DIGITAL ASSETS GLOSSARY

The A-Z of Digital Assets

The digital assets glossary for decision-makers seeking to expand
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A

Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)

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Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)

Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) is designed to perform a single function very fast. Since 2013, ASICs have been used for bitcoin mining (first done with basic CPUs, then high-end GPUs, then FPGAs, and finally with ASICs.

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B

Bitcoin

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency to ever hit the market. It’s also the best-known, most widely traded cryptocurrency, and the one with the highest market cap.

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C

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

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D

Decentralized

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Decentralized

Decentralization is a fundamental feature of crypto assets. Cryptocurrencies, tokenized assets, and the networks they run on, blockchains, are decentralized by design.

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E

Ethereum

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Ethereum

Ethereum is often compared to Bitcoin and thought of as an alternative to it. But while Ethereum uses blockchain technology and has its own cryptocurrency — Ether — that’s where the similarities with Bitcoin end.

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F

Fork

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Fork

A fork is a split in a blockchain network. It can be accidental or intentional. An accidental fork happens when two or more miners find a block at the same time.

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G

Gas

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Gas

In crypto, gas can mean one of two things: Gas coin, a cryptocurrency or a unit that measures how much computer power is required to perform an action on the Ethereum network.

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H

Hash

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Hash

A hash is a hexadecimal number that represents a string of data. The process that converts the data into a hash is called hashing.

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I

Initial Offering

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Initial Offering

Initial offerings are the crypto world’s version of an IPO. There are two main types: Initial Coin Offerings and Initial Token Offerings.

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J

Jamie Dimon

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Jamie Dimon

Jaime Dimon has been the chairman and CEO of US banking giants JP Morgan since 2005. He made the Time 100 — Time magazine’s yearly list of the 100 most influential people — in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011.

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K

Key

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Key

Keys enable two parties to complete a cryptocurrency transaction securely. They also prove that the transaction is legitimate. Or, in other words, that it was made by the true owner of the funds.

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L

Ledger

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Ledger

A ledger is the public, decentralized record-keeping system that crypto assets run on. It stores data in encrypted files called blocks. These blocks are connected, or chained, to one another, which is why crypto ledgers are known as blockchains.

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M

Mining

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Mining

In the crypto ecosystem, mining serves two purposes: it produces new coins and it verifies that information is accurate before it’s permanently recorded onto the blockchain.

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N

Node

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Node

Nodes are the blockchain’s physical infrastructure. The hardware — typically desktop computers, laptops, or servers — that supports cryptocurrency networks.

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