Cryptocurrency, Blockchain (and Web 3) Glossary

Amazon Paperback Book (First Edition)

Whether you are a student, job seeker, professional, or eager to delve into decentralized technologies, this book establishes a solid foundation in blockchain and cryptocurrency.

In the fast-paced world of blockchain and cryptocurrency, understanding the terminology is vital to confidently navigating the landscape.

From beginners to seasoned enthusiasts, this glossary is your go-to resource. 

It offers concise definitions and explanations for various terms relevant to blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance (DeFi), and more.

Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Glossary

For You, we are making available ALL the book definitions, additional explanations, and illustrations.

Plus, on the individual page for each term, you can also benefit from knowledge quizzes, frequently asked questions, and more.

Note that it may take some time to transfer all the terms from the book to the individual pages and add the additional resources. Thanks for your patience.

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51% attack

Airdrop

All-Time High (ATH)

All-Time Low (ATL)

Alpha

Altcoin

Alternative Consensus Models

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

Ape

Application Programming Interface (API)

Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)

Arbitrage

Ask Me Anything (AMA)

Asset Swap

Atomic Swap

Atomic Transaction

Automatic Market Maker (AMA)

Bag Holder

Bear Market

Bear Trap

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Dominance

Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP)

Black Swam

Block

Block Confirmation Time

Block Creation Time

Block Explorer

Block Hash

Block Header

Block Height

Block Identifier

Block Partitioning

Block Reward

Block Size

Blockchain

Blockchain Architecture

Blockchain Network

Blockchain Platform

Blockchain Scalability

Blockchain Security

Blockchain Structure

Blockchain Technology

Blockchain Trilemma

Blockchain Wallet

Bot

Breakout

Brain Wallet

Bridge

Bull Market

Bull Trap

Burner Wallet

Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT)

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

Centralized Exchange (CEX)

Centralized Finance (CEFI)

Chain

Chain Abstraction

Chain Code

Change Address

Child Address

Child Key

Child Private Key

Child Public Key

Circulating Supply

Coin

Cold Storage

Cold Wallet

Collateral Asset

Confirmation

Consensus

Consensus Algorithm

Consensus Mechanism

Consensus Model

Consensus Rules

Core Protocol

Cross Chain

Cross-Chain Interoperability

Crypto Taxation

Crypto Winter

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency Asset

Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Cryptocurrency Exchange

Cryptocurrency Holder

Cryptocurrency Marker

Cryptocurrency Market Capitalization

Cryptocurrency Network

Cryptocurrency Project

Cryptocurrency Space

Cryptocurrency Total Supply

Cryptocurrency Wallet

Cryptocurrency Wallet Address

Cryptocurrency Algorithm

Cryptocurrency Hash

Cryptocurrency Key

Cryptocurrency Puzzle

Cryptography

Custodial Wallet

Data Availability

Data Integrity

Data Structure

Decentralization

Decentralized Application (dApp)

Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)

Decentralized Cryptocurrency

Decentralized Ecosystem

Decentralized Exchange (DEX)

Decentralized Finance (DeFI)

Decentralized Identity (DID)

Decentralized Ledger Technology (DLT)

Decentralized Lending

Decentralized Network

Decentralized Protocol

Decentralized Storage (DS)

Deflationary Cryptocurrency

Degen

Delegated Proof of Stake (dPoS)

Derivation Path

Desktop Wallet

Deterministic

Diamond Hands

Digital Asset

Digital Currency

Digital Signature

Directed Acrylic Graph (DAG)

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

Distributed Network

Do Your Own Research (DYOR)

Dollar Cost Average (DCA)

Double-Spending

Dumping

Elliptic Curve Cartography (ECC)

Entropy

Ethereum Name Service (ENS)

Ethereum Request for Comments (ERC)

Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)

Exchange

Extended Parent Key

Extended Private Key (XPRV)

Extended Public Key (XPUB)

Farming

Farming Pool

Faucet

Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO)

Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD)

Fiat Currency

Financial Ecosystem

Flash Loan

Flippening

Fork

Fungibility

Gas

  • Gas illustration

  • Gas illustration 2

Gas Limit

Gas Price

  • Gas Price illustration

Genesis Block

Gigawei (Gwei)

Governance

Governance Mechanism

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

Halving

  • Halving illustration

Hard Cap

Hardened Key

  • Hardened Key illustration

Hardware Wallet

Hashgraph

Hashing Algorithm

  • Hashing Algorithm illustration

Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) Wallet

  • Hierarchical Deterministic Wallet illustration

HODL

Hopium

Hot Wallet

Impermanent Loss

Index Number

Inflationary Currency

Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

Initial DEX Offering (IDO)

