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Market capitalization

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A measure used by crypto exchanges to rank coins. The ‘market cap’ is calculated by multiplying the number of coins in circulation by the coin price on the day.
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Marlowe

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A web-based platform to build and run financial smart contracts visually, without needing deep programming knowledge. Marlowe contracts are straightforward and optimized for financial transactions. This provides a faster way for financial service providers to build expertise in smart contracts and blockchain technology.
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Marlowe Playground

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A browser-based tool for writing and testing financial smart contracts. Its purpose is to encourage developers who have no Haskell or Javascript experience to build financial products on Cardano.
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Mempool

Ivan Irakoze
How a node stores information about unconfirmed transactions. The mempool is essentially a holding area for transactions that haven't been included in a block yet.
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Merkle tree

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A data structure used in blockchain applications to encode data in a secure and efficient way. The Merkle tree allows a block of transactions to be generated in a single hash, which is used to verify its validity to the original set of transactions. Using hashes is time efficient and does not require the validation of every transaction from the chain history...
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Metadata

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Information about a digital file. In smart contracts, metadata sets out the conditions under which a deal should execute. In a non-fungible token, metadata can hold information about the ownership or intellectual rights, among other things.
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Mithril

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The Cardano upgrade to streamline the speed and efficiency of data synchronization between applications. Mithril retains strong security settings and its uses include secure voting, data exchange between sidechains, and data synchronization within light wallets. It is part of the Basho phase and will be implemented in 2022.
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Multi-asset

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Cardano can support more than one asset type, including user-defined tokens.
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NFT Calendar

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An online platform designed to help users discover non-fungible tokens (NFTs), find the new NFTs early, and analyze the most promising projects.
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NFT: non-fungible token

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A unique token stored on a blockchain. NFTs can represent digital ownership rights of real-world assets such as a building or a painting or be an asset in and of themselves. Cardano supports NFTs as native tokens. This means that anyone can mint their own NFTs on Cardano without needing a smart contract, which avoids the error-prone complexity found in Ether...
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Native tokens

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Native tokens is the feature that lets users create their own tokens on Cardano and these interact with the blockchain just like ada. Tokens can be fungible (interchangeable) or non-fungible (unique), and act as payment units, rewards, trading assets, or information holders. There is no need to create smart contracts to handle native tokens, which removes a ...
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Networking

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A technical infrastructure linking Cardano nodes in one unified system to process transactions. Stake pool operators run Cardano nodes that communicate with other nodes to share information about new blocks and transactions. This includes three processes: each operator runs a block-producing node (the node that verifies and creates a block) and two relay nod...
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Node

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One of the computer servers or wallets making up the Cardano network. Each node holds a copy of the blockchain ledger and connects with other participants to help maintain network operations. A stake pool operator runs different types of nodes: a block-producing node and several relay nodes that are connected with each other. See Networking.
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Oracle

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A service to transfer information from the real world to smart contracts. The oracle fetches and authenticates live data such as exchange rates and weather conditions to provide this data for smart contracts.
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Order book

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An order book is the method of currency exchange used in traditional markets. In DEXs, an order book method is used to allow users to transfer assets in a decentralized manner. It a list of open buy and sell offers made by users for a specific number of assets. Every buy order needs to be matched with a sell order. For example, a user makes an offer to sell...
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Ouroboros

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The consensus protocol for Cardano. Ouroboros ensures that all participants agree on valid transactions. It is the first consensus protocol proven to be secure through academic peer review. The name comes from an ancient symbol that represents eternity and symbolizes the theoretical eternity of a blockchain. There have been several versions of Ouroboros: Cla...
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Ouroboros BFT

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A version of Ouroboros deployed in May 2020 to prepare Cardano for decentralization as part of the Shelley development phase.
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Ouroboros Chronos

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A version of Ouroboros designed to use a system clock based on blockchain technology. This removes the potential for attacks on blockchains that rely on external time sources such as the internet’s Network Time Protocol.
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Ouroboros Classic

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A version of Ouroboros deployed on Cardano in December 2017. It established the foundation for an energy-efficient, proof-of-stake consensus protocol.
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Ouroboros Crypsinous

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The Crypsinous version of Ouroboros aims to provide security against adaptive attacks and introduces secure encryption relying on Snarks. Crypsinous is currently not planned for deployment on Cardano.
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