• Cryptocurrencies: 5 735
  • Market Cap: 273 341 081 052 $
  • 24h Vol: 57 244 107 161 $
  • BTC Dominance: 62.2324 %

Glossary

Cryptographic Hash Function

Cryptographic hashes produce a fixed-size and unique hash value from variable-size transaction input. The SHA-256 algorithm is an example of a cryptographic hash function.

Crypto-jacking

The use of another party’s computer to mine cryptocurrency without their consent.

Custodial

Usually referring to the storage of keys, in relation to wallets or exchanges, a custodial set-up is one in which private keys are being held by the service provider while they provide a login account. *see Non-custodial.

Cypherpunk

An activist who advocates for the mass adoption and use of strong cryptographic solutions and privacy-enhancing technologies to enact social and political progress.

Dark Web

A portion of internet content existing on darknets, not indexed by search engines, that can only be accessed with specific software, configurations or authorizations.

Date of Launch

Is a term used for when ICOs will put up their tokens for sale.

Dead Cat Bounce

A temporary recovery in prices after a huge decrease.

Decentralized

Decentralization refers to the property of a system in which nodes or actors work in concert in a distributed fashion to achieve a global goal.

Decentralized Applications (dApps)

A type of application that runs on a decentralized network, avoiding a single point of failure.

Decentralized Autonomous Initial Coin Offerings (DAICO)

A method for decentralized funding of projects, combining ideas from Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), proposed by Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum. It introduces a form of governance in the ICO process, allowing backers to vote for the return of their funds if certain conditions are met.