Here is a comprehensive crypto glossary that we strive to keep up-to-date. It covers the most commonly used terms and slang words often found on online crypto gamblers’ forums and in the world of crypto casinos in Europe, accompanied by quick explanations of each.

Terms A-B

  1. $5 Wrench Attack: A type of attack in which an attacker physically threatens a cryptocurrency holder in order to obtain their private keys or access to their funds.
  2. 2FA: Two-Factor Authentication, a security measure that requires users to provide two forms of identification to access their cryptocurrency funds.
  3. 51% Attack: A type of attack in which a single entity or group of entities gains control of more than 50% of the mining power on a blockchain network, allowing them to manipulate transactions and potentially double-spend coins.
  4. Accredited Investor: An individual or entity with a high net worth who can invest in private securities.
  5. Address: A unique identifier used to send and receive cryptocurrency.
  6. Artificial Intelligence (AI): The simulation of human intelligence in machines.
  7. Airdrop: The distribution of free cryptocurrency to a large number of individuals.
  8. Algorithm: A set of instructions that a computer program follows.
  9. Altcoin: Any cryptocurrency that is not Bitcoin.
  10. AML: Anti-Money Laundering. Regulations that prevent illegal activities such as money laundering.
  11. Andreas Antonopoulos: A well-known Bitcoin advocate and author.
  12. Angel Investor: A wealthy individual who provides capital for startups.
  13. API: Application Programming Interface. A set of protocols for building software applications.
  14. APR: Annual Percentage Rate, a measure of the interest rate on a loan or other financial instrument.
  15. Arbitrage: The practice of exploiting price differences in different markets.
  16. ASIC Miners: Application-Specific Integrated Circuit miners. Devices designed specifically for mining cryptocurrency.
  17. ASIC-Resistant: A type of cryptocurrency mining algorithm that is resistant to ASICs.
  18. ATH: All-Time High. The highest price a cryptocurrency has ever reached.
  19. ATL: All-Time Low. The lowest price a cryptocurrency has ever reached.
  20. Atomic Swap: A technology that allows for the instant exchange of one cryptocurrency for another.

Terms B-C

  1. Backtest: A process of testing a trading strategy on historical data to see how it would have performed in the past.
  2. Bag Holder: An investor who holds onto a losing investment for too long.
  3. Bank Run: A situation in which many customers withdraw their deposits from a bank at the same time.
  4. Bankroll: The amount of funds available for trading or investing.
  5. BarterDEX: A decentralized exchange for trading cryptocurrencies.
  6. Bear Market: A market in which prices are falling.
  7. Bear Trap: A false signal indicating that the price of a cryptocurrency will fall, causing investors to sell, only for the price to rise.
  8. Bear: A person who believes the price of a cryptocurrency will go down.
  9. Bearish: An expectation that the price of a cryptocurrency will decrease.
  10. Big Blocker: A person who supports increasing the block size limit of a cryptocurrency.
  11. BIP: Bitcoin Improvement Proposal, a document outlining proposed changes to the Bitcoin protocol.
  12. Bit: The smallest unit of measurement for a cryptocurrency.
  13. Bitcoin Cash: A fork of Bitcoin that aims to increase the block size limit.
  14. Bitcoin Core: The primary software implementation of the Bitcoin protocol.
  15. Bitcoin Network: The decentralized network of computers that maintain the Bitcoin blockchain.
  16. Bitcoin Protocol: The rules that govern the operation of the Bitcoin network.
  17. Bitcoin.org: The official website for Bitcoin.
  18. Bitcoin: The first and most well-known cryptocurrency.
  19. Bitcoiner: An individual who is a strong supporter of Bitcoin.
  20. BitcoinJS: A JavaScript library for working with Bitcoin.
  21. BitcoinQT: The original Bitcoin client software developed by Satoshi Nakamoto.
  22. Bitcoin Talk: A popular forum for discussing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
  23. Bitconnect: A cryptocurrency and lending platform that was later exposed as a Ponzi scheme.
  24. Bitmain: A company that produces cryptocurrency mining equipment.
  25. Block Explorer: A tool for viewing the contents of a blockchain.
  26. Block Reward: The amount of cryptocurrency given to a miner who successfully adds a new block to the blockchain.
  27. Block Size: The maximum size of a block on a blockchain.
  28. Block Time: The amount of time it takes to generate a new block on the blockchain.
  29. Block: A group of transactions that are added to the blockchain at the same time.
  30. Blockchain 2.0: A term used to describe the 2nd generation of blockchain technology, which includes features such as smart contracts and decentralized applications.
  31. Blockchain Bloat: The growth of the blockchain due to an increase in the number of transactions.
  32. Blockchain: A decentralized and distributed digital ledger that records transactions.
  33. Blockstream: A company that develops blockchain technology and products.
  34. BNB: Binance Coin, the native cryptocurrency of the Binance exchange.
  35. Bollinger Bands: A technical analysis tool used to measure volatility in a market.
  36. Brave: A web browser that focuses on privacy and security.
  37. BTC: The ticker symbol for Bitcoin, the first and most well-known cryptocurrency.
  38. Bull Market: A market in which prices are rising.
  39. Bull Trap: A false signal indicating that the price of crypto will rise, causing investors to buy in, only for the price to fall.
  40. Bull: A person who believes the price of a cryptocurrency will increase.
  41. Bullish: An expectation that the price of a cryptocurrency will increase.
  42. Burn: The act of intentionally destroying cryptocurrency tokens or coins.

