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


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). 

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.


An individual who buys and sells cryptocurrency.


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


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


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


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


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.”



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.