51% attack or majority attack refers to a malicious actor or a group that attacks the blockchain system.
A smart contract that enables the transfer of cryptocurrencies between two parties without a third party verifying or handling the transaction.
APR is an annual interest rate offered to lenders who lend their tokens or crypto assets for borrowers to access at investment companies or cryptocurrency exchanges.
Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is the rate of return an investor gains throughout a specific period that considers compound interest.
Automated Market Maker (AMM) is a system that utilizes a computer algorithm to enable the automation of digital asset exchange.
All-Time Low (ATL) is a term that refers to the lowest price point reached by an asset since being listed.
All-Time High (ATH) is a term that refers to the highest price point that an asset has reached since being listed.
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) is a device designed specifically for cryptocurrency mining.
Bitcoin Dominance (BTCD) is the ratio of Bitcoin’s market capitalization to the rest of the cryptocurrency market. By knowing BTCD, you can determine the current market share of Bitcoin. So, BTCD is an excellent tool to help you understand trends within the market. BTCD is actually very easy to use. You just need to divide […]
Brain Wallet is a type of crypto asset storage by memorizing the private key or seed phrase in your mind.
The term “blue chip” is used to describe a cryptocurrency that is considered to be a reliable, stable, and secure investment.
Token standard on Binance Smart Chain.
A technical indicator created by John Bollinger to measure the volatility of an asset by narrowing or widening the upper or lower bands
The Beacon Chain is Ethereum’s proof-of-stake (PoS) layer for verifying and settling transactions.
The term “Blockchain Trilemma” refers to the widely-held idea that decentralised networks can only offer two out of the three advantages of decentralisation, security, and scalability.
BscScan is a blockchain explorer for BNB Chain.
A consensus mechanism is a set of rules and procedures that enables a network of computers to agree on the validity of transactions or data.
Cross-chain is a technology that allows blockchain networks to connect with other blockchain networks to exchange value and information
Crypto winter is a period when the majority of crypto assets saw significant price drops.
Candlestick is a type of chart that represents price activity in a specific time range.
Custodial wallet is a crypto wallet service offered by a centralized entity.
Correction is a when the price of an asset falls.
Cryptography is the study and practice of securing information through encryption and decryption to prevent unwanted parties from reading information. The technique utilizes ciphers, an algorithm to turn regular messages (called “plaintext” in cryptography) into unreadable random gibberish (called “ciphertext”). The emergence of radio and internet communications requires more sophisticated and stronger encryption. Additionally, through […]
Custody is traditionally used in relation to cryptocurrency wallets, custody refers to how you store your cryptocurrency. In this case, custodial is when you keep your assets in a third party, like a crypto exchange. On the contrary, non-custodial is when you store your assets in a decentralized manner, using digital wallet like MetaMask or […]
Circulating supply is the approximation of the number of coins that are circulating in the market. If a cryptocurrency is mineable (like bitcoin), new coins can be created gradually via mining. Even though the circulating supply of Bitcoin (BTC) should be over 18 million coins, it is estimated that around 4 million BTC have been […]
Coin is a term that refers to cryptocurrencies that operate on their own blockchains and are independent of any other coins. A single unit of cryptocurrency can also be called a coin. The term is used to distinguish coins from tokens, which operate on top of their parent blockchain platforms. The first-ever coin on the […]
Dusting attack is a type of attack where an attacker sends small amounts of the cryptocurrency (known as “dust”) to a large number of addresses.
A death cross is a price chart pattern when the short-term moving average (MA) drops below the long-term MA.
Decentralized exchange (DEX) is a peer-to-peer exchange that enables users to trade cryptocurrency without the need for an intermediary.
Do Your Own Research or DYOR is a term for investors to read and make their own decision before buying an asset.
Dapps is a type of application that runs on a decentralized network.
A decentralized Autonomous Organization or DAO is an organizational model that does not use centralized leadership. A DAO does not have a leadership entity because it is managed by all of its members. The idea of DAO itself originated from the crypto industry, especially the creator of EOS Dan Larimer, and was refined by the […]
Decentralized financial applications built on top of blockchain networks
An epoch in cryptocurrency is a fixed period of time during which a block is created and added to the blockchain
Exit liquidity is a condition where investors who buy assets at high prices become liquidity for early investors selling off their assets
ETF is a security of valuable assets such as stocks, bonds, commodities, or crypto assets that can be traded like a single stock.
The Ethereum Virtual Machine or EVM is a program tasked with running all the smart contracts on the Ethereum network.
Ether is the native token of the Ethereum blockchain that facilitates all transactions.
An exit scam is a form of fraud in crypto where developers leave the project they created after previously collecting funds from investors.
Etherscan is a block explorer for the Ethereum network
Exchange is a digital marketplace for buying and selling crypto asset.
Encryption is a security method that changes information into code that hides its true meaning
A technical standard used to issue and implement tokens on the Ethereum blockchain.
Fully diluted value (FDV) is the total market capitalization value of a cryptocurrency. FDV is the value of a project if all the tokens have been circulated in the market. You can calculate FDV by multiplying the maximum number of tokens or coins by the current price per unit. For example, if a coin has […]
Front running referred to a situation where investors are aware of important information that is yet to become public and purchase an asset based on it
A faucet is a reward mechanism that allows users to earn a small amount of cryptocurrency for free.
