Getting into a new topic can be daunting. Where to start, what’s important, what are resources that don’t require a ton of previous knowledge?

This is my constantly updated list of great resources from the crypto world. The links are grouped into crypto basics, applied web3/crypto, and web3 development.

General, Basics & Overview of Web3/Crypto

— Let’s start with a reading list link to a reading list. This has a ton of great fundamental and mostly non tech basics.

— This article by Foundation gives a primer on Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO). It explains what a DAO is, how it works, and the benefits of participating in a DAO.

— This is a free book available on GitHub. It’s updated frequently, so if you really need to go deep or want to understand everything this is good.

— The about page has a great overview of the web 3.0 tech stack. Short, simple and interactive.

— great start for non-crypto people.

Non Dev Web3 Topics (or applied web3)

— Good showcase of how web3/defi disrupts tradfi. Non-tech intro on how Uniswap, Sushiswap etc. work.

— Very important topic, explained in simple terms — learn how zero knowledge proofs work and where they can be applied.

— Play-to-earn is just getting started. Learn about ingame economies, new mind blowing business models and the use of NFTs and fungible tokens in a game.

— Lost your seed phrase? Recover your wallet using smart contracts and some friends. Learn about how social recovery wallets work and how they compare to other wallets.

— what does this have to do with learning about web3? Decentralising a real company and turning into a DAO gives you a glimpse on where this is all heading!

— Cool portal that pays you for completing tasks mostly around crypto and web3. Lots of interesting articles too.

— Interesting thread about how to work for a DAO full time.

— Lots to learn from this thread and in general from Chris Dixon on Twitter.

— Links to some great intro articles and also worth following on twitter.

— Dune Analytics is a powerful tool for blockchain research. Dune gives you all the tools to query, extract, and visualize vast amounts of data from the blockchain. Dune is unlocking the power of public blockchain data by making it accessible to everyone

— Great detailed article about rollups.

Getting Started With Web3 Development

- Goto source for everything Ethereum. From Tokenomics to Developer Tools.

— Get started with Solidity using Truffe and Ganache.

— Ethereum contract overview, including Truffle or Hardhat tutorials for Solidity.

— Quick and easy way to set up a scaffold and start fiddling around with contracts and the connected frontend.

— List of Solidity sample coding.

— useWeb3 provides a curated overview of the best and latest resources on Ethereum, blockchain and Web3 development. These resources help you develop your own smart contracts, DeFi project, ERC20 or NFT tokens in Solidity or Vyper.

— Nice entry into web3 via gaming. CryptoZombies is an interactive school that teaches you all things technical about blockchains. Learn to make smart contracts in Solidity or Libra by making your own crypto-collectibles game.

Podcasts / YouTube shows

— Great Defi podcast, covering a broad range of topics.

— Animated, simple learning videos on Defi, crypto and web3.

— Podcast with a lot of great guests from a diverse background. The host breaks topics down well for non crypto natives.

— Great general investment platform with a free crypto section. Really good coverage of what is happening.

tech guy curious about investing, crypto, decentralization and technology in general.