Cryptocurrency

Par CoinGecko | Mis à jour le Mar 03, 2020
A form of digital currency that utilizes cryptographic protocols to record ownership, prevent counterfeit (when ownership and transaction gets logged onto the blockchain). Bitcoin is one of the most successful examples which combines peer-to-peer networking, cryptography and incentivization by design to create a cryptocurrency.

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Segregated Witness (SegWit)
A soft fork implementation to change the Bitcoin Protocol's transaction format to address Bitcoin's scalability issues whilst introducing new features.
Proof of Work (PoW)
A consensus algorithm in which a block is validated via mathematical hashing
Nonce
Abbreviation for ‘number only used once’ It is of vital importance next to the hash in the verification of data from the Bitcoin blockchain network.
ASIC Resistant
A term used to describe cryptocurrency proof-of-work protocols that are resistant to Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC), by packing in various parameters that make it difficult for ASICs to have a competitive edge against consumer hardwares.
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