Fudder is a term for people who deliberately spread FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt)
Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt or FUD is a strategy to influence the perception of an asset by spreading negative, misleading, or false information.
A Hard Fork is the permanent separation of a blockchain into two separate networks that do not affect each other.
Hodl is a misspelling of “Hold” and an acronym for “Hold on for Dear Life”
Initial DEX Offering (IDO) is a method of crowdfunding investment capital for the launch of new token projects on a decentralized exchange (DEX).
Interoperability is the ability of a blockchain to communicate, interact, and share information with external systems
ICO, or initial coin offering, is a fundraising method used by blockchain developers to offer investors a new coin or token.
Liquidity pool is a pool of funds provided by liquidity providers to facilitate the trading of certain assets in a decentralized exchange (DEX).
Market depth is a real-time measure of limit order volume that shows the exchange’s ability to execute large orders without affecting the price.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is a technical indicator that measures the momentum of assets based on two EMA, EMA 12 and 26.
Mempool is a node’s mechanism for storing information regarding unconfirmed transactions.
The Moving Average (MA) is a technical indicator to identify trend directions and determine resistance and support levels.
Mining is a transaction verification process that will add new blocks to the blockchain network.
Minting is a process for creating an NFT in a blockchain
MetaMask is a digital wallet for cryptocurrencies
Non-custodial wallet is a crypto storage wallet that is private and decentralized where each user has full control.
An abbreviation for “number only used once”, a single-use arbitrary number generated to prevent replaying past transactions.
Overbought refers to a condition when an asset is massively bought by investors and traded higher than its actual value.
Oversold refers to a condition when an asset is massively sold by investors and traded below its actual value.
A post-only is a type of limit order that only adds liquidity to the order book without immediately executing the trade if the price matched with an existing order.
PolygonScan is a block explorer for Polygon useful for searching transactions on the blockchain.
Paper wallet is a physical document that contains a cryptocurrency’s private key and public address
Proof-of-stake (PoS) is an algorithm for reaching a consensus that requires validators to stake a certain amount of assets.
Proof-of-work (PoW) is a consensus mechanism that regulates the process of adding blocks of transactions to the blockchain.
Satoshi Nakamoto is a pseudonym used by the creator of Bitcoin.
Self-custody is a method to store crypto assets independently in a wallet that is not kept or controlled by a third party.
Staking is a scheme where you lock your assets for a certain period of time.
Shill is a term in the crypto community that refers to the activity of promoting a crypto asset or project.
Sideways is a term that refers to a price trend that moves horizontally or sideways
Slippage is the difference between the price listed in real-time and the price we get when buying.
Stablecoin is a type of digital asset that is designed to maintain a stable value, can be pegged to cryptocurrency or fiat money.
Automated contracts that are using computer protocol to execute a negotiation without a third party.
Sentiment is the overall attitude of a community in regards to a cryptocurrency or certain financial market.
Seed Phrase is a list of words that can be used to access your cryptocurrency wallet.
A trustless system, a fundamental principle of cryptocurrency, operates on the premise that participants do not need to know or trust each other. This principle was first introduced by Bitcoin, which allowed data to be verified and permanently recorded on the blockchain. This system facilitates transactions in a peer-to-peer environment without needing a third party. […]
Throughput is a measure of how many transactions a blockchain can process in a certain period of time. And is usually calculated in transactions per second (TPS).
TRC20 is the technical standard used for crypto assets on the Tron network.
Transaction Per Second (TPS) is a measure of the maximum number of transactions a network can process in seconds
Also referred to as a transaction hash, it identifies each transaction on a blockchain.
Tokens (not to be confused with coins) are digital units issued on a blockchain. They can hold value or be redeemed for assets.
USDC or USD Coin is a stablecoin pegged to US dollar and is often called as a digital dollar. USDC is issued by Centre.
USDT is a stablecoin that is pegged to 1:1 US dollar, making its value more stable than other crypto assets.
Volume, or trading volume, refers to the number of units of an asset traded in a given period of time.
Validator is a participant on a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain whose job is to validate transactions on the network for rewards
How quickly and how much the price of an asset changes.
Wei is the smallest denomination of Ether, the crypto asset of the Ethereum network
In cryptocurrency, a whitelist is a list of approved participants for specific events, such as NFT Mint, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), or Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs). ICO coordinators curate this list and typically include specific parameters, such as a minimum required investment, a reputable account status, or the use of referral codes or invitations. In […]
Web 3.0 or Web3 is a term that refers to the concept of an internet ecosystem that is more open, operates autonomously, and is managed in a decentralized manner. First coined by Gavin Wood, the concept of Web3 is an evolution of the internet that wants to move away from the centralized Web2 system within […]
“WAGMI” is an acronym that stands for “We Are Going to Make It.”
A whale is an individual or organization that holds a large number of cryptocurrencies.
A white paper is a document by the team behind a crypto project that provides crucial information for investors and potential users.
A wallet that is used to store, send and receive crypto. There are many types of wallet, such as software wallets, hardware wallets, and paper wallets.