If more than half the computer power or mining hash rate on a network is run by a single person or a single group.
An Application Programming Interface is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications.
An acronym for application-specific integrated circuit — a device designed for the sole purpose of mining cryptocurrencies.
Credit or debit entries, similar to traditional accounting systems but using tokens.
The place where cryptocurrency can be sent to and from in the form of a string of letters and numbers.
A blockchain network that works on a hybrid consensus approach; both Proof of Work and Proof of Stake.
A concept that states: if data cannot be accessed, then it cannot be infected or corrupted.
A type of marketing campaign that distributes a specific cryptocurrency or token to a designated audience.
Airnode is an API blockchain gateway that is deployed by API providers who want to engage in the API3 blockchain protocol.
These automatically control the supply of algorithmic stablecoins while improving scalability, decentralization, and transparency.
A stablecoin that uses an algorithm which can issue more coins when its price increases and buy them off the market when the price falls.
An automated trading system where buy and sell orders are placed according to the rules of an algorithm.
The allotment of equity or tokens that may be earned, bought, or reserved.
Also known as an alternative coin, this is what all other cryptocurrencies are known as because Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency.
A person who trades cryptocurrencies that are not Bitcoin.
The amount of interest a borrower must pay each year is known as the annual percentage rate (APR). The annual percentage rate (APR) is determined by multiplying the periodic interest rate by the number of periods in a year that the periodic rate is used.
Annual percentage yield (APY) is the rate of return gained over the course of a year on a specific investment. Compounding interest, which is computed on a regular basis and applied to the amount, is factored into the APY.
A set of rules that protects investors from falling victim to a pump and dump scheme, in which a large number of tokens are purchased by an investor to boost the token’s value and then dumped at a much higher price, resulting in losses to investors who purchased the asset later.
An asset that performs better when exposed to volatility and shocks in the market.
A set of international laws enacted to stop criminal organizations or individuals from laundering money through cryptocurrencies and then back into real-world cash.
Apeing is when a crypto trader buys a token shortly after the token project launches, without conducting thorough research.
The practice of quickly buying and selling the same asset in different markets to take advantage of price differences between said markets.
The complete loss of a trader's total invested capital, specifically as a result of shorting Bitcoin.
The minimum price that a seller is willing to accept for an asset.
Measures the total market values of all the funds controlled by an individual or financial institution on behalf of their clients.
The transfer of cryptocurrency from one party to another, without the use of an exchange or other intermediary.
AtomicDEX offers a cryptocurrency wallet and DEX in one application that is available for multiple platforms.
An account book designed to provide evidence of individual transactions.
A system that provides liquidity to the exchange it operates in through automated trading.
A technical standard for tokens on Binance Chain.
BEP-20 is a Binance Smart Chain token standard created with the intention of extending ERC-20.
BEP-721 is a Binance Smart Chain (BSC) token standard that enables the generation of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). It is considered to be an extension of ERC-721 that is one of the most popular NFT standards.
Binance Evolution Protocol (BEP-95) is a Bruno hard fork upgrade that aims to speed up the BNB token burning process.
Slang for a large quantity of a specific cryptocurrency. It can also be used to describe a person’s crypto portfolio.
A person who holds large amounts of a token, regardless of its performance.
Implemented in the United States in 1970 to prevent criminals from concealing or laundering their illegal gains.
When used in the crypto space, this refers to a collection of digital currencies managed as a single asset.
A blockchain that coordinates shard chains, manages staking and the registry of validators in a PoS cryptocurrency, such as Ethereum 2.0.
Someone who believes that prices in a given market will decline over an extended period.
When prices of assets in a market fall by 20% or more from recent highs.
A method of comparing the performance of your asset or investment portfolio to that of similar assets to see whether there is a gap that can be bridged by increasing performance indicators.
A popular index security that is used as a gauge or benchmark, against which the progress of the broader market may be tracked.
The cost that someone is willing to pay for a security, asset, commodity, service, or contract.
A metric that determines how much share of the overall crypto market share is owned by Bitcoin.
A file containing information on transactions completed during a given time period. Blocks are the constituent parts of a blockchain.
An application enabling a user to view details of blocks on a given blockchain.
A unique identifier for a block on a blockchain that is hashed on a continuous basis to supply proof-of-work for mining incentives.
