All the terms from the world of Cryptocurrencies that help you understand the topics better and allow you to start trading with confidence.
Anti-money laundering regulations prevent illegal activities on centralised exchanges.
Automated Market Makers are smart contracts adopted by decentralised exchanges to automatically execute orders.
Tools that simplify the development of apps and web services.
The annual percentage rate you receive for an investment or loan.
A metric often used in DeFi, it indicates the percentage return per year you receive on an investment or loan.
Devices dedicated to mining certain cryptocurrencies.
ATH and ATL
Acronyms used to indicate the maximum and minimum price of a cryptocurrency.
On the Ethereum blockchain, accounts are the foundation of the decentralised ledger and they are usually associated with a wallet address.
An online collector of similar content or services from different sources for easy access. An example is Yearn Finance
A way of distributing a new cryptocurrency on the market
The procedure applied to solve a problem.
Cryptocurrencies that followed Bitcoin as alternative solutions.
Buying and selling in different markets in order to take advantage of the disparity in prices.
A verification process that ensures the correct functioning of software.
A market phase characterised by price lows.
In a bullish market, a Bear Trap is a downward price movement that can confuse investors.
A standard for measuring the performance of a financial instrument or market.
Bid and Ask
In the order book, these are the prices at which an asset is offered or demanded.
The longest-lived cryptocurrency on the market and the first application of blockchain.
The percentage ratio between Bitcoin's market cap and that of the entire crypto market.
Black Swan Event
An unexpected event that has a significant effect.
The set of encrypted transactions that, connected to other blocks, makes up a blockchain.
The number of blocks in a blockchain starting from the genesis block.
A technology based on cryptography that enables decentralised and uncensored execution of any type of transaction.
Software that allows users to view all transactions and data exchanged on a given blockchain.
A process in which cryptocurrencies are blocked as a form of commitment to obtain benefits or the right to perform certain activities in a network.
The balance point between losses and gains, income and expenditure.
In a price chart, the breaking of a resistance or support leading to an increase in volatility and trading volumes.
In blockchain technology, it is a connection that allows interaction between different blockchains.
A market where there is an upward price trend
Market phase characterised by a bullish trend, associated with positive investor sentiment.
In a bearish market, a bull trap is an upward price movement that, like a trap, can be deceptive.
Buy Wall and Sell Wall
High number of purchases or sales demanded at a certain price.
Cashback involves a partial reimbursement of funds spent in a transaction.
Centralised finance is the centralised counterpart of DeFi, but should not be confused with traditional finance.
The number of units of a cryptocurrency available on the market.
A cryptocurrency that is natively based on its blockchain
A way to remove cryptocurrency units from the circulating supply.
Type of staking that requires the use of a cold wallet
Wallets that are not connected to the internet.
A decentralised way to validate transactions on blockchain.
Online fundraising open to anyone.
A financial service that allows lending and borrowing cryptocurrencies on a centralised or decentralised platform
Virtual currency based on cryptography and blockchain.
The branch of computer science that studies secure communication methods.
A type of crypto wallet in which third parties hold the owner's private keys.
Managing one's wallet by knowing its private key
The Decentralised Autonomous Organisation is a form of automated blockchain governance.
Decentralised application allowing the use of a blockchain-based service.
A Decentralised Exchange allows cryptocurrency trading without intermediaries and directly on the blockchain.
Distributed Ledger Technologies are technologies based on an immutable ledger of transactions, the control of which is distributed.
Hierarchical server system that, on the Internet, associates each domain name with an IP address.
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Decentralised Finance includes all blockchain-based and decentralised financial solutions.
It is said of a system governed by the consensus of its participants and without a central authority or hierarchy.
A variant of Proof-of-Stake in which the stake is transferred to delegates who act as validators.
Removing a cryptocurrency from an exchange's offering.
A Denial of Service is a computer attack that aims to make a network or service inaccessible.
The possibility for an attacker to spend the same amount twice if the payment system does not have a mechanism to prevent this.
