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4 Actual Use Cases for Blockchain and AI That Are More Than Just Hype

Blockchain and AI could be the 21st century's most culturally significant pairing that could change the way we think about creativity, identity and verification.
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What Is ERC-6551? Unpacking The ‘Backpack’ Wallet

In the past few months, several Web3 projects have adopted the ERC-6551 standard, or token-bound account. The new standard opens up a plethora of use cases across NFTs, gaming, DAOs and the metaverse.
ERC-6551 NFTs are often called "backpack wallets." (Luis Quintero/Unsplash)
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Pudgy Penguins NFTs: Everything You Need to Know About the Adorable Animal Project

The collection of 8,888 chubby cartoon penguins embodies a happy vibe, but the project has faced controversies along its way.
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The Top 10 Most Expensive NFTs of All Time

While the market for NFTs has cooled from the frenzy that marked 2021, the digital assets are still generating billions of dollars in trading volume in 2023.
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What Are Dynamic NFTs? Understanding the Evolving NFT

Dynamic NFTs are digital tokens that use smart contracts to change over time.
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What Are MoonCats? The Legacy NFT Project Revived by Its Community

Created in 2017, the collection of generative pixel art-style cats was rediscovered in 2021 and quickly gained popularity.
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What Are the Top NFT Blockchains?

The recent addition of Bitcoin NFTs has added a new player in the non-fungible token space, but Bitcoin Ordinals have a long way to go before they reach the heights of NFTs on Ethereum or other top blockchains like Solana and Polygon.
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Bitcoin NFTs: What Are Ordinal NFTs and How Do You Mint One?

NFTs on Bitcoin are different from the Ethereum NFTs most people are familiar with. Here’s what you need to know.
The author's Bitcoin Ordinal NFT (ordinals.com)
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Introducing CoinDesk’s First Web3 Newsletter: The Airdrop

Our weekly newsletter breaks down the biggest news related to internet culture, NFTs, DAOs and the metaverse that is pushing Web3 forward.
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What Is an Open Edition NFT Sale?

The mechanic allows for any number of artwork editions to be minted in a given collection, making the work more accessible to the masses.
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Non-Fungible Terms: NFT Lingo Every Collector Should Know

Before you "ape" into NFT trading, brush up on your vocabulary with our beginner-friendly glossary.
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What Is an NFT Floor Price?

The metric measures the lowest price for an NFT in a collection. It's often a good starting point for understanding the popularity of an NFT collection and the token's value over time.
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How to Level Up Your Knowledge of Web3 Gaming

Blockchain technology is redefining the gaming industry and giving players an opportunity to own their digital identities and assets. Here's how to get started.
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7 Platforms and Communities Web3 Writers Should Know

Web3 is opening up a world of possibilities for storytellers, from literary NFTs to blockchain-based publishing platforms and even writer-focused DAOs.
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The Different Types of NFTs: A Simple Guide

From fashion for avatars to social profile pictures to digital collectibles, the NFT ecosystem continues to expand and evolve, even in the face of the chilly crypto winter. Here are eight different kinds of NFTs you should know.
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Let’s Get 'Phygital': Combining the Physical and Digital in Web3

The new portmanteau speaks to experiences that bridge the gap between the virtual and the real world, like sneakers that exist in both the metaverse and on your feet.
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Do You Owe Taxes on Your NFT?

Here are the NFT-related rules of thumb to consider when filing your 2022 taxes.
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The NFT Creator's Guide to Year-End Tax Planning

A step-by-step guide to help NFT artists navigate taxes and find ways to reduce their tax bill.
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How to Find Your Community in Web3

As the Web3 ecosystem continues to expand, so too have the ways in which people can connect and form communities.
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What Are Generative Art NFTs?

