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Impermanent Loss

Impermanent loss is when a liquidity provider has a temporary loss of funds because of volatility in a trading pair.

 

Infinite Mint Attack

An infinite mint attack occurs when an unwanted entity or hacker mints an absurd ("infinite") amount of tokens within a protocol.

 

Inflation

A general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.

 

Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

Short for Initial Coin Offering, an ICO is a type of crowdfunding, or crowdsale, using cryptocurrencies as a means of raising capital for early-stage companies.

 

Initial Dex Offering

An initial dex offering (IDX) is an alternative to an initial coin offering (ICO).

 

Initial Exchange Offering

A type of crowdfunding where crypto start-ups generate capital by listing through an exchange.

 

Initial Public Offering (IPO)

An initial public offering (IPO) is the process of a company offering shares for purchase on the stock market for the first time.

 

Initial Token Offering (ITO)

ITOs are similar to initial coin offerings — but have more of a focus on offering tokens with intrinsic utility in the form of software or usage in an ecosystem.

 

Instamine

When a large portion of a coin’s total supply is distributed to investors shortly after launch.

 

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is an American company founded in 2000 to purchase and operate global exchanges and clearing houses.

 

Interest Rates

A time-dependent charge or return made in proportion to the amount of money deposited, borrowed or lent.

 

Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) is a global interconnected network of devices, sensors and software that can collect and exchange data with each other in real-time over the Internet.

 

Intrinsic Value

The intrinsic value of an asset depicts the asset’s actual worth based on a complex financial calculation rather than its current price.

 

Invest

Investing is when you put money in a financial scheme with the intent of making a gain.

 

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Keylogger

A keylogger or keystroke logging software is a spying tool often used by hackers to record keystrokes made by users.

 

Kimchi Premium

Kimchi premium is a phenomenon occurring in South Korean crypto exchanges, making valuations appear higher than on other international exchanges.

 

Know Your Customer (KYC)

Short for Know Your Customer, these are checks that crypto exchanges and trading platforms must complete to verify the identity of their customers.

 

Ledger

A record of financial transactions that cannot be changed, only appended with new transactions.

 

Leverage

Money that a trader borrows from a brokerage, enabling them to gain far greater exposure to a position than what their capital allows.

 

Light Node

Light nodes are typically downloaded wallets and are connected to full nodes to further validate the information that is stored on the blockchain.

 

Lightning Network

A second-layer protocol that is designed to solve Bitcoin’s scalability problem by allowing transactions to be processed more quickly.

 

Limit Order

A limit order is a type of order to purchase or sell a security at a specified price or a better one.

 

Limit Order/Limit Buy/Limit Sell

Tools that enable traders to automatically buy or sell cryptocurrencies on a trading platform when a certain price target is reached.

 

Liquidation

Liquidation refers to the conversion of an asset or cryptocurrency for fiat or its equivalents.

 

Liquidity

How easily a cryptocurrency can be bought and sold without impacting the overall market price.

 

Liquidity Pool

Liquidity pools are crypto assets that are kept to facilitate the trading of trading pairs on decentralized exchanges.

 

Liquidity Provider

Liquidity providers are decentralized exchange users who fund a liquidity pool with tokens they own.

 

Long

A situation where you buy a cryptocurrency with the expectation of selling it at a higher price for profit later.

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