A. Glossary

anarcho-capitalism    A political philosophy that advocates the elimination of the state in favor of individual sovereignty, private property, and open markets. Also known as free market anarchy or libertarian anarchy.

ASIC    Application-specific integrated circuit, a type of integrated circuit in a computer customized for a particular use, rather than intended for general-purpose use.

ask    See sell order.

asymmetric cryptography    See public-key cryptography.

Beenz    A now-defunct type of virtual currency that enabled users to earn money by performing day-to-day activities such as visiting a website, shopping online, or logging on through a specific Internet service provider.

bid    See buy order.

Bitcoin    The current dominant ...

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