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How to Use Etherscan and Other Blockchain Explorers
There is a ton of interesting information and data available on-chain, from token transfers to seeing assets held in a wallet and more.
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BRC-20 Explained: How Tokens on Bitcoin Work and Why They Are Controversial
The idea of putting tokens on the Bitcoin blockchain isn’t anything new, but previous efforts haven’t exploded in popularity like BRC-20.
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What Is a 'Fair Launch' in Crypto?
It’s important to understand how new crypto tokens are initially distributed and who gets access to the first offering of a new coin, whether you’re an investor or thinking of...
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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.
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Everybody's waiting for Ethereum's Shanghai hard fork, expected in March. (Midjourney/CoinDesk)
What Is the Ethereum Blockchain’s Shanghai Hard Fork, and Why Does It Matter?
The network upgrade, set for March, will address staked ether withdrawals and reductions in gas fees for developers. The milestone will start a new era for the Ethereum ecosys...
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What Is Counterparty Risk in Crypto?
The chance that one of the parties involved in a deal might not make good on its promises, causing the other party financial harm is something crypto investors need to underst...
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Proof of Reserves Explained
After FTX’s stunning meltdown, many are calling for crypto exchanges to prove they have enough assets in reserve to offset any outstanding liabilities.
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Crypto Capital Gains and Tax Rates 2022
Love it or hate it, tax season is here and that means all U.S. citizens that traded or sold crypto over the last year will be required to report their gains and losses. This p...
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What Is Margin Trading? A Risky Crypto Trading Strategy Explained
If you’ve ever wished you could bet more money than you actually have on a crypto position, margin trading allows you to accomplish that. But the opportunity to reap big rewar...
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​Why Trade Crypto Derivatives When You Can Trade Spot?
Derivatives let you trade contracts about an asset like bitcoin without actually holding a single coin yourself.
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