Bitcoin was the first Crypto to ever be invented, all other Cryptos are known as altcoins, or "alternative coins".
An accredited investor has a net worth of over $1 million and/or an annual salary exceeding $200,0
In full, Anti-Money Laundering. The related regulations require companies to obtain personal data about customers
All-Time High, the highest price a Crypto has ever reached.
All-Time Low, the opposite of ATH (see above).
In blockchain technology, algorithm is used to verify transaction.
Giving out tokens of a new Crypto to people who already hold existing Cryptos.
Investors who donate more than $1,000,000 to startups.
Simultaneously buying and selling the same coins on different exchanges to benefit from price differences.
Application Programmer Interface, a toolkit for developers to create applications.
Atomic The exchange Swap of one coin/token for another coin/token with no participation of a third party.
A malicious attack that results in gaining control of over 50% of a Crypto's hashing power, then rewriting old block and allowing double-speed.
Websites designed to check transaction details based on its address or ID.
Multiple transactions combined in one to increase efficiency and decrease fees.
Ticker symbol for Bitcoin.
A drop in a Crypto price to fool investors, or "bears", into thinking it will be dropping, when the price actually goes higher up.
The original Bitcoin wallet that is considerd to be one of the safest wallets available.
The very first Bitcoin fork that occurred on August 1, 2016.
The first decentralized Crypto invented in 2009. Bitcoin is the most widely known and popular coin.
Contrary to Bear Trap, Bull Trap is a short rise in a Crypto price that tricks investors into thinking that the price will be rising, whereas it falls instead.
Being optimistic about the future developments of a Crypto price.
A trader or person who is optimistic about future Crypto prices.
A market showing mostly rising prices.
Being pessimistic about the future developments of a Crypto price.
A trader or person who is pessimistic about the future Crypto prices.
A market showing mostly falling prices.
A type of charts used to identify an asset's price being too high or too low for proper decision-making.
A digital computer file that contains data about all the transactions for a given Crypto.
The amount of data that can be stored in one block of a blockchain.
Blockchain 2.0 refers to the new applications of a given database, or programmable transactions instead of just storing and transferring value.
This is when the data stored in a blockchain reaches high volumes, thus affecting transaction speed.
Burn is a mechanism that destroys a certain amount of coins/tokens, affecting the total Crypto coin supply.
As opposed to decentralized in Cryptos, centralized means controlled by a group or within an area.
The total amount of one type of Crypto coins in circulation at a given time.
Money that exists only in digital form and uses cryptography.
Coinbase is the first real Crypto exchange.
An offline Crypto wallet that is considered to be much safer than hot wallets.
Members of the Crypto community involved in the early stages of Bitcoin development, advocating strong encryption.
A final list of all the transactions that have ever taken place on a platform.
Any Crypto that functions based only on its own technology.
Free circulation of the existing coins between individuals.
The Darknet is a special network where websites are extremely difficult to shut down and that was one of the first networks to use Cryptos for transactions.
Distributed Apps that have no centralized control.
A distributed network uses nodes in many locations worldwide to achieve decentralization.
Delegated Proof of Stake, a consensus mechanism in which nodes of a blockchain choose its correct version.
Double Spend is a problem that occurs when a Crypto is spent more than once.
Decentralized Autonomous Organization that allocates funds to Crypto-related projects.
This is a consensus mechanism that applies professional nodes to stream one version of a blockchain.
A transaction list on every computer that has blockchain software installed.
A unique digital signature used for digital identities and authenticity confirmation.
Darksend relates to Darkcoin and allows users to make anonymous transactions.
Distributed Denial of Service Attack. A means by which a malicious individual shuts down another individual's Internet connection by overloading it with requests.
The Internet parts not everyone has access to.
Crypto supply shortage that results in price increase.
A tax on Crypto holdings to encourage spending coins.
Software for storing Cryptos on your personal computer.
Transfers of too small a value to be sent due to the high fee incurred.
Any owned or controlled non-physical object of value, such as a document, a file, etc.
Data used to represent an entity or individual on a network or on the Internet.
Distributed amongst individuals, not controlled by a certain group or within an area.
A Crypto collection or portfolio.
A company that earns profit for its shareholders, creating value for the free market.
Delayed Proof of Work, a consensus mechanism that allows one blockchain to take advantage of the security of another one.
Decentralized Exchange, an independent platform to buy and sell Cryptos.
