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A falling knife refers to the price dive of an asset and denotes a downward momentum of the financial market.
A fan token is a cryptocurrency issued by a specific sports team and allows its holders to participate in the governing activities and attain exclusive rewards discounts.
The FATF Travel Rule requires virtual asset service providers to regulate information sharing for certain large transactions.
A cryptocurrency reward system usually on a website or app, that rewards users for completing certain tasks.
Fiat currency is “legal tender” backed by a central government, such as the Federal Reserve, and with its own banking system, such as fractional reserve banking. It can take the form of physical cash, or it can be represented electronically, such as with bank credit.
A fiat-on ramp is a way to get cryptocurrency from fiat, or regular money.
A coin, token or asset issued on a blockchain that is linked to a government or bank-issued currency.
The Fibonacci retracement method uses a set of key numbers called Fibonacci ratios to identify the support and resistance levels of an asset/stock/cryptocurrency.
The FATF is a global organization that sets global standards to combat money laundering and terrorist financing (AML/CFT).
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is a federal regulatory bureau of the United States Treasury.
The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (FINTRAC) of Canada is the nation’s financial intelligence agency.
First in, First Out (FIFO) is an inventory method used to specify your cost-basis when calculating your taxes.
The first-mover advantage refers to the launch of an innovative product or service which provides a head-start to a company by creating brand loyalty and penetrating markets before their future competitors.
Someone who has a small crypto investment.
A flash crash is a market condition where an asset’s price falls very rapidly within a very brief time interval.
A flash loan is a transaction in which a specific quantity of liquidity is borrowed and repaid in the same transaction or block.
Flash loan attacks are when malicious actors exploit a smart contract.
Flash loans are a type of uncollateralized lending used in decentralized finance (DeFi).
A hypothetical scenario where Ethereum's market cap overtakes Bitcoin's.
An investment strategy where you buy something with the goal of reselling for a profit later, usually in a short period of time.
An acronym that stands for "Fear of Missing Out."
Forks, or chain splits, create an alternate version of the blockchain, leaving two blockchains to run simultaneously.
When an entirely new program has been developed from source code, taken from an open source software.
A fractional stablecoin is one that is backed in two ways: collaterally-backed and algorithmically modified.
A fraud proof is a technological method that functions as a bond in a decentralized environment that uses Optimistic Rollups (ORs), which are sidechains that aim to reduce the costs and latency that dApps might encounter on a blockchain platform.
Front running is when you place a transaction in a queue when you have knowledge of a future transaction.
An acronym that stands for “Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.” It is a strategy to influence perception of certain cryptocurrencies or the cryptocurrency market in general by spreading negative, misleading or false information. *see FUDster.
Someone that is spreading FUD.
Nodes that download a blockchain’s entire history in order to observe and enforce its rules.
A method in which you research the underlying value of an asset by looking at the technology, team, growth prospects and other indicators. Some people perform fundamental analysis as part of an investment strategy called “value investing.”
Funding payments are periodic payments between traders. These are designed to reduce the discrepancy between the perpetual market price and the spot market price.
In cryptocurrency, fungibility is when a coin or token can be replaced by any other identical coin or token.
A futures contract is a standardized legal agreement to buy or sell a particular commodity or asset at a predetermined price at a specified time in the future.