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CDCROP: Caution Taxes Ahead (Yunha Lee/CoinDesk)

Top Five Crypto Tax Questions, Answered

Tax experts weigh in on how the IRS views crypto trading profits, gifts, mining rewards and more.
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What Is Crypto On-Chain Analysis and How Do You Use it?

On-chain metrics turn blockchain-based transaction data into actionable crypto market insights.
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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 understand.
CDCROP: Risk Profit Loss Dice Charts Markets (Gino Crescoli/Pixabay)
CDCROP: Pay Your Tax Now Here! Taxes (The New York Public Library/Unsplash)

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 piece is part of CoinDesk's Tax Week.
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4 Things You Find in Crypto That Aren’t in Traditional Finance

Investors may find the tools they’ve used in the past don’t apply to cryptocurrency, but crypto offers a new set of data and information to explore.
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How to Benefit From Tax-Loss Harvesting in Crypto

The year 2022 has been rough in the markets, but one way to take the sting out of losses is to take advantage of tax-loss harvesting to offset any capital gains from other profits.
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Introducing Our First Newsletter Course: Learn Crypto Investing

CoinDesk debuts our free weekly course to help crypto investors and traders level up their skills.
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What You Need to Know About 401(k) Accounts With Bitcoin

More Americans will soon be able to direct 401(k) funds into bitcoin. It's important to understand the risks if you want to do it.
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Crypto Market Financial Terms You Should Know

If you're new to the world of cryptocurrency, there's a lot of jargon to wrap your head around. We've compiled a list of important terms you should know, like dead cat bounce and volatility.
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What Is Tokenomics and Why Is It Important?

A big part of a crypto project's success can be attributed to its tokenomics. But what does that term mean, exactly?
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Crypto Trading 101: How to Use Support and Resistance

Two of the most common terms you’ll hear when analysts talk about crypto prices are "support" and "resistance." Here’s what they mean and how they can inform trades.
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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 rewards comes with big risks.
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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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Crypto Order Types 101: From Market to Limit

Just as in traditional stock market exchanges, there are different ways to place buy and sell orders for cryptocurrencies; it's key to understand how each works.
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Crypto Charting 101: How to ID Basic Patterns and Trends

Learn to spot flags, pennants, wedges and sideways trends and understand how those patterns can inform trading decisions.
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The Dreaded Death Cross and Shining Golden Cross: Two Important Crypto Indicators

For crypto investors, it is important to understand the different technical charting patterns and to have a trading strategy for when these indicators are seen.
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Crypto Arbitrage Trading: How to Make Low-Risk Gains

Crypto arbitrage trading is a great option for investors looking to make high-frequency trades with very low-risk returns.
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Crypto Futures Trading, Explained

Crypto futures give investors the opportunity to bet on the future price of bitcoin without having to actually own or handle it.
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Is There a 'Best' Time to Trade Crypto? Here’s What the Data Says

Unlike traditional markets, cryptocurrency markets remain open 24/7, even during public holidays.
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3 Indicators Beginner Crypto Traders Should Use, According to Pros

Trading indicators help crypto investors to anticipate where the prices are headed. Here are the underrated tools professionals recommend.
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How Start Investing in Crypto on Popular Exchanges

For a majority of new crypto users, buying cryptocurrency for the first time will involve using a crypto exchange. Here’s what you need to know about the most popular options.
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Crypto Ponzi Schemes: How to Identify and Protect Yourself From These Scams

Rags-to-riches stories fueled by crypto investments can lead people to jump into new projects that promise returns that seem “too good to be true.”
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What Is an IEO or IDO in Crypto?

In traditional finance, a company might launch an IPO to raise capital, but in the decentralized world of crypto, how can projects fundraise for new token launches? Meet initial exchange offerings.
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CDCROP: Cryptocurrency Credit/Debit Cards (ArtistGNDphotography/Getty Images)

Crypto Credit Cards and Debit Cards: What You Need to Know

When choosing the right card, it’s important to consider the rewards rates, spending limits, regional restrictions and other requirements like staking.
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Putting Crypto Volatility in Context: What We Can Learn From the History of Bitcoin Crashes

Remember, this is not the first time crypto has seen a significant downturn – and likely not the last.
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Signs Bitcoin May Have Bottomed: Here’s What Experts Told Us

Where will bitcoin bottom out? As investors face a crypto bear market, many are looking for signals the cryptocurrency has hit a bottom. There are no sure signs, but here's what seasoned traders look for.
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The Crypto Fear and Greed Index, Explained

While it's impossible to perfectly predict the future movements of crypto assets, certain indicators like the Fear and Greed Index provide actionable insights.
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How to Avoid Crypto Bear Market Mistakes and Be Ready for the Next Bull Run

CoinDesk surveyed some survivors of the last bear market for advice on what to do – and not to do – during crypto downturns.
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Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin ETFs

A bitcoin exchange-traded fund allows investors to gain exposure to the biggest cryptocurrency by market cap without actually owning any.
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How Are Institutions and Companies Investing in Crypto?

