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Cardano Foundation

Olga Hryniuk
An independent, Swiss-based non-profit organization that supervises the development of the Cardano blockchain, while shaping legislation and commercial standards. Its mission is to ‘ensure the positive advancement of the Cardano protocol, while also contributing to the positive advancement of blockchain as a world-changing technology.’ Cardano Foundation is ...
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Cardano roadmap

Ivan Irakoze
A summary of Cardano’s development through five essential themes (Byron, Shelley, Goguen, Basho, and Voltaire). Each development theme is centered around a set of functionalities meant to significantly and steadily improve the Cardano blockchain. A research-driven methodology is prioritized to ensure security and correctness over the speed of development.
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Cardano stack exchange

Olga Hryniuk
A community-driven resource providing questions and answers for users and developers of Cardano.
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Certification

Olga Hryniuk
A high level of assurance is key when developing and working with smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps). Applications in Cardano’s DApp Store will have the option to meet and display up to three levels of certification.
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Chain follower

Neil Burgess
As part of the Cardano sidechain toolkit, a chain follower is a general purpose component capable of reading and indexing events that occur on the main chain. There are several tools that can fulfill this role, they include: Blockfrost, an instant and scalable Cardano API for free Carp, a modular indexer for Cardano with an SQL Postgres backend Kupo, a  ...
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Cold wallet

Olga Hryniuk
An offline wallet used for storing cryptocurrencies. Because cold wallets are not connected to the internet, stored assets incur less risks of tampering. This is also known as cold storage.
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Concurrency

Olga Hryniuk
The amount of work that can be done by different actors without blocking each other. Cardano’s EUTXO model allows transactions to be processed in parallel, which ultimately improves the throughput of the system while keeping the performance of individual operations the same.
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Consensus

Olga Hryniuk
A way for a blockchain to agree between all its participants that a transaction is valid. An agreement must be made on which blocks to produce, which chain to adopt, and to determine a single state for the network. The consensus protocol for Cardano is Ouroboros – the first consensus protocol proven to be secure through academic peer review.
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Controlled stake

Olga Hryniuk
The total amount of stake that a stake pool controls. It combines the stake that is owned by the pool operator with any stake that has been delegated to the pool by other ada holders. It can be measured as a total ada amount (e.g., 3 million ada), or as a percentage of the total supply of ada within the network (e.g., 5%).
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Cost per epoch

Olga Hryniuk
A fixed fee, in ada, which the stake pool operator takes from the pool rewards every epoch to cover the costs of running a stake pool. The cost per epoch is subtracted from the total ada rewarded to a pool, before the operator takes their profit margin. Whatever remains is shared proportionally among the delegators.
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Cross-chain

Vcoincheck.io
Refers to the ability of different blockchain networks or protocols to communicate, share data, and interact with each other seamlessly. It enables the transfer of assets, information, or functionality between multiple blockchain networks that operate independently.
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Cryptocurrency

Olga Hryniuk
An asset on the blockchain that serves as a medium of exchange for goods or services. Examples include Cardano's ada, Ethereum's ether, bitcoin and so on. At its launch, Cardano's ada became the leading proof-of-stake cryptocurrency and one of the top 10 by market capitalization in January 2018.
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DAO

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DAO stands for decentralized autonomous organization. It refers to an organization that operates through smart contracts on a blockchain network. A DAO is designed to be autonomous, meaning it operates without the need for centralized control or intermediaries.
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DApp

Olga Hryniuk
A digital (decentralized) application that runs on the blockchain. Just like a mobile app runs on your iOS or Android device, a Cardano DApp runs on the Cardano blockchain. There are various categories of DApps, such as DeFi products, NFT markets, wallets, exchanges, games, and more.
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DApp Store

Olga Hryniuk
A website where users will be able to download both certified and uncertified applications that run on the Cardano blockchain. See also Certification.
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DCOne Crypto

DCOne Crypto
A Cardano ecosystem interface map showing all projects and DApps on the Cardano blockchain accessible at DCOne Crypto. Explore the latest projects in the Cardano ecosystem and discover the potential of blockchain innovation.
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DEX

Olga Hryniuk
Decentralized exchange. A type of crypto exchange with no intermediary, where users can securely trade their assets directly with other users.
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Daedalus

Olga Hryniuk
A secure wallet for the ada cryptocurrency that manages balances and enables sending and receiving payments. Daedalus is a full node wallet, which means that it downloads a full copy of the Cardano blockchain and independently validates every transaction in its history.
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Datum

Olga Hryniuk
A piece of information that can be associated with a UTXO and is used to carry the script state such as its owner or the timing details of when the UTXO can be spent.
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