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.



  • ZEROCOIN

    A cryptocurrency that uses the Bitcoin protocol but offers increased anonymity in transactions.

  • ZERO CONFIRMATION TRANSACTION

    Payment that has been broadcast but is still pending inclusion on a block chain.

  • ZK-SNARKS

    Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge. Zk-SNARKs is a technology which allows cryptocurrencies to shield transaction information from uninvolved parties.