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Ascending Triangle

An ascending triangle is a technical analysis term used to describe a chart pattern where a right triangle is created on a price chart by two trend lines. It is…

ASIC/ASIC Miner

Application Specific Integrated Circuit mining with a is a chip specifically created to execute one task, like solving the SHA-256 algorithm puzzle. It’s the most power efficient method of mining…

Asset

An asset is anything that holds value. Some common assets are stocks and bonds, real estate, precious metals, and of course currencies. While the ideal is for an asset to…

Asymmetric Key Algorithm

The asymmetric key algorithm is used in cryptocurrencies as a method for generating the unique identifiers known as public keys and private keys. They differ from symmetric key algorithms, where…

ATH – All Time High

Also known as ATH – A term used when a cryptocurrency breaks a price record. This highest price level of all-time is significant as it sets the bar for further…

Atomic Swaps

Atomic swaps are a way to exchange cryptocurrencies from different blockchains without a third party or intermediary such as an exchange – for example from Bitcoin to Ethereum. It is…

Attack Surface

In computer security, an attack surface refers to the number of places where a malicious user may be able to gain access to a system. In general, a computer running…

Austrian Economics

A tradition starting generally around the study of human action in St. Thomas Aquinas and the University of Salamanca, flowing through the scholastics to economists like Richard Cantillon, Turgot, and…

Backward Compatible

This means a change that will continue working with older versions of something. Often used in software, it also applies to cryptocurrencies and refers to a code change that creates…

Bagholder

It refers to a person that’s holding (instead of selling) a crypto-coin that is losing its value for good. Some reasons this could occur include a simple inattention to one’s…

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