Tag: explainers

Feb 18 2021

How Crypto Transforms Prediction Markets

Betting can be used to predict the future. That's the crazy idea behind prediction markets. Here's how they work and where cryptocurrency fits into the picture.

Feb 17 2021

What Is a Flash Loan?

Feb 17 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  defi ethereum evergreen explainer explainers

A guide to one of DeFi's most innovative and controversial features.

Feb 16 2021

How Dogecoin Became So Popular

Feb 16 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  dogecoin evergreen explainer explainers learn

Mia Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Elon Musk and Gene Simmons are just a handful of celebrities that can't get enough of the dog-themed cryptocurrency.

Feb 11 2021

CME Ethereum Futures, Explained

Ethereum futures are now live on the CME exchange. But what does that mean exactly and how do you trade them?

Feb 10 2021

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust: What It Is and How It Works

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust is a traditional financial product that allows institutional investors to gain exposure to bitcoin.

Feb 08 2021

Which Crypto Projects Are Based on Ethereum?

Feb 08 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  dapps ethereum explainers learn tech

Ethereum dapps are different from everyday apps because they aim to hand users more control over their online lives.

Feb 05 2021

What Does Hashrate Mean?

Miners must compete using their machines to solve a difficult mathematical problem.

Feb 04 2021

What Is Uniswap? A Complete Beginner’s Guide

Feb 04 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business ethereum explainers learn tech

Uniswap is an automated ethereum-based crypto exchange with its own governance token, UNI.

Jan 29 2021

Top 5 Dogecoin Pumps Through the Ages

Jan 29 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  dogecoin elon musk explainers learn markets

What started off as a parody project is still shocking the crypto world with wild price gains and celebrity endorsements.

Jan 28 2021

WallStreetBets Reddit Group: What Is It?

Jan 28 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  evergreen explainers gamestop markets reddit

How an army of amateur traders from the WallStreetBets Reddit channel is turning the tables on traditional investors.

Jan 27 2021

El camino de Ethereum hacia los USD 2.000: tres razones para ser optimista

Jan 27 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  erc20 ether ethereum explainers learn

Ethereum, la criptomoneda con la segunda capitalización más grande del mercado, alcanzó un nuevo máximo histórico al alcanzar los USD 1.439,33 el 25 de enero. Es la primera vez que este activo digital supera el techo de los USD 1.400 desde el 13 de enero de 2018, y sus retornos acumulan un 76% en lo […]

Jan 26 2021

What Is Guggenheim Partners?

Guggenheim Partners is part of the next wave of institutional investment firms looking to step into Bitcoin.

Jan 22 2021

Ethereum’s Road to $2K: 3 Reasons to Be Bullish

Jan 22 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  erc20 ethereum explainers learn markets

Ether recently broke above $1,400 for the first time in two years. Here are three events that could push the price even higher.

Jan 15 2021

Will Mayor Suarez’s Miami Be the First Major City to Buy Bitcoin?

Jan 15 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  explainers miami podcasts the breakdown

The entrepreneurial mayor brings his recruitment of tech talent to the crypto space with the potential of a 1% investment of the city’s reserves into BTC.

Dec 30 2020

What Is Proof-of-Stake?

Proof-of-stake is a method of maintaining integrity in a blockchain, ensuring users of a cryptocurrency can’t mint coins they didn’t earn.

Dec 29 2020

What Are Stablecoins?

Dec 29 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  dai diem evergreen explainers learn

A stablecoin is a type of cryptocurrency whose value is tied to an outside asset, such as the U.S. dollar or gold, to stabilize the price.

Dec 22 2020

What Is an Oracle?

An oracle sends data from the outside world to a blockchain so specific data, like temperature, can execute the disbursement of money.

Dec 17 2020

Sure, Bitcoin’s Price Is Cool, but Bitcoin’s Technology Is Hot

Dec 17 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin bitcoin price explainers tech

Getting bitcoin to the moon requires some serious technology

Dec 16 2020

What Is Proof-of-Work?

Dec 16 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin cryptocurrency ethereum explainers learn

Proof-of-work is the blockchain-based algorithm that secures many cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Dec 11 2020

What Is XRP, and How Is It Related to Ripple?

Dec 11 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  explainers learn markets ripple tech

XRP is a digital asset and cryptocurrency issued and partly managed by Ripple, a payment solutions company.

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