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Cypherpunk related
Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Mining related
CBDC related
NFT related
POAP and DAO related
Social Credit System, Biometrics, and ID related
Web3 related
Metaverse and AR/VR related
Solid related
Peer-To-Peer and SAFE Network related
Fediverse related
Small Web, IndieWeb, SmolNet, and Local-First Software related
Packet Radio and Mesh Network related

Cypherpunk related:

The Cypherpunks [by Haseeb Qureshi on Nakamoto]

A Cypherpunk's Manifesto [by Eric Hughes]

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Mining related:

Grokking Bitcoin Book [by Kaller Rosenbaum]

Cryptocurrency is an abject disaster [by Drew DeVault]

b-money [by Wei Dai]

Bit gold [by Nick Szabo on Unenumerated]

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System [by "Satoshi Nakamoto"]

Proof of Stake (PoS) [by Jake Frankenfield on Investopedia]

How Does the Blockchain Work? [by Michele D'Aliessi on Medium]

Blockchain Applications and Sustainability Issues [by Rana Roberto Leonardo, et al.]

Private Keys [by Pinboard on Twitter]

Beyond crypto I: Gray technologies [on Interfluidity]

The Left Should Talk About Cryptocurrency [on The Draft Folder]

Do You Really Know What Bitcoin Is? A Guide for the Confused. [by Joy Crane and Max Read in New York Intelligencer]

Bitcoin and almost every other cryptocurrency crashed hard today [by Jon Russell on TechCrunch]

Ethereum Energy Consumption Index [on Digiconomist]

Crypto miners are killing free CI [by Colin Chartier on]

Big Hires, Big Money and a D.C. Blitz: A Bold Plan to Dominate Crypto [by Eric Lipton, et al. in The New York Times]

Inside the Largest Bitcoin Mine in The U.S. [by WIRED on YouTube]

When Will The Last Bitcoin Be Mined? [by Peter Wind on CoinCodex]

The Problem with Ethereum [by Tomer Strolight on Medium]

Analysis Shows Bitcoin Whales Are Stockpiling, but 'BTC Ownership Is Not Highly Concentrated' [by Jamie Redman on]

Kickstarter Will Move Its Crowdfunding Platform to Blockchain [by Jackie Davalos on Bloomberg]

Twitter enables tipping with Bitcoin, plans to let users authenticate NFTs [by Alex Heath on The Verge]

Creative Commons is shilling NFTs [by David Gerard]

Reddit Community Points [by isyourguy on Twitter]

A Normie's Guide to Becoming a Crypto Person [by Sara Harrison in New York Intelligencer]

Joint Economic Committee - Testimony of Timothy Massad

Joint Economic Committee - Testimony of Alexis Goldstein

Joint Economic Committee - Testimony of Kevin Werbach

Demystifying Crypto: Digital Assets and the Role of Government [by Joint Economic Committee on YouTube]

Demystifying Cryptocurrencies: A Primer [by Andrew Karolyi on Avantis]

Cryptocurrencies Demystified and the SEC's Regulatory Stance [by Seoyoung Kim and Sumon Mazumdar]

Demystifying Crypto-Mining: Analysis and Optimizations of memory-hard PoW Algorithms

Demystifying Cryptocurrency Mining Attacks: A Semi-supervised Learning Approach Based on Digital Forensics and Dynamic Network Characteristics

Bitcoin Failed in El Salvador. The President Says the Answer Is More Bitcoin. [by David Gerard]

DON'T Buy a Used Mining GPU! - $h!t Manufacturers Say [by Linus Tech Tips on YouTube]

NashX - exploding Nash equilibrium [by Gwern Branwen]

How Crypto will Change the World (or Not) [by Johnny Harris on YouTube]

Bitcoin's 'One Percent' Controls Lion's Share of the Cryptocurrency's Wealth [by Paul Vigna in The Wall Street Journal]

What El Salvador's Bitcoin Experiment Looks Like [by The Wall Street Journal on YouTube]

El Salvador's 'Bitcoin City' is just another crypto fantasy [by Pete Howson]

RChain Cooperative

CBDC related:

US Federal Reserve Is Experimenting With A Digital Currency [by Mandy Williams on CryptoPotato]

Project Dunbar: international settlements using multi-CBDCs [on BIS]

NFT related:

