Terminology

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ADX
Average Directional Index

Is a technical analysis indicator used by traders to determine the strengh of a trend.

APR
Annual Percentage Rate

Is a percentage that represents the actual yearly cost of funds over the term of a loan income earned on a investment.

APY
Annual Percentage Yield

Is the rate of return gained over the course of a year of on a specific investment.

ATH
All Time High

The highest point that a cryptocurrency has been in history.

ATL
All Time Low

The lowest point that a cryptocurrency has been in history.

AUM
Asset Under Management

Measures the total market values of all the funds controlled by an individual or financial institution on behalf of their clients.

BC
BlockChain

A data structure that holds transactional records and while ensuring security, transparency and decentralization.

CDP
Collateralized Debt Position

Is held by locking collateral in smart contract to generate stable coin.

CEDEFI
Centralized Decentralized FInance

The perfect merger between centralized and decentralized finance, the gain is the best fonctionality between the both system.

CEX
Centralized Exchange

It's a cryptocurrency exchange that is operated by a company that owns it in a centralized manners.

CT
Crypto-Twitter
DAO
Decentralized Autonomous Organization

Is a entity with no central leadership, gouverned by a community organized around a specific set of rules enforced on a blockchain

Dapp
Decentralized APPlication

It's a open source software application that runs on a peer to peer blockchain.

DEFI
DEcentralized FInance

It's financial applications built on blockchain that enable digital transactions between multiples parties.

DEX
Decentralized EXchange

It's a crypto exchange that allows people to trade cryptocurrencies without to need a third party.

DPOS
Delegated Proof Of Stake

Is a verification and consensus mechanism in the blockchain.

DYOR
Do Your Own Research

You should never trust an ICO project team without first verifying any statements made with your own research.

eUTXO
Extended Unspent Transaction Output

Extends the UTXO by allowing output addresses to contain complex logic to decide which transaction can unlock them and by adding custom data to all inputs.

FOMO
Fear Of Missing Out

Fear of not being included in something that others are experencing.

FT
Fungible Token

They can be traded or exchanged for one another, each coin has the same value as any other coin of the same type at any given moment.

FUD
Fear Uncertainty Doubt

Refers to a general mindset of pessimism and sometimes false informations about a particular asset or market.

IOHK
Input Output Hong Kong

Is a research and development company committed to using the peer-to-peer innovations of blockchain to build accessible financial services for all.

IBO
Initial Bounty Offering

Is a resource calling structure to help build projects, implement its marketing plans and help to build a certain user base, contribution= coins.

ICO
Initial Coin Offering

Is a type of crowfunding, or crowdsale, using cryptocurrencies as a means of raising capital for early-stage companies.

IDO
Initial DEX Offering

Is a fundrasing method, crypto coin or token offering that happens in a decentralized exchange.

IEO
Initial Exchange Offering

Is a type of crowdfunding where crypto start-ups generate capital by listing through an exchange.

IFO
Initial Farm Offering

Helps DeFi projects raise capital through the farming feature offered by decentralized exchanges.

IGO
Initial Game Offering

An opportunity to invest in gaming projects at an early stage that have the potential to offer huge returns after their launch.

IL
Impermanent Loss
INO
Initial NFT Offering

A crypto crowdfunding solution where projects can raise funds by listing a set of NFTs via a launchpad.

ISPO
Initial Stake Pool Offering

Is a new crypto fundraising method exclusive to the CARDANO ecosystem, unlike existing fundrasing models, ISPOs are more inclusive, decentralized, equitable and secure.

ITO
Initial Token Offering

Are using by start-up to raise capital for the funding of the development of products and services.

KYC
Know Your Customer
LP
Liquidity Pool
LP Tokens
Liquidity Provider Tokens
MA
Moving Average
MACD
Moving Average Convergence Divergence
MC
Market Capitalization (Market Cap)
MVP
Minimum Viable Product
NFT
Non-Fungible Token

Cryptocurrencies that do not possess the property of fungibility.

NGMI
Not Gonna Make It

Means you will not be successful due to a bad decision or poor judgement.

NVI
Negative Volume Index
P2E
Play To Earn
P2P

It's a mechanic allow users to create value trough in game activity (use blockchain technology), rewards can be crypto or nft.

Peer to Peer

Using or being a network by which computers operated by individuals can share informations and resources directly without relying on a dedicated central server.

P2S
Play To Stake
PAB
Plutus Application Backend
POA
Proof Of Authority
POB
Proof Of Burn
POC
Proof Of Capacity
PoET
Proof Of Elapsed Time
POH
Proof of History
POI
Proof Of Importance
POIM
Proof Of Immutability
POS
Proof Of Stake
POW
Proof Of Work
ROI
Return On Investment
SDG
Sustainable Development Goals
STO
Security TOken
TAPOS
Transaction As a Proof Of Stake
TPS
Transactions Per Second
TVL
Total Value Locked
UTXO
Unspent Transaction Output
WAGMI
We All Gonna Make It

Is often expressed in reaction to good news or after taking actions that are generally believed to lead to successful outcomes.

WL
WhiteList

Refer to a list of pre-approved/approved entities allowed to take part in some endeavour, it's an acces control mechanisme.

WP
White Paper