Ring SignatureBy CoinGecko | Updated on Mar 03, 2020
Initially designed in 2001, ring signatures was proposed as a method to "leak a secret". For example, a ring signature could be used to provide an anonymous signature from "a high-ranking White House official", without revealing which official signed the message. Ring signatures are similar to group signatures but differ in two key ways: first, there is no way to revoke the anonymity of an individual signature, and second, any group of users can be used as a group without additional setup. This signature implementation was then incorporated in cryptocurrency design which gave birth to Monero and other privacy coins.
Zero Confirmation Transaction
Another name for "unconfirmed transaction"
Shorthand for "Test Network", testnets are staging areas for experimenting new blockchain features.
"Moon" or "To the moon" is a crypto slang that describes an exclamation when the cryptocurrencies prices are rising and when it hit the peak, the coin is said to be "mooning".
Total processing power of a blockchain or what is the same, are the amount of hash values that can be made in a period of time.
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