Let's cover the basics
Welcome to Velvet basics, our newsletter on how to join the world of Web3.
Umm… Do I need another newsletter? The answer is yes. This one is easy, it’s digestible, it will never be academic, bro-tastic, or take you more than five minutes to take action. You’ll walk away with the tools you need to keep using the internet. Think of us as your personal shopper, your new points guy (more like gal), your savvy friend who knows all the tricks.
Take a deep breath, we’re going to hold hands. No need to pretend you already bought your laser eyes NFT, because the real secret is that you don’t need one of those 😉
We’ll send you quick articles on how to set up the foundational Web3 tools to start engaging. We’re going to start with the basics:
Buy digital currency 💰 money
Get a wallet 👛 transact
Buy an NFT 💎 property
Mint your own collection 🎨 sell
And more! Tell us what you want to learn more about.
From there, it’s a choose your own adventure. The crypto curious amongst us can go deeper - join a club, get access to content, meet friends with common interests, or get paid for online work.
Today’s action items: Newsletters and communities
Web3 is about giving control to individual people instead of platforms. Imagine you get to recommend new features on Instagram (bring back chronological scrolling), vet new clothing on Rent the Runway (Jacquemus knits please), or even vote for the next board member of your favorite non-profit. Then, you get rewarded when those choices increase the value of that organization.
Agreed, this is a new way of thinking. We recommend you join a few newsletters and communities to start learning. You don’t have to read them every time, but maybe a quick scan during your morning tea time to get comfy with the future.
Educational newsletters from experts:
Commit to reading one article per day.
Odyssey: “12 days of Web3” email series.
Milk Road: Daily highlights of Web3 news, startups, and culture.
Li's Newsletter: Creator economy and web3 thought pieces.
Cdixon: Concise essays on why web3 and crypto matter.
Inclusive communities to join:
Choose one Slack, Discord, or DAO to join.
We3: Web3 professional network for women + non-binary individuals.
Friends with Benefits: Web3 thinkers, builders, creators, friends.
Boys Club: A no bro zone for the crypto curious.
BFF: Get educated, connected, and empowered in web3.
HER DAO: Womxn led developer DAO.
What else do you want to learn about? Respond to this email and we’ll add it to the list!
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Note: We are not financial advisors or lawyers, and are not affiliated with any of these companies or recommendations. All thoughts are our own.