Terms C-D

  1. Casascius Coins: Physical Bitcoins created by a company called Casascius.
  2. Central Ledger: A centralized database that records financial transactions.
  3. Centralized: A system in which power or control is concentrated in a single entity or group.
  4. Change Address: An address used to receive change when a transaction is made.
  5. Circulating Supply: The amount of a cryptocurrency that is currently in circulation.
  6. Circulation: The movement of a cryptocurrency from one user to another.
  7. Cloud Computing: The delivery of computing services over the internet.
  8. Coin Control: The ability to choose which inputs are used to make a transaction.
  9. Coin: A unit of a cryptocurrency.
  10. Coinbase (Exchange): A popular cryptocurrency exchange.
  11. Coinbase Transaction: The first transaction in a new block, which creates new coins and collects transaction fees.
  12. Cold Storage: A method of storing cryptocurrency offline to prevent hacking or theft.
  13. Cold Wallet: A cryptocurrency wallet that is stored offline.
  14. Collateral: Assets used to secure a loan or other financial instrument.
  15. Confirmations: The number of blocks that have been added to the blockchain since a transaction was made.
  16. Consensus: The agreement of the majority of participants in a network on a particular decision.
  17. Crypto: Short for cryptocurrency.
  18. Cryptocurrency: A digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security.
  19. Cryptographic Hash Function: A mathematical function used to secure information.
  20. Cryptography: The practice of securing information through the use of codes and ciphers.
  21. Cypherpunks: A group of computer scientists who advocate for strong cryptography and privacy.
  22. Cypherpunk’s Manifesto: A document written in the 1990s by a group of computer scientists advocating for strong cryptography and privacy.

