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Glossary of Terms

With new technology comes new terminology that may or may not make sense to the average person. We have compiled a comprehensive list of the most commonly used terms within the cryptocurrency space to serve as a reference point for you to come back to whilst doing your research on various cryptocurrencies.


Introduction to Blockchain

A brief and easy to understand introduction to blockchain technology. What is it, what makes it unique, and what do so many see in it.

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Ripple [A-]

Ripple (XRP) is a cryptocurrency used by Ripple Labs in their financial innovation products. XRP is a centralized cryptocurrency that seeks to serve as a mediary form of payment for financial institutions from around the world to better allow for cross border payments and asset transfers. Their team and track record are among some of the best in the crypto space.


Ethereum [B+]

Ethereum (ETH) is one of the first cryptocurrency projects to expand upon the potential future uses of blockchain technology. Ethereum offers programmers the ability to create smart contracts, decentralized applications, and ERC-20 tokens. Ethereum seeks to create a decentralized platform which others can leverage to advance their own infrastructure, whether it be personal, communal, or enterprise grade. Ethereum currently has some of the most prominent examples of adoption in the world of cryptocurrency.


Basic Attention Token [B+]

Basic Attention Token (BAT) is the cryptocurrency native to the Brave browser. Brave uses a built-in adblocker along with additional privacy features to deliver the purest internet browsing experience possible. Users of the Brave browser can opt in to see ads and are paid in BAT for every ad they choose to view. The BAT token can then be used to tip content creators through the browser effortlessly and seamlessly through a well designed user interface, or can be kept safe and secure to be sold on the market in the future.


Nano [B]

Nano (NANO) is a cryptocurrency that prides itself on very fast and feeless transactions as well as being more environmentally friendly compared to its competitors. Originally created to address the inefficiencies of older generation cryptocurrencies, Nano uses a block-lattice structure instead of a traditional blockchain structure to achieve its highly efficient outcomes in transaction processing.


Bitcoin [B-]

Bitcoin (BTC) is one of the world’s first cryptocurrencies that was created back in 2009 by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. It is currently the most valuable and well-known digital currency in the market. Bitcoin operates without the authority of a central bank or other manipulative entity, fulfilling its mission to become one of the fairest forms payment and stores of value in existence.

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