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What Are 'Fully Backed' Reserves?

More people are calling for crypto companies and those behind products such as stablecoins to prove they have enough funds to pay their customers.
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Centralized Exchange (CEX) vs. Decentralized Exchange (DEX): What’s the Difference?

The recent chaos around the centralized exchange FTX has sparked questions about the pros and cons of keeping your coins on centralized versus decentralized exchanges. We break it down.
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US Crypto Tax Guide 2022

The tax rules for crypto investors aren't easy to understand, so we tried to simplify what we could. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Tax Week
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Getting Started With Crypto Twitter

Keeping up with #cryptotwitter can help you stay informed of the latest news, conversations and controversies that matter in the world of cryptocurrency.
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Are Dapps the Future of the Creator Economy?

Platforms like YouTube, TikTok and Instagram have allowed creators to monetize their content but that comes with revenue and control problems – which Web3 applications can alleviate.
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What You Need to Know and Do to Get a Job in Crypto

There are a lot of crypto jobs, but do you need to be "crypto-native" to qualify? Here’s how to land a job in crypto.
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What Is an On-Chain Resume?

An on-chain resume provides potential Web3 employers with proof of your experience in crypto by showing your real-life participation and activity in the sector.
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What's the Crypto 'Travel Rule,' and What Does It Mean for You?

The measure is essential to prevent bad actors from using digital assets to launder money. It affects everyone who dabbles in cryptocurrencies from exchanges to everyday investors.
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New to Crypto? Get Up to Speed Fast With CoinDesk’s Crypto Unlocked Webinars

CoinDesk's free webinars are aimed at people looking to understand the basics of NFTs, meme coins, DAOs and much more!
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How to Spend Your Crypto Using Bitrefill’s Gift Card Platform

With Bitrefill, you can virtually pay for anything with cryptocurrencies through gift cards. Here’s how it works. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.
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What Is Dune Analytics and How Does It Work?

Dune makes it easy for crypto users to turn blockchain data into actionable charts and metrics.
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India Crypto Tax Guide 2022

Indian crypto investors will have to start paying tax now that the government has made the rules clear through the Indian Finance Bill 2022. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Tax Week.
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Gerald Cotten, founder and former CEO of QuadrigaCX. (Original image by Trevor Jones for CoinDesk)

The Story Behind QuadrigaCX and Gerald Cotten, Netflix’s ‘Crypto King’

As a new Netflix documentary takes on one of the most notorious crypto scandals, we outline what we know – and what is still debated – in the tale of lost millions and the person at its core.
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Avoid Crypto Tax Headaches: What You Need to Know if You Bought or Sold Crypto in 2021

Reporting crypto taxes doesn't have to be a nightmare. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Tax Week.
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You May Owe Crypto Taxes on These Surprising Things in 2022

If you’re one of the millions of people who bought crypto for the first time in 2021, you might be in for a surprise when you do your taxes.
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US Crypto Tax Year 2022: Inflation-Based Changes to Know

To offset the impact of rising inflation, the IRS has revised a number of tax provisions to let people keep more of their money in their wallets for the 2022 tax year. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Tax Week.
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Canada Crypto Tax Guide 2022

Like many jurisdictions, crypto assets are treated as "property" in Canada, meaning investors will owe taxes to the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) in certain situations. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Tax Week.
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UK Crypto Tax Guide 2022

U.K. citizens that invested or dealt with crypto over the last year may be required to pay taxes on their trades. Here's what you need to know. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Tax Week.
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What Is a DEX? How Decentralized Crypto Exchanges Work

DEXs charge users much lower fees than their centralized counterparts, but can be much more difficult to navigate and use.
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What Is a CEX? Centralized Exchanges Explained

While CEXs typically charge higher fees than their decentralized counterparts, they are often more secure and easier to use.
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Can Crypto Go Green? How to Invest in Eco-Friendly Cryptocurrencies

Interested in investing in crypto but concerned about the carbon footprint and electricity consumption concerns raised by critics?
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What Is KYC and Why Does It Matter For Crypto?

