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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Can Bitcoin Become Money?
Is Bitcoin money? If not, can Bitcoin become money? When and how could that happen?
By Ivan Cryptoslav
2d ago
11m
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An Overview of Nigeria’s eNaira CBDC
Considering the size of Nigeria’s economy and population, this adoption is a significant milestone in the evolution of CBDCs.
By Werner Vermaak
2d ago
6m
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DApps for Android and iOS in 2022
This week, CMC Academy takes a look at some popular DApps for our Android and iOS users.
By Werner Vermaak
2d ago
6m
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Arbitrage Opportunities in DeFi
The DeFi sector comes with many arbitrage opportunities for traders. Let's understand different arbitrage methods available in this industry and how they work!
By Ivan Cryptoslav
3d ago
8m
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Why Are We in a Bear Market? When Will It End?
Where are we in this bear market? Is it different from the previous ones? What can put an end to it? Let us help you find the answers to these tough questions!
By Ivan Cryptoslav
3d ago
8m
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Custodial vs Non-Custodial Wallets
A deep dive into the key differences that separate custodial vs non-custodial wallets.
By Hassan Shafiq
3d ago
5m
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Modular vs Monolithic Blockchains: What’s the Difference?
This week, CoinMarketCap explains key differences between monolithic and modular blockchains and their architectures.
By Avyan
4d ago
10m
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What Is Forex Trading?
Unlike trading between different types of cryptocurrency pairs, forex trading involves trading between different fiat currencies — and can be much more complex.
By Werner Vermaak
5d ago
6m
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Are Bitcoin and Ether Commodities?
What the heck is, in fact, a commodity, and why would BTC be one, but ETH isn’t one?
By Ivan Cryptoslav
5d ago
7m
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3 Crypto Trends That Died in 2022
2021 was the year of innovation in the cryptoverse. Where many new ideas and trends managed to gain a big share of the market, some turned out to be fads. Find out which trends died in 2022!
By Daniel Phillips
5d ago
7m
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9 Funniest Memecoin Names on CMC
CoinMarketCap Alexandria took a good hard look at the depths of our coin rankings and collected the 9 funniest memecoin names. Read more!
By Ivan Cryptoslav
1w ago
4m
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What Was The OneCoin Scam?
A visual look at the timeline of the OneCoin scam.
By Decentralized Dog
1w ago
2m
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Waiting for a Bull Run: Six Trends to Keep an Eye on
Waiting for the next bull run? Check out these potential trends to diversify your portfolio!
By Daniel Phillips
2w ago
10m
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Crypto Credit vs Debit Cards
This week, CoinMarketCap Alexandria explains the difference between crypto credit and debits cards. Not sure which one you should go for? Let's find out!
By Ivan Cryptoslav
1mo ago
5m
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How Many Bitcoins Are There?
The maximum number of Bitcoins that will ever exist is 21 million — but have you wondered how much BTC are circulating currently, and how many Bitcoins are irrevocably lost?
By Daniel Phillips
1mo ago
6m
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Is Crypto a Scam?
Are the critics right? Is crypto a scam? Check out the most common claims against crypto and the level of authenticity they hold.
By Hassan Shafiq
1mo ago
6m
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Top DApps of 2022 for Mac and PC
This week, CoinMarketCap Alexandria takes a look at some popular dApps to pick the best ones for our PC and Mac users. Read more!
By Werner Vermaak
1mo ago
6m
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Binance Launchpad vs Binance Launchpool: Key Differences
CoinMarketCap Alexandria takes a deep dive into two of the most popular Binance tools - Launchpool and Launchpad. Read more to find out what benefits these tools offer to users!
By Will Kendall
1mo ago
8m