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AML

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AML (Anti-Money Laundering) refers to the application of anti-money laundering measures to financial transactions. AML regulations and procedures are extended to cryptocurrency exchanges, wallet providers, and blockchain-based businesses to prevent money laundering and illicit activities.
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AMM (Automated market makers)

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Automated market makers (AMMs) are a type of decentralized exchange (DEX) that use algorithmic “money robots” to make it easy for individual traders to buy and sell crypto assets. Instead of trading directly with other people as with a traditional order book, users trade directly through liquidity pools in DEX based on an AMM. Market makers are entities tas...
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APR

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APR (Annual Percentage Rate) is a financial metric used to calculate the annualized rate of return on an investment or the annual interest rate on borrowing. It is commonly used to measure the potential earnings or costs associated with staking, lending, or providing liquidity on decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms. Currently there are many DApps built o...
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Account-based model

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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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Active stake

Ivan Irakoze
The stake that has been delegated to an individual pool.
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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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Algorithm

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An algorithm is a step-by-step procedure or set of rules designed to solve a specific problem or perform a specific task. It is a precise and unambiguous sequence of instructions that can be followed to achieve a desired outcome.
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Allocation

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A distribution or assignment of digital assets or resources within a blockchain network or ecosystem. It involves determining how tokens, rewards, or other digital assets are allocated to participants, addresses, or specific purposes within the blockchain system.
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Anzens

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Anzens is a DeFi platform created & operated by EMURGO; one of Cardano's founding entities, that enables Cardano Community to tokenize real-world assets. Launching in 2023, Anzens users will first be able to mint $USDA -- a Cardano-native, fully-regulated fiat-backed stablecoin that is pegged to the value of the US dollar. Moving forward, Anzens will enabl...
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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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Asset name

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refers to the names of native tokens created and managed on the Cardano blockchain. They can be common words, and creators can choose arbitrary names. Please note that assets with the same asset name are not necessarily fungible; fungibility depends on whether they have the same Policy ID.
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Asymmetric cryptography

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Asymmetric cryptography is a cryptographic system that uses a pair of mathematically related keys for encryption and decryption. Unlike symmetric cryptography, where the same key is used for both operations, asymmetric cryptography employs two distinct keys: a public key and a private key. The public key is openly shared or published, while the private key ...
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Atomic swap

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Sometimes called atomic cross-chain trading, atomic swap is the exchange of one cryptocurrency to another cryptocurrency without the need to trust a third party. It’s called atomic (referring to the Greek term atomon, i.e. indivisible) since there aren’t two separate transfers, but one single transfer that does the swap at once.
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BFT

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Stands for Byzantine Fault Tolerance, which is a property or characteristic of a distributed system, including blockchain networks. BFT refers to the ability of a system to tolerate and continue functioning correctly even in the presence of Byzantine faults, which are arbitrary and malicious behaviors exhibited by nodes or participants in the system.
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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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