The Cardano Glossary
Find the meanings of popuar words used in the Cardano Blockchain & Project Catalyst.
The accumulation/distribution indicator determines the supply and demand level of a stock/asset/cryptocurrency by multiplying the closing price of a specific period with volume.
Algorithmic Contract Types Unified Standards. A taxonomy and standard for financial contracts.
Adam Back is a world-renowned British cryptographer, cypherpunk and crypto industry figure from the United Kingdom.
A place where cryptocurrency can be sent to and from, in the form of a string of letters and numbers.
Adrestia is a collection of products which makes it easier to integrate with Cardano. It is made of several application programming interfaces (APIs), command-line interfaces (CLIs), and software development kits (SDKs). Alternatively, Adrestia may also refer to the team working on the project itself.
A marketing campaign that distributes a specific cryptocurrency or token to an audience.
A process or set of rules to be followed in problem-solving or calculation operations, usually by a computer.
The highest point (in price, in market capitalization) that a cryptocurrency has been in history. *see All-Time-Low (ATL).
The lowest point (in price, in market capitalization) that a cryptocurrency has been in history. *see All-Time-High (ATH).
As Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency that captured the world’s imagination, all other coins were subsequently termed “altcoins,” as in “alternative coins.”
A person who trades cryptocurrencies alternative to Bitcoin.
|Annual Percentage Yield (APY)||
Annual percentage yield (APY) is the rate of return gained over the course of a year on a specific investment. Compounding interest, which is computed on a regular basis and applied to the amount, is factored into the APY.
|Anti-Money Laundering (AML)||
A set of international laws enacted to curtail criminal organizations or individuals laundering money through cryptocurrencies into real-world cash.
Asset-backed tokens are digital claims on a physical asset and are backed by that asset.
|Automated Market Maker (AMM||
An automated market maker (AMM) is a system that provides liquidity to the exchange it operates in through automated trading.