Chain Reorganization

Chain reorganization is a client-local phenomenon where a client discovers a new difficultywise-longest well-formed blockchain which excludes one or more blocks that the client previously thought were part of the difficultywise-longest well-formed blockchain, resulting on orphan blocks.

CPU Miner

Either refers to (1) a bitcoin miner which uses a computer's CPU, or (2) a simple client program that performs Pooled Mining or solo mining.


A currency is a national, foreign and international money, both in form cash (in the form of banknotes, treasury notes, coins) and non-cash (in bank accounts and bank deposits), which are the legal means of payment.

Command-Line Interface (CLI)

A command-line interface (CLI) processes commands to a computer program in the form of lines of text. The program which handles the interface is called a command-line interpreter or command-line processor. Operating systems implement a command-line interface in a shell for interactive access to operating system functions or services.

Coinbase (Mining)

The coinbase is the content of the 'input' of a generation transaction. While regular transactions use the 'inputs' section to refer to their parent transaction outputs, a generation transaction has no parent, and creates new coins from nothing. The coinbase can contain any arbitrary data.

Closed Source

Proprietary software, also known as non-free software, is computer software for which the software's publisher or another person reserves some rights from licensees to use, modify, share modifications, or share the software.

Certificate Authority (CA)

In cryptography, a certificate authority or certification authority (CA) is an entity that issues digital certificates. A digital certificate certifies the ownership of a public key by the named subject of the certificate. This allows others (relying parties) to rely upon signatures or on assertions made about the private key that corresponds to the certified public key.

Cryptographic Hash Function

Cryptographic hash function is a special class of hash function that has certain properties which make it suitable for use in cryptography. It is a mathematical algorithm that maps data of arbitrary size to a bit string of a fixed size (a hash) and is designed to be a one-way function, that is, a function which is infeasible to invert.


See Also Market Capitalization

Coin Burn

Coin burn is a term meaning the intentional riddance of a certain number of cryptocurrency items to ensure its stable work, rate normalization or create a new cryptocurrency.