Glossary

From altcoins to mining, This guide will Introduce you to the most important terms in the cryptocurrency industry.

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A

Altcoin (alternative coin)
blockchain

Cryptocurrency that has all the attributes of Bitcoin. However, it does not use the same blockchain so it does not have the same genesis blocks. Altcoin’s rules are generally not compatible with Bitcoin.

ANN
investing

Is an acronym for Announcement. You will see ANN next to a new cryptocurrency project publicizing an upcoming launch. ANNs are typically listed on dedicated forums threads on bitcointalk. Most recently it has been used by projects announcing crowdfunding using ICO.

ATH
investing

Is an acronym for all-time high. It is the last highest price on any cryptocurrency price chart.

B

Bagholder
investing

Is someone holding a large amount of cryptocurrency. The cryptocurrency language is evolving with the technology. New words come up and get added to the existing lexicon. With these 15 words, you will fit right in and keep up with conversations on r/bitcoin, bitcointalk forum or any one of the numerous cryptocurrency telegram and slack channels.