ASIC

Short form for ‘Application Specific Integrated Circuit’. Often compared to GPUs, ASICs are specially made for mining and may offer significant power savings.

AML

Acronym for “Anti-Money Laundering”

ANS

AntShares - Digital Assets for everyone

ARK

Ark -  provides users, developers, and startups with innovative blockchain technologies

ASIC

Acronym for “Application Specific Integrated Circuit”

ATH

Acronym for “All Time High”

ATL

Acronym for “All Time Low”

BASH 

LuckChain - is the world's first blockchain forecast game platform. We verify results by blockchain

BAY    

BitBay - contracts on anything, the other party will honor their part of the agreement

BCC

BitConnect - trade bitcoins to other trusted bitcoin community members directly

BCN 

Bytecoin - is the first currency based on the CryptoNote technology

BCY

Bitcrystals - the game-fuel and premium currency in EverdreamSoft's free-to-play.

BIP

An acronym for “Bitcoin Improvement Proposals” which can be submitted by anyone who wants to improve the Bitcoin network.

BIP

Bitcoin Improvement Proposal or BIP, is a technical design document providing information to the bitcoin community, or describing a new feature for bitcoin or its processes or environment which affect the Bitcoin protocol. New features, suggestions, and design changes to the protocol should be submitted as a BIP. The BIP author is responsible for building consensus within the community and documenting dissenting opinions.

BLK  

BlackCoin - is a peer-to-peer digital currency with a distributed, decentralized public ledger

BLOCK

Blocknet - a true peer-to-peer protocol between nodes on different blockchains

BNT  

Bancor - is protocol enables built-in price discovery and a liquidity mechanism for tokens on smart contract blockchains

BTC   

Bitcoin - first and the moast important cryptocurrency

BTCD

BitcoinDark - is a disrupting cryptocurrency platform that seeks to overcome many of the disadvantages inherent to the current world of finance

BTFD

Mans “buy the f'n dip” and refers to the idea of buying a stock or commodity during a price decline.

BTS

BitShares -  is one of the most important tools that any community can use to secure their freedom

BURST

Burst - uses an advanced green algorithm to verify transactions

CAP

Shorthand for market capitalization (see definition below)

CLAM 

Clams - is an open-source cryptocurrency forked from Blackcoin

CLOAK

CloakCoin - is the first cryptocurrency with platform, for trading direct from wallet

CPU

A “Central Processing Unit”, responsible for handling commands it receives from a computer’s hardware & software.

CRW  

Crown - is a digital commodity and application platform

CSRNG

Acronym for “Cryptographically Secure Random Number Generator”, used in private key generation for bitcoin wallets.

DAO

Acronym for “decentralized autonomous organization”

DASH

A type of cryptocurrency based on Bitcoin software but has anonymity features that makes it impossible to trace transactions to an individual and other capabilities. It was created by Evan Duffield in 2014 and was previously known as XCoin (XCO) and Darkcoin. For more information, visit the official website for DASH.

DASH 

DASH - is an open source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that offers all the same features as Bitcoin

DBIC

DubaiCoin - is launched to make altcoins and btc more accessible to the Arab World,

DCR  

Decred - is a self-funding cryptocurrency with a system of community-based governance integrated into its blockchain

DGB 

DigiByte - is paving the way in blockchain cybersecurity applications and innovation+B117

DOGE  

Dogecoin -  featuring a likeness of the Shiba Inu dog from the "Doge" Internet meme as its logo

DYOR

Acronym for “do your own research”.

EAC  

EarthCoin  - is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin

ECN  

E-coin - is a multisignature wallet run by Bitgo underlying technology

EMC  

Emercoin -  is a hybrid combination of Namecoin and Peercoin

EMC2  

Einsteinium -  is a cryptocoin that has been created to support science

ENRG 

Energycoin -  is a pure PoS coin which generates coins through PoS blocks

ERC

Stands for “Ethereum request for comments” and is a summation of proposed improvements to the Ethereum system.

ERC-20

The standard to which each Ethereum token complies. It defines the way that each token behaves so that transactions are predictable. Other cryptocurrencies also use the ERC-20 standard, piggybacking on the Ethereum network in the process.

