Access

The ability to participate in a market or obtain products or services.

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Active Node List (ANL)

A list maintained in the ledger of each chain with a record of the public key account, IP address, and current status of each node that participates in validating a given chain.

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Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

The laws, regulations and procedures intended to prevent criminals from disguising illegally obtained funds as legitimate income.

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Attestation

An official verification of something as true or authentic (Merriam Webster)

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Bandwidth

A measure of how much data can or is sent over a specific network connection in a given amount of time, often measured in MBs (megabits per second) of available capacity, or MBs or GBs of data transfer needed to complete an operation.

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Block

A bundled package of transactions or data that is cryptographically committed or appended to a sequence of existing blocks to create a chain which makes it difficult to alter or reorganize the information it contains.

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Blockchain

A blockchain is an electronic ledger made up of blocks (containing groups of transactions or data) which are appended sequentially.

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Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT)

Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT) is a commonly used term to discuss the security of a network.

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Canonical

Accepted as authoritative. In some mathematics, canonical is more strictly defined as a unique way of representing an object without any arbitrary choices.

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Collusion

An attempt, or the perception of an attempt, of groups of nodes to cooperate in order to influence the writing, rewriting, or forking a blockchain.

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Consensus

In everyday language, “common, general, or widespread agreement”.

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Current Ledger State (CLS)

Each active node in a blockchain network is responsible for obtaining the data to show an up-to-date list of all the accounts and their current states.

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Distributed Systems

In this context, the objective of keeping copies of data in several locations.

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