A person or group whose hardware is chosen to verify a block's transactions and begin the next block on most Proof-of-Stake blockchains.
The coins awarded to a miner or group of miners for solving the cryptographic problem required to create a new block on a given blockchain.
In blockchain technology, block size refers to the amount of data about transactions a single block in the chain can carry.
A large-scale purchase or sale of securities that occur outside of an open market.
The basis for cryptocurrencies. Blockchains are a distributed ledger system. A sequence of blocks, or units of digital information, stored consecutively in a public database.
Blockchain 1.0 is the first generation of blockchain technology, which focuses on cryptocurrency and decentralization.
An extension to blockchain 1.0, it introduced the concept of decentralization of business and markets through smart contracts, improved security, and improved transparency.
A search engine allowing users to browse through blockchain records.
Enables isolated blockchains to operate as a fully decentralized settlement layer by securely anchoring transactions using a universal protocol.
A blockchain bridge facilitates the seamless transfer of data or tokens between two different blockchain projects.
When an asset is traded at a price exceeding that asset's intrinsic value.
A bull market refers to a time during which the prices of assets grow dramatically. These markets act as a source of motivation for both investors and purchasers. This is not a permanent state, although it can linger for months or even years.
A bull run is a period of time in financial markets during which the values of certain assets are constantly rising.
Crypto tokens or coins are burned when they have been purposely and permanently removed from circulation.
A disproportionately large buy limit order placed on a cryptocurrency exchange.
Financial contracts that give an option buyer the right to purchase a stock, bond, commodity, or another asset at a specific price.
Most commonly defined as the large sum of money an individual would use to invest.
The process of selling assets at a significant loss because you have lost hope or belief that it will ever increase in price.
The central bank is responsible for the formulation and transmission of monetary policy and the regulation of member banks.
A physical book or an electronic file used to record transactions in a centralized manner.
A type of cryptocurrency exchange that is operated by a company that owns it in a centralized manner.
A consortium by Coinbase and Circle to manage USD Coin.
A process in blockchain technology that allows node operators to replace blocks and adopt new ones, in order to create new, longer chains of data.
Chain splits are another term used to describe cryptocurrency forks — the separation of a single original coin into several independently managed projects.
The number of coins sent back to a user after they use their unspent outputs to initiate a transaction.
Where the change from a transaction is temporarily stored before it is returned to the sender wallet.
A fraction of each block produced as a result of sharding in the NEAR protocol.
The best approximation of the number of coins that are circulating in the market and in the general public’s hands.
Software that can access and process blockchain transactions on a local computer.
Allows users to mix up transactions between different cryptocurrency addresses, so they become untraceable and cannot be followed back to the initial sender or receiver of the assets.
The number of coins that are generated from scratch and awarded to miners for mining every new block. Also a cryptocurrency exchange.
Offline storage of cryptocurrencies, typically involving hardware wallets.
A crypto wallet that is not connected to the internet.
These tokens are used as a risk mitigation asset when borrowing other types of crypto tokens.
The process of using one asset as insurance for securing a loan in a different asset.
A stablecoin that is entirely or almost entirely backed by collateral held in a reserve.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent federal regulatory agency responsible for regulation the U.S. derivatives market.
The measure of how many blocks have actually passed since a transaction was added to a blockchain.
When all participants of the network agree on the order and content of the blocks in the blockchain.
The opportunity to trade globally using a local currency.
A technology that enhances the interconnection between blockchain networks because it allows the exchange of information and value.
Any digital asset that uses cryptographic technologies to maintain its operation as a currency or decentralized application.
The digital currencies that use cryptographic technologies to secure their operation.
A method criminals use to legitimize and enshroud funds by changing fiat to digital currency and then routing it through many pathways. It is an attempt to lose any authorities who may be tracing the money.
Used by exchanges to facilitate the trade between different tokens.
An entity that is responsible for safely holding assets for an institution or individual.
The act of creating or forming a DAO.
The infrastructure, processes, and technologies used to democratize financial transactions.
The ratio of collateral value that is decentralized over the total stablecoin supply backed for those assets.
The property of a system in which nodes or actors work in concert in a distributed fashion to achieve a common goal.
API services that are interoperable with blockchain technology.
Founded upon and governed by a set of computer-defined rules and blockchain-based smart contracts.
A storage solution that combines decentralized technologies with cutting-edge computing to randomly store data and files across multiple nodes.