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A property that defines the inability to be changed, especially over time.
Impermanent loss is when a liquidity provider has a temporary loss of funds because of volatility in a trading pair.
In-the-money and out-of-the-money are options trading mechanisms that allow investors to benefit from additional tools to work with the market.
Pre-approving smart contracts to enable the platform to spend any amount of your coins.
An infinite mint attack occurs when an unwanted entity or hacker mints an absurd ("infinite") amount of tokens within a protocol.
A general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
A novel way of launching a project that focuses on people contributing skills to a platform rather than money.
Short for Initial Coin Offering, an ICO is a type of crowdfunding, or crowdsale, using cryptocurrencies as a means of raising capital for early-stage companies.
An initial dex offering (IDX) is an alternative to an initial coin offering (ICO).
A type of crowdfunding where crypto start-ups generate capital by listing through an exchange.
Initial Farm Offering (IFO) helps DeFi projects raise capital through the farming feature offered by decentralized exchanges.
Initial game offerings (IGOs) provide individuals with an opportunity to invest in gaming projects at an early stage that have the potential to offer huge returns after their launch.
An initial public offering (IPO) is the process of a company offering shares for purchase on the stock market for the first time.
ITOs are similar to initial coin offerings — but have more of a focus on offering tokens with intrinsic utility in the form of software or usage in an ecosystem.
Insider trading happens when someone purchases or sells stocks while possessing private, material information about that stock.
When a large portion of a coin’s total supply is distributed to investors shortly after launch.
Instant settlement network allows participants to exchange digital assets in real-time from anywhere in the world.
An Institutional Investor is an organization or a legal entity that trades in the market on behalf of its clients that may be retail investors.
An exchange insurance fund is used to cover any unexpected losses from leveraged trading. This fund is used to prevent traders from bankruptcy in the event of liquidations.
The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is an American company founded in 2000 to purchase and operate global exchanges and clearing houses.
A time-dependent charge or return made in proportion to the amount of money deposited, borrowed or lent.
A person or entity that acts as the go-between different parties to bring about agreements or carry out directives.
An internal transaction, also known as a "message," is a byproduct of an EOA interaction with a contract address that results in Ether being transferred.
A meme is an image, a video, or a piece of text that is copied and spread rapidly by internet users. They are typically humorous but can also be critical as well.
Internet of Things (IoT) is a global interconnected network of devices, sensors and software that can collect and exchange data with each other in real-time over the Internet.
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are commercial entities that provide end-users with access to the internet.
Blockchain interoperability, or cross-chain interoperability, is the ability to see and share information across multiple blockchains.
The InterPlatery File System is a peer-to-peer, distributed system for storing and accessing files, as well as websites and applications, which relies on content addressing rather than location.
The intrinsic value of an asset depicts the asset’s actual worth based on a complex financial calculation rather than its current price.
Investing is when you put money in a financial scheme with the intent of making a gain.
Investment vehicles are the assets (classes) in which investors put their money with hopes to increase the value of their portfolio in the future.
An IOU, acronym for “I owe you,” is a document stating that one party owes a debt to another party.
IP addresses are unique numeric addresses assigned to devices connected to the internet or a local network.