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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Crypto Basics
Top Crypto Mining Stocks for 2022
Today, CoinMarketCap Alexandria takes a look at the top crypto mining stocks and analyzes their performance in both the bull and bear markets. Read more!
By Sarah Ahmed
3mo ago
9m
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The OneCoin Scam: the Dazzling Story of the Biggest Crypto Ponzi in History
As the crypto market is crashing, let's take a look at one of the oldest crypto Ponzi schemes from 2016 — how did it get so big, and why did so many people buy OneCoin?
By Ivan Cryptoslav
3mo ago
15m
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What Is Bitcoin Stock to Flow (S2F) model and How to Use It?
Is Bitcoin S2F model a crystal ball for crypto? Or should we throw it in the trash can of ideas that didn’t quite pan out? Today, CoinMarketCap Alexandria analyzes the accuracy of this tool.
By Will Kendall
3mo ago
6m
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The Best Staking Pools and Lending Platforms
Today, CoinMarketCap Alexandria takes a look at the best crypto staking pools and crypto lending platforms to help you safely grow your crypto stack.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
3mo ago
10m
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How To Play STEPN?
A step-by-step guide to one of the most popular move-to-earn blockchain games, STEPN, which rewards you for staying physically active. Read more!
By Andrey Sergeenkov
3mo ago
6m
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Impact of Blockchain Integration on Supply Chain
Along with difficulty in tracking products in real-time, supply chains also lack transparency, which leads to errors and delays. Let's find out how blockchain can help supply chain!
By Will Kendall
3mo ago
9m
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Top Decentralized File Storage and Sharing Services
This week, CoinMarketCap Alexandria takes a look at some of the most promising decentralized file storage and sharing services in the market.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
3mo ago
9m
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Who Are the Dominant Venture Capitalists in Crypto?
CoinMarketCap Alexandria takes a look at the role of venture capitalists and venture funds in crypto, and some of the top VCs in the game.
By Will Kendall
3mo ago
9m
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Staking and Savings on KuCoin - Everything You Need to Know
From staking to lending, this guide covers all the popular staking and saving opportunities offered by the exchange.
By Will Kendall
3mo ago
11m
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Crypto Options vs Crypto Futures — What's the Difference?
CoinMarketCap Alexandria takes a look at the differences — and similarities — of crypto options and futures.
By Will Kendall
3mo ago
8m
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Monetize Everything: The Difference Between Play, Move, Watch, and Create-to-Earn
After the rampant success of Play2Earn, a variety of additional X-to-Earn paradigms have now appeared. In an era where anything can be monetized, here’s what you need to know to catch up.
By Daniel Phillips
3mo ago
11m
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How Could Bitcoin Become Legal Tender?
In this article, CoinMarketCap Alexandria will explore which country might be the next to follow El Salvador’s lead.
By Will Kendall
3mo ago
10m
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How Can Blockchain Benefit the Food Industry
In this article, CoinMarketCap analyzes the benefits of blockchain integration in the food industry and examines some real-world trials of it.
By Aden Batool
4mo ago
6m
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Could We Use Blockchain Voting for National Elections?
In this article, CoinMarketCap analyzes the benefits and drawbacks of blockchain voting and examines some real-world trials of it.
By Will Kendall
4mo ago
12m
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10 Top Yield-Generating NFT Projects
Tired of HODLing your NFTs? Why don't you lock or lend your NFTs for passive income? Here is a list of top 10 yield-generating NFT projects you should check out!
By Ivan Cryptoslav
4mo ago
7m
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Tokenization and Ethereum Scaling
CoinMarketCap Alexandria explores the relationship between tokenization and Ethereum and how various scaling solutions can send the ecosystem to new heights.
By Sarah Ahmed
4mo ago
6m
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5 Social DAOs That Could Transform Web3 Landscape (And Our Lives)
Social DAOs could possibly revolutionize Web3 - but will they ever be able to compete with the likes of Twitter and TikTok? Or will they always sit on the sidelines? Let's find out!
By Will Kendall
4mo ago
10m
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How to Stake Avalanche (AVAX)?
Got some AVAX in your wallet? Why not stake those tokens to earn passive income? Here is a guide to the best platforms to stake Avalanche (AVAX) for maximum returns!
By Avyan
4mo ago
11m