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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Is the Market Overheated Yet? Traffic Comparison Between 2017 and Now
The crypto markets are seeing a huge spike in prices, unseen since 2017. But how do the two rallies compare?
By Kai Wu
2yr ago
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A Deep Dive Into The Graph
Contributor: What does it mean to use an open API? In this deep dive, The Graph explains how (and why) APIs can be global.
By Tegan Kline
2yr ago
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What Are DEX Aggregators? A Deep Dive by 1inch
Contributor: As DEXes are growing in popularity, so are DEX aggregators — what exactly are they?
By Sergej Kunz
2yr ago
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What Price Will Bitcoin Reach This Time?
CMC's research team does a deep dive into the heights Bitcoin's price can reach following the May halving — and what's in store for 2021.
By Kai Wu
2yr ago
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A Deep Dive Into Infrastructure Centralization in Ethereum
The inadvertant Ethereum hard fork took a lot of people by surprise — here, we break down how Ethereum can be both decentralized with points of centralization at the same time.
By Matt Garnett
2yr ago
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Holiday Season Special: What to Tell Your Family & Friends When They Say 'Investing in Bitcoin Is...
If you're interested in crypto, then Bitcoin will probably come up at more than a few holidays dinners/Zooms. How do you tell your relatives that it's not the risky investment they all fear?
By Kai Wu
2yr ago
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Optimistic Rollups for the Rest of Us
Contributor: Optimistic rollups are a mouthful, and a pretty technical concept for even the most crypto savvy. Let's see if we can break it down here.
By John Adler
2yr ago
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What Is Data Availability?
Contributor: When blockchains begin to scale, they often run into the data availability problem — we break down exactly what that is here.
By Mustafa Al-Bassam
2yr ago
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Oracles: The All-Seeing Eyes That Guide Crypto Networks
Contributor: Smart contracts are hungry for data. Some can be executed with on-chain data, but others need to be fed reliable data sources from outside of their network. This is where an oracle com...
By DIA
2yr ago
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A Deep Dive Into Skynet
Contributor: Decentralized storage and DeFi are still the buzzwords of the day — what's Skynet's role in all this?
By Marcin Swieczkowski
2yr ago
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Bitcoin vs Traditional Assets: Who Is Ahead Mid-Pandemic?
Over the past few weeks, Bitcoin's price has reached heights not seen in years — how is it doing compared to more traditional assets like gold?
By Kai Wu
2yr ago
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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
2yr 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
2yr 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
2yr 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
2yr 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
2yr 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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