• Cryptocurrencies: 5 735
  • Market Cap: 273 036 024 741 $
  • 24h Vol: 57 135 195 263 $
  • BTC Dominance: 62.315 %

Glossary

Cold Storage

Offline storage of cryptocurrencies, typically involving hardware non-custodial wallets, USBs, offline computers, or paper wallets. *see Hot Storage.

Cold Wallet

A cryptocurrency wallet that is in cold storage, i.e. not connected to the internet.

Confirmations

A transaction is only confirmed when it is included in a block on the blockchain, at which point it has one confirmation. Each additional block is another confirmation. Different exchanges require a different number of confirmations to consider a cryptocurrency transaction final.

Consensus

Consensus is achieved when all participants of the network agree on the order and content of blocks and transactions contained in those blocks.

Consortium Blockchain

A privately-owned and -operated blockchain in which a consortium shares information not readily available to the public, while relying on the immutable and transparent properties of the blockchain.

Correction

A correction is a (usually negative) reverse movement of at least 10% in a cryptocurrency or general market, to adjust for over- or under-valuations.

Co-Signer

A person or entity that has partial control and access over a cryptocurrency wallet.

Cryptoasset

Cryptoassets leverage cryptography, consensus algorithms, distributed ledgers, peer-to-peer technology and/or smart contracts to function as a store of value, medium of exchange, unit of account, or decentralized application.

Cryptocurrency

A cryptocurrency is a digital medium of exchange using strong cryptography to secure financial transactions, control the creation of additional units, and verify the transfer of assets.

Cryptography

A field of study and practice to secure information, preventing third parties from reading information to which they are not privy.