# a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
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ADA

ADA is the native cryptocurrency token of the Cardano blockchain platform.

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Address

It is a unique string of characters for sending and receiving digital currencies.

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Advertisement

Advertisement represents an offer from a user to buy or sell cryptocurrency at a specific price, published on the exchange.

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Airdrop

The distribution of cryptocurrency, tokens, or NFTs usually for free, as part of marketing campaigns or initiatives to attract new users or reward existing ones.

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Airgap

A security measure used to isolate a computer from other networks, in cryptocurrencies, it can mean storing cryptocurrency on a device not connected to the Internet (cold storage).

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All Time High (ATH)

The highest historical price of a cryptocurrency, also known as "Historical Maximum."

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All-in-One

Cryptocurrency services offer a variety of functions such as trading, wallet, mining, and others.

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Allocation

It refers to a strategy of diversifying investments across various digital assets.

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Altcoin

Any cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin, derived from "alternative coins."

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AML

A series of legal frameworks and practices aimed at preventing the conversion of illicitly obtained funds into seemingly legitimate assets.

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API

A set of rules defining how programs can interact with each other.

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Appeal

In case of a dispute between the buyer and the seller, when the user wants the platform to act as an arbitrator, the disputing parties can file an appeal.

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APY

Considers the interests accrued quarterly, monthly, weekly, or daily.

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Arbitrage

The process of buying cryptocurrency on one exchange at a low price with the aim of selling it on another exchange at a higher price for profit.

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ASIC

A specialized device or integrated circuit created to solve a specific task, such as mining bitcoins.

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Asset token

In the realm of cryptocurrency and blockchain, an asset token refers to a digital representation of a real or virtual asset. These tokens are typically built on a blockchain platform, often utilizing smart contracts to facilitate their creation, transfer, and management.

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Atomic swap

Atomic swaps, or atomic cross-chain trading, is a technology that enables the exchange of one cryptocurrency for another without crypto exchanges.

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Attack Vector

A method or pathway through which a malicious actor attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in a system for nefarious purposes.

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DAO

Type of organization with no central governing bodies like a board of directors, where each participant is a co-owner with relationships regulated by smart contracts.

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DApp

An open-source application with no single point of failure, operating on a decentralized network like a blockchain, and generating tokens using cryptographic algorithms.

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Decentralization

A system where control or authority is distributed among many independent network participants.

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Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

A term for financial services operating on blockchain, independent of centralized institutions and providing services using smart contracts.

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Deflation

A reduction in the total amount of coins or money supply in circulation. In cryptocurrency, it may result from limited supply or coin burning.

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Degen

It refers to those willing to take high risks for the potential of high rewards, engaging in speculative investments without thorough research or a clear understanding of the technology or project fundamentals.

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DEX

A platform allowing direct cryptocurrency trades between users without a centralized intermediary, ensuring privacy and reduced counterparty risk.

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Digital Art

Artistic or collectible assets created and stored digitally, often verified and traded on blockchain networks as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), representing ownership and authenticity.

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Digital Asset

An asset in digital format, like cryptocurrencies, tokens, digital art, or other digital ownership rights recorded on a blockchain.

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Digital Collectibles

Artistic or collectible assets created and stored digitally, often verified and traded on blockchain networks as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), representing ownership and authenticity.

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Digital Signature

A cryptographic technique using a pair of keys to authenticate transactions and verify the sender's identity in digital communications.

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Digital Wallet

Software or hardware stores cryptographic keys, enabling users to manage, send, and receive digital currency and monitor their balance.

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DLT

A database distributed across multiple computers, with blockchain being a distributed ledger employing cryptography, peer-to-peer networks, and decentralized data storage.

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Double spending

Double spending is a critical issue in the field of digital currencies, referring to the risk that a digital currency can be spent twice.

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Drop

Cryptocurrencies are digital or virtual currencies that use cryptography for security and operate on decentralized networks based on blockchain technology. "Drop in crypto" could refer to various scenarios.

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Dump

A Dump typically refers to a situation where a large volume of a particular cryptocurrency is sold off quickly, causing a significant drop in its price. This can occur for various reasons

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DYOR

An advisory acronym urging individuals to independently assess and analyze projects or investments for risks and validity before participating.

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ECDSA

Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm, is a cryptographic algorithm used extensively in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, particularly for securing transactions and ensuring the integrity and authenticity of data.

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Economic Attack

An attempt to destabilize a system's economy, possibly through price manipulation, creating fraudulent transactions, or other malicious financial activities.

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Edelcoin (EDLC)

Edelcoin is a digital currency that is backed by precious and base metals available in reserves. The structure of the reserve allows one to minimize fluctuations in value, which makes it a stable tool for storing value.

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Emission

The process of generating new units of a cryptocurrency, commonly through mining activities.

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Encryption / End-to-End Encryption

Act of converting data into a coded form to prevent unauthorized access. End-to-end encryption ensures only the communicating sender and receiver can decode the message, excluding third-party access.

