Assurance

The trust that stored data is in fact accurate and uncorrupted.

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Algorithm

In Computer Science, an algorithm is a list of instructions, used to solve problems or perform tasks, based on the understanding of available alternatives.

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Architecture

Architecture is the fundamental structure of a software system and the discipline of creating such structures and systems

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Application Programming Interface (API)

API is the acronym for application programming interface — a software intermediary that allows two or more separate applications to talk to each other.

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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

There are two basic units that are built by a blockchain protocol: a block and a ledger. A block contains the data for validated transactions..

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Blockchain

A blockchain is an electronic data structure 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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