Terms D-E

  1. DAG: Directed Acyclic Graph, a type of data structure used in some cryptocurrencies.
  2. DAO: Decentralized Autonomous Organization, an organization that is governed by smart contracts and operates without a central authority.
  3. dApps: Decentralized applications that are built on a blockchain.
  4. Darknet: A part of the internet that is not visible to search engines and requires special software to access.
  5. Darksend: A feature of some cryptocurrencies that enhances privacy by obfuscating the source of transactions.
  6. Days Destroyed: A measure of how many bitcoins have been transacted in a given period.
  7. DDoS Attack: Distributed Denial of Service attack, a type of cyber attack that aims to disrupt a website or network by overwhelming it with traffic.
  8. Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF): A non-profit organization focused on developing decentralized identity systems.
  9. Decentralized: A system in which power or control is distributed across a network of participants, rather than being concentrated in a single entity.
  10. Deepweb: A part of the internet that is not indexed by search engines and requires special software to access.
  11. DeFi: Decentralized Finance, a movement to create financial products and services that are built on a blockchain and are not controlled by a central authority.
  12. Deflation: A decrease in the overall price level of goods and services.
  13. Delegated Byzantine Fault Tolerance: A consensus mechanism used by some cryptocurrencies.
  14. Delegated Proof of Stake: A consensus mechanism used by some cryptocurrencies.
  15. Demurrage: A fee charged for holding a currency or asset.
  16. Desktop Client: A software program that runs on a desktop computer and interacts with a blockchain.
  17. Desktop Wallet: A type of cryptocurrency wallet that is installed on a desktop computer.
  18. Deterministic Wallet: A type of cryptocurrency wallet that uses a seed phrase to generate private keys.
  19. DEX: Decentralized exchange, a type of exchange that is built on a blockchain.
  20. Dice: A popular gambling game that is sometimes played with cryptocurrency.
  21. Difficulty: A measure of how difficult it is to mine a cryptocurrency.
  22. Digital Asset Array: A portfolio of digital assets that is managed by a single entity.
  23. Digital Asset: A digital representation of a real-world asset, such as a stock or a commodity.
  24. Digital Identity: A digital representation of an individual’s identity.
  25. Digital Signature: A mathematical technique used to verify the authenticity of digital documents.
  26. Digital Wallet Address: A unique identifier used to send and receive cryptocurrency.
  27. Distributed Autonomous Company: A type of decentralized organization that operates on a blockchain.
  28. Distributed Ledger: A type of database that is distributed across a network of computers.
  29. Distributed Network: A network that is spread out over a large number of computers.
  30. Dogecoin: A cryptocurrency that was created as a joke, but has since gained a following.
  31. Double Spend: An attempt to spend the same cryptocurrency more than once.
  32. DPoS: Delegated Proof of Stake, a consensus mechanism used by some cryptocurrencies.
  33. dPoW: Delayed Proof of Work, a consensus mechanism used by some cryptocurrencies to enhance security.
  34. Dump: A large sell-off of a cryptocurrency, causing the price to drop.
  35. Dust Transactions: Transactions that are too small to be worth the cost of processing.
  36. Dynamic Reserve Pool: A pool of funds used to maintain the stability of a stablecoin.

Terms E-F

  1. Encryption: The process of converting data into a coded format to prevent unauthorized access.
  2. Ephemeral Layer: A layer of a blockchain that is used for temporary storage of data.
  3. ERC20 Token: A type of token that is built on the Ethereum blockchain and conforms to the ERC20 standard.
  4. ERC20: A technical standard used for Ethereum-based tokens.
  5. Escrow: A mechanism for securing a transaction by holding funds in a neutral account until the transaction is completed.
  6. ETF: Exchange-Traded Fund, a type of investment fund that trades on an exchange like a stock.
  7. Ether (ETH): The cryptocurrency used on the Ethereum blockchain.
  8. Ethereum: A blockchain platform that allows for the creation of decentralized applications and smart contracts.
  9. EVM: Ethereum Virtual Machine, a software environment used to execute smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain.
  10. Exchange: A platform for trading cryptocurrencies.

Terms F-G

    1. Fast Money: Quick profits that are earned through short-term trading or speculation.
  1. Faucet: A website or app that gives away small amounts of cryptocurrency for free.
  2. Fiat: Government-issued currency that is not backed by a physical commodity.
  3. Fintech: Financial technology, the use of technology to improve financial services.
  4. FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out, a psychological phenomenon that causes people to feel anxious about missing an opportunity.
  5. Forging Reward: The reward given to a node that creates a new block in a proof-of-stake blockchain.
  6. Fork (Hard): A type of fork that is not backward-compatible, meaning that nodes running the old software cannot communicate with nodes running the new software.
  7. Fork (Soft): A type of fork that is backward-compatible, meaning that nodes running the old software can communicate with nodes running the new software.
  8. Fork: A change in the rules or protocol of a blockchain, which creates two separate chains with different histories.
  9. Founders’ Reward: A portion of the block rewards that is given to the creators of a cryptocurrency.
  10. Free Society: A society in which individuals have the freedom to engage in voluntary transactions and interactions without interference from the state or other external entities.
  11. Frictionless: A term used to describe a transaction that is easy and fast, with no obstacles or impediments.
  12. FUD: Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt, a tactic used to spread negative or misleading information to influence public opinion.
  13. Fundamental Analysis: A method of analyzing the value of an asset based on economic and financial factors.
  14. Fungibility: The ability of an asset to be interchanged with other assets of the same type.

