Address

A string of characters and numbers that represent a destination where crypto can be sent to or from.

AltCoin

A term used to define all crypto assets other than Bitcoin. Alt simply stands for Alternative.

ATH

All-Time-High - An acronym referring to the all-time high price of an asset.

ATL

All-Time-Low - An acronym referring to the all-time low price of an asset.

Arbitrage

Purchase and sale of the same asset in different markets to profit from price differences.

Audit

Comprehensive analysis of code with the intent of discovering bugs or security breaches. Audits can also be done for the economics or legal aspects of a project

Auction

Where Axion investors enter a bid of ETH, in return for their fair share of AXN from the daily auction pool.

Bidder

A person who bids into our auctions.

Bitcoin

Founded & released in January 2009, Bitcoin is the first digital currency of its kind & ground zero for the entire crypto world as we know it. You can earn Bitcoin simply by staking Axion!

Block

A block is a data file used for recording and storing permanent transactions pertaining to a specific network. A block records some or all of the most recent transactions in chronological sequence. This data is a permanent record such that a block acts like a page of a ledger or record book. Once a block is filled a new block is added which ensures that once written, the records cannot be altered or removed. A block can be thought of as a link in an ever-growing chain of cryptocurrency transactions that are collectively known as a blockchain.

Block Height

A numeric representation showing the number of the current block being hashed.

Blockchain

A blockchain is a type of database or ledger, that is stored electronically on a computer system in the form of data files called blocks. These blocks allow for the sending and receiving of cryptocurrency transactions. These blocks are strung together in a “chain” comprising millions of blocks that are constantly being added as transactions are processed. The blockchain is decentralized allowing public access to the data that is freely accessible to anyone and beyond the reach of a single controlling government, agency, or group.

BOI - Board of Investors

A private investor company made up of Axion Investors. Because they care about Axion and want to remain transparent, they have asked for and received oversight from the Axion community (COC) to make sure everyone knows they operate ethically. The BOI, as a separate company, has its own leadership structure and is fully autonomous.

BPD - BigPayDays

Big Pay Days are a valuable reward mechanism that was built into the Axion ecosystem to incentivize longer stakes. There are 50 billion AXN tokens allotted to the Big Pay Days over five years for stakes that are locked for the required amount of 350 days or more.

BuyBacks

Token BuyBacks are a function of our auction contract. When someone bids ETH into our auctions, a portion of that ETH is instantly used to purchase either AXN or wBTC from Uniswap, which is then used to reward stakers.

Centralized

Something that is controlled by a single authority or managed in one place. Examples of centralized finance include banks and Federal Reserves, or centralized data like that owned and managed by big tech companies.

CEX

Centralized exchanges most commonly facilitate trades between users by maintaining an order book: a collection of buy and sell orders posted by individual traders. Orders are requests to buy or sell a certain amount of a specific cryptocurrency at a certain price. CEXs aggregate orders from their users and then use special software to match and execute the corresponding buy and sell orders.

COC - Community Oversight Committee

The oversight committee was requested by the Board of Investors and created as a measure to bring transparency to the relationship of the BOI to the Axion community. They ensure that ethical practices are being performed on a daily basis. All COC members commit their time to attend board meetings, read daily agendas and discuss the ethics of each decision. https://support.axion.network/en/articles/5323409-the-community-oversight-committee

Cold Wallet

Used to describe a cryptocurrency wallet that is not connected to the internet, and thus cannot be used to process transactions without first being reconnected (and turning into a “hot wallet”). Cold Wallets are more secure and less prone to unauthorized use.

Confirmation

In the blockchain, all transactions must be validated by 6 or more independent nodes in order to be considered “confirmed.” This validation process proves that the action was truly intended by its submitter, preventing unauthorized transactions from being posted to the blockchain.

Consensus

A consensus is a fault-tolerant mechanism that is used in the blockchain to achieve the necessary agreement amongst all the decentralized processors that are computing transactions for the network. Simply put, all nodes must agree on verified transactions, reaching a consensus.

Cryptocurrency

A form of digital currency that is secured by cryptography, making it nearly impossible to counterfeit due to the resiliency and distributed ledger that is called the blockchain. Axion is a type of Ethereum-based cryptocurrency.

DAO

Decentralized Autonomous Organization. A DAO is a group of people or organizations that are unified in purpose such that they act as one organizational body.

DAPP

Decentralized APPlication. A DAPP operates in such a way that it is not tied to a central governing application or database. Its main benefits are immutability, accountability, anonymity, bandwidth, and the user maintaining total control over their personal data.

