The Web3 Value Chain — 50 Use Cases for Organizations Old and New

Steve Glaveski
2 min readFeb 14, 2022

How might we use the power of web3 in our business?

It’s a loaded question we’re often asked at my agency.

Porter’s value chain (below) first described in 1985, encapsulated a set of activities organizations carry out to create value for their customers.

It is a tool familiar to business school graduates and senior executives alike.

As such, it gives us a solid foundation with which to answer the above-mentioned question, and help organizations better adapt their business models to web3.

The Web3 Value Chain

In this ebook we provide a working model for what we’re calling the web3 value chain (above), adapted from Porter’s, with some minor changes.

We also elaborate on 50 use cases of web3 across the entire value chain, to give decision-makers at centralized organizations, and community members at decentralized organizations, a little additional guidance by way of examples, case studies, and tools.

The value chain presented is version 0.1, and we’ve proposed it for the purpose of generating discussion, feedback, and criticism. It will no doubt evolve along with the rapid evolution of all things web3 over the next few years.

Download ebook: The Web3 Value Chain — 50 Use Cases for Organizations Old and New

Steve Glaveski is the co-founder of Collective Campus, author of Time Rich, Employee to Entrepreneur and host of the Future Squared podcast. He’s a chronic autodidact, and he’s into everything from 80s metal and high-intensity workouts to attempting to surf and do standup comedy.

Steve Glaveski

CEO of Collective Campus. HBR writer. Author of Time Rich, and Employee to Entrepreneur. Host of Future Squared podcast. Occasional surfer.