Terms G-H

  1. Gas: The unit of account used to measure the computational resources required to execute a transaction on the Ethereum blockchain.
  2. Genesis Block: The first block in a blockchain.
  3. Github: A web-based platform for managing software development projects.
  4. GPU: Graphics Processing Unit, a type of computer hardware that is used for mining some cryptocurrencies.

Terms H-I

  1. Halving: A reduction in the block reward that occurs at predetermined intervals in some cryptocurrencies.
  2. Hard Cap: The maximum supply of a cryptocurrency that will ever be created.
  3. Hardware Wallet: A type of cryptocurrency wallet that is stored on a physical device.
  4. Hash Rate: The speed at which a mining node can solve the mathematical puzzle required to create a new block.
  5. Hash: A fixed-length string of characters that is used to uniquely identify a block of data or a transaction.
  6. Hashgraph: A type of distributed ledger technology that uses a directed acyclic graph to record transactions.
  7. Hashing Power: The computational power used for mining a cryptocurrency.
  8. Haskell: A programming language that is used for building decentralized applications on the Cardano blockchain.
  9. Hedging: A strategy used to minimize the risk of a financial investment.
  10. HODL: A misspelling of “hold,” which has become a meme in the cryptocurrency community.
  11. Hodler: A person who holds onto their cryptocurrency, rather than selling it.
  12. Hot Wallet: A type of cryptocurrency wallet that is connected to the internet and is used for frequent transactions.
  13. Hybrid PoS/PoW: A consensus mechanism used by some cryptocurrencies, which combines proof of stake and proof of work.

Terms I-J

  1. I2P: Invisible Internet Project, a network layer that allows for anonymous communication.
  2. ICO: Initial Coin Offering, a fundraising mechanism used by new cryptocurrency projects to raise capital.
  3. Illiquidity: The inability to quickly convert an asset into cash.
  4. Immutable Ledger: A type of ledger that cannot be altered once a transaction has been recorded.
  5. Incoming Connection: A connection made by a node to another node in a peer-to-peer network.
  6. Inflation: An increase in the overall price level of goods and services.
  7. Input: A reference to the source of the funds for a transaction in a blockchain.
  8. IoT: Internet of Things, a network of interconnected physical devices that can exchange data.
  9. IP Address: A unique identifier assigned to each device on a network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.
  10. IPO: Initial Public Offering, a process by which a private company becomes publicly traded.
  11. IRS: Internal Revenue Service, the United States government agency responsible for collecting taxes.

Terms J-K

  1. JavaScript: A programming language used for building decentralized applications.
  2. Jihan Wu: The co-founder of Bitmain, a manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining hardware.
  3. Jumblr: A type of cryptocurrency mixing service that aims to enhance privacy by obfuscating the source of transactions.
  4. Keylogger: A type of malware that records keystrokes on a computer, allowing an attacker to steal sensitive information.
  5. Kimoto Gravity Well: A difficulty adjustment algorithm used by some cryptocurrencies.
  6. KYC: Know Your Customer, a process used by financial institutions to verify the identity of their customers.

Terms L-M

  1. Lambo: A slang term used to describe a hypothetical luxury car that a cryptocurrency investor hopes to buy with their profits.
  2. Laundry: A term used to describe the process of hiding the source of illicit funds by passing them through a series of transactions.
  3. Leverage: The use of borrowed funds to increase the potential return on an investment.
  4. Lightning Network: A layer-two scaling solution for the Bitcoin blockchain that aims to increase transaction speed and reduce fees.
  5. Limit Order: An order to buy or sell a cryptocurrency at a specific price or better.
  6. Liquidity Swap: A type of transaction that allows users to exchange one cryptocurrency for another.
  7. Liquidity: The ease with which an asset can be bought or sold.
  8. Litecoin: A cryptocurrency that was created as a fork of the Bitcoin blockchain.
  9. Long: A term used to describe a bet that the price of a cryptocurrency will increase.
  10. LTV: Loan-to-Value ratio, a measure of the risk of a loan or other financial instrument.

