Cryptocurrency Terms to Know Before You Invest
Here is a quick guide to cryptocurrency terms. We define technical terms, slang, acronyms, and other jargon related to cryptocurrency.
Borrowed money used to trade assets.
A cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin known primarily for its decreased block time, which (theoretically) allows for faster transactions.
A network layer that functions on top of the Bitcoin block chain and allows for a huge number of low-fee micro transactions.
The measure of how quickly an asset can be exchanged for usable currency.
A type of exchange used to make it easier for individuals to exchange assets for usable currency.
LTV stands for Loan-to-value. The ratio expresses the amount of a loan compared to the value of an asset. For example: taking a $1,000 loan and putting up $2,000 worth of Bitcoin as collateral = 50% LTV. The loan is worth 50% of the Bitcoin collateral securing it.