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Hype-Free Web3

9.0

(59 ratings)

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2 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

What does Web3 mean for your business and career? Get up to speed on emerging business models, consumer behaviors, and financing methods.

Hosted by

Dror Poleg

Economic Historian

Course overview

Hype-Free Web3

A 2-week course to separate the signal from the noise and evaluate if, how, and when Web3 can benefit your industry and career.

Who is this course for

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Newbies looking to harness new tools & technologies

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Web3 developers and designers looking to apply their skills to new opportunities

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Anyone interested in the future of the web and digital assets

In 2 weeks, you will...

Master the Jargon & Terminology

From DAOs and NFTs to Airdrops and AMMs — all the social and technical terms you need to know.

Learn key Case Studies

The successful (and failed) applications of new building blocks to a variety of industries and situations.

Get to Know Common Tools & Strategies

Wallets, exchanges, virtual worlds — get hands-on experience with common apps and marketplaces.

Grasp the Broader Implications

The promises and threats for society, the economy, and the environment — and the opportunity to do better.

Apply your Knowledge in Practice

Analyze the viability of new ideas, identify new opportunities, and continue to grow your knowledge.

Expand your Network

Join a learning community of hundreds of participants and alumni, and access ongoing events with industry experts.

Learn with participants and alumni from:

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        Hype-Free is a must for all curious minds looking to get a broad overview of the wild world of crypto and all things Web3.... Dror provides masterful facilitation of complex topics.
Kathy Choi

Kathy Choi

Head of Partner Strategy & Ops, Snap
        Dror's essays on web3 have been among my favorites because of the nuance with which he approaches the space: optimistic about the potential and cognizant of the drawbacks.
Packy McCormick

Packy McCormick

Founder, Not Boring
        Dror led us to think about the big picture — the relationships among chains, wallets, DeFi, DAO, etc. — and encouraged healthy debate and different perspectives.
Cherry Huang

Cherry Huang

Corporate Venture Associate, Fidelity Investments
        “We are facing a paradigm shift. Hype-Free is a great way to dive into the key ideas, building blocks, and consumer behaviors that will shape the next decades.”
Tal Broda

Tal Broda

VP of Engineering, Paradigm
        My motives for taking a crypto course were to: Learn the foundations, engage in “balanced” discussion, and gain community. This course successfully achieved all three.
Kaitlyn Swanberg

Kaitlyn Swanberg

Operations Business Partner, Threshold 360
        Dror's inimitable style and knowledge, great guest lecturers, jumping between technical aspects & ethos/philosophy, and most importantly, brilliant participants from all over the world and a variety of fields... it was great to be part of Hype-Free
Nicholas Soo

Nicholas Soo

Regional Head of Payments, HSBC
        An excellent macro view of the whole web3 ecosystem. It helps you move from being overwhelmed to having a more organized view of the space. You also get plenty of resources, links to essential articles, projects, and videos. Finally, a great alumni network of like-minded people!
Antoine Yazbek

Antoine Yazbek

Venture Partner, VentureFriends
        This class offers a guided tour in new world. For people who come from different backgrounds, it is absolutely necessary.
Jan Zheng

Jan Zheng

Co-Founder, Phage Directory
        An interactive and supportive setting. This isn't only an in-depth education into Web3, it's also a network of the finest minds in finance, DAOs, technology.
Sandy Adamski

Sandy Adamski

Chief Sales Officer, SLÅ Sales
        "Such a good course, so many good readings, links, and things to make me think more. Very enjoyable."
Lodewijk Vriens

Lodewijk Vriens

Assistant Vice President, HKEX

Meet your instructor

Dror Poleg

Dror Poleg

I help executives from companies such as Bank of America, UBS, and HSBC make sense of emerging technologies, consumer behaviors, and business models.


I spent two decades as a startup founder and private equity real estate executive, and now spend 100% of my time writing, teaching, and investing my own money.


My insights have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, and NBC, and on blogs and podcasts from Tyler Cohen, Matt Levine, Scott Alexander, Anne Helen Petersen, and Scott Galloway.


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Join a vibrant community

Join a vibrant community

Active learning, not passive watching

This course focuses on live workshops and hands-on projects

Expand your network

Learn together and make new friends to accompany you on the journey ahead

Never stop learning

Access exclusive alumni events with guests speakers from leading companies and projects

Topics & Sessions

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Who Needs Web3?

Humanity is facing immense challenges: Income inequality, political instability, climate change, lack of privacy, and the accumulation of power in the hands of a few companies. To tackle these challenges, we need new ways to coordinate our actions.

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NFTs and the Ownership Economy

How can NFTs change the way we monetize content and creativity — and their broader consequences for the future of work?

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Blockchains & Decentralized Finance

How does digital money work? How to buy, sell, create, and earn interest on digital assets — a hands-on guide to some of the most popular tools and strategies?

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Smart Contracts, Protocols, and Web3

How can smart contracts enable new types of economic activity and products? How do crypto protocols enable a whole new vision for the future of the web?

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Daos, Governance, & Tokenomics

How are "crowds with a bank account" changing business and politics? How can communities control shared digital assets? What key factors determine a token's value and utility?

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Separating the Signal and the Noise

How to determine whether a project is relevant and viable for your industry? How to decide whether crypto can help or harm your next project? How to keep learning and identify reliable information?

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Bonus Sessions

Conversations with special guests — investors, entrepreneurs, and analysts

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