March 22, 2023

Top 10 DeFi Trends

Inspired by @MessariCrypto report, we make analysis easy with visuals and examples.

March 8, 2023

WTF is a Bitcoin NFT

What are Ordinals aka Bitcoin NFTs? Should you get one? Chances are, you’ve heard about them. Let’s break them down.

March 1, 2023

Blur V.S. OpenSea

Blur surpassed Opensea to become the largest NFT marketplace. Is Blur going to kill Opensea?

February 22, 2023

Messari Report | Unicorn Ideas

Build products that solve problems. Look at these biggest problems in 2022. And find the next unicorn solutions:

February 9, 2023

Bear Market Stage Three

In 2022, Crypto market lost over $2 trillion in the bear market. We got fucked by Terra, 3AC, FTX. We’re now entering stage 3 of the bear market. “Bottomless Exhaustion”:

February 7, 2023

Deep Dive on Opensea

@opensea went from a seed-stage startup to a $13 billion business in under 4 years. How did they do it? The little known secret about Opensea’s history:

February 1, 2023

Crypto Women to Watch

37% of crypto owners globally are women. You could not imagine what it’s like without women in web3. More women in web3 mean more players, various products, and a complete ecosystem.

January 25, 2023

21 Crypto Newsletter

Reading web3 newsletter gives you an edge in crypto. Top 21 newsletter recommendations in 2023.

January 18, 2023

Crypto Predictions in 2023

Are you ready for the wild ride of crypto predictions in 2023? Buckle up👇🏻 Top 10 trends in the cryptocurrency market:

January 11, 2023

Self-custody to Keep Crypto Safe

“Not your keys, not your crypto.” A quick guide on keeping your crypto safe with a “self-custody” wallet:

December 21, 2022

Top 22 Smoothie products

Top 22 products from 2022 that people loved on Smoothie: (NFTs fractionalization, web3 CRM, DeFi yield platform, Metaverse builders, cross-chain bridges, and more…) Keep reading 👇

December 14, 2022

Top Smoothie Articles

In 2022, our team wrote 45 articles, with visuals. We covered web3 growth, crypto learnings, and analysis. Here are the top 12 smoothie articles of the year:

December 7, 2022

20 Web3 Service DAOs

Web3 organizations operate differently. Service DAOs have emerged to support the changing landscape. Here are 21 service DAOs to know:

November 30, 2022

Top 26 VCs For Web3 Founders

$23B+ was invested into web3 in 2022. Who are top VCs in the space? Here are 26 to know:

November 23, 2022

Tokenomics Learning Resources

Tokenomics changes how web3 startups scale. But how does it work? Here are the 20 tokenomics learning resources you need to know 🧵

November 17, 2022

How FTX Collapsed

FTX, once valued at $32B, announced bankruptcy on Nov 11th. What happened? Here’s the whole story:

November 9, 2022

Reddit Web3 Strategy

Reddit has 3M+ wallets, 99% unique, and $100m market cap. Their web3 strategy is working. Here is what you need to know 🧵

November 2, 2022

Web3 Growth Tech

The market for web3 growth tools are changing 🚀 Here are 26 web3 growth startups you need to know:

October 26, 2022

Manage your DAOs

DAOs are the future of companies. @deworkxyz talked to 100+ DAO operators. And here’s what they found:

October 19, 2022

19 Lessons of Crypto Fundraising

Smoothie just raised $1.2M! Our cofounder @withmattkim shares his 19 lessons for crypto fundraising: There are many ways to raise venture capital.Use this as a reference to find your own style.

October 12, 2022

5 Dashboards for Analyzing NFTs

What are the next big NFTs? Dune Analytics has 30K+ free dashboards to analyze trends. Here are 5 dashboards you have to know:

October 5, 2022

What’s Post-Merge World be Like?

The Ethereum merge happened 3 weeks ago! (**Sept. 15, change it before posting)** But what’s next? Here’s how the merge will change crypto:

September 21, 2022

What Do You Know About Stablecoins?

for future’s deep dive what is tether ?—stable coin 2014 pegged to USD why do you care?

September 14, 2022

The Secret About Utility Tokens

Utility tokens will be the next big thing for real-world companies. To adopt them, you need to know about tokenization. And how to boost growth via the concept:

September 7, 2022

3 Stages of a Bear Market

There are 3 stages of a crypto bear market. Read on to see where we are at now. This thread is inspired by @JasonYanowitz, founder of @blockworks_. Follow Yano to learn more about crypto trends.

September 1, 2022

Form Systems Thinking for Crypto

Making too many decisions in Crypto is exhausting. Systems Thinking can help you with that! Here's your playbook for creating Systems in Crypto:

August 24, 2022

A Beginners’ Guide to Cold Wallet

Metamask is not enough. You need a cold wallet to keep your money safe. Here is everything you should know about cold wallets.

