Web3 Education Landscape

Tom Terado
3 min readSep 30, 2021

Web3 is here to stay and education will a larger driver to bring new people into the space. Particularly with regards to development and user onboarding, more people are dipping their toes with DAO contributions and learning.

Web3 Education represents a paradigm shift between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 regarding the way we learn and are incentivized.

These categories and projects are spearheading the education space. By thinking of new coordination, mechanism designs, and incentives to learn, this will continue to grow.

The following projects focus primarily on Web3 Development + general user onboarding. Feel free to submit a PR with a Category Name / URL + Description.


Collaborative Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) where many internet strangers come together and work towards a common goal. In these examples, they are focused on growing the Web3 Developer community and helping one another

  • EthernautsDAO: A common goods DAO aimed at transforming developers into Ethereum developers.
  • DeveloperDAO: A community of builders who believe in collective ownership of the internet.
  • BuildGuild: Forkable quadratic funding and bounty system to incentivize pseudo-anonymous developers to coordinate around a set of temporary projects or tasks.
  • Optilisitic Labs: Community of Engineers & Educators that run a ‘finishing school’ for experienced Web2 engineers going down the Web3 rabbithole.

More info can be found here (DAO Landscape by Coopahtroopa)

Libraries / Tooling

These are the open-source tools helping Developers create the tools they need for Ethereum Development.

  • Open Zeppelin: Security products to build, automate, and operate decentralized applications
  • ScaffoldETH: Quickly experiment with Solidity using a frontend that adapts to your smart contract
  • Create-Eth-App: Create Ethereum-powered apps with one command.
  • Hardhat: Ethereum development environment for professionals
  • Truffle: Suite for Smart Contract Developers


Learning is always more fun through interactive games and interfaces

  • CryptoZombies: Interactive school that teaches you all things technical about blockchains.
  • Ethernauts: Web3/Solidity-based wargame inspired on overthewire.org, played in the Ethereum Virtual Machine.

Bootcamps / Courses

Courses and boot camps that teach people about Web3 Development.


  • BuildSpace: Web3 project-based courses you’ll want to finish.
  • Kernel: A peer-to-peer, lifelong learning community of the most talented individuals in web3
  • Questbooks: Decentralized University​ where learning is always free.
  • Decentology: Kickstart decentralized application development

Cool Web3 Builders

This is a large list but these three cool builders came to mind immediately


Learn 2 Earn

Changing the incentive mechanics to get people to learn new topics and skills whilst getting rewarded

  • 1729: The first newsletter that pays you. Bitcoin bounties for completing paid tasks and tutorials.
  • Layer3: Earn crypto for tweets, tattoos, and everything in-between.
  • Rabbithole: Earn crypto through discovering and using the latest crypto applications
  • Pragma: Learn Web3 Development and Earn Rewards


Hackathons are a great start and a way to put your skills to the test with friends or Internet Strangers.

Thank you to all the people contributing to the wider Web3 Education ecosystem 🙏