While the art style has been around for decades, generative art recently gained popularity as a tool for NFT artwork thanks to artists like Tyler Hobbs, Snowfro and Pak.
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Top Brands in Web3, NFTs and the Metaverse

From Nike to Budweiser to Tiffany, some of the most famous brands in the world are making big bets, and big money, with NFTs and other Web3 projects.
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New NFT Marketplace Blur Is Courting Professional JPEG Traders With an Airdrop and No Trading Fees

The platform is backed by investment firm Paradigm and has launched to buzzy reception.
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The Web3 Guide to Getting Into the Music Industry

We spoke to industry leaders about how to break into the music industry and foster an engaged audience using a Web3 toolkit.
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What Is Magic Eden? How to Get Started on the NFT Marketplace

The high-volume company boasts low transaction costs and no fees for listing non-fungible tokens.
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NFTs and Intellectual Property: What Do You Actually Own?

As non-fungible token holders look for new ways to monetize their digital collectibles, creators might seek to define what collectors can and can’t do with the original artwork.
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GameStop NFT Marketplace: A Beginner’s Guide

The gaming retailer recently launched a crypto wallet and a marketplace for gaming-focused NFTs.
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NFTs on Instagram and Facebook: How to Show Off Your Digital Collectibles

Whether you’re a creator or a collector, Meta's NFT integration allows users to share their digital collectibles and verify ownership.
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What Are Doodles? Everything You Need to Know About the Colorful NFT Project

From the NFT project's long-term utility to its creative partnership with Pharrell.
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What Is CC0? The Copyright Designation Buzzing in the NFT Space

Many NFT holders are hopeful about their digital assets' potential long-term value through intellectual property rights and a copyright designation known as CC0.
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What Is Sudoswap? How to Use the NFT Marketplace

The decentralized NFT marketplace functions in a very different way than more familiar centralized options.
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What Are Soulbound Tokens? The Non-Transferrable NFT Explained

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin describes soulbound tokens as non-transferable NFTs that can help represent a person's identity and achievements in Web3.
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What Is NFT Wash Trading?

The shadowy practice is often used to manipulate markets and create a false sense of high demand.
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Nifty Gateway NFT Marketplace: A Beginner’s Guide

The Gemini-owned marketplace is known for its high-end digital art and curated collections.
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How to Get Liquidity From NFTs Without Selling Them

Renting, fractionalizing and using non-fungible tokens as collateral are some ways to turn your asset into coins.
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NBA Top Shot 101

The NFT marketplace allows you to buy and sell original NBA digital content.
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How to Buy and Sell NFTs on LooksRare

The community-first marketplace rewards its users with LOOKS tokens for transacting.
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Can You Buy NFTs Without Owning Crypto?

For consumers who want digital collectibles, music or art but feel reluctant to use cryptocurrency, here's some good news.
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SuperRare NFT Market: A Beginner’s Guide

An overview of the high-end NFT art market built on the Ethereum blockchain.
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Sorare 101: How to Get Started With Sorare NFTs

Sorare is an NFT-based competitive fantasy game filled with the world’s best soccer leagues and Major League Baseball stars.
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Autograph 101: What Are Autograph NFTs?

Launched in August 2021 and cofounded by NFL legend Tom Brady, Autograph is an NFT platform allowing users to purchase digital assets signed by some of the greatest athletes.
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NFL All Day 101: How to Buy, Sell and Trade NFL NFTs

NFL All Day is a digital collectible marketplace that lets football fans collect video highlights in the form of NFTs and connect with other like-minded fans from around the world. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Sports Week.
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What We Know So Far About SHIB: The Metaverse

The meme coin continues to expand its utility with its latest move into the metaverse.
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How to Transfer NFTs Between Wallets

As an NFT collector or investor, you'll want to learn how to transfer your collectibles in and out of crypto wallets.
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What Is the Sandbox and How To Get Started

Here's a step-by-step guide on what you need to know to explore and play in The Sandbox metaverse.
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What Is NFT Lending?

If you want to make money from NFTs without selling the ones you own, you have many options, from peer-to-peer lending platforms like Blend to letting someone rent your NFT for a while.
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How Can You Share an NFT? Fractional NFTs Explained

Even though non-fungible tokens by definition are singular and unique, there are ways to split up the cost of investing in NFTs.
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What Are PFP NFTs?

Social media profile pics are one of the most popular ways to display NFT ownership.
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