Cryptopedia

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Airdrops
A way of distributing free cryptocurrency or tokens to users. This can occur by simply holding an account with a partnered exchange or holding a compatible c...
Sun, 18 Mar, 2018 at 4:31 PM
What is a BIP?
BIP stands for Bitcoin Improvement Proposal. A BIP is a standardized way of introducing proposals for alterations to a variety of elements of Bitcoin, inclu...
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018 at 10:11 AM
What is the difference between a seed and private key?
A seed, also known as a mnemonic phrase, is what you will use to recover your Universal Wallet if your phone is ever lost or stolen, or when you decide to u...
Sat, 10 Mar, 2018 at 4:15 PM
BIP-32
BIP-32 describes what Hierarchical Deterministic wallets (HD wallets) are and how they operate. An HD wallet is a system for deriving seemingly infinite pri...
Wed, 2 May, 2018 at 9:33 AM
BIP-39
When creating a cryptocurrency wallet, a mnemonic phrase is sometimes generated in order to provide an easier way to remember your private key, instead of h...
Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 at 2:02 PM
BIP-44
BIP-44 defines a logical hierarchy for deterministic wallets and expands on the capabilities of the HD wallet as defined in BIP-32 to allow for different co...
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018 at 2:39 PM
Bitcoin
The original cryptocurrency created by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. Allowing for near instant transactions of value in a P2P way, it operates as an decentralize...
Wed, 25 Apr, 2018 at 5:26 PM
Blocks / Blockchain
Refers to a public ledger, or database, that in theory cannot be changed without consensus. This immutability allows for data within that database to perfor...
Wed, 21 Mar, 2018 at 5:33 PM
Consensus
Defined as any agreement by a given majority, often placed at 51%. If 51% of people, or entities on a network, agree to a certain condition, be that a value...
Sun, 18 Mar, 2018 at 4:36 PM
What is a Cryptocurrency?
Any type of currency that is transferred via a blockchain, using decentralized and cryptographic protocols. By using these protocols, the value of the data ...
Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 at 10:21 AM