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  1. PoS

    | Glossary

    Proof of Stake. A consensus mechanism in which individuals use their holdings of a cryptocurrency to secure the platform in exchange for rewards.

  2. SEC

    | Glossary

    The Securities and Exchange Commision. A regulatory US agency responsible for the investigation and shut down of several cryptocurrency-related projects.

  3. Arbitrage

    | Glossary

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

  4. IPO

    | Glossary

    Initial Public Offering. An event in which a company “goes public,” selling early shares of their business in exchange for funds.

  5. XBRL Data

    | Glossary

    eXtensive Business Reporting Language. A language for defining and exchanging financial data that makes extracting useful data from a large body of data easier.

  6. Staker

    | Glossary

    An individual that volunteers to lock some of their coins or tokens up to verify transactions on a blockchain in exchange for staking rewards.

  7. DEX

    | Glossary

    Decentralized exchange. A platform (which isn't controlled by any single authority) that allows users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies.

  8. Utility Token

    | Glossary

    A unit of currency consumed in a process. For example, an arcade token that gets used when a game is played or a coin like BNB Binance token, which is used to pay exchange fees.

  9. Trading Pair

    | Glossary

    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 ...

  10. Atomic Swap

    | Glossary

    The exchange of one coin or token for another coin or token that takes place without the need for a third party. Atomic Swaps rely on smart contracts to ensure both parties hold up their end of the agreement...

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