Pump — increase in demand and price of a token. It happens most often when a token has a utility, such as when it is needed for farming, but it also happens when it is pumped on shills. Especially when the shills are shilled by cult members of the community and developers.
PoS (Proof-of-Stake) — an alternative PoW algorithm for reaching consensus when writing a block to a blockchain, where the probability of writing a new block to the blockchain and receiving a corresponding reward is proportional to the user's ownership interest in the system.
PoW (Proof-of-Work) — an algorithm for reaching consensus in the bitcoin mining network in which it is determined which of the mining nodes will write the generated block to the blockchain.
Rewards — free tokens, which are distributed for participation in the launch of the project to the first users and provide liquidity, as a rule, they are the highest at the launch and then decrease as the number of participants increases, or stops altogether.
Scam — fraud, forgery, most often used when creating copies of existing projects, tokens, or fundraising to steal money.
Stablecoins — in general, a number of large and generally accepted tokens and tokens (USDT, USDC, DAI), tied to $1 and, therefore, devoid of volatility risk. Lately, they are more often used in conversations about algorithmic stack coins.
Short — a short position that is opened in a falling market in order to profit from the market fall. To do it, a trader borrows assets, sells them, then waits for the price to fall, buys back the same assets at a lower price and returns them to the borrower. The difference between purchase and sale constitutes the trader's earnings.
Seed — a passphrase (a sequence of words) with which the user gets access to the private key of the wallet or bitcoin address.
Solidity — Ethereum programming language for developing smart contracts.
SPV (Simplified Payment Verification) — a feature of the Bitcoin protocol that allows nodes to verify a transaction without loading the entire blockchain. Instead, to verify a transaction, it is sufficient to load the headers of the blocks that contain hashes.
State channels — a technology that allows the exchange of information (transactions) between nodes in the network, without first writing to the blockchain. The idea of state channels is to move many intermediate processes outside the blockchain while maintaining the characteristic reliability of the blockchain.
Timelock — software time limit on any actions, often imposed on users of projects with large rewards to limit dumping, or on developers to limit exit from liquidity
Target or Difficulty Target — the maximum number that must not be exceeded when mining Block Hash. In fact, it determines the number of zero bits at the beginning of the sought hash.
Testnet — test chain of transaction blocks. It is used by developers not to waste money in the main chain.
TGE (Token Generating Event) — in the general case synonymous to ICO, to be more exact — one of the ICO stages, namely — Token sale.
Whale — a major holder of specific tokens or just crypto, which can influence the price by its purchase or sale.
UTXO (Unspent Transaction Output) — indivisible chunks of bitcoins tied to a specific owner, recorded in the blockchain, and recognized as currency throughout the network. There is no concept of accounts or balances in Bitcoin; only unspent transaction outputs (UTXO).
Zero Knowledge Proof — an interactive cryptographic protocol that allows "The verifier" to verify the validity of a claim without having any other information from "The prover".