KYC measures are now a must for any crypto platform looking to offer services in jurisdictions like the U.S., Australia and the U.K. as regulators clamp down on anonymous crypto transactions.
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Top Blockchain University: Arizona State University

Ranked 30th, this top blockchain university fosters strong academic partnerships between pupil and professor.
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Top Blockchain University: Peking University

Ranked 29th, Peking University has generated initiatives that seek to limit costly spam transactions on blockchain networks.
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Top Blockchain University: University of British Columbia

The Blockchain@UBC’s Summer Institute at the 28th-ranked University of British Columbia offers pupils a rigorous blockchain education and an opportunity to use blockchain for social good.
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Top Blockchain University: Sun Yat-sen University

Ranked 27th, Sun Yat-sen is pioneering the use of blockchain in cloud exchange.
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Top Blockchain University: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

The 26th-ranked KAIST has partnered with the World Economic Forum to survey global blockchain standards.
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Top Blockchain University: University of California, Los Angeles

Ranked 25th, the California institution is intertwining blockchain, academics and athletics.
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Top Blockchain University: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Ranked 24rd, HKUST has received generous grants to advance blockchain technology.
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Top Blockchain University: University of Cambridge

The student-led clubs and initiatives at 23rd-ranked Cambridge drive blockchain innovation on the campus.
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Top Blockchain University: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Students and professors at 22nd-ranked UIUC have won prestigious blockchain competitions and recognition globally.
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Top Blockchain University: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

The Junior Enterprise program of 21st-ranked EPFL offers a launchpad for student blockchain entrepreneurs.
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Top Blockchain University: University of Sydney

The proprietary Red Belly Blockchain of 20th-ranked USYD says that it can process twice as many financial transactions as VISA.
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Top Blockchain University: University of Hong Kong

The blockchain professors at 19th-ranked HKU hold impressive amounts of knowledge on top of their impressive resumes.
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Top Blockchain University: Delft University of Technology

Delft ranks 18th and its research in the field of blockchain serves as a cornerstone for subsequent innovation.
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Top Blockchain University: Cornell University

Ranked 17th, Cornell is the home of the internationally famous Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3) and its groundbreaking research.
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Top Blockchain University: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Ranked 16th, SJTU has a storied history of placing pupils in prominent positions within the blockchain sector.
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Top Blockchain University: University of Oxford

Ranked 15th, the University of Oxford and its Oxford-Hainan Blockchain Research Institute seek to educate future blockchain entrepreneurs with their talent development program.
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Top Blockchain University: City University of Hong Kong

Ranked 14th, CityU partners with big names in accounting to create blockchain-based verification of academic credentials.
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Top Blockchain University: UNSW Sydney

The Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Society at 13th-ranked UNSW Sydney has attracted intense attention on campus.
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Top Blockchain University: Stanford University

The 12th-ranked university operates “The Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law and Policy,” the first peer-reviewed journal focused on blockchain and the law.
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Top Blockchain University: Nanyang Technological University

Ranked 11th, NTU offers entrepreneurs insights into blockchain strategy.
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Top Blockchain University: ETH Zurich

Coming in at 10th on the list, ETH Zurich’s Blockchain Initiative serves as a meeting hub for some of the best minds in blockchain.
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Top Blockchain University: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ranked ninth, CUHK is one of the only schools in the world to offer a formal financial technology degree for undergrads.
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Top Blockchain University: Tsinghua University

Despite China’s crackdown on crypto, Tsinghua University is ranked eighth and trying to share blockchain’s potential with the world.
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Top Blockchain University: University College London

Ranked seventh and located in the heart of a global financial center and intensely multicultural city, UCL has been able to position itself as a leading site of blockchain enterprise.
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Top Blockchain University: Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ranked sixth, PolyU forges powerful alliances for the advancement of blockchain technology.
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Top Blockchain University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ranked fifth, MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative serves as the epicenter of blockchain research in the United States.
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Top Blockchain University: University of Zurich

Ranked fourth and founded in 1854, this university is leading the future of blockchain in Switzerland’s Crypto Valley.
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Top Blockchain University: University of California, Berkeley

Ranked third, UC Berkeley’s Blockchain Xcelerator has incubated over 40+ blockchain companies.
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Top Blockchain University: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Ranked second, RMIT’s blockchain programs offer students the chance to find solutions for real-world problems.
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Top Blockchain University: National University of Singapore

The top blockchain school in the world features three blockchain-related research labs, multiple student-led cryptoclubs and offers pupils the opportunity to work with its many partners in the blockchain space.
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How to Get a Job in Crypto

Cryptocurrency jobs are on the rise. Here are some top tips on how to start your new career in the booming crypto industry.
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