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Our cryptocurrency glossary helps you decipher crypto jargon back into plain English. Learn the terms that you’ll come across on your crypto journey.

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Yield Farming

Yield Farming is the process of looking for the best yield offered by decentralized finance (DeFi) services and protocols, and using one or several together to maximize your rewards or earn interest for using the service. As a user, you can borrow from or lend cryptocurrency to different DeFi platforms.

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Terms that start with “V”

  1. Validator

    Much like miners in a Proof-of-Work(PoW) network, they are network nodes that operate in Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchains, also validating transaction blocks to the blockchain. Validators are generally picked at random, based on the amount of cryptocurrency they are willing to stake or lock up in a smart contract, to win the rights to validation. This is different than the competition-style mechanism like Proof-of-Work (PoW)

  2. Vitalik Buterin

    Vitalik Buterin is best known for being a co-founder of Ethereum, along with co-founders  Gavin Wood, Charles Hoskinson, Anthony Di Iorio, and Joseph Lubin. In 2013, Buterin first published his ideas behind Ethereum in a whitepaper, proposing that Bitcoin (BTC) lacked a scripting language for application development. He also co-founded Bitcoin Magazine in 2011, later becoming its leading writer.

  3. Volatility

    Volatility is the measure of fluctuation in an asset’s price over some period of time. If you’ve ever watched a cryptocurrency price chart, you’ll notice the crypto prices shift dramatically, up and down, sometimes in a matter of minutes. This is an example of the volatile nature of cryptocurrency prices, which are more volatile compared […]

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