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Time to know everything about Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain.

AMM Automated Market Maker

An automated market maker, or shortly AMM is a type of algorithm that operates on a decentralized exchange and facilitates the buying and selling of cryptocurrencies.

API Application Programming Interface

Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of rules, protocols, and tools for build and integrate complex and powerful application software systems.


APR and APY are key terms in the industry. Respectively APR stands for Annual Percentage Rate and APY identifies the Annual Percentage Yield. They are used to calculate the interest from crypto investments.


ATH (All-Time High) and ATL (All-Time Low) are two acronyms that refer to a particular cryptocurrency's highest and lowest historical prices.


A unique string of text that serves as a virtual location where cryptocurrency can be sent.


A crypto aggregator is a platform that allows users to view, compare, and trade a wide range of cryptocurrencies from a single interface, making it easier to manage digital assets in the DeFi industry.


An airdrop represents a common marketing method employed by crypto startups, usually used to increase awareness of a project and currency throughout the free distribution of a specific token or coin.


An algorithm is a finite sequence of instructions that conduct computer programs to perform and execute a variety of simple tasks or more complex operations.


The term altcoin comes from the combination of the two words “alternative” and “coin” and includes all the coins and tokens that are not bitcoin (BTC).


Crypto arbitrage is a trading strategy that uses crypto price discrepancies between exchange platforms to profit, buying an asset at the lowest price and reselling it at a higher price.


BEP-2 or Binance Evolution Proposal 2 is one of the token standards (a set of rules and technical specifications) for creating and implementing digital assets on the BNB Beacon Chain.


BEP-20 is the token standard on the BNB Smart Chain (BSC). Like ERC-20 on Ethereum, this standard is used for creating tokens and facilitating smart contract development on the BNB Smart Chain.


BEP-721 is a smart contract standard on the Binance Smart Chain used for creating non-fungible tokens (NFTs) representing unique digital assets.


BEP-95 is a Binance Smart Chain proposal that introduces a real-time burning mechanism to BNB, increasing its value by reducing the supply.


BUIDL is a term used in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries. It is a play on the word "build" that encourages users and developers to focus on building rather than holding or speculating.

Bear Market

The term bear market refers to a period in which the prices of crypto are falling, and investors are very pessimistic about future returns. They tend to sell their assets, causing the prices to decrease even more.

Bear and Bull trap

Bear and Bull traps are situations where market movements deceive investors into making decisions that are not in their best interest. These are also defined as implicit manipulations or pressure.


In the crypto industry, a benchmark is a measurement standard used to evaluate the performance of a particular asset or investment compared to others.


Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that uses encryption techniques to facilitate secure and anonymous transactions.

Bitcoin Dominance Index

Bitcoin Dominance Index, or BDI, is a metric that measures the percentage of the total cryptocurrency market capitalization represented by bitcoin.


A block is a unit of data that contains a group of transactions that are verified and added to a blockchain.

Block Explorer

A block explorer is a helpful resource that allows people to view and interact with the contents of a blockchain, providing a user-friendly interface for viewing all the necessary information.

Block Header

A block header in a blockchain is a part of a block that contains metadata, including information such as a timestamp, the hash of the previous block, and the proof of work that was used to create the block.

Block Height

Block height refers to the number of blocks in a blockchain, with each block added increasing the height of the blockchain.

Block Reward

A block reward is a set amount of cryptocurrency given to miners for successfully adding a new block of transactions to the blockchain.


A blockchain is a decentralized and distributed ledger that, thanks to encryption, makes every operation or data inserted on it irreversible. Its main features are transparency and decentralization.


A blockchain bridge is a protocol that connects two separate blockchains, allowing them to communicate with each other and exchange information and data.

Bull Market

A bull market occurs when the prices of cryptocurrencies go up over a period of time. Investors feel optimistic about future returns and believe prices will continue to rise, creating a positive feedback loop.


CBDC is the acronym for central bank digital currency. It aims to be a digital alternative to physical cash to increase the efficiency and accessibility of financial transactions.


