DerivativesBy CoinGecko | Updated on Mar 03, 2020
Derivatives are financial instruments whose value is derived from an underlying asset (e.g. Crude Oil, Gold, Bitcoin etc). Compared to spot markets where the underlying asset changes ownership, in derivatives markets, traders trade contracts rather than the actual assets.
Share this with a friend!
A Merkle tree is also known as a hash tree in cryptography. It is a tree where every lead node is labelled with cryptographic hash of a data block, and every non-leaf node is labelled with the hash of the labels of its child nodes. It is used to verify of data stored within it and transferable in and between computers.
A common term used to describe downward market movement, or to describe the action of selling an individuals holdings.
Interoperability refers to the property of product/systems that are able to work with products/systems that are different without any restrictions.
Microtransaction is a system that made very small payments possible in buying the common digital goods and services, such as purchasing items in a game.
Hungry for more knowledge?Back to Glossary or Subscribe to our newsletter.