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Altcoin

An altcoin is an "alternative coin" or a cryptocurrency launched after Bitcoin. The term “altcoin” thus refers ...

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the first and most important cryptocurrency. The anonymous Satoshi Nakamoto invented and ...

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Satoshi Nakamoto

Satoshi Nakamoto is the pseudonymous person or group responsible for creating the bitcoin protocol. Satoshi Nakamoto ...

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HODL

"Hodl" is a phrase that refers to holding and not selling cryptocurrency. The term is derived from a post on Bitcointalk ...

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Black swan event

A black swan event refers to an unpredictable event that...

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Wallet

A cryptocurrency wallet is a device or service that stores...

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Volatility

Volatility is the degree to which the price of a crypto coin or...

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Stablecoin

A stablecoin is a digital currency whose value remains the same...

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Software wallet

A software wallet is a kind of digital wallet in which a user's...

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Shitcoin

With shitcoin, people refer to coins that are of...

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Seed phrase

A seed phrase is a collection of 12 or 24 words that...

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Scalability

Scalability in blockchain technology is the ability of a blockchain network to...

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Private sale

A private sale token is similar to a pre-sale token...

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Private key

The private key is a long code like the public key...

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Pre-sale

A pre-sale token is a token that is not yet available through...

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Pyramid game

Pyramid game is seen as a way of scamming. People at the top of...

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Phishing

Phishing is digital scam...

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Native token

A native token is the original cryptocurrency of a blockchain network...

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Metaverse

Metaverse is an umbrella term for the online world where everything...

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Miner

Miners are an essential part of any Proof-of-Work (PoW) blockchain consensus protocol and...

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Liquidity

In the crypto context, liquidity means the...

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Ledger (two meanings)

A ledger is a commonly used term in the crypto world...

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Intrinsic value

The value that an object, company or digital property has in itself...

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Inflation

Inflation refers to the gradual rise of prices in an economy relative to...

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Hardware wallet

A hardware wallet is a kind of wallet / bank account on which crypto...

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Hacker

Computer hackers are often malicious individuals who try to break into...

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Genesis block

The first block of a blockchain. Genesis refers to "creation"...

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Finfluencer

This term was coined for influencers who influence...

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Fiat currency

Fiat currency is a term that refers to any currency used by a...

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Deflation

The opposite of inflation. The scarcity of, for example, money or crypto...

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DEX (Decentralized Exchange)

An open-source trading platform controlled by computer code and a decentralized community...

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DAO (Decentralized Autonomous organization)

A DAO is an organization or company that is managed decentrally...

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Central Exchange (CEX)

A traditional trading platform operated by a company...

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Bull-Market

A period when a market, instrument or sector shows a strong...

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Blockchain

A blockchain is a public ledger maintained by a peer-to-peer network...

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Bear-Market

A period when a market, instrument or sector shows a strong...

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All-time low (ATL)

All-time low (ATL) is a term used when a price reaches the...

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All-time high (ATH)

All-time high (ATH) is a term used when a price reaches the...

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Algorithm

An algorithm is a very broad concept. Perhaps best described as instructions for a computer to...

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51% attack

A 51% attack is a scenario in which 50% of the nodes within a blockchain network are...

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Intermediate

Whitepaper

Whitepapers are widely used for new crypto projects. It’s a document where the project is extensively ...

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DeFi

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Staking

Staking is the process by which a user of a blockchain network "stakes" or locks their cryptocurrency assets to a network ...

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Whale

An address on the blockchain that holds a large number of crypto...

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Validator

In the context of blockchain technology, a validator is the one responsible for...

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Smart contract

A smart contract is a kind of digital contract in a blockchain that executes itself...

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Rollups

A technology to perform faster and more blockchain transactions...

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Peer-to-Peer

A peer-to-peer (P2P) network structure related to blockchain technology is generally...

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Oracles

Oracles are third-party information providers that send real-world...

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Node

Also called node. In blockchain technology, a node is...

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NFT

An NFT is a unique ownership token on the blockchain...

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Hard fork

A hard fork is a software update that is not backwards compatible...

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Halving

The bitcoin halving is the halving of the amount of...

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Gas

The cost associated with handling and executing smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain is called gas...

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Flippening

Flippening is a term speculators use for the exchange of...

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ERC-20

The ERC-20 standard describes the technical specifications requirements that...

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Dino (Decentralized In Name Only)

This term refers to crypto projects that pretend to be decentralized...

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Decentralization

In many ways, decentralization is the defining characteristic of blockchain technology...

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Consensus mechanism

When a transaction takes place in a blockchain network, the status of the transaction must be...

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Cold Wallet

A cold wallet is a cryptocurrency wallet that is not connected to the internet...

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Expert

Zero-knowledge proofs

A way to prove to another party that a certain statement is true, without having ...

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Web3

The term Web 3.0 refers to a vision of the third generation of computers...

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Web3 Foundation

The Web3 Foundation is a Swiss-based foundation dedicated...

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TRC-20

TRC-20 is a smart contract standard for token...

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Snapshot

A snapshot means a snapshot of the distribution of all tokens of...

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Sharding

Sharding is a mechanism used to divide a blockchain network...

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Proof-of-Work (POW)

Proof of Work (PoW) is a blockchain consensus mechanism first...

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Proof-of-Stake (POS)

Proof of Stake (PoS) is one of the most widely used blockchain consensus mechanisms...

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Poap (Proof of attendance protocol)

Poaps are a special kind of NFTs. You can see it as...

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Dapps (Decentralized application)

A decentralized application - or dApp - uses blockchain technology to address use cases...

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