Crypto currency dictionary

A complete list of crypto definitions

Cryptocurrency and blockchain glossary

Commonly used terms in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency

Terms commonly used in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency

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2 Factor Authentication (2FA)

2 Factor Authentication is a security measure with two layers. It is used by the majority of cryptocurrency exchanges. To log in, you must provide not only a password, but also a code obtained, for example, from the Google authenticator.

51% Attack

A '51 percent attack' is a potential attack on a blockchain by a group of miners who possess more than 50% of the hashrate. In such a case, the'miners' have the option of purposefully failing to confirm transactions or issuing transactions twice (double-spend).

Airdrop

An airdrop is a method of distributing coins. End users can typically obtain coins for free or in exchange for doing a small task, such as subscribing to a newsletter, sending a tweet, or inviting others via a personal affiliate link. Cryptocurrency airdrops — the act of depositing cryptocurrency into public crypto wallets — are utilized as a marketing, liquidity creation, and network bootstrapping technique for many different types of blockchain initiatives.

Algorand

Algorand is an open-source, decentralized blockchain network that uses a two-tiered structure and a unique form of the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus method to speed up transactions and achieve finality. Algorand's block rewards are given to all ALGO currency holders, providing a possibility for all ALGO holders to gain rewards rather than simply block creators.

Altcoin

Altcoin - "alternative coin" - is any kind of digital currency other than Bitcoin. Since the launch of Bitcoin, the world's first digital currency, many altcoins (as well as supporting blockchains) have been created. Altcoin digital currencies share many similarities to Bitcoin, but consistently and have significant differences. There are about 20,000 altcoins, and this number is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. Altcoins often develop Bitcoin features. Ethereum, currently the most widely used blockchain, supports digital contracts and separate applications where Bitcoin does not. Altcoins are also often created to cater to the needs of different users. The Litecoin blockchain, for example, can process payments quarterly for the duration of Bitcoin.

Ampleforth (AMPL)

While asset-backed and crypto-collateralized stablecoins are important components of the digital economy, algorithmically driven assets such as Ampleforth are developing with a more decentralised approach that is less influenced by conventional financial procedures. With a variable supply, Ampleforth's AMPL currency promotes price stability. This is accomplished by a rebasing mechanism, which changes the supply of AMPL on a daily basis, offering better price stability than fixed-supply cryptocurrencies.

Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands is a digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. It is a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021. The company creates and publishes a diverse range of products, including the REVV and SAND tokens, as well as original games like The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes, as well as products based on popular intellectual properties like Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGPTM, and Formula E.

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