From putting bitcoin on their balance sheets to setting up shop in the metaverse, the ways brands and institutions are investing in cryptocurrencies continues to expand.
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7 Key Ways to Evaluate a Cryptocurrency Before Buying It

Purchasing a cryptocurrency for the first time can seem daunting. But there are smart and effective strategies you can implement to make your decision easier.
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4 Things to Do in a Crypto Bear Market

It’s not easy to hold your nerve as crypto assets print double-digit losses. But don’t bury your head in the sand, follow these simple steps and make the most of this bear market opportunity.
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Crypto Crash vs. Correction: What's the Difference?

Both terms describe when prices fall, but there are fundamental differences between them.
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15 Ways to Stay Sane While Trading Crypto

24/7 markets. Big price swings. Hacks. Trading crypto can be tough on the nervous system. Here, based on interviews with leading traders, are tips for maintaining equilibrium.
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Crypto Bear Market Opportunities: Make the Most of a Crypto Downturn

In traditional markets, the wash-sale rule stops people from selling an investment for a loss and then quickly rebuying it. But this is the crypto market.
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Crypto Savings Accounts: What You Need to Know

If you’re a crypto “HODLer” there are ways to earn interest on your coins with crypto savings accounts.
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3 Signals a Crypto Crash May Be Coming, According to Experts

Crypto crashes can be identified using macro indicators, technical analysis and on-chain analytics. Here is how to use them.
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Crypto Mortgages: How You Can Buy a House Using a Crypto-Backed Loan

Digital asset-backed mortgages let house buyers use their crypto holdings as collateral.
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Why Do Exchange Balances Matter in Crypto?

Monitoring the flow of money moving in and out of crypto exchanges can produce valuable market insights. Particularly, what "smart money" is doing.
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Dollar Cost Averaging: Build Crypto Wealth on a Budget

When making your first foray into crypto investing, one of the toughest decisions is choosing when to invest. Thankfully, dollar cost averaging removes all the guess work, making it an ideal strategy for novice traders.
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How to Spot Crypto Pump-and-Dump Schemes

Crypto’s favorite scam isn’t just prevalent – it’s taking on new forms.
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Will We See Another Crypto Winter or Altcoin Season?

As institutional investment continues to pour into the industry, there's hope it might bring greater stability and predictability to crypto markets.
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Emerging DeFi Technology Trends to Watch

An introduction to crypto bridges, self-repaying loans, synthetic securities and more. This is the fourth and final part of a series on understanding DeFi.
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Crypto Trading 101: The Moving Average Crossover

Moving average crossovers, one of the simplest traders’ tools, are best suited to trend following and momentum trading.
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Location, Location, Location: Investing in Real Estate in the Metaverse

Imagine a world in which your virtual backyard has a higher property value than the green, grassy lawn outside your real-life back door.
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Why Invest in Cryptocurrency?

With bitcoin, ether and popular altcoins belonging to such a volatile asset class, you might wonder if it is worth the investment. Here are reasons why people do and why they stay.
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Timing the Crypto Market With the RSI: A Beginner’s Guide

Snoozers always lose in the crypto market. This guide to the RSI indicator will help you in making timely trades and hopefully walk away with a win.
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Is an All-Crypto Lifestyle Possible?

What to consider when making the big switch from fiat to crypto.
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Inversiones: qué porcentaje de cripto deberías tener en tu portafolio

¿Cuál es la cantidad adecuada de criptomonedas que hay que tener? Asesores financieros y expertos en inversiones están empezando a recomendar asignaciones específicas.
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Investing in Crypto: Alternatives to Bitcoin and Ether

Bitcoin and ether are the two largest cryptocurrencies in the market, but there are plenty of other suitable alternatives worth exploring.
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How Much Crypto Should Be in a Portfolio?

What’s the right amount of crypto to hold? Financial advisors, certified financial planners and other money experts are beginning to recommend specific allocations.
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Crypto Flash Crashes: What You Need to Know

Over the course of 2021, bitcoin's price experienced no less than six flash crashes.
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Top 6 Crypto Passive Income Generators for 2022

Earning interest on your idle crypto assets is a great way of making your money work for you. Here are six of the best ways to earn passive income from crypto in 2022.
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