• Accredited Investor

    An investor or business entity who is allowed to buy and sell securities that may not be registered with financial authorities and are not available to the general public. Access to certain investment opportunities may be restricted to those that meet certain requirements related to income, net worth, citizenship, or professional experience

  • Address

    A unique, alphanumeric identifier that is used to define the destination for transferring cryptocurrencies. Coins and tokens are transferred from one unique address on a blockchain to another address.

  • Airdrop

    A way of distributing a new supply of a cryptocurrency. Coin or token holders are given tokens of a new cryptocurrency.

  • Algorithm

    A process or set of rules for performing a calculation or other operation. Consensus algorithms are used to verify transactions. Hashing algorithms are used to secure transactions details.

  • Altcoin

    Abbreviation for Alternative Coin or any cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin.

  • AML

    Abbreviation for Anti-Money Laundering. Refers to the regulatory requirements of financial service providers to obtain personal information about their customers and their transactions.

  • API

    Abbreviation for Application Programmer Interface. A type of toolkit that enables developers to create applications that access features and data of an operating system, application, or other service.

  • Arbitrage

    The practice of buying and selling the same coins on different exchanges at the same time to take advantage of price differences.

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    The branch of computer science that deals with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers. AI algorithms are designed to learn from their environments and carry out increasingly complex tasks. Blockchain combined with artificial intelligence can be used for a variety of purposes.

  • ASIC Miners

    Abbreviation for application-specific integrated circuit, which is an integrated circuit that is customized for a specific use. An ASIC miner is a specialized computing machine that is far more efficient for cryptocurrency mining than CPUs and GPUs.

  • Atomic Swap

    When one coin or token is exchanged for another coin or token without a third party. Atomic Swaps use smart contracts to automatically execute these exchanges between two parties.