Crypto Basics

All you need to know about the basics of cryptocurrency in one place. Learn how Bitcoin, blockchain and altcoins work, how to actually use them, and why it matters to you.
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CMC Hot List: Top 10 Tools for Pros
CoinMarketCap has compiled a list of the best tools to help you monitor on-chain signals, analyze investor sentiment, and build decentralized applications with flexibility.
By CoinMarketCap
5d ago
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CMC Hot List: Top 10 Tools for Newbies
Everything from understanding charts to using decentralized exchanges, equipping you to not only manage but excel on your crypto journey.
By CoinMarketCap
5d ago
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CMC Hot List: Top 10 VCs To Watch
Looking for early signals on the next big crypto trends? Follow the smart money!
By CoinMarketCap
5d ago
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Crypto Points Farming: Pointless or Worth It?
A new narrative has emerged recently — "points" farming. What exactly is points farming, and how does it differ from airdrop farming? Read on to find out!
By Werner Vermaak
2w ago
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Top Crypto Predictions of 2024
With 2024 approaching, we summarized some of the top crypto predictions from a16z, Binance, Coinbase and more.
By Werner Vermaak
2mo ago
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CoinMarketCap: The Year 2023 in Review
CoinMarketCap recaps major developments from 2023 including proprietary tools for traders, platform accessibility upgrades, global community building efforts, and what lies ahead.
By Yousra Anwar Ahmed
2mo ago
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A Visual Look Back on Bitcoin in 2023
A look back at the major Bitcoin events, trends, and metrics that shaped the cryptocurrency in the year 2023.
By Davier M
2mo ago
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The Worst Crypto Hacks of 2023
A look back at the major cryptocurrency hacks and breaches in 2023 resulting in over $2 billion in losses.
By Daniel Phillips
2mo ago
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Possible Impact of ETF Approval on Crypto Price - An Analysis
A U.S. Bitcoin spot ETF could catalyze the start of a financial revolution, cementing crypto as the future of money.
By Daniel Phillips
2mo ago
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Stablecoins vs Flatcoins: Should the Crypto World Be Flat?
Stablecoins reduce volatility but lose to inflation; flatcoins attempt to maintain purchasing power via algorithmic supply adjustments tied to inflation rates.
By Werner Vermaak
3mo ago
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Bitcoin and Ethereum ETF Timeline: Key Dates for BTC and ETH Spot ETFs
With Bitcoin surging past $35,000 and Ethereum above $1,800, the crypto market is highly anticipating the approval of the first Bitcoin and Ethereum spot ETF in the United States.
By Daniel Phillips
3mo ago
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What Is MiCA? The EU’s New Crypto-Asset Regulatory Framework
MiCA is a framework developed to standardize the regulation of crypto-asset markets within the European Union.
By Daniel Phillips
3mo ago
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Alternative Crypto Hardware Wallets
We take a look at some alternative cold wallets in the market, besides the usual suspects of Ledger and Trezor.
By Daniel Phillips
3mo ago
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What Is On-Chain Analysis? How To Analyze On-Chain Crypto Data
Learn how to analyze on-chain crypto data to better understand transaction patterns, perform fundamental analysis and identify trends in the crypto ecosystem.
By Daniel Phillips
4mo ago
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The Case for a 2024 Bull Run
Could we witness a crypto bull market next year?
By Daniel Phillips
4mo ago
5m
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What Is MetaMask Snaps?
MetaMask has recently released a feature that could dramatically increase the functionality of the popular crypto wallet. Learn more about how it works!
By 0xKira
4mo ago
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Bitcoin Spot vs Futures ETF: What’s the Difference?
Not all Bitcoin ETFs are created equal. We break down the differences between spot and futures Bitcoin ETFs including how they track BTC price, fees, risks and more.
By Daniel Phillips
5mo ago
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Bitcoin Halving History: A Look Back in Time
Bitcoin halvings - slashing rewards and generating FOMO since 2012. So many "bubble bursting" predictions, so little accuracy.
By Yousra Anwar Ahmed
5mo ago
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