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Circulating Supply

By CoinGecko | Updated on Aug 12, 2021
Circulating supply can be defined as the supply that is currently in the hands of the general public.In the case of fairly mined proof-of-work systems (eg. Bitcoin), the total supply is approximately equivalent to the circulating supply, as there are no token generation events which puts large amounts of tokens in the hands of a select few.On the contrary, initial coin offering (ICO) which have token generation events typically have a lower circulating supply vs. the total supply, such that: Circulating supply = Total Supply - Team tokens - Foundation tokens - Locked tokens

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All-Time-High (ATH)
The highest point (in price, in market capitalization) that a cryptocurrency has been in history.
Over The Counter (OTC)
It refers to the process that cryptocurrencies are being traded outside exchange and it is done directly between two parties
Cold Wallet
Wallets that are offline and require physical access to certain devices (eg. hardware wallet, paper wallets)
STO
Security Token Offering (STO) refers to a public offering for tokenized digital securities, or in short security tokens traded in cryptocurrency exchanges.
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