Terms M-N

  1. Machine Learning: A type of artificial intelligence that enables computers to learn and improve their performance without being explicitly programmed.
  2. Mainnet: The production version of a blockchain network, as opposed to a testnet or a demo version.
  3. Margin Call: A demand for additional funds to cover potential losses on a leveraged investment.
  4. Margin Trading: A type of trading that allows users to borrow funds in order to amplify their potential profits.
  5. Market Cap: The total value of a cryptocurrency, calculated by multiplying the current price by the total number of coins in circulation.
  6. Market Order: An order to buy or sell a cryptocurrency at the current market price.
  7. Masternode: A full node in a blockchain network that performs additional functions beyond the validation of transactions.
  8. mBTC: MilliBitcoin, a unit of measurement equal to one-thousandth of a Bitcoin.
  9. McAfee: John McAfee, a controversial figure in the cryptocurrency space who was known for his advocacy of privacy and security.
  10. Merged Mining: A process in which two or more cryptocurrencies can be mined at the same time using the same computational resources.
  11. Metamask: A browser extension that allows users to interact with decentralized applications on the Ethereum blockchain.
  12. Micro-transaction: A very small transaction, typically worth a fraction of a cent.
  13. Miner Fee: A fee paid to miners for including a transaction in a new block on the blockchain.
  14. Miner: A participant in a proof-of-work blockchain network who uses computational power to solve complex mathematical puzzles and create new blocks.
  15. Mining Algorithm: The computational process used to generate new blocks in a proof-of-work blockchain.
  16. Mining Contract: An agreement in which a user rents mining equipment from a provider in exchange for a share of the mining rewards.
  17. Mining Pool: A group of miners who pool their computational resources in order to increase their chances of creating a new block and earning the associated rewards.
  18. Mining Rig: A specialized computer that is designed to mine cryptocurrency.
  19. Mining: The process of creating new blocks on a proof-of-work blockchain.
  20. Minting: The process of creating new coins in a proof-of-stake blockchain.
  21. Mixing Service: A service that combines multiple transactions in order to increase privacy and anonymity.
  22. Mnemonic: A set of words used to create a seed phrase for a cryptocurrency wallet.
  23. Mobile Wallet: A type of cryptocurrency wallet that is designed to be used on a mobile device.
  24. Monero: A privacy-focused cryptocurrency that uses a unique obfuscation technique to enhance anonymity.
  25. Money Laundering: The process of concealing the origins of illicit funds by passing them through a series of transactions.
  26. Moon: A term used to describe a sharp increase in the price of a cryptocurrency.
  27. Mt. Gox: A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange that was hacked in 2014, resulting in the loss of approximately 850,000 bitcoins.
  28. Multi-Layer: A term used to describe a network that is built on top of another network, creating multiple layers of functionality.
  29. Multi-Signature: See Multisig.
  30. Multisig: A security feature that requires multiple signatures in order to authorize a transaction.
  31. MyEtherWallet: A popular web-based wallet used for storing Ethereum and other ERC20 tokens.

Terms N-O

  1. Off-chain Transactions: Transactions that occur outside of the blockchain, such as when cryptocurrency is traded on centralized exchanges.
  2. Open Source: A type of software that is free to use, modify, and distribute.
  3. Opsec: Operational Security, the process of protecting sensitive information and operational activities from unauthorized access or disclosure.
  4. Oracle: A trusted source of external data that is used in a smart contract.
  5. OTC Exchange: Over-the-counter exchange, a type of exchange that allows users to trade cryptocurrencies directly with each other.
  6. Ouroboros: A proof-of-stake consensus algorithm used by the Cardano blockchain.
  7. Outgoing Connection: A connection made by a node to another node in a peer-to-peer network.
  8. Output: A reference to the destination of funds for a transaction in a blockchain.

