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FinCEN

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. A Bureau of the United States Treasury Department dedicated to combating financial crime, money laundering and maintaining national security. It has three distinct facets: law enforcement,…

Finney, Szabo

These are names for smaller denominations of Ether, with a Finney = 1/1,000,000,000,000 ETH and a Szabo = 1/1,000,000,000,000,000 ETH. These denomination names came from real life people, with the…

Flag Pattern

The Flag Pattern is a consolidation pattern on price charts, and forms because investors are testing the current trend in price. During the consolidation period that forms the flag, which…

Flipping

Flipping is an investment strategy where an asset is purchased with the intent of selling it quickly for a profit. Typically the term is used to describe real estate investing,…

Flood attack

Similar to a DDoS attack, a flood attack ‘floods’ the mempool with -> transactions. In a functional fee market, this raises transaction fees and limits the capacity of the network.…

Fontas

Fontas is a person or coordinated group of people who have been implicated in several “pump-and-dump” schemes in the cryptocurrency space. The identity of Fontas is unknown, but they have…

Forging

Forging is the name of the process that adds blocks in a cryptocurrency that works on a proof of stake consensus mechanism.

Fork

A situation where a blockchain splits into two separate chains. Forks generally happen in the crypto-world when new ‘governance rules’ are built into the blockchain’s code, therefore giving birth to…

Frontier, Homestead, Metropolis, Serenity

These are the four planned stages in the development of Ethereum. We are currently in the Homestead phase, with the Metropolis fork partially completed in October 2017 with the Byzatium…

FUD

FUD is an acronym for “Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt” – Baseless negativity spread intentionally by someone that wants the price of something to drop. It originated in the marketing world,…

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