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  1. Hash

    | Glossary

    Output emitted from an algorithm for maintaining consensus on a blockchain.

  2. Algorithm

    | Glossary

    A process for solving a mathematical problem. In blockchains consensus algorithms are used to verify transactions.

  3. Distributed Ledger

    | Glossary

    A list of transactions that exists on every computer that elects to run blockchain software.

  4. Transaction Fee

    | Glossary

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

  5. Namecoin

    | Glossary

    A cryptocurrency that allows data (and transactions) to be written onto its blockchain.

  6. Zero Confirmation Transaction

    | Glossary

    Payment that has been broadcast but is still pending inclusion on a blockchain.

  7. Proof of Burn

    | Glossary

    A consensus mechanism for verifying a blockchain in which miners send coins to an unspendable address

  8. Parent Chain

    | Glossary

    A cryptocurrency's main blockchain which connects its sidechains or subchains.

  9. SPV mode

    | Glossary

    Simplified Payment Verification. Allows wallets to function by letting them connect to local nodes that have full copies of the blockchain rather than requiring download of the full blockchain (like Bitcoin ...

  10. Sidechain

    | Glossary

    A platform that functions alongside an existing blockchain protocol, allowing transactions to occur off of the main blockchain. Sidechains can be customized to allow features like faster transactio...

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