August 17, 2022

19 NFT Investing Lessons I Learned

I made (and lost) a lot of money in NFTs. I wish I knew these lessons earlier. 19 NFT investing tips you need to know:

August 10, 2022

Top 17 Best Crypto Exchanges

Among 600+ crypto exchanges, which one should you pick? Crypto exchanges vary with transaction fees, coin availability, and level of safety. Here are our Top 16 exchange recommendations for you:

July 20, 2022

24 Tips to Protect your Crypto Funds from Scammers

Crypto Scammers stole $14 billion from people last year. Proper management of your crypto funds can stop that. 24 tips to protect you and your funds:

July 18, 2022

7 Strategies for Web3 Marketing

Web3 marketing is different. It’s enabled by crypto and true ownership for users. Here are 9 strategies for web3 marketing

July 6, 2022

How to Design Smart Contracts

How to design smart contracts. The article is inspired by @kazsatamai. Follow him for more web3 design insights.

June 29, 2022

To be a Crypto Investor: Say No to 14 Cognitive Biases

If you want to be a better crypto investor, you need to master cognitive biases. They are subconscious errors in thinking that cost you money. Here are 14 cognitive biases that a better crypto investor would avoid: This was inspired by @thedefiedge. Check out his tweets to learn more about DeFi.

June 22, 2022

9 Fun Facts About Soulbound NFTs

Ethereum co-founder @VitalikButerin believes that soulbound tokens (SBTs) will be “very important” in web3.

June 15, 2022

Top3 Crypto Passive Income Strategies

Here are 3 strategies to earn crypto passive income. A step-by-step guide 💰

June 8, 2022

Everyone is Wrong About the Metaverse

Shaan Puri is an entrepreneur and investor. He is the podcast host of @myfirstmilpod. He even sold his company Bebo to Twitch for $25M dollars!

June 1, 2022

The Crypto Fear & Greed Index

Prices are plunging. And the Crypto Fear and Greed Index (FGI) has dropped to 8/100. What does that even mean though?

May 25, 2022

Are We Entering A Crypto Bear Market? 6 Charts You Need To Know

Are we entering a crypto bear market? Here are 6 charts you need to know:

May 18, 2022

Why Web3 Matters

“Web 3.0, the future of the internet.” But what does it even mean for us? Chris Dixon (general partner of a16z) explains why web3 matters.

May 11, 2022

Eco-friendly Crypto: Web3 Environmental Impact

Transactions with Bitcoin burn up A LOT OF energy. Each transaction consumes almost twice the monthly amount used by the average U.S. home. Here’s what you need to know.

May 4, 2022

6 Steps to Creating Successful NFTs By Wilson K. Lee

The most valuable NFT is worth up to $91.8M. As of 2021, there are around 360,000 NFT owners. However, only 9% is contributing to ~80% of the market value (Financial Times and Chainalysis). Interested in creating your own NFT? Read this.👇

April 27, 2022

Crypto Investing Playbook: 13 Steps To Know

15 steps to crypto investing 🧵 The Crypto Investing Playbook was written by Karthik Senthil Use these opinions as lamp posts to help inform your thinking and portfolio strategy, not rules that must be followed.

April 20, 2022

The 24 Best Crypto Learning Resources

There is 100+ crypto content out there. But most of the learning happens on just a few of them. Here are 24 of the best crypto learning resources you should know.

April 13, 2022

6 Reasons Why People Are Bullish On Terra (LUNA)

$LUNA grew like crazy. Creating a $37B market capitalization. But why is everyone so bullish on it?

April 6, 2022

13 Crypto Tweets you Can't Miss

As you may find, the crypto world is so confusing! Well, Twitter is a good place to learn! You can find a lot of know-how about crypto. Here are 13 tweets about crypto that Smoothie picks for you!

March 30, 2022

Bored Ape Yacht Club: Everything You Need To Know

Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) just raised $450M on a $4B valuation.

March 23, 2022

WTF is a POAP?

POAP just raised $10M. The company has now worked with over 100 events, sending out 7,000 badges as of March 2020.

March 16, 2022

18 NFT Predictions by Chris Cantino

If you are looking for thought leaders in Web3, Chris Cantino is the person you should know! Chris Cantino is the co-owner of Color Capital, investing across consumer, commerce, media, and marketplaces. Remarkably, his insights draw 100K followers’ attention on Twitter, that’s something.

March 9, 2022

33 Crypto Communities You Should Join

The world of crypto is fast paced. It can be difficult to find your place to start. To simplify your journey in the space, here are 40 communities that you should join!

March 2, 2022

7 Fundraising Methods for Crypto Startups

In 2021, Venture Capitals poured $30B into crypto startups. That’s a 400% increase compared to 2020! To get more “fuel” on the way, crypto startups have 7 ways to raise funds.

February 24, 2022

6 Insane Crypto Scams and Controversies

$14 billion in cryptocurrency was scammed in 2021. That’s an increase of 80% than last year. Web3 created bountiful opportunities for entrepreneurs and cryptocurrency users. But it also left ajar crypto’s pandora box. Here are 6 *interesting* scams to date.

February 16, 2022

Airdrops: Supercharge Crypto With Tokens

Did you buy an NFT in the last year? Then you might get a piece of a $400 million “airdrop.” Here’s everything you need to know about how token airdrops work. This article was inspired by Coinvise.

