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Account-based model

olga.hryniuk@iohk.io
Ethereum’s transaction model through which assets are represented as balances within different accounts. Balances are updated as assets are transferred from one account to another. This model differs from Cardano’s EUTXO model which improves on Bitcoin’s basic UTXO model.
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Actus

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Algorithmic Contract Types Unified Standard. A global standard for financial smart contracts. These contracts are being implemented in Cardano’s Marlowe smart contract language.
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Ada

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Ada is Cardano’s native currency, which is named after Ada Lovelace, the English mathematician and programmer. Ada can be used to pay transaction fees on the Cardano network and can also be delegated as stake to a stake pool, helping to secure the Cardano blockchain. Delegating ada allows the user to receive rewards for doing so. All rewards are distributed...
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Address

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A data structure used in transaction outputs to convey various pieces of information. All addresses carry a network-discriminant tag to distinguish between different networks (e.g., mainnet or testnet) and a proof of ownership (i.e., a proof of who owns the transaction output). Some addresses also carry delegation choices or script references.
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Adrestia

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Adrestia is a collection of products that simplify integration 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.
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Asset

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An item on the blockchain that has a value, such as ada or a token.
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Babel fees

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A mechanism that will enable transaction fees to be paid in coins other than ada on Cardano. This ensures improved interoperability and ease of use.
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Basho

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Cardano development phase that focuses on scalability and performance improvements.
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Batching

Ivan Irakoze
A technique that allows for multiple payments to be included in a single on-chain transaction. Hence reducing transaction fees.
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Block

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A set of validated transactions on the network. Blocks contain cryptographic information from previous blocks, and also new transaction data.
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Block time

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The average time between blocks. In early 2022, Ethereum’s block time was  12-14 seconds, Cardano’s 20 seconds, and Bitcoin’s 10 minutes.
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Blockademia

Marin K
A DApp project on Cardano that enables users to verify authenticity of any previously published document or digital file. Blockademia writes a hash of the published document in a Cardano transaction, so the published hash stays on the blockchain and enables users to quickly and easily check if any file is original or if it has been tampered with. Blockademi...
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Blockchain bridge

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A protocol or platform that allows tokens to be ported from one blockchain to another, where they can be used for payments or to interact with decentralized applications (DApps). Blockchain bridges facilitate chain interoperability and can be either bidirectional or unidirectional. Tokens are locked on their native chain by either sending them to a smart con...
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Byron

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The first phase of Cardano development focused on implementing the core transactional platform and community growth. Byron implemented the Ouroboros proof-of-stake consensus protocol.
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CFD

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Contract for difference. Part of a wider group of trading products known as derivatives, they are a popular method of trading stocks, bonds, and commodities.
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CIP

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Cardano improvement proposal. Any ada holder can suggest an improvement to Cardano. CIPs are community-reviewed; proposals and their history are maintained on the Cardano Foundation’s CIP GitHub repository.
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Cardano

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An open-source permissionless blockchain platform built on the Ouroboros proof-of-stake protocol. Cardano was launched in 2017 to address issues with earlier blockchains such as high energy use, limited interoperability, and scalability challenges. Cardano is being developed in five phases: Byron (completed 2019), Shelley (decentralization, 2020), Goguen (sm...
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Cardano Cube

Milan Houter
An online explorer that shows you all the projects and DApps building on the Cardano blockchain. Use the Cardano Cube interactive ecosystem map to get a quick overview of all the projects.
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Cardano Foundation

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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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