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An acronym for application-specific integrated circuit — a device designed for the sole purpose of mining cryptocurrencies.
This term usually applies to blockchains and mining algorithms, designed to give no benefit for ASICs over consumer grade hardware.
The minimum price that a seller is willing to accept for an asset. The ask price is also sometimes referred to as the offer price.
Asset-backed tokens are digital claims on a physical asset and are backed by that asset.
Assets under management measures the total market values of all the funds controlled by an individual or financial institution on behalf of their clients.
The practice of disguising marketing campaigns or otherwise sponsored messaging as the unprompted views of genuine community members.
Events that do not occur simultaneously or at the same rate are referred to as asynchronous.
The transfer of cryptocurrency from one party to another, without the use of an exchange or other intermediary.
AtomicDEX offers a cryptocurrency wallet and DEX in one application that is available for multiple platforms.
An attestation ledger is an account book designed to provide evidence of individual transactions. It is generally used to “attest” that a financial transaction took place, or to prove authenticity of transactions or products.
An auction is a public sale through a bidding process where an asset is sold to the highest bidder.
An audit is a process where developers inspect the underlying code and/or algorithm that compose systems and applications.
Augmented Reality (AR) is an immersive experience that improves the value and usage of real-world items using computer-generated intuitive information sent through a variety of sensory modalities such as sound, touch, smell, and sight.
Authentication is a process that confirms a user's identity using passwords, SMS codes, fingerprints, and other forms of ownership proofs before granting access to sensitive and/or personal information.
An automated market maker (AMM) is a system that provides liquidity to the exchange it operates in through automated trading.
The average directional index (ADX) is a technical indicator that measures how strong a market trend is by using price moving averages and is represented by figures ranging between 1 and 100, where a larger value suggesting a stronger trend.