Terms & References

A core part of our mission at Smith and Crown is to provide education on all things related to cryptofinance and blockchain. We’ve compiled this list of terms and definitions that we hope will serve as a useful reference for our readers.


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51% Attack

a
AddressAltcoinAML

b
Bitcoin WhitepaperBlock HeaderBlock Template

c
Coin AgeCold StorageCypherpunk
Coin MixingCryptographically Secure Random Number Generator

d
DDoSDifficultyDust
Delegated Proof of StakeDouble Spend

e
ECSDAEnergy-Multiuse

f
Faucet (Bitcoin Faucet)Free Transaction Relay Policy

g
Genesis BlockGPU

h
Hard ForkHashHD Wallet
Hardware WalletHashcash

i
IPCO/ICO (Initial Public Coin Offering)

k
Kimoto’s Gravity Well

m
mBTCMicropaymentMulti-Signature/Multisig
Merkle TreeMining Pool

n
NLockTime

o
One-Way FunctionOrphan Block (Stale Block)

p
Paper WalletProof of StakePublic-key cryptography
PeelingProof of WorkPump and Dump
Proof of ImportancePublic-key cryptography

s
SatoshiSelfish Mining (block withholding attack)Silk Road Marketplace
ScryptSHA-256Soft Fork

u
uBTCUnspent Transaction Outputs (UTXO)