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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Part 1: Craig Wright's Origin - A Prequel to His Cryptocurrency Involvement
In the first part of this three-part series, let's explore the authenticity of Wright's evidence and claims to answer one question: Is Craig Wright really Satoshi?
By Will Kendall
4mo ago
35m
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Proof-of-Stake (PoS) vs Delegated Proof-of-Stake (dPoS)
CoinMarketCap dives into the workings of PoS and dPoS blockchains, understanding the difference in systems of each consensus mechanism.
By Andrey Sergeenkov
5mo ago
8m
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The Fei-Fuse Nightmare: A Wake-up Call for Improved DAO Governance
An overview of the Fei Protocol's downfall — a result of disputes, vetoes and lack of trust that created a domino effect.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
5mo ago
5m
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What Is a Wells Notice and Why Does It Matter in Crypto?
This article dives into Wells Notice, the SEC's weapon of choice that can freeze assets and cripple crypto companies.
By CryptoJelleNL
5mo ago
6m
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Bitcoin Whitepaper: Simplified for Everyone
Want to know what the Bitcoin whitepaper is all about? We understand this document can be overwhelming. Our guide breaks down each section in simple terms, making it accessible to everyone.
By Werner Vermaak
5mo ago
20m
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What Is Prometheum and Why Is It in Front of Congress?
SEC-licensed digital asset trading platform doesn't allow its customers to trade Bitcoin or Ether, the two assets that make up more than 60% of the digital asset market.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
5mo ago
3m
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Delistings, Lawsuits and Unregistered Securities: How SEC's Actions Are Impacting Crypto
SEC has rattled the crypto market with its crackdown on unregistered securities, leaving stakeholders in a state of uncertainty. Let's see how these events affect crypto in the long run!
By Daniel Phillips
5mo ago
7m
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Overview of Crypto Wallet Trackers
Discover some of the most popular crypto wallet trackers, their key features, pros, and cons for tracking whales and managing your holdings across various blockchains.
By 0xKira
5mo ago
7m
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What Makes Bull Market Winners So Successful?
Not all projects thrive in a bull market — let's dive into the common factors that fuel the meteoric rise of some projects in a bull market!
By Daniel Phillips
5mo ago
6m
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Polygon Lightpaper Simplified: Understanding the Technical Details
Overwhelmed by the complexities of the Polygon lightpaper? Don't throw in the towel just yet! Let us simplify the technical details to make it understandable for you.
By Daniel Phillips
6mo ago
9m
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What Is Tether USDT and How To Use it
Tether USDT is a cryptocurrency stablecoin pegged to the USD and is asset backed by USD reserves.
By Werner Vermaak
6mo ago
9m
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Is the Crypto Bear Market Over? Analyzing the Top 5 Indicators
Is the bottom in for Bitcoin? Let's examine 5 crucial indicators to determine if the bear market is waving goodbye or plotting its next move!
By Daniel Phillips
6mo ago
5m
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Who Are the Cypherpunks?
Learn more about the cypherpunks, a group of computer scientists and privacy activists, who inspired the growth of cryptocurrencies and fight for digital freedom in today's digital world.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
6mo ago
5m
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Who Is Ben.eth? Controversial Memecoin Creator
CoinMarketCap Academy dives into the rise of ben.eth's memecoin empire — a tale of hype and controversy which convinced many investors to make some questionable choices.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
6mo ago
3m
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The Ongoing Banking Crisis and Impact on Bitcoin
The failure of several banks globally and increased weakness of the dollar plausibly highlight the value proposition of holding Bitcoin.
By Kyle Torpey
6mo ago
8m
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Operation Choke Point 2.0: The Third Crypto War?
Increased regulations and uncertainty is prompting some industry experts to call the crypto crackdown "Operation Choke Point 2.0." Could a third crypto war be underway?
By Ivan Cryptoslav
6mo ago
8m
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What Is ERC-6551? Explaining the New NFT Token Standard
Discover how ERC-6551 is changing the game for NFTs. With smart contract capabilities, NFTs can now hold other assets, interact with smart contracts, and have their own on-chain identity.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
6mo ago
5m
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Second Crypto War
Explore the history, key players and implications of the Second Crypto War in balancing privacy and government surveillance — and how it impacts the cryptocurrency space.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
6mo ago
8m