Pudgy Penguins are sliding into the physical world. 2,000 Walmarts across the U.S. are stocking up on these cuties—just in time for the holidays.
Another scam in crypto resulted in millions of dollars lost - but every vulnerability is a learning opportunity. Here's everything you need to know.
PayPal just announced that its stablecoin, PYUSD, is coming to Venmo within a week. Here's everything you need to know.
ZK-proof systems first appeared in a 1985 whitepaper. Watch the video and go through a tech time capsule.
Telegram integrated TON network’s web3 wallet natively into its app. Here's everything you need to know.
The newest social app for Web3 is storming the online communities. But, tech crunch said it’s dying. Is it?
Loyalty & Referrals have evolved beyond punch cards. But hang on a sec: is this the new golden ticket for businesses or just another fleeting trend on the horizon? Here's a deep dive.
In this week's pulse check, we're diving deep into the Q2 startup arena. Here's where VCs are investing their money in.
Although the bear market has been going on for quite a while, venture capital firms didn’t stop pouring money into web3 games. Here's a list of companies to keep an eye on.
A bunch of crypto-centric companies just dropped their quarterly figures, and they're lighting up the scoreboard! Here's what you need to know.
Ever wondered what if YOU were in charge of your social media data? Welcome to Web3 Social Networks!
NFT floor prices have crashed, but more poeple are minting NFTs. Here's everything that's going down.
DEX trading volume is booming. In the last 7 days, it exceeded $11B. Here's everything you need to know.
Amongst the numerous exchanges available today, two stand out due to their sheer size, credibility, and offerings: Coinbase and Binance. Which one is better?
Ever wondered what's happening inside a blockchain? With Chain Analytics, it's like having a map to a treasure chest. Here's a look at its landscape.
Ad Networks in web3 promise a more transparent, equitable, and efficient way of running ads on the internet. How?
Uniswap versus Sushiswap: what are their differences: market shares, securities, and more? Here's a detailed comparison.
Arbitrum and Optimism are the two largest Optimistic rollups. Let’s see how they are stacked against each other.
Thinking of ways to monetize your web3 product? Here’s a quick pricing guide with examples to learn from.
State of Crypto Index is a tool that tracks the development of web3. a16z just released its results. Here are the key takeaways.
There was $26.8B+ in blockchain funding in 2022. Here are 7 crypto investing facts from @CBinsights.
Arbitrum will airdrop 1B+ tokens ($ARB). And they will transition to become a DAO. Here are the key things you need to know.
What are Ordinals aka Bitcoin NFTs? Should you get one? Chances are, you’ve heard about them. Let’s break them down.
Build products that solve problems. Look at these biggest problems in 2022. And find the next unicorn solutions:
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”:
@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:
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.
Are you ready for the wild ride of crypto predictions in 2023? Buckle up👇🏻 Top 10 trends in the cryptocurrency market:
“Not your keys, not your crypto.” A quick guide on keeping your crypto safe with a “self-custody” wallet:
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 👇
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:
Web3 organizations operate differently. Service DAOs have emerged to support the changing landscape. Here are 21 service DAOs to know:
Tokenomics changes how web3 startups scale. But how does it work? Here are the 20 tokenomics learning resources you need to know 🧵
Reddit has 3M+ wallets, 99% unique, and $100m market cap. Their web3 strategy is working. Here is what you need to know 🧵
DAOs are the future of companies. @deworkxyz talked to 100+ DAO operators. And here’s what they found:
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.
What are the next big NFTs? Dune Analytics has 30K+ free dashboards to analyze trends. Here are 5 dashboards you have to know:
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:
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:
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.
Making too many decisions in Crypto is exhausting. Systems Thinking can help you with that! Here's your playbook for creating Systems in Crypto:
Metamask is not enough. You need a cold wallet to keep your money safe. Here is everything you should know about cold wallets.
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:
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:
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:
Web3 marketing is different. It’s enabled by crypto and true ownership for users. Here are 9 strategies for web3 marketing
How to design smart contracts. The article is inspired by @kazsatamai. Follow him for more web3 design insights.
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.
Ethereum co-founder @VitalikButerin believes that soulbound tokens (SBTs) will be “very important” in web3.
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!
Prices are plunging. And the Crypto Fear and Greed Index (FGI) has dropped to 8/100. What does that even mean though?
“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.
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.
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.👇
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.
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.
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!
POAP just raised $10M. The company has now worked with over 100 events, sending out 7,000 badges as of March 2020.
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.
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!
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.