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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This Week on Crypto Twitter: August 12
We take a look back at what's been going in the weird and (sometimes) wonderful world of Crypto Twitter.
By Ivan Cryptoslav
18 hours ago
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Here's Why Everything You Knew About Bitcoin and Inflation Is a Lie
What if we told you they have been lying to you about Bitcoin all along?
By Ivan Cryptoslav
19 hours ago
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Debunking the Bitcoin Nation-State Theory
There's a lot of enthusiasm and hype about it in the Bitcoin community, particularly when Bitcoin-related news on the national level breaks — but is it all smoke and mirrors?
By Ivan Cryptoslav
19 hours ago
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What Is Cryptocurrency?
In 2022, everyone has heard about cryptocurrency, but few can explain it when asked directly: what is crypto?
By Ivan Cryptoslav
19 hours ago
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How the Shale Oil Boom and Flare Gas Could Transform Bitcoin Mining
What if we used the energy from flared gas to produce electricity?
By Ivan Cryptoslav
19 hours ago
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HODL: What Does It Mean and Where Does It Come From?
If you have ever spoken to anyone in crypto, the term HODL will probably sound familiar to you.
By CryptoJelleNL
1 day ago
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5 Things to Know Before Buying Your First Cryptocurrency
For both seasoned and new crypto investors, there are a few truths that remain universal in trading and investments. Let's check the things you should know before buying your first crypto!
By Werner Vermaak
2 days ago
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What Does Vesting Mean in Crypto?
Vesting periods, vesting schedules, token unlocks and vested tokens. What exactly do these mean, and how does it affect the circulating supply of a cryptocurrency? Read on to find out more.
By Daniel Phillips
2 days ago
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Centralized Exchange (CEX) vs Decentralized Exchange (DEX): Where Should I Trade?
This week, CMC Academy explains the difference between centralized and decentralized exchanges for crypto traders with pros and cons.
By CryptoJelleNL
4 days ago
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Can Bitcoin Become Money?
Is Bitcoin money? If not, can Bitcoin become money? When and how could that happen?
By Ivan Cryptoslav
1 week ago
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An Overview of Nigeria’s eNaira CBDC
Considering the size of Nigeria’s economy and population, this adoption is a significant milestone in the evolution of CBDCs.
By Werner Vermaak
1 week ago
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DApps for Android and iOS in 2022
This week, CMC Academy takes a look at some popular DApps for our Android and iOS users.
By Werner Vermaak
1 week ago
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Arbitrage Opportunities in DeFi
The DeFi sector comes with many arbitrage opportunities for traders. Let's understand different arbitrage methods available in this industry and how they work!
By Ivan Cryptoslav
1 week ago
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Why Are We in a Bear Market? When Will It End?
Where are we in this bear market? Is it different from the previous ones? What can put an end to it? Let us help you find the answers to these tough questions!
By Ivan Cryptoslav
1 week ago
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Custodial vs Non-Custodial Wallets
A deep dive into the key differences that separate custodial vs non-custodial wallets.
By Hassan Shafiq
1 week ago
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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
1 week ago
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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
1 week ago
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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
1 week ago
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