The CPU is the most important piece of hardware in any digital computing system. A microprocessor chip is located on any computer's motherboard that executes instructions and performs calculations.


CeFi or Centralized Finance refers to traditional financial institutions and platforms that operate within a centralized structure, regulated by governments or financial authorities.

Central Bank

Central bank is a financial institution that regulates monetary policy, currency issuance, and banking operations of a country.

Circulating Supply

Circulating supply refers to the number of coins or tokens of a specific cryptocurrency available for trading and financial transactions.


The cloud refers to a network of remote servers used for storing, managing, and processing data over the internet.


A coin is a form of digital currency often native to a blockchain, which aims to store value and work as a medium of exchange. They can be mined through Proof-of-Work or earned through Proof-of-Stake.


Collateral refers to an asset or property that is pledged as security for a loan or other financial obligation.

Confirmation Time

Confirmation time is the length of time it takes for a transaction to be verified and added to a blockchain.

Consensus Mechanism

The term consensus mechanism refers to any process employed to attain agreement, trustworthiness, and security in a distributed computer network. The most used consensus mechanisms are PoW and PoS.

Crypto Winter

A crypto winter is when the prices of cryptocurrencies experience a significant and prolonged decline with feelings of fear and pessimism.


A cryptocurrency is a digital value unit based on a decentralized blockchain infrastructure. It is transferable and usable without the need for intermediaries or central authorities.


Custody refers to the safekeeping of assets by a trusted third party, typically a financial institution.

Decentralized Application

A Decentralized Application (DApp) is a blockchain-based application that operates autonomously and transparently without a central authority.

Decentralized Autonomous Cooperative

A Decentralized Autonomous Cooperative (DAC) is a decentralized organization that operates through smart contracts and democratic decision-making.

Decentralized Autonomous Organization

A Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) is a blockchain-based organization that operates autonomously and transparently through smart contracts.

Decentralized Exchange

A decentralized exchange (DEX) is a platform that allows peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading without the need for intermediaries or central control.

Decentralized Finance

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is a blockchain-based financial system that operates without intermediaries, providing open access to financial services.

Denial of Service

Denial-of-service (DoS) is an attack that floods a network or server with traffic, making it unavailable to legitimate users.

Design Flaw Attack

A design flaw attack exploits vulnerabilities in a system's architecture or design, rather than its code or implementation.

Distributed Ledger Technology

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is a decentralized database system that records and stores data across a network of computers.

Do Your Own Research

Do your own research (DYOR) is a term used in cryptocurrency to encourage individuals to research and analyze investments before buying.

Double Spending

Double spending is a cryptocurrency attack where the same digital coins are spent more than once, leading to a loss of value and trust.


ERC-20 is a standard protocol for creating tokens on the Ethereum blockchain, enabling seamless interaction with other Ethereum-based projects.


ERC-721 is a non-fungible token (NFT) standard on the Ethereum blockchain used to represent unique digital assets such as art and collectables.

Eclipse Attack

Eclipse Attack is a type of cryptocurrency attack where an attacker gains control of a victim's blockchain node and isolates it from the rest of the network.


Ecosystem refers to the interconnected network of individuals, organizations, and technologies that support a particular industry or sector.


An exchange is a platform that enables users to buy, sell, and trade cryptocurrencies and other digital assets.


FOMO is an acronym that means Fear Of Missing Out,” which is a sentiment of anxiety that traders feel when they think they are missing out on a good trading opportunity or a profitable crypto investment.


FUD is a common term in the crypto jargon that indicates an anxious feeling created in the market following fake crypto news posted on social media or sites. It is a manipulation through disinformation.


Fiat currency is government-issued currency that is not backed by a physical commodity, such as gold or silver.

Full Node

A full node is a computer that stores and validates all transactions and blocks on a blockchain network.


Gwei, short for Giga-Wei, is often used to describe gas fees on Ethereum’s network. It’s also known as nanoether and corresponds to 10^9 or 1,000,000,000 wei.


Gas is a unit of measurement used to calculate the cost of transactions on a blockchain network.