Decentralized

Owned by no one entity, government, organization, group, person, or community. Ownership is spread out to anyone and everyone wants to join. True decentralization is possible with cryptocurrencies.

DeFi

Decentralized Finance. Meaning no one entity like a bank or government can control or have access to an individual’s finances.

Deflation

Deflationary items are limited in supply and thus high in demand, resulting in an upward price/valuation movement.

DEX

Decentralized EXchange. DEXs allow cryptocurrency holders to exchange with each other directly, on a peer-to-peer basis, without needing to trust an intermediary or centralized exchange to create the transaction.

Discord

A chat platform where most of the Axion community is based. Head to https://discord.gg/axion to join.

Dividends

Dividends are what you earn from Staking Axion, in the form of more AXN or even wBTC (Bitcoin). Often abbreviated to Divs.

DLT - Distributed Ledger Technology

DLT refers to the technological infrastructure and protocols that allow simultaneous access, validation, and record updating in an immutable manner across a network that’s spread across multiple entities or locations.

DM

Direct Message. A message that is sent directly from one user to another on a messaging application such as Discord.

ERC-20

ERC-20 tokens are a type of cryptocurrency written for and running on the Ethereum network. Axion is a type of ERC-20 token.

ERC-721

ERC-721 tokens are smart contracts used primarily to verify the “digital uniqueness” of the piece of data it holds, such as a picture. Used primarily for NFT’s.

ETH - Ethereum

Ethereum (shortened to ETH) is the second-largest cryptocurrency following Bitcoin based on market capacity. It was released in July of 2015 and gained widespread adoption due to its ability to run code on the blockchain in the form of “smart contracts.”

Fiat Currency

Fiat currencies are currencies that are backed by political/governmental institutions and reinforced by their global trading strength. Fiat currencies are primarily used to pay for goods or services and are centralized around the governments that control them.

FOMO

Fear Of Missing Out. The phenomenon by which someone will choose to participate (or invest) in something, not because of sound reasoning or logic, but because they feel they will “miss out” if they do not participate. FOMO often leads to regret.

FUD

Fear Uncertainty and Doubt. It is used to refer to very dark and unsettling times regarding the future of something. Someone who spreads FUD (FUDding) is often doing so without any supportive evidence or the ability to back up their claims and is often just spreading rumors with the purpose of discouraging others.

Gas

Gas refers to the method of payment (often in fractions of a token) that is given to the processing nodes that are computing transactions on the blockchain. Also referred to as Network Fees, the price by which you pay to have your transaction processed on the network.

Gas Limit

The gas limit is the maximum amount of Gas that a transaction will consume before ‘failing’, used as a safeguard to make sure that a user does not spend more on Gas than they would like.

GitHub

A digital repository and code hosting platform for software that allows for version control and collaboration. Here is Axion’s GitHub.

GSR - Global Share Rate

The share rate of the Axion token that converts Axion into Shares during the staking process. The higher the share rate, the fewer shares you receive when you stake.

GWEI

Gwei is a very small unit of the Ethereum network’s Ether (ETH), represented as 1 Billionth of an Ether. Gwei is a useful unit to measure network transaction fees, also known as Gas.

Hardware Wallet

A hardware wallet is a special type of cryptocurrency wallet which stores the user’s private keys in a very secure manner, preventing these private keys from being hacked or stolen. A transaction cannot be submitted to the blockchain without first being authenticated by the hardware device itself, preventing fraud or unauthorized use. See Ledger or Trezor.

Hash

A hash is a function that converts an input of letters and numbers into an encrypted output of a fixed length. A hash is created using an algorithm and is essential to blockchain management in cryptocurrency.

HODL

An intentionally misspelled version of HOLD, often referred to colloquially as someone who invests with no intention of selling, no matter how high or low the price fluctuates.

Hot Wallet

A hot wallet is a tool that allows a cryptocurrency owner to receive and send tokens by remaining connected to the internet, unlike a cold wallet. They are inherently less secure because they can be accessed via the internet itself.

Immutable

Not susceptible to any altercation, change, manipulation, or editing after its original creation. In the blockchain, once a block is processed, it is immutable and thus cannot ever be changed. This is why transactions on the blockchain are permanent, meaning they cannot be erased or undone. Because of this, it is always good to verify transactions before submitting them to be processed!

Impermanent Loss

When one of the assets in a liquidity pool goes up in value compared to the other, the dollar value of the assets provided by a liquidity miner is lower compared to just holding the initial deposit. If one of the assets doubles in price while the other stays the same, the impermanent loss is around 5.7%.

