Transactions per second. A measure which describes how fast a cryptocurrency can handle its users' transactions.

Two-Factor Authentication

Commonly known as 2FA. A measure of security used for protecting accounts. 2FA requires users to have not only a username and a password to login, but an extra piece of information, as well.


A consensus method that allows users to transact anonymously and requires relatively little electricity. An alternative to PoW (Proof of Work) and PoS (Proof of Stake). 


The practice of creating digital assets that represent real-world physical assets.


An individual who buys and sells cryptocurrency.


The ability of a system to be trusted without the need of trusting the individuals with which you are transacting.


An identical version of a protocol that uses fake money to discover bugs without the consequences such bugs would have on a Mainnet protocol.


In the cryptocurrency sphere a Tether is a type of coin. This coin is ‘tethered’ or paired 1-to-1 with the U.S. Dollar.


The first hardware wallet, created by a Bitcoiner called “Slush.”

Trading bot

Software preprogrammed to buy, sell, short, long or execute other trading strategies and commands when the owner is absent. Trading while asleep or away from the keyboard.


The Onion Router. A web browser that allows users anonymous access to darknet sites.



Turing Completeness

A computing system that can perform a whole set of computational functions is considered “Turing Complete.”


TradFi is short for Traditional Finance. It refers to traditional retail, commercial, and investment banks, and FinTechs.



Transaction Fee

An amount of value that must be paid to transfer value on a blockchain.

Total Coin Supply

A measure that describes how many coins of a given cryptocurrency can exist (after all mining is completed, if applicable).


A sequence of numbers used to identify the moment in time that a transaction occurred.


Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. A set of protocols that allow multiple computers to communicate.


A measure that describes the strength of association between an address and earlier transaction addresses.

Trade Volume

A measure of how frequently and how heavily a cryptocurrency is bought and/or sold during a given time period. 


A cryptocurrency created using another platform (like Ethereum). Tokens operate by using the technology of the platform on which they were created.

Trading Pair

A feature of cryptocurrency exchanges that makes it easy for individuals to buy one cryptocurrency with a different cryptocurrency. For example, a BTC/DASH trading pair allows an individual to buy DASH with BTC or vice versa.