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Cash is the most liquid form of money: physical coins and banknotes in the most narrow sense of the term.
A centralized organizational structure is one in which a single node or a small number of them are in control of an entire network.
A term used to describe investors who have uncommonly large amounts of crypto, especially those with enough funds to manipulate the market.
A person that is optimistic and confident that market prices will increase, this person is also known to be "bullish" about the market or price.
A bull trap occurs when a steadily declining asset appears to reverse and go upward...
A contract giving the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset or instrument at a specified strike price.
The decentralized interactions between parties in a distributed network, partitioning tasks or workloads between peers.
A cryptographic hash function that generates a 256-bit signature for a text, used in Bitcoin proof-of-work (PoW).
Participation in a proof-of-stake (PoS) system to put your tokens in to serve as a validator to the blockchain and receive rewards.
A participant on a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain, involved in validating blocks for rewards.
Dump - A sudden sell-off of digital assets.
Dumping - A collective market sell-off that occurs when large quantities of a particular cryptocurrency are sold in a short period of time.
More commonly known as a graphics card, it is a computer chip that creates 3D images on computers, but has turned out to be efficient for mining cryptocurrencies.
A document released by a crypto project that gives investors technical information about its concept, and a roadmap for how it plans to grow and succeed.
An enthusiastic exclamation by supporters of a cryptocurrency to buy while prices are at a low point.
Minecraft is a video game where players can essentially create and break apart different kinds of blocks in a three-dimensional world.
A central processing unit (CPU) is the part of a computer that is in charge of interpreting and executing programs and coordinating the work of all other components.
A financial instrument where assets or cash are held by a third party while a buyer and a seller complete a deal.
A Turing-complete virtual machine that enables execution of code exactly as intended; it is the runtime environment for every smart contract. Every Ethereum node runs on the EVM to maintain consensus across the blockchain.
An online digital wallet that allows users to manage, transfer and receive Ethereum, operating as an extension to a regular browser.
A place where cryptocurrency can be sent to and from, in the form of a string of letters and numbers.
A list of interested participants in an initial coin offering, who registered their intent to take part or purchase in a sale.
The individual or group of individuals that created Bitcoin. The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto has never been confirmed.
Dorian Nakamoto is a Japanese-American physicist who some believe to be Satoshi Nakamoto.
Cryptocurrency tokens or coins are considered “burned” when they have been purposely and permanently removed from circulation.
Open source is a philosophy, with participants believing in the free and open sharing of information in pursuit of the greater common good.
A cryptocurrency with extremely low volatility, sometimes used as a means of portfolio diversification. Examples include gold-backed cryptocurrency or fiat-pegged cryptocurrency.
Some cryptocurrencies have a system through which miners can be rewarded with newly-created cryptocurrencies for creating blocks through contributing their hash power. Cryptocurrencies with this ability to generate new cryptocurrencies through the process of confirmation is said to be mineable. *...
When an investor’s account value falls below the margin maintenance amount. The broker will then demand that the investor deposit additional money or securities to meet the minimum required maintenance amount to continue trading.
A machine-readable label that shows information encoded into a graphical black-and-white pattern. For cryptocurrencies, it is often used to easily share wallet addresses with others.
A public market for options, giving the buyer an option to buy or sell a cryptocurrency at a specific strike price, on or before a specific date.
The reward resulting from contributing computing resources to process transactions. Mining rewards are usually a mix of newly-minted coins and transaction fees.
A type of passive investment strategy where you hold an investment for a long period of time, regardless of any changes in the price or markets. The term first became famous due to a typo made in a Bitcoin forum, and the term is now commonly expanded to stand for “Hold On for Dear Life.”
API stands for Application Programming Interface. It is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications.
APIs specify how software components should interact, such as what data to use and what actions should be taken.
An investment strategy (mostly popularized by real estate investing) where you buy something with the goal of reselling for a profit later, usually in a short period of time. In the context of ICOs, flipping refers to the strategy of investing in tokens before they are listed on exchanges, then q...
Yield farming involves earning interest by investing crypto in decentralized finance markets.
Fiat currency is “legal tender” backed by a central government, such as the Federal Reserve, and with its own banking system, such as fractional reserve banking. It can take the form of physical cash, or it can be represented electronically, such as with bank credit.
