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 compat...
Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 at 2:28 AM
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 Smart Key and private key?
A SmartKey, also known as a mnemonic phrase or seed, is what you will use to recover your Universal Wallet if your phone is ever lost or stolen, or when you...
Sat, 7 Jul, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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