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A Beginner’s Guide to Financial Investments and Buying Stocks
For those looking to increase their personal wealth, investing in stocks and shares can…
A Beginners Guide to Forks
If you are new in the crypto space, you have probably been seeing the…
A Complete Guide to Cryptocurrency Airdrops
Cryptocurrency airdrops are fast becoming an integral feature in the crypto scene. An increasing…

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Bear/Bearish
When a market is trending in a negative direction, it’s said to be bearish.…
Broker
A broker is a third-party in between you (the investor) and the financial markets…

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Chainwashing
Coined by Tim Swanson of R3, chainwashing is a way to describe the hype…
Cold Storage
When you own any cryptocurrency, you need a place to store it. These places…
Cryptocurrency Investing
The crypto world is full of clever ideas and innovations. With these ideas and…

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Decentralization
When there is no single point of control, a network is decentralized. This is…
Distributed Ledger
A ledger is a record of information/data. A blockchain chunks data into blocks and…

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EVM
Otherwise known as Ethereum Virtual Machine, EVM is the software that allows a computer…
Exchange
When you want to buy a particular cryptocurrency, you use an exchange. Exchanges are…

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FIAT
This is the term used in the crypto world to describe traditional currencies such…
FOMO
Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is a term used to describe someone that invests…
FUD
Fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is a term used to describe a negative outlook…

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Hard Fork
A hard fork is when a new blockchain is created and supersedes the old…
Hardware Wallet
When you store your cryptos offline, you’ll use a hardware wallet. This is typically…
HOLD
This is the crypto term for hold i.e. not selling the coins you own.

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ICO
A form of fundraising, initial coin offerings (ICOs) allows a company to create their…
ICON
A South Korean-based company, ICON is a blockchain that’s designed to connect independent blockchains.…
IOTA
This is a distributed ledger designed to facilitate transactions between devices connected to the…

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Market Cap
Market cap is a currency’s market capitalization. This is the coin’s price or value…
Mining
The process of creating a cryptocurrency is known as mining. It involves computers solving…
Mooning
When the value of a cryptocurrency reaches a new high, it’s said to have…

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On Balance Volume (OBV)
The OBV is an indicator that helps to predict price changes. It is based…

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Peer to Peer
This is another way of saying computer-to-computer or person-to-person.
Private Key
Part of a crypto wallet, private keys are secret numbers that allow coins to…
Proof of Stake
In some blockchains, the people/nodes are ranked based on the number of coins they…

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Relative strength index (RSI Indicator)
The the RSI (Relative Strength Index ) is an indicator for a technical analysis.…
ROI
Each investment you make will have a return on investment (ROI). Your job is…

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Satoshi
This is a unit of currency in the Bitcoin blockchain. A Satoshi is equal…
Securities
A security is a term used to describe a tradable asset. In the crypto…
Sharding
In an effort to improve the scalability of blockchains, sharding has been floated as…

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Tank
When the performance of a cryptocurrency takes a negative turn, it’s said to tank.…
Technical Analysis (TA)
The acronym for technical analysis, TA looks at historical price data as indicators to…
The Top Platforms for Cryptocurrency Trading | Cointext.com
Introduction Cryptocurrencies are, in layman’s terms, digital money which can be used, often anonymously,…

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Wallet
A cryptocurrency wallet is a place where you keep your coins. There are two…
Whale
A big money investor is known as a whale.
What are cryptocurrencies?
To make informed decisions and get the most out of investing in cryptocurrencies, it’s…
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