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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Dictionary

A complete list of crypto definitions

Cryptocurrency and blockchain glossary

Commonly used terms in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency

Terms commonly used in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency

Double Spending

With digital currency, there is a risk that the holder could make a copy of the digital token and send it to a merchant or another party while retaining the original. Not to mention that the cryptocurrency world is in constant interaction with the internet.


Therefore, things such as data breaches and data-stealing are common. Creating a replica for a specific digital currency is quite easy with the right knowledge. Resulting in an annoying situation that is known as Double spending. In simple words, double-spending is a situation where a particular amount of cryptocurrency is being spent more than one time.


Unlike the regular paper money we use in our routine life, digital coins rely on files that are easy to replicate. So if there is a person with access to the file's structure and information, it is possible to spend that amount more than one time. While completing the transaction successfully.

With digital currency, there is a risk that the holder could make a copy of the digital token and send it to a merchant or another party while retaini...

Other Important Terms

Anti-Money Laundering

AML is the abbreviation for ‘anti-money laundering. AML stands for policy and legislation on m...


Blockchain is most simply defined as a decentralized, distributed ledger technology that records the...

2 Factor Authentication (2FA)

2 Factor Authentication is a double-layer security measure. Most crypto exchanges use it. In order t...

Block Reward

The block reward is the payment that is offered to the node that is securing the blockchain. In the...

Block explorer

A block explorer is an online service to track blockchain transactions. It usually is a website wher...

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