Index – Understanding Cryptocurrencies

Index

Altcoins, 4, 17, 19

Alternative digital currencies, 17

A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System, 4

Application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) miner, 48

Banking, finances services, and insurance (BFSI) sector, 6465

Binance, 36

Bitcoin

advantages, 18

altcoins, 17, 19

alternative digital currencies, 17

blockchain, 4

borderless currency, 2425

coinbase, 45

decentralization, 18, 2324

as economic bubbles, 2021

exchange services, 41

Hodl, 27

mining, 4, 42

ASIC miner, 48

block reward, 47

cloud mining, 49

efficiency, 48

hardware and software, 50

hashing power, 48

home laptop, 4950

miners, 47

technical experience, 49

objectives, 31

payment method, 42

political risk, 25

price rising, 2526

selling, 41

source code, 4

taxation, 2526

trading and investing

exchanger, 52

goods and services, 53

long-term traders, 51

merchants, 53

online investing, 54

price changes, 55

quick response codes, 53

short-term traders, 5152

transaction fees, 5253

variants, 4

volatility, 2627

wallets, 4245

Bitcoin Cash, 3334

BitTorrent, 23

Blockchain, 3, 4, 46

audit and compliance costs, 65

BFSI sector, 6465

blocks, 9

business intelligence and analytics, 66

conventional centralized databases, 9

and cryptocurrency, 1011

data integrity, 9

energy, 66

ethereum, 63

genesis block, 9

hardware requirements, 1415

identity management, 66

Internet-of-Things, 66

mining, 13

phenomenal changes, 64

public blockchain, 14

recordkeeping system, 64

scaling, 63

scammer altcoin, 20

software requirements, 1415

structure, 10

technological overview, 1113

third-party intermediarie, 9

trade process, 65

traditional applications, 66

transaction validation, 13

user-to-user (peer-to-peer) participation, 7

vertical stack, 910

voting, 6566

Web 3.0, 14

Block header, 12

Borderless currency, 1, 2425

Cardano, 35

cloud-based wallets, 43

Cloud mining, 49

Coin, 3

Coinbase, 45

Conventional currency, 3, 58

Cryptocurrency

Binance, 36

bitcoin, 4

Bitcoin Cash, 3334

blockchain, 3

borderless currency, 1

Cardano, 35

coin, 3

conventional currency, 3

cryptography, 1

Dark Web, 5

Dash, 34

definitions and attributes, 23

digital money, 1

encryption, 12

EOS, 34

Ethereum, 3132

Ethereum Classic, 38

Huobi Token, 37

importance, 4

IOTA, 39

legal status, 5

Litecoin, 34

Monero, 39

plastic money, 1

Project PAI, 37

Ripple, 3233

Tether, 36

Tronix, 3536

VeChain, 36

0x (ZRX), 37

Zcash, 3940

Cryptography, 1

Dash, 34

Decentralized system, 3, 2324

Decryption, 2, 12

Delegated Byzantine Fault Tolerance (dBFT), 38

Digital money, 1

banks and credit card companies, 57

bitcoin crash, 5961

blockchain platforms, 57

conventional currencies, 58

demand and supply, 5859

forks, 6162

open-source code, 57

rise in value, 59

security aspects, 5758

smart contract, 62

Digital wallet, 42

Encryption, 12, 12

EOS, 34

Ethereum, 3132

Ethereum Classic (ETC), 38

Ethereum virtual machines (EVMs), 19

Expedia, 53

Facebook, 2324

Fiat currency, 67

Genesis block, 9

Google, 2324

Hardware-based wallets, 43

Hash-based data structure, 10

Hash pointer, 12

Hodl, 27

Huobi Token (HT), 37

Identity management, 66

Initial coin offerings (ICOs), 19

Internet-of-Things (IoT), 66

IOTA, 39

Litecoin, 34

Mathematical formula, 12

Media hype, 25

Merkle tree, 10

Mobile wallets, 44

Monero, 39

Namecoin, 18

Napster, 23

NEM Smart Asset System, 35

NeoContract smart contract system, 39

NEO’s Universal Lightweight Virtual Machine (NeoVM), 38

Nodes, 11

Online wallets, 43

Overstock.com, 53

Paper-based wallet, 43

Plastic money, 1

Private key, 12

Project PAI, 37

Proof-of-work (PoW), 12

Public key, 12

Quick response (QR) codes, 53

Recordkeeping system, 64

Ripple, 3233

Scammer altcoin, 20

SHA256 PoW function, 12

Shopify, 53

Smart contract, 62

Stellar cryptocurrency, 35

Tether, 36

Traditional banking system

benefits, 69

considerations, 68

decentralized peer-to-peer payment network, 6869

fiat currency, 67

Tronix (TRX), 3536

VeChain, 36

Virtual currency, 1

0x (ZRX), 37

Zcash, 3940