The Cardano Glossary

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The Cardano Glossary

Find the meanings of popuar words used in the Cardano Blockchain & Project Catalyst.

There are 15 entries in this glossary.
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Gas Limit
A term used on the Ethereum platform that refers to the maximum amount of gas the user is willing to spend on a transaction.
Gas Price
A term used on the Ethereum platform that refers to the price you are willing to pay for a transaction.
Gavin Wood
Gavin Wood is the co-founder of Parity Technologies, and one of the founders of Ethereum.
Genesis Block
The first block of data that is processed and validated to form a new blockchain, often referred to as block 0 or block 1.
Gerolamo Cardano

A Celebrated Mathematician who lived between 1501 and 1576

GitHub
GitHub is one of the most popular code hosting platforms, allowing developers to collaborate on various projects.
Goguen
third phase of Cardano development in which smart contracts will be delivered.
Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency
A coin or token issued that represents a value of gold; for example, one physical gram of gold equals one coin.
Golden Cross
A golden cross is a bullish technical trading indicator that emerges when the 50-day moving average crosses the 200-day moving average, signaling an imminent price rise of the asset/stock/cryptocurrency.
Google Authenticator
Google Authenticator is a software-based verification system that generates unique one-time codes that are time-based on your mobile phone.
Governance
In the world of cryptocurrencies, governance is defined as the people or organizations that have decision-making powers regarding the project.
Governance Token
A governance token is a token that can be used to vote on decisions that influence an ecosystem.
Graphical Processing Unit (GPU)
More commonly known as a graphics card, it is a computer chip that creates 3D images on computers, but has turned out to be efficient for mining cryptocurrencies.
Group Mining
As opposed to solo mining, group mining is when multiple people mine together.
Gwei
The denomination used in defining the cost of gas in transactions involving Ether.

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