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An independent blockchain running its own network with its own technology and protocol.
Mainnet swap refers to the shift of a cryptocurrency project from one blockchain network to another (which in most cases is its own native blockchain network).
Malware or malicious software refers to harmful programs utilized by bad actors to illegally access and/or compromise a computer, network or server.
a man-in-the-middle attack (MITM) attack is a general term for a cyberattack where a perpetrator positions himself in a conversation between two parties either to secretly eavesdrop.
When an investor’s account value falls below the margin maintenance amount.
A practice where a trader uses borrowed funds from a broker to trade a cryptocurrency.
An area or arena, online or offline, in which commercial dealings are conducted.
Total capitalization of a cryptocurrency’s price. It is one of the ways to rank the relative size of a cryptocurrency. *see Circulating Supply.
The maker places an order (to buy or sell at a quoted price), while a taker accepts that placed order (to execute the buy or sell at the quoted price)
A purchase or sale of a cryptocurrency on an exchange at the current best available price.
Through signaling, market participants are essentially creating a volatile market which can help to point out the opportunities to the investors.
Masternodes are a server maintained by its owner, somewhat like full nodes, but with additional functionalities such as anonymizing transactions, clearing transactions, and participating in governance and voting. It was initially popularized by Dash to reward owners of these servers for maintaining a service for the blockchain.
The best approximation of the maximum amount of coins that will ever exist in the lifetime of the cryptocurrency. *see Circulating Supply and Total Supply.
A medium of exchange can be seen as an intermediary instrument or system that is used to facilitate a sale, purchase or even trade of goods between parties. 
Megahashes per second (MH/s) is a unit of measurement that equals one million hashes per second.
Memecoins are the crypto tokens created as a joke or meme and claim to offer huge gains to holders.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is defined as a written agreement between two or more parties, which is legally-non binding.
A mempool is the node's collection of all of the unconfirmed transactions that it has seen.
A tree structure in cryptography, in which every leaf node is labelled with the hash of a data block and every non-leaf node is labelled with the cryptographic hash of the labels of its child nodes. Hash trees allow efficient and secure verification of the contents of blockchains, as each change propagates upwards so verification can be done by simply looking at the top hash.
An online digital wallet that allows users to manage, transfer and receive Ethereum, operating as an extension to a regular browser.
A metaverse is a digital universe that contains all the aspects of the real world, such as real-time interactions and economies. It offers a unique experience to end-users.
A digital asset with a very small market capitalization is referred to as a micro-cap stock/asset/cryptocurrency in the financial sector.
One millionth of a bitcoin or 0.000001 of a bitcoin. Often confused as a fork of Bitcoin.
A micropayment is essentially a small transaction that is carried out online and can be as small as a fraction of a cent.
A business model where very small payments can be made in exchange for common digital goods and services, such as pages of an ebook or items in a game.
Mid cap is a measure derived from a mathematical computation that determines the market value of a cryptocurrency with a market capitalization ranging from $1 billion to $10 billion.
MilliBitcoin, also known as μBTC, is a sub-unit of Bitcoin which is equivalent to the one-thousandth of a BTC, the most famous and valuable cryptocurrency in the world.
Mimetic theory explains human behavior and culture, and when understood contextually in economics, it deals with how things become desirable to individuals.
Some cryptocurrencies have a system through which miners can be rewarded with newly-created cryptocurrencies for creating blocks through contributing their hash power. Cryptocurrencies with this ability to generate new cryptocurrencies through the process of confirmation is said to be mineable. * Not Mineable Some cryptocurrencies are generated only through other mechanisms, such as annual inflation through staking. These cryptocurrencies are said to be not mineable.
Minecraft is a video game where players can essentially create and break apart different kinds of blocks in a three-dimensional world.
Miner extractable value (MEV) is a measure of the profit a miner can make through their ability to arbitrarily include, exclude, or re-order transactions within the blocks they produce. 
Contributors to a blockchain taking part in the process of mining. They can be professional miners or organizations with large-scale operations, or hobbyists who set up mining rigs at home or in the office.
A minimum viable product (MVP) is a product that has enough features to attract early-adopter customers and validate a product idea.
A process where blocks are added to a blockchain, verifying transactions. It is also the process through which new bitcoin or some altcoins are created.
Another term for cloud mining, where users can rent or invest in mining capacity online.
The mining difficulty of a cryptocurrency is how difficult it is to find the right hash for the next block.