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Crypto Dictionary: From A to M

All Time High (ATH) — the historical maximum of the cryptocurrency value.
BPI (Bitcoin Price Index) — Bitcoin Price Index, which displays the average value of bitcoin on all major world exchanges.
Coinprizm — an application (wallet) and the network of the same name for digital confirmation of ownership of arbitrary objects and work with colored coins.
CryptoNote — a protocol that provides transaction obfuscation to increase anonymity.
Dump — token price drop, happens most often when getting free rewards/rewards from farming: degenes merge rewards on exchange, price drops.
DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization)— a type of project management in DeFi, based on proposing changes to the project and protocol and further voting by token holders.
Decentralized Application (Dapp) — Decentralized open source applications and services that are built on blockchain and run autonomously.
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) — a generic name for analogues of traditional financial instruments that are implemented in a decentralized architecture. Bitcoin and Ethereum are the first applications of DeFi.
DGW (Dark Gravity Wave) — an algorithm for adjusting the complexity of mining.
DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) — Distributed Ledger Technology (Bitcoin blockchain) - A combination of components including peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, distributed data storage and cryptography.
ECDSA (Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm) — The algorithm used to validate transactions in the Bitcoin protocol.
Equihash — a hashing algorithm used in the Proof-of-Work of some cryptocurrencies (ZCash, Bitcoin Gold, etc.). It is a fairly complex hashing function and requires a lot of RAM to execute. Optimized for mining with graphics cards, so called GPU-mining.
Farm — passive income from providing liquidity and stacking native tokens for a new project. As a rule, it is launched simultaneously with it to raise money for development and creation of value for the token when trading.
Fair launch — launch of the project using community money in exchange for tokens, without the participation of external investors and vc-funds.
Flash loan — virtually unlimited amount of money, which can be taken and returned in one transaction, often used for bad purposes. For example, to siphon liquidity.
Fork — copying the existing open source code into a new project.
Gas — commission of any transaction on the Ethereum network in Ethereum currency.
Hashrate — computational performance of computer equipment for mining cryptocurrencies. Measured in hash per second.
ICO (Initial Coin Offering) — is a way to raise initial capital in the cryptocurrency industry.
IEO (Initial exchange offering) — an alternative to ICO, but the initial sale of tokens takes place on a particular exchange.
Listing — placement of a token on a decentralized exchange (Uniswap, Sushiswap and others). This can be done by anyone, so it is especially important to check the token address in any transactions.
Long — long position, which traders open in order to profit from the market growth.
LP (liquidity provision) — buying and providing a native project token paired with another popular token, so that new users can buy it from a decentralized exchange using a popular token, most often ETH, USDC, DAI, and so on.
MimbleWimble — a blockchain protocol whose main goal is to provide anonymity and high scalability by verifying the validity of transactions without having to store the entire chain history. What makes it unique is that it scales much better than other cryptocurrencies aimed at anonymity, like Zec and XMR.