When a block reward of a crypto asset decreases by 50% with the purpose to reach a finite supply of this specific asset.
Regarding ICO, represents the top limit on the number of tokens that can be sold during that initial stage of funding.
A hard fork alters the blockchain data in a public blockchain. Requires all nodes in a network to upgrade and agree to the new version.
A function that converts one value to another. It converts an input of letters and numbers into an encrypted output of a fixed length. A hash is created using an algorithm essential to blockchain management in cryptocurrency.
The speed at which a machine can calculate new hashes (hashes/second).
An HD Wallet, or Hierarchical Deterministic wallet, is a digital wallet that automatically generates a hierarchical tree-like structure of private/public addresses (or keys), thereby addressing the problem of the user having to generate them on their own.
Stands for High Frequency Trading – type of an algorithmic trading that enables the execution of large number of orders in a very short period of time.
Stands for Hold on for Dear Life – holding on to the ownership of the asset and not selling.
Also known as “warm wallet”, a hot wallet is at all times directly connected to the Internet. For example one that is held on a centralized exchange. Hot wallets are considered to have lower security than cold storage systems or cold wallets.
Stands for Hashed TimeLock Contract – a feature that creates smart contracts in cryptocurrency which can edit its channels by implementing time-bound transactions and eliminates risk.
Stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The primary protocol used to send data between a web browser and a website.
HTTP methods are a set of request methods to indicate the desired action to be performed for a given resource, to: GET (get), CREATE (create), PUT (update), PATCH (partially update), or DELETE (delete).
Stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. It is a secure version of HTTP and is encrypted, which increases security during data transfer.