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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Last Week on Crypto Twitter: The Circle Of Doom Accelerates
What went viral this week, who yelled at who over the ETH merge, and what Elon Musk is up to.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
3d ago
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Is DeFi on Bitcoin the Next Hype Wave?
Today, the decentralized finance (DeFi) landscape is brimming with potential. Bitcoin’s DeFi ecosystem is still in its nascent stages of development.
By Daniel Phillips
4d ago
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What Is Crypto Options Trading?
With crypto options experiencing explosive growth, it is mandatory to learn what crypto options trading is and how this new market works.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
1w ago
8m
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What Is Fundamental Analysis in Cryptocurrency and Stocks?
Fundamental analysis is a popular investment approach to gauge the intrinsic value of potential investments. If done correctly, it can provide great insights into projects.
By CryptoJelleNL
1w ago
10m
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Fully Diluted Market Cap — How Emissions Kill Tokens in a Bear Market
Fully diluted market cap is the valuation if all tokens — the maximum supply — are in circulation. But why does this matter, especially in the current bear market?
By Ivan Cryptoslav
1w ago
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Blockchain Network Effects — the Next Bull Market Driver?
Blockchain network effects — you’ve probably never heard of them, and yet they’re super important for mooning or nuking your coins.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
1w ago
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The Crypto Disposition Effect: Why You Never Maximize Your Profits or Minimize Your Losses
Ever exited a winning position way too early or held an asset with no chance of recovery? If your answer is yes, you’ve been a victim of the disposition effect.
By Daniel Phillips
1w ago
5m
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A Look Back in Time: Ethereum
With the Ethereum Merge set to be the most significant upgrade ever — we took a look back at the most notable events in Ethereum's colorful history.
By Will Kendall
2w ago
18m
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Last Week on Crypto Twitter: NFTs, the Queen and the Merge
Crypto Twitter last week was surprisingly well-behaved. Let’s cover the week’s biggest talking points.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
3w ago
6m
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What Is Options Trading in Crypto? The Most Important Terms Explained
In today’s article, CMC Academy dives into the basics of options and explains its types.
By CryptoJelleNL
3w ago
6m
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Crypto Short Squeezes: How They Work and Avoidance Strategies
For some, short squeezes can represent incredible opportunities for profit. But for others, they can be financially ruinous
By Daniel Phillips
3w ago
6m
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Where to Find Crypto Podcasts
Picking the right crypto podcast can be a tricky task, knowing that the subject matter covers a relatively nascent industry.
By Andrey Sergeenkov
4w ago
10m
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This Week on Crypto Twitter: Saylor Gets Sued, Crypto Leaks and Twitter Bots
All of this week's crypto Twitter drama, explained.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
4w ago
6m
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7 Tips for Staying Safe/Sane in a Bear Market
Bear markets can be tough periods for investors. Here are seven ways to stay safe and sane in such market conditions!
By Daniel Phillips
1mo ago
9m
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How to Spot Crypto Unicorns Early
Today, CMC Academy presents four ways to find the crypto projects that have a chance at pulling off an extraordinary performance.
By Daniel Phillips
1mo ago
6m
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APR vs APY in Crypto: What’s the Difference?
You might have seen the terms APR and APY in the crypto and DeFi space — but have you ever wondered what they exactly mean, and what the difference between the two is? Learn more below.
By CryptoJelleNL
1mo ago
6m
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NFT Trading Strategies to Avoid Getting Rugged
If you think NFTs will disappear, you're mistaken. Their utility and use cases will change and expand, but NFT trading is here to stay. Let's learn how to trade this emerging asset class!
By Ivan Cryptoslav
1mo ago
6m
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How Can Cryptocurrencies Be Frozen on a Blockchain?
You might be surprised to find out that not only is it technically feasible to freeze assets held in an external wallet, but also relatively common.
By Daniel Phillips
1mo ago
5m