Editorial Notes (vol.13) – It’s time to Learn-to-Earn and resources to stay on top of DeFi
The time has come for our new weekly Explore Screen update. In the depths of a bear market, it is the best time to focus on building and learning about this space. During these times, there are no distractions such as price action, new projects popping up left and right, and the constant feeling of missing out. It's time to focus on the fundamentals and grow as a participant in this space, to be in shape for the eventual reversal of the cycle.
To achieve this, you'll need some quality resources and we prepared a couple of collections that could help you on the journey. It’s Time to Learn-to-Earn focuses on projects and communities which will greatly enhance your understanding of Web3 and get started on your journey by performing on-chain tasks, completing courses, and more. Resources to Stay on Top of DeFi is a collection of quality resources that enable you to navigate through the smokescreens of DeFi and get real data to make better decisions.
It’s Time to Learn-to-Earn
There is no better time to learn about Web3 than at times of market cooldowns. This space is here to stay, and there are great projects and communities working on educational material, such as bounty programs, that can help you sharpen your Web3 knowledge and skills.
Go down the crypto rabbit hole and get rewarded for using various dApps on RabbitHole.
RabbitHole platform is a place for users to learn by doing, earn cryptocurrency, and build on-chain credentials. Complete different quests to become a quality contributor to the projects and acquire Web3 skills along the way.
Learn and earn by completing cool projects on Layer3.
There is no better way to learn than to do what you’re already interested in. Layer3 is a platform that enables anyone to contribute to Web3, from anywhere in the world, no matter their skill level. DAOs and decentralized communities upload tasks in the form of bounties, contests, and projects, while users explore communities and complete tasks to get rewarded in crypto.
Learn to code blockchain dApps with CryptoZombies by building simple games.
CryptoZombies is a free teaching platform to teach existing developers or complete newcomers the ins and outs of blockchain programming. It offers interactive in-browser step-by-step lessons that take you from the very basics of Solidity to creating your own fully-functional blockchain-based game. You can choose among various courses covering Solidity, Chainlink-enabled data feeds and computation, advanced Solidity, and introduction to zkSync.
Curious about Web3? LearnWeb3 is the place for you.
Trying to learn Web3 can be a daunting task. LearnWeb3 helps you to learn progressively by first introducing you to the basic high-level concepts and building on top of that knowledge as you progress through the different tracks and learn more about Solidity, how to build dApps with Chainlink, ENS, IPFS, and more. It is a free platform that also helps you to connect with other builders to create cool and meaningful projects.
Accelerate your Web3 journey with Buildspace.
Learn Web3 with BanyanDAO and grow your seed NFT while you grow as well.
Banyan DAO is launching dynamic NFTs that incentivize and reward member contributions. The NFT starts as a Banyan seed and its metadata updates as the members start participating by joining meetings, completing tasks, and eventually leveling up by becoming leaders when the seed turns into a Banyan tree in its final stage. It is a great community for those wanting to learn more about everything connected to Web3.
Learn. Earn. Repeat. All with Flipside Crypto.
Flipside enables on-demand analytics for blockchains, driving ecosystem growth and retention. As a free, open data platform it enables thousands of analysts to learn, collaborate and compete to solve analytical challenges via structured bounty programs. Get paid to learn about protocols, and level up no matter your current level of knowledge as it offers bounties for beginners all the way up to the expert level.
Access the best Web3 resources and tutorials at Web3 University.
Web3 University is an online educational platform bringing you the best resources and tutorials across the blockchain development ecosystem. A one-stop, chain-agnostic platform for developers looking to learn about writing smart contracts, minting NFTs, and building fully-functional end-to-end dApps.
Resources to stay on top of DeFi
Data is the key to success in DeFi. Since DeFi is built on open protocols, there is a lot of data that can be extracted and analyzed to give participants a better understanding of what is happening. In this collection, you’ll find some of the best information aggregators offering exciting tools and research that will greatly enhance your ability to make quality decisions in DeFi.
Track key DeFi metrics with DeFi Llama.
DefiLlama is the largest TVL aggregator for DeFi. It tracks all popular chains and their respective dApps, aggregates the data, and presents it through their dashboard for free, including cumulative data for all chains combined. This allows us to see which chains are the biggest and how DeFi is growing and what is happening with the different dApps in the ecosystem.
Gain information about the best yield rates across 24 different chains with Coindix.
Coindix is one of the go-to platforms for yield farmers. It supports all the major EVM chains as well as a few non-EVM ones. On the platform, you’ll find an intuitive interface, where you can see all the different rates for vaults, LP positions, single asset stakes, stablecoin pools, and more. On top of that information, you’ll see the base rates and rewards from incentives, tokens in which the rewards are paid out, and the TVL of the displayed pools.
Gain an edge over the crypto market with professional-grade data, tools, and research provided by Messari.
Messari helps professionals, builders, and communities navigate web3 by providing a range of world-class tools and research. They bring transparency and smarter qualitative and quantitative analytics to the industry by combining a global research database with a comprehensive suite of data visualization and asset discovery tools. Their tools range from DAO discovery to their chart explorer where you can track hundreds of fundamental indicators, and everything in between.
Track the rankings of dApps and protocols on DeFi Pulse.
On DeFi Pulse, you can find the latest analytics and rankings of DeFi protocols. their rankings track the total value locked into the smart contracts of popular DeFi applications and protocols. Additionally, they curate The DeFi List – a collection of the best resources in DeFi, and DeFi Pulse Farmer – a newsletter covering the latest news and opportunities in DeFi.
Token Terminal helps you get an insight into the fundamentals of DeFi.
TokenTerminal is a platform that aggregates financial data on the leading blockchains and decentralized applications. It extracts raw smart contract event data from multiple different blockchains and aggregates, cleans, and transforms it into standardized and comparable business metrics. On the site, you can search for undervalued projects, visualize their historical performance using several financial and alternative metrics, and compare them with their competitors.
Track your LP position returns, impermanent loss, and more on APY Vision.
Track your liquidity pool gains and impermanent loss and get the data you need to know when to enter and exit liquidity pools or yield farms to maximize your returns. Their set of tools helps you find the most profitable opportunities before others, all within one dashboard.
Dune – free crypto analytics by and for the community.
Dune Analytics is a powerful tool for blockchain research. It gives you all the tools to query, extract, and visualize vast amounts of data from the blockchains. Either create your own dashboards to visualize and gather data you are interested in or search through their site for the dashboards of other people. Dune is unlocking the power of public blockchain data by making it accessible to everyone.