Terms P-Q

  1. P2P: Peer-to-peer, a type of network architecture in which participants can directly interact with each other without the need for a centralized intermediary.
  2. Paper Wallet: A type of cryptocurrency wallet that stores private keys on a piece of paper.
  3. Parent Chain: The main blockchain from which a sidechain is derived.
  4. Passphrase: A sequence of words used to generate a private key in a cryptocurrency wallet.
  5. PDL: Personal Data Locker, a system designed to help individuals control their own personal data.
  6. Peer: A participant in a peer-to-peer network.
  7. Peercoin: A cryptocurrency that was the first to use a proof-of-stake consensus algorithm.
  8. Permissioned System: A blockchain network that requires participants to obtain permission in order to join and participate.
  9. Permissionless: A system or network that can be accessed by anyone without the need for permission or approval.
  10. Phishing Attack: A type of cyber attack in which an attacker tries to obtain sensitive information by impersonating a trustworthy entity.
  11. Plasma: A scaling solution for the Ethereum blockchain that allows for the creation of sidechains.
  12. PoI: Abbreviation for Proof of Importance.
  13. Ponzi scheme: A fraudulent investment scheme in which returns are paid to earlier investors using the capital of new investors.
  14. Pos: Abbreviation for Proof of Stake.
  15. PoST: Abbreviation for Proof of Spacetime.
  16. PoW: Abbreviation for Proof of Work.
  17. Pre-Sale: A period of fundraising before the public launch of a cryptocurrency project.
  18. Premine: The creation of new coins in a cryptocurrency before the public launch of the network.
  19. Price Bubble: A period of rapid and unsustainable growth in the price of an asset.
  20. Privacy Coin: A type of cryptocurrency that is designed to enhance privacy and anonymity.
  21. Privacy: The ability to keep sensitive information confidential and free from unauthorized access or disclosure.
  22. Proof of Burn: A consensus algorithm in which participants destroy coins in order to earn the right to create new blocks on the blockchain.
  23. Proof of Importance: A consensus algorithm used by the NEM blockchain, in which participants are assigned a score based on their level of activity on the network.
  24. Proof of Provenance: A method of verifying the authenticity and ownership of a physical or digital asset using a blockchain.
  25. Proof of Stake: A consensus algorithm used by some cryptocurrencies, in which participants are chosen to create new blocks based on the amount of cryptocurrency they hold.
  26. Proof of Work: A consensus algorithm used by some cryptocurrencies, in which participants must solve complex mathematical puzzles in order to create new blocks and earn rewards.
  27. Provably Fair: A term used to describe a game or other system in which the fairness of the results can be mathematically proven.
  28. Pseudonymous: A term used to describe a user who is not identified by their real name in a blockchain network.
  29. Public Key: A cryptographic key that is used to receive cryptocurrency transactions.
  30. Pump and Dump: A fraudulent trading scheme in which a group of investors artificially inflate the price of a cryptocurrency and then sell it at a profit.
  31. Pump: A term used to describe a sharp increase in the price of a cryptocurrency.
  32. QR Code: A two-dimensional barcode that can be scanned by a mobile device to quickly access information.
  33. Quantitative Easing: A monetary policy used by central banks to increase the money supply and stimulate economic growth.
  34. Quantum Computing: A type of computing that uses quantum-mechanical phenomena to perform calculations at high speeds.
  35. Quantum Resistant Tokens: Cryptocurrencies that use cryptographic algorithms designed to resist attacks from quantum computers.
  36. Reddit: A popular social media platform that features discussions on a variety of topics, including cryptocurrencies.
  37. Remittance: The transfer of money from one country to another.
  38. Reserve Manager: A person or entity responsible for managing the reserves of a cryptocurrency project.
  39. RFID Chips: Radio-frequency identification chips used to track and identify physical objects.
  40. Ripple: A cryptocurrency and payment protocol designed to facilitate fast and low-cost transactions.
  41. RNG: Random number generator, a device or software used to generate unpredictable numbers.
  42. Roadmap: A plan outlining the goals and milestones of a cryptocurrency project.
  43. Roger Ver: A prominent figure in the crypto space who has been involved in the development of Bitcoin and other digital assets.