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Equihash

A Proof-of-Work hashing algorithm utilized in some cryptocurrencies like ZCash and Bitcoin Gold, optimized for GPU mining for fairer distribution.

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ERC-20

A technical standard for creating and issuing tokens on the Ethereum blockchain, ensuring interoperability among tokens.

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ETF

An ETF, or Exchange-Traded Fund is a type of investment fund and exchange-traded product. Crypto ETFs aim to track the performance of a particular asset or an index of multiple assets.

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Ether

Ether is the smallest unit of the cryptocurrency Ethereum (ETH), a blockchain platform enabling the creation and execution of smart contracts.

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Ethereum (ETH)

Ethereum (ETH) is the second most popular cryptocurrency launched in 2015 by Vitalik Buterin and his team.

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Exchange Token

Digital tokens issued by cryptocurrency exchanges. They serve various purposes and offer several benefits to their holders, primarily within the ecosystem of the issuing exchange.

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Farm

A collection of equipment dedicated to cryptocurrency mining, networked together to enhance computational power.

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Fiat Money

Currency issued by a government, recognized as legal tender, but not backed by a physical commodity like gold or silver.

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Fixed Price

Manually set price in an advertisement unaffected by market price fluctuations of cryptocurrency.

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Floating Price

An advertisement price that adjusts with the market, updating periodically based on a specified margin percentage from the market rate.

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Floor Price

The minimum set price for items within a collection, often applied to NFT (Non-Fungible Token) collections indicating the lowest price a token is being offered for.

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FOMO

Refers to the anxious feeling that investors experience when they believe they might be missing out on a potentially lucrative investment or market trend.

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FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

An emotional response is driven by the fear of missing out on potential profits or opportunities, often leading to impulsive actions.

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Fork

A modification in the base code of a cryptocurrency leading to the creation of two parallel versions of the blockchain.

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Fren

Fren in crypto is a slang term derived from the word "friend." It's often used in online communities to refer to members within the community.

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FUD

It refers to "Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt." It is a strategy used to influence perception by spreading negative, misleading, or false information about cryptocurrencies.

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Fundamental Analysis

An analysis method examining fundamental aspects of a cryptocurrency like its technology, developer team, and usability.

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Futures Contract

A contractual agreement between two parties to buy or sell an asset at a predetermined price on a specified future date.

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Margin Trading

This high-risk, high-reward trading strategy is important for advanced traders looking to leverage their positions for potential higher gains.

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MATIC

MATIC is the native token of Polygon (previously known as the Matic Network), a scaling solution designed to provide multiple tools to improve the speed and reduce the cost and complexities of transactions on blockchain networks, most notably Ethereum.

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Maximum Supply

The maximum supply refers to the total number of coins or tokens that will ever be created or mined. This figure is predetermined by the cryptocurrency's protocol.

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Miner

A miner in cryptocurrency is a participant in a blockchain network who validates and records transactions by solving complex cryptographic puzzles. This process is known as mining.

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Mining

A process of validating transactions and adding them to a blockchain ledger. It involves solving complex mathematical problems, and miners are rewarded with tokens.

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Mining pool

A cryptocurrency mining pool is a collective of miners who combine their computational resources over a network to strengthen their chances of successfully mining a block.

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Mint

The minting process of a token, coin, or creation and circulation of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), representing unique digital assets on the blockchain.

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Mobile wallet

Same as Wallet

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Monero

Monero (XMR) is a cryptocurrency that places a strong emphasis on privacy and decentralization.

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Monetary policy

Cryptocurrencies are governed by rules embedded in blockchain protocols. They determine the supply, distribution mechanisms.

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Money hold

Holding money in cryptocurrency involves keeping your funds in digital currencies rather than traditional fiat currencies like USD, EUR, or JPY.

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Multisignature

A security feature that requires multiple private keys to authorize a transaction, enhancing security by distributing control over digital assets.

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Tether (USDT)

USDT is a USD-linked stablecoin launched in 2014 by Tether Limited Inc. Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies designed to maintain a stable value relative to a reserve asset, such as a fiat currency.

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Token

A digital asset managed by a platform for various system-specific purposes.

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Tokenization

A process of converting rights to an asset into a digital token on a blockchain. This concept includes various forms of assets, ranging from real estate and metals to financial instruments.

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Tokenomics

Economics of a token, from inception to distribution and interaction mechanics.

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Trading

Buying and selling cryptocurrencies aiming for profit.

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Trading Bot

An automated software executing trading operations based on preset parameters.

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Transaction

Process of transferring cryptocurrency from one account (or address) to another within a blockchain network.

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Transaction Fee

A payment made by users to compensate for the computing energy required to process and validate transactions on the blockchain network.

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Transaction ID

A transaction ID (TXID) in cryptocurrency is a unique identifier generated whenever a cryptocurrency transaction is performed.

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Trezor

A popular brand of hardware (cold) wallet for storing cryptocurrencies. It provides high security for managing and storing cryptocurrencies.

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TXID

A transaction ID (TXID) in cryptocurrency is a unique identifier generated whenever a cryptocurrency transaction is performed.

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