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ANN

The meaning of this word is “Announcement.” It is used in forum discussions or when the launch of a new cryptocurrency project is announced

ATH

Also known as “All time high.” The word is used to describe cryptocurrencies with huge success that have achieved all of their goals, and they are trading on their highest price ever achieved.

Active Management

This is an investing strategy employed by fund managers who aim to outperform an index or market in order to generate profits.

Address

This is a string of text which designates the location of a particular wallet on the blockchain. Often a hashed version of a public key.

Algorithm

This is a sequence of unambiguous instructions used for the purpose of solving a problem.

Allocation

The proportion of tokens or equity that can be earned, purchased, or set aside for a certain investor, team, group, organization, or other related entity.

Altcoin

This is the short version of “Alternative coin.” Simply said “altcoin” is every other cryptocurrency different than the main ones – Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple.

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

This is a framework which consists of legal and regulatory procedures to minimize and curb the flow of funds that are generated from illegal or dubious activities.

Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)

This is an Integrated Circuit customized for maximum performance in a particular use, rather than general-purpose use.

Ask Price

This is the lowest price a seller is willing to accept on their sell order when trading an asset on an exchange.

Asynchronous

It means events in electronic systems that don't happen at the same time or speed, or happen independent of the main program flow.

Attack surface

A software environment where an attacker can attempt to enter or extract data from the system.

ASIC-resistant

This kind of cryptocurrency has its protocol and mining algorithm configured in such a way that using ASIC machines to mine the coin is either impossible or brings no significant benefit in comparison to traditional GPU mining.

Absolute Advantage

When one party has a direct advantage in efficiency in producing/providing a specific good or service over another party.

Ad Hoc

This is a phrase of Latin origin. In modern English it means "for this purpose" or "specifically for this".

Airdrop

This is the distribution of digital assets to the public, either by virtue of holding a certain other token or simply by virtue of being an active wallet address on a particular blockchain.

All or None Order (AON)

An order which should be filled in its entirety or not at all when once placed. This prevents any partial filling of orders.

Alpha

This is the first edition of a product released by a team, consisting of the earliest version of a primitive, basic software or product.

Angel Investor

This is a wealthy investor that seek out opportunities to provide funding for entrepreneurs or start-up companies.

Application Programming Interface (API)

This is a collection of functions and procedures which allow users to interact with the data of an application or service, such as an exchange, to execute the features of the service programmatically.

Arbitrage

It means buying and selling assets over different markets in order to take advantage of different prices on the same asset.

Asset Management

This is a system or method which helps individuals or companies manage assets. It could be either on behalf of their clients or their own.

Atomic Swap

This is a smart contract technology which enables the exchange of one cryptocurrency for another without using centralized intermediaries, such as exchanges.

Auction

This is a life event where assets or services are negotiated through a bidding process, which is often led by an auctioneer.

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BEP-2

This is a technical standard which defines a set of rules for the issuance and management of tokens in the Binance Chain ecosystem.

BEP-721

This is a technical standard which defines a set of rules for the issuance of NFTs in the Binance Smart Chain ecosystem.

BUIDL

This is a term which refers to keeping your heads down and focusing on building your product. It was originally derived from HODL.

Bags

This is the portfolio of coins and tokens one is holding. Very often it is related to a poorly performing bag of assets which investors insist to hold.

Bearwhale

A person who owns a massive amount of cryptocurrencies and uses them to manipulate the crypto market by driving the price down in order to profit from it later.

Beta (Coefficient)

This is a tool used to measure the volatility of an asset, compared to the volatility of a specific portfolio or market index.

Bid Price

This is the value which buyers offer for an asset, such as a commodity, security, or cryptocurrency.

Binance Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF)

This is the world's first decentralized charity platform which advocates the concept of "blockchain for social good".

Binance Ecosystem Fund (BEF)

This is an initiative by Binance for collaboration with partners who care about the blockchain/ cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Bit

The meaning of this term is a unit which designates a sub-unit of 1 Bitcoin. For example, a single Bitcoin is equal to 1,000,000 bits.

Bitcoin Address

It is a unique personal identifier that plays the role of a virtual location where cryptocurrencies can be sent. It isn’t intended to be permanent and cannot hold a balance.

Bitcoin Dominance

This is the ratio of Bitcoin's market capitalization, compared to the sum of the market capitalizations of all cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Wallet

The name of a software program that stores bitcoins. It can hold an unlimited amount of addresses and gives ownership of the balance inside to its user.

BEP-20

This is a token standard on Binance Smart Chain which extends ERC-20, the most common Ethereum token standard. It is like a framework for tokens which defines how they can be spent, who can spend them and other rules for their usage. Due to its similarity to Binance Chain's BEP-2 and Ethereum's ERC-20, it's compatible with both.

BNB

BNB or Binance Coin is one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges globally. It is used for receiving exchange trading fee discounts among other utilities. It was launched by Binance after an initial coin offering that ended on 3rd July 2017.

Bagholder

This is a crypto investor or trader who is supporting a certain cryptocurrency for far too long even if it’s dead or abandoned.

Bear Market

This is a negative trend in prices of a market. It is widely used not only in the cryptocurrency space but also in the traditional markets.

Benchmark

This is a measurement standard which can be used to measure the performance of a particular asset or investment portfolio.

Beta (Release)

Beta stage comes after the Alpha stage. It is an early version of a program for users to test and for a team to get feedback.

Bid-Ask Spread

This is the difference between the lowest asking price and the highest bid price on the order book for an asset.

Binance Community Vote

When the community has the chance to vote for their favourite project to win a free listing on Binance.

Binance Labs

This is a social impact fund and an initiative to invent, invest, and empower blockchain and cryptocurrency entrepreneurs, projects, and communities.

Bitcoin

This is the name of the first cryptocurrency, created in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto. Nowadays this is the most famous and expensive currency on the crypto market.

Bitcoin Core

Bitcoin Core was initially released by Satoshi. This is the leading implementation of the software which enables users to interact with the Bitcoin network.

Bitcoin Pizza

This is the first known transaction where Bitcoin was exchanged for a physical good. A Florida man, called Laszlo Hanyecz paid 10,000 BTC for two pizzas.

Black Swan Event

This is an event which is often entirely unexpected and differs from the expected result causing widespread ramifications.

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