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Platformless 001: The Web3 Toolkit For Writers

A curated list of web3 tools for writers


Welcome to the 21 new creatives who joined us since we launched.

Everyone needs tools that make their life easy. For our first few issues, I’ll be sharing toolkits for web3-native creators and brands.

In this post, let’s take a look at a curated list of tools for writers in web3.

Alpha: These are the exact tools I’ll be using for Platformless.

Why Should Writers Use Web3

To start, let’s talk about why web3 is important for writers.

  • Go platformless and gain independence from apps

  • Ownership of your data and content

  • Store content permanently on-chain

  • Enjoy a closer relationship with your readers

  • Monetize with collectibles (Writing NFTs)

Now, let’s review the tools that can help writers succeed in web3.

The Toolkit

Blockchains And Protocols

  • Ethereum

    • Summary - The leading open-source blockchain platform to write and distribute decentralized applications.

    • Use Case - Launch a community token and DAO on the most secure smart contract network.

  • Polygon

    • Summary - A global & sustainable web3 infrastructure built on Ethereum.

    • Use Case - Mint writing collectibles and enable readers to collect them cheaply.

  • Arweave

    • Summary - A permanent information storage network, backed by a sustainable endowment.

    • Use Case - Store content permanently on the decentralized network.


  • MetaMask

    • Summary - The leading crypto wallet & gateway to blockchain apps.

    • Use Case - Connect to apps on Ethereum and other EVM-compatible networks.

  • Phantom

    • Summary - Phantom makes it safe & easy for you to store, buy, send, receive, and swap tokens and NFTs on the Solana blockchain.

    • Use Case - Connect to apps on Solana.

  • Safe

    • Summary - The most trusted platform to manage digital assets on Ethereum and multiple EVM-compatible chains.

    • Use Case - Securely store assets on Ethereum and other EVM-compatible networks.

  • Ledger

    • Summary - The leading provider of hardware wallets for securely storing crypto and NFTs in cold storage.

    • Use Case - Securely manage assets on non-EVM blockchains e.g. Bitcoin, Solana, etc.


  • Paragraph

    • Summary - A web3-powered newsletter platform.

    • Use Case - Create token-gated newsletters with NFT subscriptions. Think of it like Substack, but for web3.

  • Mirror

    • Summary - A web3 publishing platform with collectible entries and wallet subscriptions.

    • Use Case - Start a blog and make your posts collectible. Think of it like Medium, but for web3.


  • Bello

    • Summary - Actionable insights on your NFT collectors through a simple search.

    • Use Case - NFT collection analysis, collector data, pricing insights, and more.

  • Dune

    • Summary - Free crypto analytics by and for the community.

    • Use Case - Get high-quality insights from analysis of on-chain data published by open-source analysts.

NFTs And Collectibles

  • POAP

    • Summary - POAP, short for "Proof of Attendance Protocol", allows you to mint memories as digital mementos called "POAPs".

    • Use Case - Issue POAPs to attendees of your events e.g. Twitter Spaces, Instagram Live, etc.


    • Summary - Helping creators drop NFT collections, build token-gated experiences, analyze collectors, and more.

    • Use Case - Mint collectibles for newsletter posts via an integration with Paragraph.

  • Decent x DALL·E 2

    • Summary - Enables creators to generate images with AI and deploy them as NFTs with zero code.

    • Use Case - Create AI-generated images for your newsletter collectibles.


  • Guild

    • Summary - Automated membership management for the platforms your community already uses.

    • Use Case - Give readers access to Telegram chats, unpublished articles on Google Docs, etc.

  • Snapshot

    • Summary - Snapshot is a decentralized governance platform that makes it easy to create and vote on proposals.

    • Use Case - Enable readers holding your collectibles to vote on future newsletter topics.


  • Coinvise

    • Summary - Powerful no-code tools that make it simple to create airdrops and monetize with NFT memberships.

    • Use Case - Offer paid memberships (one-time or recurring) to readers and easily gate your newsletter posts.


  • Zapper

    • Summary - Explore and discover opportunities across DeFi, NFTs, and DAOs.

    • Use Case - Swap, lend, invest, and track tokens on Ethereum and other EVM networks.


  • Bonfire

    • Summary - Helping creators & brands develop unique digital spaces to engage with their communities.

    • Use Case - Create a custom website for NFT drops, token-gated content, contests and bounties, etc.


  • Lenster

    • Summary - A decentralized and permissionless social media app built with Lens Protocol.

    • Use Case - Share news and updates with your community. Think of it like Twitter, but for web3.

Do It Yourself (DIY)

If you’d rather curate your own toolkit, simply use this post as a guide.

You can also review my web3 directory. It’s tool-packed with 200+ listings for creatives like yourself.

Check it out here:

Web3 Writers To Follow

There’s no better way to learn than by leaning on the experience of others.

Here are some leading writers covering web3 and the creator economy.

Feel free to follow them or recommend your favorites.

For The Collectooors

By popular demand, every post going forward will be minted as a collectible!

Free (plus gas fees). Limited-edition. Polygon.

The last NFT sold out in less than 2 days so be sure to collect one now.

Thank you for reading! 🙏

I know the learning curve might be a bit steep for now.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and I’d be happy to help in any way.

Let’s #goplatformless together.

See you next Monday for Issue 002!




Nothing I share will ever be financial or investment advice. No content will be sponsored unless otherwise stated.

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