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What Is DESK? CoinDesk’s Social Token, Explained
How to earn, store and spend our blockchain-powered answer to loyalty points.
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5 Social Media Crypto Scams to Avoid
The highly speculative nature of cryptocurrencies makes them an ideal target for scammers, especially on social media. Here's how to protect yourself.
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Minting Your First NFT: A Beginner’s Guide to Creating an NFT
It took 12 hours and three different Apple devices, but this 30-something poet successfully minted her first NFT – and so can you. Here's a step-by-step guide to creating an NFT.
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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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BlockFi’s Rise and Fall: A Timeline
BlockFi, a crypto lending company, was founded in October 2017 and filed for bankruptcy just over five years later in the wake of FTX's collapse.
CDCROP: BlockFi co-founders Flori Marquez and Zac Prince (BlockFi)

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NFTs IRL: How Digital Collectibles Are Forging Offline Experiences
From solving problems in the hospitality industry to organizing intimate gatherings for music fans, brands are finding new ways to use non-fungible tokens for real-world perks.
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Custodial vs. Non-Custodial Crypto Exchanges: What You Need to Know
Following the downfall of FTX, many crypto investors are wondering if a non-custodial option is a safer bet for their coins.
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What Are 'Fully Backed' Reserves?
More people are calling for crypto companies and those behind products such as stablecoins to prove they have enough funds to pay their customers.
CDCROP: Vault Safety Deposit Boxes (Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)

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What Is Zion, the Web5 Social Network App?
After Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter, many people are looking for alternatives and wondering what the future of social networks may be. One contender is Zion, which uses Web5 components.
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How Do Hardware Wallets Keep Crypto Safe?
Interest in cold storage systems like Ledger and Trezor has skyrocketed following the bankruptcy of FTX.
CDCROP: Trezor and Ledger wallets (regularguy.eth/Unsplash)