Ethereum is a cryptocurrency invented by Vitalik Buterin that was the first blockchain-based technology to enable smart contracts and decentralized applications.
Token issued on the ETH platform.
Online platforms that allow users to buy and sell Cryptos.
A third party to increase security and make transactions easier.
Exchange Traded Crypto Fund is a CoinMetro exclusive, meaning that a group of assets can be bought or sold as a single asset.
A messaging functionality that is extremely secure.
A messaging functionality that is extremely secure.
A website that sends small amounts of Cryptos and makes profit by means of advertising.
Fiat currency is paper money and default currency issued by the governments, e.g., the US Dollar, the Euro, etc.
Fear of Missing Out, as in fear of missing the profits.
Fear Uncertainty and Doubt, an irrational fear that Crypto prices will fall.
The concept of all money supply units being equal.
A percentage of block reward paid to the founders of a Crypto.
A fork is a change in the original software code. There are hard and soft forks. A hard fork is a change incompatible with the original version, whereas a soft fork is still compatible with the original version.
Coins paid to users for their participation in PoS consensus.
An actual device used to store private keys.
Output from an algorithm to maintain consensus on a blockchain.
The maximum amount money that the founder of a Crypto will accept raising money in exchange for coins in the early stages.
An online wallet used to store Cryptos that is also less secure than cold wallets.
A programming language that was used to develop some Cryptos, e.g., Cardano.
A hybrid consensus mechanism that uses both PoS and PoW algorithms.
CEO of Bitmain, the largest distributor of Crypto mining machines.
A long bet is the one that sees a Crypto price rising.
A network layer on top of the Bitcoin blockchain enabling free microtransactions.
A Crypto originally used for money-laundering purposes.
Money borrowed to trade assets.
A Crypto forked from Bitcoin that stands out for its faster transactions.
Liquidity measures how quickly an asset can be exchanged for usable currency.
An exchange that deals specifically with assests and currencies.
The total value of a Crypto that is calculated by multiplying a coin's price by its total supply.
An act of investor selling their position to repay the loan lender.
The protocol version that uses real money.
Keywords that are used to recover an e-wallet or account.
A Crypto that is popular for its anonymity as compared to Bitcoin and other altcoins.
A person who applies computing power to verify transactions on a blockchain to get block rewards.
The creation of new coins as transactions on a network are verified.
Miners that work together in groups to mine blocks and split profits.
Requiring several authorization keys to execute a transaction.
Borrowing funds to buy and sell assets.
A trade that is set to execute as soon as and if a Crypto reaches a certain price.
Mining two different Cryptos simultanesously provided that the same consensus algorithm is used.
A very small payment
A mathematical problem that blockchain participants need to solve in order to get block rewards.
Minting is a process in which PoS blockchain users verify transactions and get new coins.
A third party that groups payments together, enabling anonymous transactions.
This type of wallet allows users to store Cryptos on mobile devices.
The act of concealing the transformation of profits from illegal activities into "legitimate" assets.
Also requiring multiple keys to authorize a transaction, in particular, dividing responsibility among several parties.
A node that serves many more purposes than regular nodes.
A computer with Crypto software installed that verifies transactions.
A person who trades Cryptos but does not have a high net worth or high salary, and is not elgiible for certain investment opportunities.
A Crypto that allows data to be written onto its blockchain.
Cryptos gaining on popularity as a result of more and more people using them.
An arbitrary number used once in cryptography to exclude replay attacks.
A block that has been excluded from the original blockchain due to the fact that it was not verified by the majority of miners.
Operations Security as in protection of assets.
A third party that can transmit reliable information to a blockchain to be able to execute smart contracts.
A transaction in which value is transferred outside a blockchain, quicker and cheaper.
Over The Counter Exchange refers to the trades that take place between two parties only, excluding a centralized exchange.
Open Source refers to software available for free online editing.
A document that contains a private key, a public key, and relevant QR codes.
Peer-To-Peer, as in network that allows users to connect to each other rather than a central authority.
A social attack in which a malicious person acts as a trustworthy person to trick others into disclosing their personal information.
Minting new coins in a way that allows users to stake their coins and get more coins as a reward.
A portion of Crypto coins that is reserved to its founders.
Public or private token offering to interested investors.
A private address that is used to spend Cryptos.
Any Crypto that aims to maintain private transactions between users, e.g., Dash, ZCash, Monero.
