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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Weekly Crypto Twitter Roundup, Jan. 21: of Basic Cop...
Elon Musk, Serena Williams, Vitalik Buterin and others have been the subject of some pretty harsh Twitter memes this week.
By Andrey Kartsev
4 days ago
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12 Crypto Firms That are Hiring Right Now - January ...
Crypto Jobs List and CoinMarketCap are back with some hot crypto jobs.
By Crypto Jobs List
4 days ago
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A Day Spent In the Metaverse; The If's, But's and How's
What does the development of the metaverse mean for you?
By Sarah Ahmed
4 days ago
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Connect MetaMask to Binance Smart Chain (BSC)
Here is a step-by-step guide by CoinMarketCap Alexandria on how to connect MetaMask to Binance Smart Chain (BSC). Read more!
By Avyan
6 days ago
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Web2 vs Web3
As Jack Dorsey ignited a debate over Web3 decentralization, we take a closer look at Web2 vs Web3, their history, their features, and what the future holds for both versions.
By Emi La Capra
6 days ago
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The Future of Blockchain Tech in E-commerce
In this guide, Alexandria by CoinMarketCap looks at the features of blockchain that are making the operations of small-scale e-commerce businesses easier, faster, and cheaper. Read more!
By Aden Batool
1 week ago
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Top Web3 Crypto Tokens to Buy This Year
In this guide, Alexandria by CoinMarketCap takes a look at the top web3 crypto tokens to buy right now. Read more!
By Avyan
1 week ago
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What Is Insider Trading and Why Is It Illegal?
History is full of examples where public figures were jailed for insider trading. But what is it and why is it illegal? Read more to find out!
By Aden Batool
2 weeks ago
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7 Ways to Generate Passive Income With Crypto
Tired of constantly keeping track of your portfolio, capitalizing on opportunities, and managing your positions? Here are seven ways to generate passive income with crypto!
By Daniel Phillips
3 weeks ago
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A Complete Overview of the DAOs Ecosystem
Everything you need to know about DAOs and the different purpose they serve.
By Will Kendall
4 weeks ago
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How To Land A Job In The Crypto And Blockchain Industry
As we usher in the new year and set our resolutions for 2022, how about exploring a career in the exciting crypto industry? Find out how you can increase your chances of landing a role.
By Andrey Sergeenkov
1 month ago
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How Will Ethereum 2.0 Reduce Energy Consumption?
Ethereum Mainnet is expected to merge with the beacon chain proof-of-stake system in early 2022. Find out how it is expected to reduce Ethereum's energy consumption by an estimated 99.95%.
By Andrey Sergeenkov
1 month ago
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How the Gaming Industry Uses Crypto?
One-third of the global population are gamers, while nearly 42 million of them owned crypto in 2020. Is this intersection going to grow, and if yes, at what rate?
By Roy Gaurav
1 month ago
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What Is a DAO? CoinMarketCap’s Definitive Guide
We walk you through all the things you need to know to get caught up on DAOs.
By Avyan
1 month ago
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Who in the Crypto Industry Donates to Charities and ...
Ever heard of donations in crypto? There are many crypto projects working for the betterment of our society and environment. Learn more!
By Daniel Phillips
1 month ago
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What Is Metaverse Marketing?
Some of the biggest brands have already started integrating and establishing their digital presence in the metaverse. But what else does it entail? Find out what is metaverse marketing!
By Hina Irshad
1 month ago
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Who Stole My Art?: How NFTs Are Disrupting the Art W...
Bad actors are starting to take existing artist's creations and tokenize them on the blockchain without the creator's knowledge.
By Andrey Sergeenkov
1 month ago
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Centralized vs Decentralized Exchanges
Despite what decentralized finance (DeFi) advocates have to say, CEXs come with their own advantages and drawbacks.
By Valerio Puggioni
1 month ago
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