Here we are building a glossary to help you navigate and understand the world of crypto.
USD Coin (USDC) is a stablecoin that aims to maintain its value at $1, overseen by the Centre Consortium, established by Coinbase and Circle, and available as an asset on various blockchains, including Ethereum.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) is the third-largest stock exchange in the world by aggregate market capitalization of its listed companies and the largest in Asia.
FTX is a now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange and hedge fund founded in 2019 and headquartered in the Bahamas.
The Lightning Network is a scalability solution for Bitcoin that operates as a layer-two payment network separate from the main blockchain, allowing for faster and cheaper transactions.
Neo is an open-source blockchain platform that allows developers to build and run decentralized applications (dApps). It has a native coin called NEO and a separate token called GAS, which is used for specific purposes within the Neo ecosystem.
Cardano is a proof-of-stake blockchain that allows developers to build decentralized applications and smart contracts and has a native coin called ADA that is used for network governance and fee payment.
Zcash (ZEC) is a decentralized blockchain and cryptocurrency that allows users to choose between private or public transactions using zk-SNARK technology, a proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm called Equihash, and shielded or transparent addresses.
Monero (XMR) is a decentralized cryptocurrency that aims to provide users with a high degree of privacy and security through advanced technologies such as Ring Signatures, Ring Confidential Transactions, and Stealth Addresses.
Solana is an open-source blockchain platform designed for building decentralized applications (DApps) and prioritizes speed, scalability, and decentralization with a native coin called SOL.
Shiba Inu (SHIB) is a decentralized, Ethereum-based cryptocurrency with a sizeable token supply and a focus on community involvement and decentralization.
Litecoin (LTC) is a decentralized, open-source cryptocurrency created in 2011 as a complementary asset to Bitcoin (BTC), offering faster and cheaper transactions.
Cryptocurrency trading involves the buying and selling of digital currencies, such as Bitcoin and altcoins, using online exchanges or directly between investors to make a profit or use them as an investment tool.
The cryptocurrency was inspired by the “Doge” meme, which shows a picture of a Shiba Inu — a Japanese dog breed — sitting, paws folded over each other.
Digital assets are any information or media that exists in digital form and comes with the right to be used, including items such as digital artwork, music, videos, documents, and cryptocurrency.
Dash is a cryptocurrency and blockchain platform for fast and secure digital payments, with optional privacy features and a decentralized governance structure.
"Diamond hands" refers to a high-risk tolerance for holding cryptocurrencies, even during periods of high volatility, and is used to describe investors with a long-term bullish stance on a particular coin or token or the entire cryptocurrency market.
Dai is a stablecoin issued by the MakerDAO decentralized autonomous organization, built on the Ethereum blockchain. It aims to maintain a peg to the US dollar through collateral and other checks and balances.
Cryptography is the study and practice of techniques for secure communication in the presence of third parties, using mathematical algorithms and protocols to secure data and protect against unauthorized access or tampering.
Crypto.com is a comprehensive entity that offers a variety of solutions, including a crypto exchange, payment cards, and two blockchains, with the CRO asset playing multiple roles in its ecosystem.
Cold storage securely stores digital assets, such as cryptocurrencies, offline to protect them from online vulnerabilities and unauthorized access.
Cosmos is a decentralized network of interoperable blockchains, with ATOM as its native coin, aiming to improve decentralized applications' functionality and interoperability.
Cloud mining is a process that allows individuals to use the computing power of data centers and specialized machinery to mine cryptocurrency without the need for personal equipment or high electricity costs.
Crypto exchanges are platforms that allow users to buy, sell, and trade cryptocurrencies.
Compound is a decentralized finance protocol that allows users to lend and borrow cryptocurrencies and earn or pay interest through liquidity pools on the Ethereum blockchain.