NFTs for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know About The Latest Crypto Craze [by Tom Read at Website Planet]

NFTs Weren't Supposed to End Like This [by Anil Dash in The Atlantic]

The Bizarre World of Non-Fungible Tokens [by InvisibleUp]

Mapping the NFT revolution: market trends, trade networks, and visual features [by Matthieu Nadini, et al. in Scientific Reports]

McDonald's issues 'McNFT' to commemorate McRib's return [by Jon Springer on Ad Age]

Someone Made a Pirate Bay for NFTs [by Matthew Gault on Vice]

NFT Collector Sells People's Fursonas for $100K In Right-Click Mindset War [by Edward Ongweso Jr. on Vice]

NFTs: All You Need To Know As A Digital Artist Or Collector [on Momint]

How do NFT royalties work? [on NFT Innovation]

NFT Royalties: What Are They and How Do They Work? [by Alex W. Gomezz on Cyber Scrilla]

Beeple sold an NFT for $69 million [by Jacob Kastrenakes on The Verge]

An NFT Just Sold for $532 Million, But Didn’t Really Sell at All [by Nick Baker on Bloomberg]

The Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection: What you need to know [by Daniel Van Boom on CNet]

Brian Eno on NFTs & Automaticism [on the crypto syllabus]

NFTs are a massive scam but they are also a beautiful anthropological device [by beka_valentine on Twitter]

POAP and DAO related:

Spotlight: Souvenir, meet Web3 - A POAP Story [by GraspOnCrypto]

What is POAP? [by Cooper Turley on Medium]

Guide to tokens and NFTs: what is 'tokenization' and how does it work? [by Jimmy Aki on Forkast]

Why Your Group Chat Could Be Worth Millions [by Max Read in New York Intelligencer]

DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations) represent the next step forward in the labor movement [by Li Jin on Twitter]

Moving beyond coin voting governance [by Vitalik Buterin]

A Prehistory of DAOs [by kei on Gnosis Guild]

The New Creator Economy – DAOs, Community Ownership, and Cryptoeconomics [by Nader Dabit on freeCodeCamp]

DAO Landscape [by Coopahtroopa]

What is FWB - Friends with benefits DAO? [on thedapplist.]

Investing in Friends With Benefits (a DAO) [by Carra Wu and Chris Dixon]

Other Internet

RadicalxChange Quadratic Vote

Social Credit System, Biometrics, and ID related:

Social Credit System Wikipedia Entry

Patent - Cryptocurrency System Using Body Activity Data [on WIPO IP Portal]

The Day I Got Microchipped [by Fast Company on YouTube]

Why Kenyans Are Against Huduma Card and Huduma Namba Registration [by Kenn Abuya on techweez]

Aadhaar Wikipedia Entry

Rs 500, 10 minutes, and you have access to billion Aadhaar details [on The Tribune India]

Aadhaar Card Update: Aadhaar enrolment for newborns to happen soon [by Zee News]

Digital Identity Alliance - ID2020

Storing medical information below the skin’s surface [by Anne Trafton for The MIT News Office]

Sold: 50 million digital health passports [on healthcare-in-europe]

Why human microchipping is so popular in Sweden [by ITV News on YouTube]

Hacker steals government ID database for Argentina's entire population [by Catalin Cimpanu]

Ethiopia overhauls its education system with IOHK blockchain partnership [by Darren Parkin]

Web3 related:

Web 3.0 & the Future of the Internet [by]

Keep the web free, say no to Web3 [Yesterweb]

Web3 is not decentralization [by InvisibleUp]

Hacker News on "Web3 is not decentralization" article

Against Web3 and Faux-Decentralization [by Soatok]

Web3 Wikipedia Entry

People are talking about Web3. Is it the Internet of the future or just a buzzword? [by Bobby Allyn on NPR]

What is Web3? The Decentralized Internet of the Future Explained [by Nader Dabit on freeCodeCamp]

What Is Web3 and Why Are All the Crypto People Suddenly Talking About It? [by Aaron Mak on Slate]

Why decentralization matters [by Chris Dixon]

Why Web 3 matters [by Chris Dixon on Twitter]

Notes on Web3 [by Robin Sloan]

Is web3 bullsh*t? [by Max Read]

Stephen Diehl's Blog

Tech Won't Save Us Podcast Episode #93 [by Paris Marx and Stephen Diehl]