Gas Limit

The gas limit is the maximum amount of gas that a user is willing to pay for a transaction on a blockchain network.


GitHub is a platform for developers built on the Git version control system. It provides tools and features to work on projects together. It is widely used and has become an essential tool in the industry.


HODL is a misspelling of the word “hold.” It refers to purchasing and holding bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for a long–term period. It gained popularity and became an investment strategy.


A hacker is an individual who uses their technical skills to gain unauthorized access to computer systems or networks.


The halving is the most important event of Bitcoin’s blockchain and occurs around every four years (more precisely after every 210,000 blocks mined) when the supply of new bitcoins and the reward for mining them is cut in half.


A hash is a fixed-length string of characters that is generated by a cryptographic function and used to verify the integrity of data.

Hash Rate

The hash rate refers to the computational power used per second to secure a blockchain network and process transactions.


ICO is one of blockchain startups' most popular fundraising methods. With it, the project team generates tokens to sell to its initial investors to receive funds to finance its development.


IDOs are born after ICO and IEO and are considered the new frontier of fundraising in the crypto world, as they can cover both shortcomings and be available on DEXs.


IEO is a fundraising model of digital assets to raise capital on a CEX. Thanks to the exchange's authority, the user is more protected against scams and fraud in comparison with an ICO.


An Initial Public Offering or IPO is the fundamental pillar in a company’s development. It is a process in which a company starts offering its shares to the public.


An index is a financial tool that tracks the performance of a group of assets to provide an overall picture of the market's performance.


Interoperability refers to the ability of different systems or networks to communicate and exchange information with each other.


Issuance refers to the creation and distribution of new financial assets or securities, such as stocks, bonds, or cryptocurrencies.


KYC is a common term in the blockchain industry and stands for Know Your Customer. It is a procedure used by businesses to verify the identity of their users to prevent money laundering and financial terrorism.

Layer 2

Layer 2 refers to secondary protocols or technologies built on top of a blockchain layer 1 network to increase its scalability and efficiency.


A ledger is a book or a digital record of all financial transactions.

Lightning Network

The Lightning Network is a layer 2 scaling solution that aims to increase the speed and reduce the cost of Bitcoin transactions.


Liquidity refers to the ease with which an asset can be bought or sold in the market without causing a significant change in its price.

Liquidity Pool

A liquidity pool is a set of assets locked in a smart contract to facilitate decentralized operations. It is considered the skeleton of many DEXs.


A mainnet is the official blockchain network of a cryptocurrency or decentralized application.

Market Capitalization

Market capitalization is the total value of a company or asset calculated by multiplying its price by the number of shares or units.

Proof of Stake

PoS is an alternative to PoW for processing transactions and creating new blocks. While PoW requires miners to solve cryptographic puzzles, PoS requires validators that lock their cryptocurrencies as collateral.

Proof of Work

PoW is a consensus algorithm used to verify transactions and create new blocks. Its goal is to make it difficult and computationally expensive for malicious actors to modify transactions or add fraudulent blocks to the chain.


STO stands for Security Token Offering, and it is one of the crypto industry's fundraising models, more complex than an ICO.

Smart Contract

A smart contract is a self-executing digital contract on a blockchain that runs automatically when predetermined conditions are met.


Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies whose value is pegged to another asset like the US dollar, euro, or gold. Their aim is to provide an alternative to the high volatility of others cryptocurrencies.


A crypto token is a digital asset that blockchain developers build on top of an existing blockchain network. It’s a unit of value that can be used for investment purposes, to store value, and make purchases.

Token Sale

A token sale is a fundraising event where a new cryptocurrency or digital asset is offered for sale to investors.


Ethereum’s currency unit is called ether, identified as ETH, and is divided into units. The smallest unit possible is named wei. One ether is one quintillion wei, namely 1,000,000,000,000,000,000.


A whitepaper is a fundamental document for each blockchain project. It should provide relevant information about the project's concept, goals, and technical details that are useful for investors and users.

Zero-Knowledge Proofs

A zero-knowledge proof is a cryptographic method that allows one party to prove the authenticity of a statement without revealing any additional information.

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