in the know of everything going on in the crypto space. Whether you’re into DAOs or yield farming or social tokens, there is something for you in every daily edition of the DeFiant.
About the Writer: Camila Russo is the founder of the DeFiant newsletter and has been leading the newsletter since 2019. Before then, Camila was a financial reporter at Bloomberg and wrote independently about the crypto space. She also wrote The Infinite Machine, a book chronicling how a group of programmers came together to build Ethereum and the loyal community pushing it forward.
Favorite article and/or reasons we’ve put this newsletter on the list: Keeping up in the crypto space is a difficult task. Even reading through aggregators and link collectors can be a headache every day. While the DeFiant does a great job of breaking down the most important news everyday, it’s also great at delivering on news that do go unnoticed on under-the-radar projects.