Monetary policy characterised by low interest rates and higher levels of employment aimed at fostering economic growth.
Indicator that calculates the difference between the maximum and minimum price of an asset over a specific time period.
The Ethereum token standard that has enabled hundreds of projects to launch their own cryptocurrency on Ethereum.
ETFs are passively managed investment funds that replicate the value of a reference index called a benchmark.
Services facilitating the purchase and sale of digital assets based on daily market prices.
Fear Of Missing Out is an expression often used in the context of trading and cryptocurrencies.
Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt refers to a negative market sentiment
A market situation in which the observed price trend is different from that predicted by an investor, falsifying their expectations.
Fan Tokens are utility tokens that allow sports teams to connect with their fans.
Commission paid for the execution of transactions.
Legal tender, i.e. the official currency adopted by a government.
A sector that combines finance and technology, where companies develop technologically innovative financial services.
Increase in the value of an asset, in an excessive way, given its intrinsic value.
The financial market is a regulated space where financial securities can be bought and sold.
The minimum price at which an asset can be purchased.
The Foreign Exchange Market allows fiat currency trading.
It is the property of a means of payment to be divisible into equal parts to facilitate the exchange of goods.
A contract that regulates the execution of a transaction at a predetermined price on a specific date.
The halving of the reward given to miners for producing Bitcoin blockchain blocks.
A division of the blockchain due to the incompatibility of the new version of the protocol with the previous one.
A cryptographic function that serves to identify each block of the blockchain.
'Hard' monetary policies aimed at raising interest rates to combat inflation.
A cryptocurrency wallet connected to the internet.
Organisation that manages domain names on the Internet and assigns IP addresses.
An event where a newly created cryptocurrency is sold to distribute it on the market and promote it.
An event hosted by an exchange where a newly created cryptocurrency is sold to distribute it on the market and promote it.
Numeric strings that uniquely identify every resource to the network
The gradual increase in the prices of a market or currency.
The ability to exchange data with other platforms, including those based on different types of blockchain, as well as with the off-chain world.
Protocol that operates on the basis of a blockchain to improve network scalability and efficiency.
A buy or sell order that is executed only when the cryptocurrency reaches the set price.
Proof-of-Stake variant in which tokens are not staked but liquid.
Staking mode that allows one's stake to be used in other protocols.
How easy it is to convert a cryptocurrency or financial instrument into fiat money or the base currency.
The inclusion of a token or cryptocurrency within an exchange’s market.
The total value of all the coins or tokens of a cryptocurrency in circulation.
Companies or organised entities that, in partnership with an exchange, are always willing to buy and sell a cryptocurrency.
A factor capable of influencing the development of a market and the level of prices.
Instant buy or sell at the next best price available on the market.
A perceived tendency of financial markets to move in a particular direction over time.
Digital platform in which users take part in shared experiences, immersed in an online virtual environment, sometimes based on blockchain
The process of creating new blocks for a blockchain in exchange for cryptocurrency rewards.
A company that bases its business on mining, by collecting a large number of powerful mining devices.
Difficulty level of the cryptographic problems to be solved to mine a Bitcoin block.
Minting is the process of registration and creation of new digital assets on the blockchain, like tokens of NFTs.
When the price of a cryptocurrency rises very fast, they say it soars 'to the moon'.
A multisig wallet is a type of crypto wallet that requires two or more private keys to perform transactions.
Mutual funds are financial instruments that combine the capital of several investors into a single asset.
A Non-Fungible Token is a unique asset registered on the blockchain.
An NFT domain is a decentralised Internet domain managed by smart contracts and registered on the blockchain.
The set of interconnected computers, called nodes, on which the blockchain of a given cryptocurrency is based.
Device connected to a blockchain and participating in its network.
Non custodial wallet
A crypto wallet in which the owner retains custody of the private keys.
Transaction that is not performed on the blockchain.
Any process executed or recorded on the blockchain
Open-source software is public and available for anyone to reuse.