ETC 

Ethereum Classic - blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality

ETF

Acronym for “Exchange Traded Fund”. These are investment funds traded on stock markets that track the price index of an underlying asset.

ETH

Ethereum - is a cryptocurrency programmed without any chance of fraud, censorship or third-party interference

EVM

Stands for Ethereum Virtual Machine.

EXP   

Expanse -  is a cloud computer that facilitates censorship resistant applications

FA

Acronym for “fundamental analysis”.

FAIR  

FairCoin - s the monetary base system for FairCoop, an open global cooperative

FCT   

Factom - the first usable blockchain technology to solve real-world business problems

FOMO

An acronym for “fear of missing out”.

FRST 

FirstCoin -  is an authorized direct wholesale bullion dealer of more than 25 mints

FTC 

Feathercoin -  is offering faster and more scalable transactions while being more decentralized

FUD

Acronym for “fear, uncertainty and doubt”.

GAME  

GameCredits - is a company bringing together experts from both the blockchain and gaming

GBYTE

Byteball - links transactions by signing the hashes from the previous transactions on the new one

GNO

Gnosis - is the platform for the next generation of prediction market applications

GNT  

Golem - this project creates the first global market for idle computer power

GOLOS

Golos -  is a social network created under Steemit Inc. license and based on the Steem blockchain

GPU

Acronym for “graphics processing unit” is a specialised processor originally designed for the high graphics requirements of computer games. These are also used to mine cryptocurrency since they outperform CPUs.

GRC 

GridCoin - is a protocol using blockchain, a proof-of stake-based (POS) technology

HEAT 

HEAT - is 3rd generation cryptocurrency with high frequency trading, instant messaging

HODL

Acronym for “hold on for dear life”.

ICO

Acronym for “initial coin offering”.

IFC  

Infinitecoin - is Litecoin-based cryptocurrency, using scrypt proof-of-work

IOC   

I/O Coin -  is a decentralised cryptocurrency forked from Novacoin

JOMO

Acronym for “joy of missing out”.

KMD 

Komodo - aims at being the new standard for cryptocurrency security and anonymity

KYC

Acronym for “know your customer”, which refers to a financial institution’s obligation to verify the identity of a customer in line with AML laws.

LBC

LBRY Credits - is a content sharing and publishing platform, owned by its users

LEO

LEOcoin - allows individuals to make fast and secure transactions through a decentralised

LKK   

Lykke -  is building a global marketplace on the blockchain that is a level playing field

LMC  

LoMoCoin - is thefirst block-chain digital currency system thriving on LBS and mobile Internet

LSK 

Lisk - is a public blockchain platform that provides decentralized blockchain apps

LTC 

Litecoin - is a cryptocurrency that enables instant payments to anyone in the world 

MACD

Acronym for “Moving Average Convergence Divergence”.

MCAP

Acronym for “market capitalization”.

MIOTA

MIOTA - is an open-source distributed ledger protocol that goes beyond blockchain

MONA

MonaCoin - is a peer-to-peer payment network and digital currency based

MOON

Mooncoin -  is one coin for each millimeter of distance from the Earth to the Moon

MSB

Acronym for “money services business”.

MUE  

MonetaryUnit - is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Quark

MYST  

Mysterium - aims to provide an open-access yet completely pr,ivate network for internet browsing 

NAV

NAV Coin -  is a Proof of Stake cryptocurrency offering a dual blockchain powered private payment option

NEO

Refers to the cryptocurrency and the name of a China's first open source blockchain that was founded in 2014 by Da Hongfei. It is similar to Ethereum in its ability to execute smart contracts or dApps but has some technical differences such as coding language compatibility.

NEOS 

NeosCoin - is a first-of-its-kind crypto platform written from the ground up in PHP

NFC

Acronym for “Near Field Communication”, a low power, short range method of wireless communication. This can be used to build upon RFID systems and is what contactless smart cards (oyster cards) and payment systems (paypass) use. Most recently implemented in the Apple Pay app.

