Tech Deep Dives

The crypto industry is rapidly changing — that’s what makes it so much fun, but it can become easy to get lost in the whirl of new technologies. CMC’s tech deep dives are here to help.
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What Is Base? The Ultimate Guide to the Base Ecosystem
Ethereum Layer-2 Base just launched on mainnet — here's everything you need to know about the decentralized applications (DApps) in the Coinbase's L2 ecosystem.
By 0xKira
6 months ago
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Decentralized Casinos: The Crypto GambleFi Narrative
Are gambling and crypto a match made in heaven? Learn more about the emerging "GambleFi" sector and how decentralized gaming platforms work.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
6 months ago
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What Is Linea Network? Consensys' ZkEVM Rollup Network
A look at Linea Network, a ZkEVM rollup launched by Ethereum software company Consensys, which recently announced its mainnet alpha.
By 0xKira
6 months ago
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What Is opBNB? BNB Chain's Optimistic Layer 2 Chain
CoinMarketCap Academy takes a deep dive into opBNB, a new layer-2 scaling solution for BNB Chain, based on Optimism's OP Stack.
By 0xKira
7 months ago
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Uniswap Launches V4: What You Need To Know
Uniswap V4 introduces "hooks" — contracts that run at various points in a pool action's lifecycle. Find out how it works!
By 0xKira
8 months ago
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What Is Fraxchain? Frax Finance's New Layer-2 Chain
Sam Kazemian, founder of DeFi protocol Frax Finance, announced plans to launch Fraxchain, its very own layer-2 chain. Find out more about how it works!
By 0xKira
8 months ago
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What Is NFT 2.0? New NFT Token Standards on the Horizon
Explore new token standards for NFTs and its potential uses cases in bringing more utility to the current NFT market.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
8 months ago
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What Is Celestia? Data Availability Layer
A deep dive into Celestia — a scalable modular blockchain network built for data availability and consensus.
By 0xKira
8 months ago
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What Is Otherside? Yuga Labs’ Metaverse
A deep dive into Otherside — a gamified and interoperable metaverse being developed by Yuga Labs, behind popular NFT collection Bored Ape Yacht Club.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
8 months ago
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What Is Somnium Space?
A deep dive in Somnium Space, a ready-to-play VR metaverse available on Steam that offers a live-forever mode to its users.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
8 months ago
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What Is Render Network (RNDR)?
A deep dive into Render Network (RNDR), a project that enables distributed GPU rendering on the blockchain.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
8 months ago
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What Is LSDFi? Overview of LSDFi Protocols and How To Use Them
Liquid Staking Derivatives (LSDs) was all the rage in 2023 leading up to Ethereum's Shapella upgrade. Explore DeFi protocols building on top of LSDs — also termed LSDFi.
By 0xKira
8 months ago
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What Is Linear Finance (LINA)?
CoinMarketCap Academy takes a deep dive into Linear Finance — a non-custodial asset trading protocol.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
8 months ago
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What Is Pulsechain? One of Crypto’s Most Controversial Projects
CoinMarketCap Academy dives into Pulsechain, one of the most controversial layer-1 blockchains that aims to improve the Ethereum ecosystem.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
8 months ago
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What Is Milady Maker - Controversial NFT Collection?
A look into Milady Maker, its controversial rise and the heated discussions it has sparked in the crypto space.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
8 months ago
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What Is Tether? The Company Behind USDT
A deep dive into Tether, the company that issues leading stablecoin USDT, and recently announced it will be buying Bitcoin every month.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
8 months ago
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What Is Maverick Protocol? Novel AMM Introducing Directional Liquidity Providing
A deep dive into Maverick Protocol, a new AMM model which claims to unlock greater capital efficiency for all market conditions.
By 0xKira
8 months ago
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What Is Tenet? The First Diversified Proof of Stake Blockchain
CoinMarketCap Academy dives into Tenet, a diversified proof-of-stake (DPOS) blockchain building using Cosmos SDK.
By Daniel Phillips
9 months ago
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