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!

AccessTimeIconMay 9, 2022 at 2:36 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 3:38 p.m. UTC

There’s never been a better time to educate yourself about the cryptocurrency space as major institutions continue to fraternize with the space, countries around the world are issuing their own state-backed digital currencies and popular mobile apps make buying digital assets easier than ever.

And there’s no need to feel like you’ve missed the boat either. According to a report by, the number of global crypto users is expected to surpass the one billion milestone mark by the end of 2022 – up from just 295 million the previous year. That means by the end of 2022 an estimated one in 8 people will be involved in the crypto industry in some way – and you can be one of them!

What to expect from the pre-Consensus Crypto Unlocked webinars

Starting on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, there will be two webinars taking place per week for a total of three weeks (see timetable below.)

Each session will include a 30-minute exploration of a hot cryptocurrency-related topic, such as meme coins, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), mining and staking, and will cover matters such as:

  • What it is.
  • How it works.
  • Its history and market performance.
  • Where experts predict it could go next.

These will be followed by 15 minutes of Q&A, where viewers can ask the moderator and guest speaker any burning questions they have on the subject.

Who are the Crypto Unlocked webinars aimed at?

The Crypto Unlocked webinars are tailored toward complete beginners and those who are still getting up to speed with the digital asset industry. That being said, they will also serve as a great opportunity for more experienced users to brush up on their crypto knowledge.

All content will be delivered in an easy-to-digest format and will act as the perfect primer for people looking to attend Consensus 2022.

Crypto Unlocked webinar schedule

Our hand-picked crypto-focused topics span a range of market sectors and will give viewers a holistic overview of the industry.

For those interested in making investments in the crypto space for the first time, we’ll also include information on all the risks, tips and tricks to be aware of so you can make the most informed decisions possible.

Tuesday, May 10 • 1:00 PM EST

Crypto-confused? Learn the Basics of Bitcoin, Ether and Other Coins

Thursday, May 12 • 1:00 PM EST

Everything NFTs: What They Are, What You Own and What You Can Do With Them

Tuesday, May 17 • 1:00 PM EST

Who Let the Doge Out? A Deep Dive Into Meme Coins

Wednesday, May 18 • 1:00 PM EST

Code-Driven Communities: An Exploration into DAOs

Tuesday, May 24 • 1:00 PM EST

Make Money While You Sleep: A Beginner's Tour of Crypto Mining and Staking

Thursday, May 26 • 1:00 PM EST

DESK Has Arrived: How to Earn, Redeem and Use CoinDesk's New Social Token

How to sign up and get involved in Crypto Unlocked webinars

Getting involved with our pre-Consensus Crypto Unlocked webinars couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is register here and join us live.

How to attend Consensus 2022

Consensus 2022 will take place in Austin, Texas, June 9-12, with over 300 industry-leading speakers, one-of-a-kind experiences, parties, events and much more. We'll also have more Crypto Unlocked sessions to help you "do crypto" with in-person workshops and panels.

Learn more about Consensus 2022 here and register here to get your pass.

Use promo code unlocked20 at checkout for 20% off!

This article was originally published on May 9, 2022 at 2:36 p.m. UTC


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Toby Bochan

Toby Leah Bochan was the Managing Editor of Web3 and Learn at CoinDesk. Toby holds BTC.

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