A service that collects data not available on blockchain, verifies it and provides it to smart contracts
The list of all the prices at which traders are willing to trade a certain amount of cryptocurrency on an exchange.
Una rete peer-to-peer permette agli utenti di scambiare dati senza intermediari.
Two currencies traded against each other on a crypto or forex exchange
Exchange-traded markets created for the purpose of trading the outcome of events.
The behaviour of the price of a financial instrument over time.
Cryptographic code that gives access to a wallet.
A consensus mechanism based on putting cryptocurrencies at stake in order to contribute to the blockchain.
A consensus mechanism for blockchain based on the computing power of mining.
Cryptographic code that identifies a wallet on the blockchain.
A strategy that inflates the price of a cryptocurrency to generate profits only for those who implement it.
It is a type of Proof-of-Stake in which validators are chosen randomly and anonymously thanks to the VRF function.
A value that measures the return generated by an investment.
A sudden and rapid rise in the price of an asset or market index, caused by increased demand from investors.
Organisation that deals with the sale and registration of domain names.
Organisations that manage all information relating to top-level domains.
A chart describing the performance of a pair of cryptocurrencies by comparing their price performance.
Financial compensation paid to the creator of an NFT following its secondary purchase.
US government agency that regulates securities markets.
The pseudonym of the creator or group of Bitcoin developers. Their true identity is unknown and they no longer have an online presence.
How much an asset is available and consequently how much value it has.
Sequence of 12 or 24 words used to retrieve access to a wallet.
Fragments' of blockchain operating in parallel.
The difference between the execution price of an order and the price entered in the order.
An agreement in digital form that allows actions to be triggered automatically if certain conditions are met.
Cryptocurrencies pegged to the price of a stable asset such as a fiat currency or precious metal.
Total amount of cryptocurrency being staked
Depositing and holding cryptocurrencies on certain blockchains to obtain cryptocurrency incentives.
Derivatives of staking systems whose value depends on the performance of the staked native tokens and the amount of rewards issued by the network
The joint staking of several people's cryptocurrencies with the aim to increase the rewards
A trading order that allows you to set a price at which another order is triggered.
Supply and demand
In economics, supply and demand correspond to the two main market variables and describe the behaviour of those who buy and sell goods or services.
Support and resistance
Support and resistance are two technical analysis tools used to monitor the price trend of an asset.
The conversion of tokens into other tokens on a decentralised exchange.
The domain extension placed at the end of a URL address,located at the highest point in the DNS hierarchy.
Total amount of crypto blocked in a DeFi protocol or decentralised application (dApp).
A blockchain network used for testing new applications and features in a secure environment.
Digital unit of value based on a third-party protocol.
Young (YNG) is the Utility Token at the heart of the entire Young Platform ecosystem.
An economic model that regulates the distribution and use of a project's cryptocurrency.
Total supply is the quantity of tokens emitted by a crypto project.
Trading is a speculative activity of buying and selling financial assets, with the goal of making a profit.
Exchange of value, property or data between two parties.
Transactions per second (TPS)
Literally 'transactions per second', it is a measure of the speed of a blockchain.
Stringa di caratteri associata in String of characters uniquely associated with a resource on the World Wide Web. univoca ad una risorsa sul World Wide Web.
The Unspent Transaction Output is the amount of cryptocurrency resulting from a transaction on certain blockchains, which can be the input for future transactions.
Utility tokens are cryptocurrencies that enable exchanges of services, benefits or functions within a crypto ecosystem.
Software that allows you to send, receive and store your cryptocurrencies.
The string of characters that identifies a cryptocurrency wallet.
A term often associated with the idea of the 'Semantic Web' and data interoperability, it represents the next phase of the Internet.
Third historical phase of the web, during which the economic and technological system of the internet changes thanks to the tools offered by blockchain.
Technical and informative document used by cryptocurrency projects to present their technological proposal.
A whitelist (or allowlist) in the blockchain sector is a list of addresses that have early access to an ICO or NFT collection.
A token representing the value of a cryptocurrency in another blockchain standard.