Someone who believes that prices in a given market will decline over an extended period. Such a person might be referred to as “bearish.”
What Is a Bear?
While a bear is an individual who is cautious or pessimistic, the related term “bear market” describes a market th...
A file containing information on transactions completed during a given time period. Blocks are the constituent parts of a blockchain.
A computer being used for mining. A mining rig could be a dedicated piece of hardware for mining, or a computer with spare capacity that can be used for other tasks, only mining part time.
A process where blocks are added to a blockchain, verifying transactions. It is also the process through which new bitcoin or some altcoins are created.
In mineable cryptocurrencies, a coinbase is the number of coins that are generated from scratch and awarded to miners for mining every new block.
A term used on the Ethereum platform that refers to a unit of measuring the computational effort of conducting transactions or smart contracts, or launch DApps in the Ethereum network. It is the “fuel” of the Ethereum network. *see Gas Limit and Gas Price.
A fish, or minnow, is someone who holds insignificant amounts of cryptocurrencies, often at the mercy of whales who move the market up and down. *see Dolphin and Whale.
An alternative proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm to SHA-256, used in Bitcoin mining. Scrypt mining relies more heavily on memory than on pure CPU power, aiming to reduce the advantage that ASICs have and hence increasing network participation and energy efficiency.
Exchange Traded Fund (ETF):
A minimum viable product (MVP) is a product that has enough features to attract early-adopter customers and validate a product idea.
A practice where a trader uses borrowed funds from a broker to trade a cryptocurrency, which forms the collateral for the loan from the broker. It can be relatively risky for inexperienced traders who may receive a margin call if the market moves in the opposite direction of their trades. * Margi...
A setup where multiple miners combine their computing power to gain economies of scale and competitiveness in finding the next block on a blockchain. Rewards are split according to different agreements, depending on the mining pool. Another term for this is Group Mining.
Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) describe standards for the Ethereum platform, including core protocol specifications, client APIs, and contract standards.
The total amount of coins in existence right now, minus any coins that have been verifiably burned. *see Circulating Supply and Max Supply.
An automated teller machine (ATM or cashpoint) that allows the user to buy and sell Bitcoin.
A collection of cryptocurrencies or crypto assets held by an investment company, hedge fund, financial institution or individual.
The set of rules that define interactions on a network, usually involving consensus, transaction validation, and network participation on a blockchain.
A watchlist is a feature of the website where users can create their own lists of cryptocurrencies to follow. Alternative definition A watchlist is a set of pages a user has selected to monitor for changes.
A situation where there is a continuous upward movement in the price of a cryptocurrency. Often used in communities to question when a cryptocurrency will experience such a phenomenon, saying “When moon?” It is usually combined with “When Lambo?”
Another term for cloud mining, where users can rent or invest in mining capacity online.
An area or arena, online or offline, in which commercial dealings are conducted. Usually referred to as the “crypto market,” which refers to the cumulative cryptocurrencies and projects operating within the industry.
A digital unit designed with utility in mind, providing access and use of a larger crypto economic system. It does not have a store of value on its own, but is made so that software can be developed around it.
Contributors to a blockchain taking part in the process of mining. They can be professional miners or organizations with large-scale operations, or hobbyists who set up mining rigs at home or in the office.
Ethereum transaction are cryptographically signed instructions to initiate a transaction to update the state of the Ethereum network.
CBDCs are digital currencies issued by a central bank whose status as legal tender depends on government regulation or law.
Slippage happens when traders have to settle for a different price than what they initially requested due to a price movement.
A central ledger is a physical book or a computer file used to record transactions in a centralized manner.
The form of payment used in the operation of the distribution application platform, Ethereum, in order to incentivize machines into executing the requested operations.
A form of securities fraud involving the artificial inflation of the price of a cryptocurrency with false and misleading positive statements in order to sell previously-cheaply purchased stock at a higher price.
A situation where a large limit order has been placed to sell when a cryptocurrency reaches a certain value.
A smart contract is a computer protocol intended to facilitate, verify or enforce a contract on the blockchain without third parties.
BEP-2 (Binance Chain Tokenization Standard):
Centralized exchanges (CEXs) are a type of cryptocurrency exchange that is operated by a company that owns it in a centralized manner.
Decentralized Applications (DApps):
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