Terms S-T

  1. Satoshi Nakamoto: The pseudonym used by an unknown person or group of people who created Bitcoin.
  2. Satoshi: The smallest unit of Bitcoin, equal to one hundred millionth of a Bitcoin.
  3. Scalability: The ability of a blockchain network to handle increasing numbers of transactions and users.
  4. Scam: A fraudulent or deceptive scheme designed to steal money or valuable assets.
  5. Scamcoin: A cryptocurrency that is designed to deceive investors and is unlikely to have any long-term value.
  6. Scrypt: A type of cryptographic algorithm used by some cryptocurrencies, such as Litecoin.
  7. SEC: Securities and Exchange Commission, a U.S. government agency responsible for regulating the securities industry.
  8. Security: The protection of a cryptocurrency network from unauthorized access, theft, or other malicious activities.
  9. Seed: A random value used to generate a cryptographic key or address.
  10. SegWit: Segregated Witness, a protocol upgrade for Bitcoin that improves transaction capacity and reduces fees.
  11. Self-custody: The practice of holding and managing one’s own cryptocurrency funds rather than entrusting them to a third party.
  12. Self-Executing Contract: See Smart Contracts.
  13. SHA-256: Secure Hash Algorithm 256, a cryptographic algorithm used by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
  14. Shapeshift: A cryptocurrency exchange platform that allows users to quickly and easily trade one cryptocurrency for another.
  15. Sharding: A technique used to improve the scalability of a blockchain by dividing the network into smaller shards or groups of nodes.
  16. Shill: A person who promotes a cryptocurrency project in an overly enthusiastic or deceptive manner.
  17. Shitcoin: A derogatory term used to describe a cryptocurrency with little to no value or potential.
  18. Short: A trading position that profits when the price of a cryptocurrency decreases.
  19. Sidechain: A blockchain that is connected to another blockchain but operates independently.
  20. Signaling: The process by which miners indicate their support for proposed changes to the protocol of a cryptocurrency network.
  21. Signature: A digital code used to verify the authenticity of a message or transaction in a blockchain.
  22. Silk Road: A now-defunct online marketplace that facilitated the sale of illegal goods using Bitcoin.
  23. Small Blocker: A person who opposes increasing the block size limit of a blockchain network.
  24. Smart Contracts: Self-executing computer programs that automatically execute the terms of a contract when certain conditions are met.
  25. Smart Media Token: A type of cryptocurrency that can be used to create and manage digital content.
  26. SmartBridge: A technology that allows different blockchain networks to communicate and share data with each other.
  27. SmartCoins: A type of cryptocurrency designed to maintain a stable value relative to another asset, such as a national currency.
  28. Soft Cap: The minimum amount of funds required for a cryptocurrency project to be considered a success.
  29. Solidity: A programming language used to write smart contracts for the Ethereum blockchain.
  30. Speculator: A person who buys and sells cryptocurrencies with the aim of making a profit.
  31. SPV mode: Simplified Payment Verification mode, a way to use a cryptocurrency wallet without downloading the entire blockchain.
  32. Stablecoin: A type of cryptocurrency designed to maintain a stable value relative to another asset, such as a national currency.
  33. Staker: A person who holds cryptocurrency in a proof-of-stake network in order to earn staking rewards.
  34. Staking Rewards: The cryptocurrency rewards earned by participants in a proof-of-stake blockchain network.
  35. Staking: The process of holding cryptocurrency in a wallet in order to participate in the consensus process of a proof-of-stake blockchain network.
  36. Stale Block: A block that was previously part of the blockchain but has since been replaced by a longer chain.
  37. Stop Order: An order placed with an exchange to automatically sell a cryptocurrency asset if its price drops below a certain level.
  38. Subchain: A blockchain that is connected to another blockchain but operates independently and has its own unique features.
  39. Supercomputer: A high-performance computing system used to solve complex problems and perform advanced calculations.
  40. Supply Chains: The network of suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors involved in the production and distribution of a product.
  41. SwiftTX: A technology used by the Dash cryptocurrency to enable instant transactions.