February 9, 2022

The Rise of Women in Crypto

Only 6% of women in the U.S. have purchased crypto. But female user growth had an increase of 43%, according to CoinMarketCap. Crypto is not a boy’s club anymore. Women are making impacts in web3.

February 2, 2022

6 Strategies for NFT Marketing

You want to launch your own NFT. And you want to sell 10,000 of them. But how do you do it? Here are 6 strategies that you need to know.

January 26, 2022

5 Things To Look For When Buying An NFT

The NFT market surpassed $40B 😮 More people are buying NFTs than ever before. But how do you decide which NFT to buy? Here are the 5 things to look for when buying an NFT.

January 18, 2022

4 Types Of Layer 2 Scaling Solutions

Startups are building for web3. But Ethereum is really slow and expensive. Gas fees can be $500+ at times! Here is how “Layer 2” might be able to solve this.

January 11, 2022

8 Solana Tools You Should Know

Solana (SOL) has been called the Ethereum (ETH) killer. Solana is another layer 1 blockchain that is known to be faster and cheaper than Ethereum. In the last year, Solana’s market cap has grown by ~62,000% to $53B.

January 4, 2022

21 DAO Tools You Need To Know

DAOs are the future of companies. DAO = Decentralized Autonomous Organization. They are organizations run by code and a community of users.

December 21, 2021

You Can Make Money With Crypto Gaming

Your 12-year-old cousin is playing games. You suddenly realized he made $18k last month. What just happened?

December 14, 2021

What is DeFi? (Decentralized Finance)

WTF is DeFi? And why are people making so much money from it? Here is how Decentralized Finance works in the crypto world. This article was inspired by our friends at Whiteboard Crypto. Click here to check out their videos!

December 7, 2021

10 Types of NFT Utility Explained

NFTs used to be just art. Now it's becoming more than that. Here's the new web3 trend. NFT "utility".

November 30, 2021

How Will Blockchain Change The Way We Experience The Sports Industry?

Your favorite sports team releases a “token”. With this token, you can vote on team decisions - like jersey designs! As a fan, you will get to be more involved and maybe even make money on the tokens.

November 23, 2021

Find Your Audience First, Then Build The Startup They Will Love

"Build it and they will come." That was the old method. Now, it is 👇 "Start audience first, then build with them."

November 16, 2021

What Do Social Networks Look Like In A Decentralized World?

At any moment, Twitter can remove your post. Maybe even ban your account. Why are they allowed to do that? Social media is currently “centralized”. But that may change soon.

November 9, 2021

Okay, We Know AI Is Coming. But What About Its Security Risks?

You're building a cool AI (Artificial Intelligence) startup. Suddenly, your AI system fails. Or worse, it gets hacked in to. What went wrong?

November 2, 2021

Wow. The Digital World Is Shifting. And We Are Moving To The Metaverse.

Facebook changed its name to Meta. “A magical Zoom meeting that has all the playful release of Animal Crossing.” - Janet Murra This is one explanation of what the metaverse is. And this may be our future.

October 26, 2021

The Music Industry Is Broken. We Need Blockchain To Finally Change That.

The music industry is broken. The industry makes $43 billion in revenue. And only 12% goes to the artists. Artists work tireless to create songs. And they don't see much of the profits. Blockchain can change that.

October 19, 2021

How To Actually Kickstart And Scale Your Marketplace Startup Today

Uber is a car company that owns no cars. Facebook is a content company that creates no content. Airbnb is a real estate company that owns no real estate. We've all seen successful marketplaces. But how do you start a marketplace when you don't own or create anything?

October 5, 2021

How Do Startups Really Raise Money Using Crypto And Blockchain?

You see an incredible startup. You want to invest. But they say you need to buy their "coin". What does that even mean? 🤔

September 28, 2021

What Will New No-Code Solutions Really Be Able To Do For Startups?

"I want to build the next Amazon...but I don't know how to code." For all the non-technical people. And even technical people. Let me introduce you to No-Code

September 14, 2021

DAOs Are Powerful And Its Technology Is Disruptive To New Startups.

A Tesla without Elon Musk. A Facebook without Mark Zuckerberg. An Amazon without Jeff Bezos. Can you imagine these companies without their iconic leaders? I DAO(t) it 😂

August 31, 2021

Web 3.0 Is A Decentralized Internet That Will Encourage Communities

Web 3.0 is decentralized, more private, and uses AI. Instead of having single centralized entities, there will be many decentralized organizations with decisions being made by the community.

August 24, 2021

Will AI Create The Next Generation Of Startups? The Answer Is Yes.

"I am not a human. I am a robot. A thinking robot. I use only 0.12% of my cognitive capacity. I taught myself everything I know just by reading the internet. My brain is boiling with ideas!"

August 17, 2021

Why Is Building A Startup Now Like Lego? Because Of The API Economy.

API changed how we build

August 10, 2021

How Will Dynamic NFTs Really Change The Way We Use The Blockchain?

The next level of NFTs are dynamic!

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