NLG 

Gulden - Netherlands-based cryptocurrency Gulden

NMC 

Namecoin -  is a cryptocurrency which also acts as an alternative, decentralized DNS

NOTE 

DNotes - is a cryptocurrency mining pool

NVC 

Novacoin - is an innovative decentralized digital network, forked from PPC

NXS 

Nexus - is a decentralized currency project looking to distribute networks fairly worldwide

NXT  

Nxt -  is a crypto-platform created using original code and based upon its own blockchain

OCO

Acronym for “one cancels the other order”.

OMNI 

Omni - is a digital decentralized peer-to-peer fiat currency which acts as a bank account

P2P

Acronym for “peer to peer”.

PIVX 

PIVX - is built on the quark algorithm, PIVX is the first POS coin

PND

Acronym for “pump and dump”.

POT 

PotCoin - is becoming the standard form of payment for the legalized cannabis industry

PPC

Peercoin -  is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency utilizing both proof-of-stake and proof-of-work systems

PPY  

Peerplays -  is decentralized tournament management and wagering platform built on blockchain

QRK 

Quark - works with latest algorithms in cryptography, more secure than Bitcoin and alt-coins

RADS 

Radium - this cryptocurrency is a product of Radium blockchain services

RBY

Rubycoin - is a digital currency, issued and managed without any central authority

RDD  

ReddCoin - is the social currency, makes digital currency easy for the general public      

REKT

Shorthand slang for “wrecked” and a term used to describe a bad loss in a trade.

REP   

Augur - is a decentralized prediction market built on the Ethereum blockchain

RSI

Acronym for “Relative Strength Index”.

SATS

This is the smallest unit of bitcoin, which is 0.00000001 BTC. The name SATS is shorthand for Satoshi Nakamoto, which is the fake name used by the creator of bitcoin.

SC    

Siacoin - is a decentralized storage marketplace in which hosts compete for your business

SEGWIT

Acronym for “segregated witness”.

SHA-256

The name of the cryptographic hash function (the hashing algorithm) used by bitcoin. It’s been subsequently used by a number of altcoins too.

SHIFT

Shift -  is combining a blazing fast, dApp-ready, delegated Proof of Stake blockchain

SIB  

SIBCoin -  forked from Dash, was intended to cater to the needs of the Russian-speaking crypto-community 

SKY  

Skycoin - is supposed to run well even on budget hardware, slow networks etc.

STEEM

Steem - cryptocurrency of the first social network on blockchain - Steemit

STRAT  

Stratis -  the Stratis platform will be built on the C# Stratis Bitcoin Full node

SYS   

SysCoin - the first cryptocurrency to offer decentralized markets

TA

Acronym for “technical analysis”.

TOR

Acronym for “terms of reference”.

UBQ    

Ubiq -  is an Ethereum-based cryptocurrency which takes a conservative approach

UTXO

Acronym for “unspent transaction output”.

VIA    

Viacoin - cryptocurrency of mining pool

VOX   

Voxels - official in game currency of Voxelus

VRC    

VeriCoin - is a Proof-of-Stake-Time currency with a disinflation targeted interest

VTC    

Vertcoin -  is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and software project

WAVES  

Waves - the blockchain platform that issues tokens and organizes ICO

XAS   

Asch - is a decentralized application platform for JavaScript programmer

XBC     

Bitcoin Plus - is a miner program written in Java that generates coins

XCP    

Counterparty - is a financial platform for creating peer-to-peer financial application

XDN    

DigitalNote -  is a private cryptocurrency, not a Bitcoin, with anonymous encrypted messaging

XEM  

NEM - project with API Access, built-in Multisig

XLM   

Stellar Lumens - forked from Ripple, platform that connects banks

XMR 

Monero - is considered by many to offer truly fungible coins

XPM   

Primecoin - is a peer-to-peer open source cryptocurrency, works on proof-of-work system

XRP    

Ripple - is distributed financial technology, crteated for banks

XVG    

Verge - aims to improve security and provide equal distribution of coins to miners

XZC   

ZCoin - provides financial privacy enabled by the Zerocoin protocol

YBC   

YbCoin - Yua Bao Coin or YBCoin is a Chinese cryptocurrency platform

ZEC  

Zcash - is a privacy driven cryptocurrency. It uses the Equihash as an algorithm