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DAOS (Decentralized Autonomous Organization)

A fully automated business entity (FAB), or distributed autonomous corporation/company (DAC) is a decentralized network of narrow-AI autonomous agents which perform an output-maximizing production function and which...

dApp (decentralized application)

For an application to be considered a Dapp or decentralized application it must meet the following criteria (1) Application must be completely open-source, it must operate autonomously, and with no entity controlling...

Date of launch

The term refers to a specific time and date when an ICO project puts up its tokens up for public acquisition.

Ddos attack

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack takes place when multiple parties work together to overwhelm a system by inundating it with either request for information or malicious data.[4] Basically, the nefarious...

Dead cat bounce

It is a concept that signifies a temporary recovery in the value of a particular cryptocurrency after it has undergone a massive price drop.

Decentralized

The term refers to the property of a digital system which is governed by a distributed set of nodes and not by some centralized authority.

Decryption

The process of transforming data that has been rendered unreadable (through various encryption-related processes) back to its unencrypted form.

Deep web

This is a side of the internet that is not indexed by search engines and can only be viewed through the use of specialized tools (such as the Tor browser).

Deflation

It is a financial term that deals with the general reduction in the price of a particular commodity.

Derivative

Another commonly used term within the world of global finance, a derivative can be thought of as a contract that acquires its value from the financial performance of an underlying asset.

DEX

A cryptocurrency exchange that runs autonomously and allows all of its users to transact with each other directly.

Difficulty

It is basically a relative measure of how tough it is for miners to discover a new data block. From Bitcoin’s POV, the currency’s native difficulty quotient is routinely adjusted in relation to the system’s overall...

Digital asset

Any asset that is managed by a peer-to-peer network instead of a centralized entity like a bank or broker. In the world of crypto, a digital asset is synonymous with a cryptocurrency.

Digital currency

It is an electronic form of money that allows its owners to facilitate instantaneous, cross-border transactions in a highly streamlined manner.

Digital identify

The term represents personal information related to a person such as one’s name, address, social security number, etc. However, all of this data is digitized and can be used to facilitate ID verifications in an...

Digital signature

Private keys are used for signing transactions. Each time a transaction is sent over the blockchain it gets signed by the user’s private key. The signed transaction is broadcasted over the network together with the...

Distributed ledger

A distributed ledger is a system of recording information that is simply distributed, or spread across, many different devices. The blockchain, for example, is a distributed ledger that was originally created to keep...

Double-spending

Double-spending is the result of successfully spending some money more than once. Bitcoin is the first to implement a solution in early 2009 which protects against double-spending by verifying each transaction added to...