Web3 & Crypto Fellowship

Powered by Mudrex | Fully-funded Fellowship
This Web 3.0 Fellowship is brought to you by Mudrex, a Y Combinator backed company that simplifies crypto investing. All Mudrex products are fully automated. You can invest using your credit or debit card. It is as simple as paying online.
In this fully funded 4 week long cohort based course, you will learn fundamental concepts through case studies like Axie Infinity. Classes will be taught/facilitated by some of the most interesting leaders, practitioners and policy makers.

Classes start May 22, 2022 | 30 spots available


Fundamentals of Web 3.0. and crypto: hope or hype? + Getting started


Web 3.0 and Crypto Careers: Analysis and Projections


Building the Ownership Economy. Case Study Discussion on Brain Trust


NFTs and the access Economy: How Beeple created “Everydays — the First 5,000 Days” and sold it for $69 million at a Christie’s online auction.


Mental models investing in crypto


Analysis of trading strategies. Can you really make a living investing in Crypto


Trends in Venture Capital


The public policy landscape


World in 2030 and how crypto will shape it. Debate - crypto believers vs crypto skeptics


Putting it all together
In addition to these 10 sessions, there will be regular office hours, mentorship sessions and networking fiestas. You will graduate not only with solid fundamentals of crypto and Web 3.0 but also a strong network and meaningful friendships.
We want to help every person and every organization on the planet build their category of one.
As mentioned earlier, this is a fully funded program, thanks to Mudrex. Please fill out this application form and we will get back to you if you are shortlisted.

You will learn from

Adam Jackson

Co-Founder & CEO of Braintrust

Shiv Socrates Kapoor

Research Lead, Colossus Web3 Breakdowns podcast

Chia Jeng Yang

Web3/Fintech VC | Forbes 30u30

Ankit Verma

Founding Partner & CIO at Mudrex Capital 

Edul Patel

Co-Founder & CEO at Mudrex.com (YC W2019)

Joel Alexander

Co-Founder & CEO at Crowdpad

Costanza Gallo

Ecosystem Manager at Swarm Association

Rohit Goyal

Founder at Mesh Finance, JediSwap and Mudrex (YC W19)

At the end of the fellowship, you’ll walk away with

A fundamental understanding of crypto, web3 & how it impacts your area of work
A diverse & active community of crypto & web3 enthusiasts
Insights on building careers (and money) on the internet
A certificate of completion
Curated opportunities in web3 & crypto

The history of the internet: Why web 3.0 & crypt needs your attention

The first era of the web, or Web 1.0, was about how we process and consume information. Yahoo, Netscape, Craigslist, AOL were Web 1.0 companies. Google “won” this era by democratising information and building a solid advertisement-driven business model on top of it.
The second era of the internet, Web 2.0, gave birth to platforms that enable interaction, giving us Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn, etc. Information, goods, and services were brought under the same umbrella. People started taking cabs, going on trips and dates, and building work partnerships with strangers. On Uber, you could hail a cab or make some side income driving after work. On Instagram, posting content and watching videos became a thing. And finally, “influencer” became a noun instead of a verb.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange of information was the defining characteristic of Web 2.0. It also propelled the growth of the internet but most of the economic benefits went to large, centralised platforms who set the rules and controlled data flow. This created a complicated relationship amongst the platforms, participants, and policymakers. The policymakers wanted to regulate the internet but weren’t sure how to go about it. The participants were happy with the economic benefits but disgruntled with the unequal distribution. The platforms felt they were being attacked from all corners, despite their contribution to the internet explosion. The fundamental challenge of the Web 2.0 era was concentration of power, influence, data, and capital.
Enter Web 3.0. A new type of digital product has started gaining traction around the world, one that is co-owned, co-created, and co-run. This constitutes the third era of the internet and is defined by decentralisation, declining trust in institutions and a new way of looking at value creation and value capture. We are already seeing some of it in action in the media world. For instance, Mirror.xyz. describes itself in this way –
“Joining Mirror does not only make you a community member. It makes you a co-owner of the platform. As a result, our platform is a sum of our contributors. While we are eager to grow Mirror to a monumental scale, we’ll first be granting access on an individual basis to ensure a quality foundation”
On Mirror, writers can raise capital to do research, draw a monthly salary for expenses in advance from readers to write the book/article/novel they want to read. And these readers/investors get a bigger stake in the pie. Essentially, it makes the relationship more well-defined. The outcome is tangible, the terms are well-understood, and the scope of failure is reduced. Organisations, digital products, media, and social networks like Mirror would play a crucial role as the internet enters its third phase.

Unbundling of work from employment

According to the World Economic Forum, 85% of the jobs of 2030 don’t exist today. With the passion economy becoming mainstream, new kinds of careers drawing upon a person’s intrinsic curiosity will become the norm and crypto will play a major role. Take blockchain based video game Axie Infinity as example.
Axie Infinity’s Answer to the Unemployment Crisis
This blockchain-based game has empowered an entire generation of Filipinos to venture into the passion economy and create a meaningful living doing something they enjoy. All this when literally every other avenue seemed to be shut. Without these video games many families would not be able to afford medicine, send children to school or put food on the table.
Millennials and GenZs -both in large cities and tiny villages - started making double the minimal wage by first familiarizing themselves with the Axie Infinity ecosystem and then finetuning their gaming skills. Every win meant more money.
It was baptism by fire. Anyone playing Axie Infinity needs to have a basic understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency. It turned out to be both educational and fun. More importantly, it made the participants connect with the larger digital economy where one does not need to be defined by one’s physical location.

Web 3 and crypto have the power to fundamentally alter the alchemy of how we work, who we work with and what we work on.
Excited to embark upon this journey of exploration?
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