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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Modular vs Monolithic Blockchains: What’s the Difference?
This week, CoinMarketCap explains key differences between monolithic and modular blockchains and their architectures.
By Avyan
2mo 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
2mo 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
2mo 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
2mo 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
2mo ago
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What Was The OneCoin Scam?
A visual look at the timeline of the OneCoin scam.
By Decentralized Dog
2mo ago
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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
2mo 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
2mo ago
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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
2mo ago
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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
3mo ago
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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
3mo 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
3mo ago
8m
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How to Preserve Capital During Inflation Using Cryptocurrencies?
With inflation hitting 40-year highs and hyperinflation a consistent problem in numerous countries, could stablecoins provide a way for people to store their money and avoid devaluation?
By Lakshman Prabhu
3mo ago
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How to Stake Cosmos (ATOM) - 6 Best Platforms
Are you holding Cosmos (ATOM)? Why not stake those ATOMs to earn more tokens? Here is a list of six best platforms you should check out!
By Daniel Phillips
3mo ago
7m
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What Is Stagflation? Causes and Effects Explained
Today, CoinMarketCap Alexandria explains a rare economic phenomenon that combines the factors of inflation and recession. Read more!
By CryptoJelleNL
3mo ago
4m
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Top Play-to-Earn Games for PC and Mac 2022
This week, CoinMarketCap Alexandria takes a look at some popular play2earn games to pick the best ones for our PC and Mac users. Read more!
By Werner Vermaak
3mo ago
14m
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Binance: Book Your Ride and Pay With Crypto
Binance aims to become a super app with its new ride-hailing service. Read more!
By Ivan Cryptoslav
3mo ago
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The Best Hot Wallets of 2022
New to cryptocurrencies? Need a safe place to store your crypto assets? Check out our list of top hot wallets!
By Werner Vermaak
3mo ago
10m