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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Defensibility in the Time of DeFi
Opinion: DeFi has seen a 2,300% rise to $12 billion in assets locked in DeFi protocols over the past twelve months — what do projects need to do to stay ahead?
By Dermot O'Riordan
1yr ago
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The Decentralized Storage War: Filecoin vs. Arweave
After the launch of Filecoin, a spotlight has been shined on decentralized storage — what are the benefits of some of the top storage networks?
By Spencer Applebaum
1yr ago
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According to CoinMarketCap: DeFi Edition
CoinMarketCap's Q3 report shows the state of the crypto world through our data-driven eyes — and surprise, suprise, it's all about DeFi.
By Gerald Chee
1yr ago
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Profit Sharing Communities: A Deep Dive by Arweave
Contributor: profit sharing communities are a totally new business model for Web 3.0 — how can using them benefit founders, developers and users?
By India Raybould
1yr ago
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What Is Decentralized Storage?: A Deep Dive by Filecoin
Contributor: Decentralized storage systems have the potential to make all of our files a lot more safe — let's break down what that really means.
By Mitch Wagner
1yr ago
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A Dive Into Avalanche
Opinion: Avalanche is a promising smart contracts platform built on the first breakthrough in decentralized systems since Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin whitepaper in 2008.
By Emin Gün Sirer
2yr ago
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A Dive Into Staking
Opinion: It's important to understand the basics of proof-of-stake before you get into staking — and staking is becoming more and more important for many new protocols.
By Sarah Austin
2yr ago
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Bringing Bitcoin to DeFi: A Complete Beginners Deep Dive Into RenVM
Opinion: For those that are interested in DeFi but only hold Bitcoin, a protocol like RenVM allows you to use your digital assets in the DeFi space.
By Michael Burgess
2yr ago
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Oracles in DeFi 101: A Deep Dive by Tellor
Opinion: With the rising popularity of the DeFi space, oracles are becoming more relevant. What are the different types of oracles and why are they useful?
By Brenda Loya
2yr ago
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A Dive Into the Astronomic Growth of Yearn.Finance & YFI
Yearn.Finance blew past $40,000, way above Bitcoin's highest price — what is this new protocol, and why is it what everyone is talking about?
By Lucas Outumuro
2yr ago
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A Dive Into Ethereum 2.0
The Ethereum Merge is slated to be happen on Sept. 19, 2022, and given how this network is home to the second-largest crypto by market cap in the world, the transition needs to go smoothly.
By Decentralized Dog
2yr ago
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What Is Decentralized Finance?: A Deep Dive by The Defiant
The term DeFi was born in an August 2018 Telegram chat of ETH developers and entrepreneurs.
By Camila Russo
2yr ago
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A Dive Into Wash Trading
CoinMarketCap's Head of Research explains why wash trading bugs him so much, and how measuring liquidity can even the playing field.
By Gerald Chee
2yr ago
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A Dive Into Bitcoin Futures
Futures are a financial instrument that allows two people to agree on the price of an asset at some point in the future — hence, futures.
By Gerald Chee
2yr ago
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