From contemptuous to indifferent to curious to pretty damn excited: my journey to web3 [by Adam Davidson]

Real world problems that web3 could solve - at least for me [by Adam Davidson]

Is Crypto Bullsh*t? [by Will Wilkinson on Model Citizen]

Why web3 distributed libraries will change the world [by Pablo Moncada-Larrotiz]

Web3 is going just great [by Molly White]

Web Free-point-oh: NFTs, DAOs, the Value of Art, and the Cutest Kitty on the Internitty [by Gwenn Seemel]

The Web3 Fraud [by Nicholas Weaver and Rik Farrow]

The Third Web [by tante]

Jack Dorsey says VCs really own Web3 (and Web3 boosters are pretty mad about it) [by Jacob Kastrenakes on The Verge]

Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey are right to raise concerns about Web3 [by Thomas Macaulay on The Next Web]

Metaverse and AR/VR related:

Do normal people need to know or care about "the metaverse"? [by Max Read]

Facebook creates exec team to work on Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for a digital universe [by Kif Leswing on CNBC]

Facebook to rebrand itself and focus on the metaverse [by Thomson Reuters on CBC]

The Metaverse Is Mark Zuckerberg's Escape Hatch [by Kevin Roose in The New York Times]

Facebook gives a glimpse of metaverse, its planned virtual reality world [by The Guardian on YouTube]

HYPER-REALITY [by Keiichi Matsuda on YouTube]

"Sight" [by TheCGBros on YouTube]

Microsoft Teams enters the metaverse race with 3D avatars and immersive meetings [by Tom Warren on The Verge]

Investors Snap Up Metaverse Real Estate in a Virtual Land Boom [by Debra Kamin in The New York Times]

A metaverse mega yacht that just sold for $650,000 is the most expensive NFT sold in The Sandbox virtual world [by Isabelle Lee on Market Insider]

Tim Sweeny on the Metaverse [on Blog.Feistel.Party]

The Metaverse could be a problem. [by Mrwhosetheboss on YouTube]

Getting Married in the Metaverse [by Steven Kurutz in The New York Times]

Metaverse, Post-Pandemic Beauty, Brick-&-Mortar Retail vs E-com [by WGSN on YouTube]


Metaverse 2031 | A Day In The Life [by Sumsub on YouTube]

The BEST VR Headset in the WORLD - I CAN'T GO BACK! [by Thrill Seeker on YouTube]

Metaverse: The Most Evil Business in the World [by Moon on YouTube]

Solid related:

Tim Berners-Lee Wants to Put Online Privacy on a Solid Foundation [by Rob Pegoraro in PC Magazine]

An introduction to SOLID, Tim Berners-Lee's new, re-decentralized Web [by Arnav Bansal on freeCodeCamp]

Tim Berners-Lee, Solid, and the arrival of the Web 3.0 [by Kurt Bauer on DEV Community]

Peer-To-Peer and SAFE Network related:

Secure Access For Everyone (SAFE)

InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) Wikipedia Entry

Fediverse related:

Fediverse Wikipedia Entry

Small Web, IndieWeb, SmolNet, and Local-First Software related:

What is the Small Web? [by Aral Balkan]


SmolNet Community Wiki

Local-First Software [on Ink & Switch]

Gopher Protocol

Gemini Protocol

Gemini Quickstart! [by Jason McBrayer]

recommended-gemini-capsules [by everything wrong with free software]

FidoNet Wikipedia Entry

The Great Web 1.0 Revival [by Kyle Chayka on Gizmodo]

Run your own social [by Darius Kazemi]

Packet Radio and Mesh Network related:

Packet Radio (Post Apocalyptic Internet?) [by Computerphile on YouTube]

Packet radio lives on through open source software [by Tom Karpiniec on]

Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down [by Patrick Miller and David Daw in PCWorld]

12 communities experimenting with mesh networks [by Jason Tashea on]

Airchat, The Wireless Mesh Network From Lulzlabs [by Brian Benchoff on Hackaday]

These Apps Can Save Your Life During A Disaster [by Brandi Neal on Bustle]

From ISP to P2P: How Mesh Networks Take Bitcoin off the Grid [by Colin Harper in Bitcoin Magazine]

The Serval Project: Free Mobile Phone Connectivity No Matter What [by]

NYC Mesh