Initial Exchange Offering (IEO)

Initial Farm Offering (IFO)

Interoperability

Interoperability Protocols

Interplanetary File System (IPFS)

Joy of Missing Out (JOMO)

Key Derivation

Key Pairs

Know Your Customer (KYC)

Laser Eyes

Layer 1

Layer 2

Ledger

  • Ledger illustration

Lending Protocol

Leverage

Lightning Network

Liquidity

Liquidity Aggregator

Liquidity Mining

Liquidity Pool

  • Liquidity Pool illustration

Liquidity Pool Ratio

Liquidity Provider

Mainnet

Market Aggregator

Market Cap

Market Maker

Master Key

  • Master Key illustration

Master Private Key

Master Public Key

  • Master Public Key illustration

Masternode

Maximum Supply

Memecoin

Mempool

  • Mempool illustration

Merkle Tree

  • Merkle Tree illustration

Metaverse

Mining

Mining Farm

Mining Power

Mining Reward

Mining Rig

Mint

Mnemonic Phrase

Mnemonic Word Index

  • Mnemonic Word Index illustration

Mobile Wallet

Multichain

Multi-Party Computation (MCP) Wallet

Multi-Signature (Multisig)

  • Multisig illustration, Multisig illustration 2

Network Congestion

Network Consensus

Network Fees

Network Throughput

NFT Aggregator

Node

  • Node illustration, Node illustration 2

Nonce

Non-Custodial Wallet

Non-Fungible Token (NFT)

  • NFT illustration

Not Your Keys Not Your Crypto (NYKNYC)

Off-Chain

On-Chain

Oracle

Orphan Block

Paper Hands

Paper Wallet

  • Paper Wallet illustration

Parent Block

Parent Key

Parent Private Key

Parent Public Address

Parent Public Key

PassPhrase

  • PassPhrase illustration

Peer-to-Peer (P2P)

  • P2P iIllustration

Pegged Cryptocurrency

Permissioned Blockchain

Plasma Channels

Play-to-Earn (P2E)

Presale

Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrencies

Private-Blockchain

Private-Key

  • Private Key illustration

Proof of Authority (PoA)

Proof of Burn (PoB)

Proof of Capacity (PoC)

Proof of Stake (PoS)

Proof of Work (PoW)

Protocol

Public Address

  • Public Address illustration

Public Blockchain

Public Key

  • Public Key illustration

Public Key Hash

Rekt

Reserved Supply

Ring Signatures

Royalties

Satoshi

Satoshi Nakamoto

Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA)

Security Token Offering (STO)

Seed Number

  • Seed Number illustration

Seed Phrase

  • Seed Phrase illustration

Segregated Witness (SegWit)

Sentimental Analisys

Sharding

Sidechain

Slippage

  • Slippage illustration

Smart Contract

Smart Contract Vulnerabilities

Software Wallet

Soulbound Token

Stablecoin

Staking

Staking Pool

Staking Reward

State Channels

Stealth Address

Swap

Taxable Event

Testnet

Token

Token Burn

Token Generation Event (TGE)

Token Sale

  • Token Sale illustration

Token Standard

Tokenization

Tokenomics

Total Supply

Transaction

  • Transaction illustration

Transaction Confirmation

  • Transaction Confirmation illustration, Transaction Confirmation iIllustration 2

Transaction Data

  • Transaction Data illustration

Transaction Fee

  • Transaction Fee illustration

Transaction Format

Transaction History

Transaction List

Transaction Propagation

  • Transaction Propagation illustration

Transaction Throughput

Transaction Validation

  • Transaction Validation illustration

Transaction Verification

  • Transaction Verification illustration

Transaction Volume (TVL)

Transactions Per Second (TPS)

Unspendable Address

Unspent Transaction Output (UTXO)

  • UTXO illustration

Validator

Vanity Address

Vesting

Virtual Machine

Wallet Backup

  • Wallet Backup illustration

Wallet Import Format (WIP)

Wallet Recovery

  • Wallet Recovery illustration

Web 1

  • Web 1 illustration

Web 2

  • Web 2 illustration

Web 3

  • Web 3 illustration

Web Wallet

We’re All Going To Make It (WAGMI)

Whale

  • Whale illustration

Whitepaper

  • White illustration

Yield Aggregator

Yield Farming

Zero-Knowledge Proof (ZKP)