Terms T-U

  1. Taint: A measure of the degree to which a cryptocurrency address has been associated with illicit or suspicious activities.
  2. Tangle: A blockchain alternative used by the IOTA cryptocurrency, which uses a directed acyclic graph (DAG) to validate transactions.
  3. TCP/IP: Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, the set of communication protocols used to connect devices to the internet.
  4. Test: A trial or experiment conducted to evaluate the performance or functionality of a cryptocurrency system.
  5. Testnet: A test version of a blockchain network used for development and experimentation.
  6. Tether: A stablecoin pegged to the value of the US dollar.
  7. Timestamp: A unique identifier that marks the time at which a transaction or block was added to a blockchain.
  8. Tokenize: The process of creating a digital token that represents a physical asset or right.
  9. TOR: The Onion Router, a software used to anonymize internet traffic and improve privacy.
  10. Total Coin Supply: The total number of units of a cryptocurrency that will ever exist.
  11. TPS: Transactions per second, a measure of the processing capacity of a blockchain network.
  12. Trade Volume: The total amount of cryptocurrency traded on an exchange within a certain time period.
  13. Trader: A person who buys and sells cryptocurrencies on an exchange.
  14. TradFi: Traditional Finance, the conventional financial system that operates outside of the cryptocurrency space.
  15. Trading bot: An automated trading program that uses algorithms to buy and sell cryptocurrencies on an exchange.
  16. Trading Pair: The two cryptocurrencies that are being traded against each other on an exchange.
  17. Transaction Fee: A small amount of cryptocurrency paid by the sender of a transaction to compensate miners for including the transaction in a block.
  18. Trezor: A brand of hardware wallet used to securely store and manage cryptocurrency funds.
  19. Trustless: A characteristic of blockchain systems that allow users to transact without trusting a third party or intermediary.
  20. Turing Completeness: The ability of a programming language to simulate any computation that can be performed by a Turing machine.
  21. Two-Factor Authentication: A security measure that requires users to provide two forms of identification to access their cryptocurrency funds.
  22. Tx: Short for “transaction”, a unit of data that records the transfer of cryptocurrency from one address to another.

Terms U-V

  1. UIA: User-Issued Asset, a custom asset created on the BitShares blockchain.
  2. Unbanked: People who do not have access to traditional banking services.
  3. Unstoppable Code: See Immutable Code.
  4. USDT: Tether, a stablecoin that is pegged to the value of the US dollar.
  5. Utility Token: A type of cryptocurrency that is used to access a specific product or service within a blockchain ecosystem.
  6. UTXO: Unspent Transaction Output, a term used in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to refer to a unit of unspent cryptocurrency.

Terms V-W

  1. Vanity Address: A cryptocurrency address that has been customized to spell a specific word or phrase.
  2. Velocity of Money: The speed at which money changes hands within an economy.
  3. Venture Capitalist: An investor who provides funding to early-stage startups in exchange for an equity stake.
  4. Virgin Coins: Newly mined or minted coins that have not yet been used in a transaction.
  5. Vitalik Buterin: A co-founder of Ethereum, a leading cryptocurrency and blockchain platform.
  6. Volatility: The degree of fluctuation in the price of a cryptocurrency.

Terms W-X

  1. Wallet.dat: A file used by some cryptocurrency wallets to store private keys and other important information.
  2. Wallet: A digital or physical device used to store and manage cryptocurrency.
  3. Whale: A term used to describe a large investor or trader who holds a significant amount of cryptocurrency.
  4. White Paper: A detailed document that outlines the design, purpose, and technology behind a new cryptocurrency or blockchain project.
  5. Whitelist (ICOs): A list of approved investors who are allowed to participate in an initial coin offering (ICO).
  6. Wire Transfer: A method of sending fiat currency from one bank account to another.

Terms X-Z

  1. XBRL Data: eXtensible Business Reporting Language, a standardized format used for reporting financial data.
  2. XBT: An alternative symbol for Bitcoin, used by some exchanges and data providers.
  3. XMR: Monero, a privacy-focused cryptocurrency.

Terms Z

  1. Z-Score Formula: A statistical formula used to measure the financial health and stability of a business or organization.
  2. Zerocoin: A privacy protocol used by the Zcoin cryptocurrency to anonymize transactions.
  3. Zk-SNARKs: Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge, a privacy protocol used by the Zcash cryptocurrency.