tastycrypto Learning Hub

Written by: Mike Martin   |  Updated October 16, 2023


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Blockchain 101

It all begins and end with blockchain technology. Learn the basic of distributed ledgers in this lesson!

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Crypto For Beginners

Cryptocurrency represents any blockchain-based currency secured by cryptography.

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Self-Custody Wallet

Self-custody wallets put you in control of your crypto. They also allow you to connect to Web3 apps and DeFi. 



Bitcoin is the largest blockchain in existence. In this lesson, we’ll teach you everything about crypto’s OG. 



Ether (ETH) is the native coin of Ethereum. Unlike Bitcoin, Ethereum can run code in the form of smart contracts. 



An NFT is a non-fungible token stored on a blockchain network. They represent unique digital assets.

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Slippage is the difference between the anticipated and actual fill price of a crypto trade.

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Leverage trading refers to the process of borrowing funds in order to increase long or short exposure.

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Crypto Glossary

In this glossary, we review all of the important terms in both crypto and blockchain. Keep it handy!

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Decentralized Finance

 Decentralized finance (DeFi) refers to all Web3 applications that are built atop a blockchain network. 

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Ethereum Gas Fees

In order to transact on Ethereum, you need to pay gas fees. In this lesson, we show you how gas fees work.



Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency that peg their price to other assets, such as the US Dollar.

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Smart contracts represent self-executing code. These digital contracts run DeFi and all of Web3.

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Wallet Connect

In order to access DeFi with the tastycrypto wallet, you’ll need to connect to dApps with WalletConnect. 

Decentralized Apps

A dApp (decentralized application) represents any platform powered by a decentralized blockchain.

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Decentralized Exchange

A decentralized exchange (DEX) is a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects buyers and sellers to liquidity pools.

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Liquidity Pools

A liquidity pool is cryptocurrency locked in a smart contract. These pools provide liquidity for decentralized exchanges. 

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Autmated Market Maker

Automated market makers (AMMs), facilitate the exchange of crypto using liquidity pools rather than order books.

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Crypto Staking

Staking is the process of receiving rewards for locking crypto in a blockchain in order to secure a network. 

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Liquid Staking

Liquid staking refers to the process of using staked crypto as collateral to invest on other protocols.

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DeFi Options

DeFi options refer to all options that are powered by platforms that operate on blockchain technology.

Perpetual Futures

Perpetual futures are alot like normal futures, except they run on blockchains and never expire.

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DeFi Lending

DeFi lending refers to the act of borrowing and lending crypto on blockchain-based platforms.

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Blockchain Bridges

Bridges allow crypto participants to transfer their digital assets across different blockchains.

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Crypto Investing

In this lesson, we dive into the rationale behind investing in cryptocurrency and other digital assets.

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Crypto Diversification

Diversify your crypto by investing in a variety of coins and tokens across different projects and market caps.

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In this lesson, we review basic fundamental research principles to help you in your crypto investment journey.


Research Tools

There are tons of free resources available to crypto traders/investors, you just need to know where to look!



Crypto whitepapers are crucial documents that present essential details about a crypto project. 

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Bitcoin Investing

Here’s why we believe bitcoin (BTC) is a legit store of value and should have a place in your portfolio. 

Mike Martin

Mike Martin

Mike Martin serves as the Head of Content for tastycrypto. Before joining tastycrypto, Michael worked in the active trader divisions of thinkorswim, TD Ameritrade, and Charles Schwab. He also served as a writer and editor for projectfinance.

Michael has been active in the crypto community since 2017. He holds certifications from Duke University in decentralized finance (DeFi) and blockchain technology.

Contact: Mike@tastycrypto.com

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