A consensus mechanism to verify transactions and create new coins in the process.
A publicly shared address to be able to receive a Crypto.
A rapid increase in a Crypto price.
A Crypto that uses both PoW and PoS for increased securirty.
A price bubble occurs when an asset's market value is higher than it actual worth.
The act of storing information that can't be edited or deleted.
A solution for Ethereum that provides for more transactions per second thanks to adding blockchains to the main Ethereum blockchain.
A Crypto's main blockchain connecting sidechains.
A special code that bears information that can be read by any device that has a camera.
A method that allows to increase monetary supply and decrease interest rates, in which a national authority introduces new money.
Advanced computing that solves even the most complex issues quickly. Quantum computing may pose a threat to Cryptos in terms of hacking private keys.
These tokens are created with Quantum Resistant Ledger and are resistant to quantum computing attacks.
A password that enables a user to recover their e-wallet.
The pseudonym of the Bitcoin creator, also 1/100,000,000 of a Bitcoin.
Presumably, a person or a group of people that originally created Bitcoin.
A term widely used in the Crypto industry, meaning an attempt at fooling investors in some way.
A coin that is only sold to make money with no potential whatsoever.
The Securities and Exchange Commision, a US agency responsible for investigating and shutting down Crypto projects.
A person who believes that Bitcoin blocks need to be small for everyone to be able to run a full node.
The absolute minimum amount of funds that Crypto founders are looking to raise in an ICO.
Simplified Payment Verification that allows e-wallets to function using local nodes with full copies of the blockchain.
A trading exchange created by Eric Voorhees that allows users to trade altcoins anonymously.
Agreements between two parties that execute automatically when the required terms are met and also cancel the same way when the terms are not met.
This is a programming language used to create smart contracts (see above).
Segregated Witnesses, or a protocol run by Bitcoin that increases transaction speed.
Smart Contract (see above)
A block worked on by a miner but excluded from the blockchain as a different miner completes another block first.
A platform that functions alongside the existing blockchain protocol and allows transactions to be made off the main blockchain.
A mechanism that combines public and private addresses to ensure authenticity.
Scalability is used to measure how a Crypto will handle an increased amount of users and transactions.
A digital asset on Steem that can be launched by any user to monetize online content and boost positive user participation.
A user who voluntarily locks some of their tokens or coins up to verify blockchain transactions for a staking reward.
Cryptos with a stable price, in which the stability is achieved through pegging the value to another asset, e.g., the US dollar.
A subchain runs separately from a main blockchain and uses the native currency for transactions, boosting scalability.
Basically, delivering products and services from providers to customers.
A feature of PIVX (Private Instant Verified Transaction) that carries out instant transactions.
Splitting a full database into smaller ones, usually called "shards". Shards allow for the scalability of Cryptos.
A consensus method that allows for anonymous transactions and requires a small amount of electricity.
A person who buys and/or sells Cryptos.
An identical protocol version that uses fake funds to test a Mainnet protocol with the aim of discovering bugs.
A web browser that allows its users to open Darknet sites anonymously.
A shortened form for "transaction".
A certain amount of value that a user has to pay to transfer value on a blockchain.
The total amount of coins that can exist within the scope of a single Crypto.
Timestamp is a sequence of numbers used to identify the time moment when a transaction was carried out.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, which is a set of protocols for several computers to communicate.
Trade volume measures how frequently and how much a Crypto is bought and/or sold during a given time period.
A new Crypto created on another Crypto platform, e.g., Ethereum.
A feature of Crypto exchanges, in which users can easily buy one Crypto with a different one.
A shortened form for "Transactions Per Second".
More widely known as "2FA2, a security measure used for account protection, in which an extra piece of personal data is required along with a username and password.
An address that holds Crypto, for which specific words and phrases can be used.
Coins that have been mined but never spent.
A person who invests in an emerging project, hoping for a large return on the investment if the project turns out to be a success.
Fluctuations in asset price.
Velocity of money measures the rate of currency exchange from transaction to transaction.
Special software or devices containing public and private keys allowing users to store Cryptos.
A very wealthy and sought-after person who is capable of making large investments and trades.
A very wealthy and sought-after person who is capable of making large investments and trades.
A list of legally registered ICO participants that is used to exclude non-accredited investors.
An electronic transaction that sends value from one party to another.
A powerful attack on one's Crypto holdings that even the most reliable security cannot withstand.