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Glossary

Digital Commodity

An intangible asset that is transferred electronically, and has a certain value.

Digital Currency

Digital currency, also known as digital money or electronic money or electronic currency, is a type of currency available only in digital form, allowing for instantaneous transactions and borderless transfer-of-ownership.

Digital Identity

Digital representations and storage of personal information such as name, address, social security number, and more; on the blockchain, digital identity can be decentralized and used for identity verification in a secure manner.

Digital Signature

A digital code generated by key encryption that is attached to an electronically transmitted document to verify its contents and the sender’s identity.

Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG)

A directed acyclic graph or DAG is a structure that is built out in one single direction and in such a way that it never repeats.

Dildo

A dildo is a long green or red bar found on a graph showing the changes in price of a cryptocurrency, in relation to the green and red candles found on price charts.

Distributed Consensus

Collective agreement by various computers in a network enabling it to work in a decentralized manner without a central authority.

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack

A cyber-attack in which the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable, disrupting services of a host connected to the Internet, by overloading the system with requests so that legitimate requests cannot be served.

Distributed Ledger

Distributed ledgers are ledgers in which data is stored across a network of decentralized nodes. A distributed ledger does not necessarily involve a cryptocurrency and may be permissioned and private.

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

The technology underlying distributed ledgers. This term is most often discussed in the context of enterprise use cases around adoption of distributed ledger technology.