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Hot Wallet: An internet-connected wallet that stores digital assets. It’s wise to exercise caution with these and generally avoid holding too much value in them to help mitigate against risk.
KYC: Know your customer. Many exchanges/wallets/platforms require you to verify your identity to help fight fraud, money laundering, etc.
Minting: The process of creating a new block and recording information on the blockchain. This is a common part of participating in NFT drops. Many projects have a “mint” day where you process a transaction to bring your NFT into your wallet.
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Proof of Stake: A mining construct that states a miner can mine/validate block transactions based on how many coins they hold.
ERC 20, ERC 721, ERC 1155: Most common token standards on Ethereum (for things like NFTs)
Cold Wallet: A wallet that stores assets. It is not connected to the internet which adds an additional layer of security.
NFT: Non-fungible token (see fungible above). An NFT can be almost anything from a photo to a video to a song.
Gas: Transaction fees to process things on a blockchain. gas fees are often suggested by a wallet or platform depending on the congestion of the network but you can opt to lower or raise them which may influence the speed (or certainty) with which your transaction is processed.
Staking: An arrangement where you agree to lock up your assets (cryptocurrency or NFTs) for a period of time in exchange for rewards (usually tokens or cryptocurrency or NFTs). Rewards are similar to interest for keeping money in a savings account.
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This article explains the basics of NFTs and then explores how to create an NFT using two of the most popular marketplaces. It is meant to be a brief guide to help you get started.
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