Inflation

An increase in the price level of a good relative to its economic standing. When the general price level rises, each unit of currency buys fewer goods and services and thus becomes weaker over time.

Interest

Interest, represented in % APY (or Annual Percentage Yield) is the amount your investment is paid back over time.

KYC

Know Your Customer. A set of rules laid out by the government for companies to obtain a certain amount of information from their participants, used for fraud and tax detection.

Layer 2

Also called a second layer; it is a protocol that is built on top of another protocol in order for operations to be performed to the first layer, or manipulate the parameters of the first layer from within the second layer. Layers can continually be added, though they tend to become more complex with each additional layer.

Ledger

Ledger is a type of Hardware Wallet used to store cryptocurrencies in a highly secure manner. With a Ledger, transactions must be approved by physically clicking buttons on the device itself, which ensures that hackers cannot withdraw cryptocurrency without access to the physical device and its protective password.

Liquid

When used in the sense of ‘Liquid BTC’, we mean this BTC is available to withdraw or spend immediately, it's not staked.

Liquidity

Liquidity is the ability of a coin to be easily converted into cash or other coins. Axion uses significant liquidity stored on an exchange like Uniswap to allow for simpler transactions and price stability. Liquidity also represents the health of the token, the more liquidity the more there is available for trade.

Liquidity Mining

Also known as “software mining,” where network participants can submit their liquidity in the form of contributing equally matching ETH and AXN to the Uniswap liquidity pool, in return for real-time bonuses in AXN tokens.

Longer Pays Better

A core component of the Axion token, Longer Pays Better means that an investor will get significantly more return on their investment (ROI) in the form of higher APY and Bitcoin dividends by staking their investment for as long as possible, up to a maximum of 15 years. The longer the stake, the greater the shares an investor receives, thus the better dividends.

Mainnet

Mainnet is when a blockchain protocol, such as Ethereum, is fully developed and deployed, allowing real transactions to be broadcast, verified, and recorded on the blockchain.

MetaMask

MetaMask is a type of software hot wallet that allows for easy trading, swapping, and integration into websites that allow for wallet addresses to be read. MetaMask does not store cryptocurrencies for you, it merely allows you to load or generate secret keys into the software that are then read by or submitted to the blockchain.

Mining

Mining is the process in which computing nodes compete with each other to verify and publish transactions on the blockchain. A successful transaction process yields payment to the node that was the first to process the transaction block to the blockchain. Often called the “block reward.”

Mutable

Opposite of immutable. Meaning it is liable or susceptible to change by being edited, adjusted, or otherwise manipulated. Mutable blocks on the blockchain would mean transactions could be reverted at best, or at worst the funds in question could be redirected to an unauthorized address.

NFT

Non-Fungible Token. An NFT is a unit of data on the blockchain where each NFT can represent a unique digital item and thus are not interchangeable. NFTs can represent digital files such as art, audio, videos, items in video games, and other forms of creative work.

Node

A computer/device that connects to a cryptocurrency network and helps strengthen the network’s resilience by adding its processing power to the overall group.

Nonce

A number only used once. A pseudo-random number, generated in order to satisfy the parameters required by the mining and hashing algorithms as a part of the security check.

Open Source

Software or protocols that are available to the public at no cost and can be used by anyone.

Overbid

Once our auctions have ‘sold out’, if more bids are placed and the price becomes higher than simply buying on Uniswap, we class the auction as ‘overbid’.

Paper Wallet

A very secure way of storing crypto in a wallet that is stored “offline” by writing the secret keys down on a piece of paper and unloading those keys from any software or hardware wallets until they need to be used again.

Passive Income

Income that is generated passively, without any doing on the investor’s part. Healthy passive income should be the desire of any investor, such that enough passive income generation means never having to work at a job!

Penalties

The fees or deductions from the value of a stake that has not been withdrawn within the withdrawal period (typically 2 weeks).

Private Key

The private key is a specific string of words that is used to unlock a crypto wallet. Think of a private key as the key to a house. Whoever has the key can enter the house and add or remove any items from the house that they wish. Just as you would not share your home key with a stranger, Private Keys should be treated with the utmost caution and should NEVER be given away to anyone, and should especially not be photographed or otherwise stored on a computer. Write a private key down on multiple pieces of paper and store

Proof of Stake (PoS)

Proof of stake is a type of consensus mechanism by which a cryptocurrency blockchain network achieves distributed consensus. In PoS-based cryptocurrencies, the creator of the next block is chosen via various combinations of random selection and wealth or age vs sheer processing power in a Proof of Work (PoW) type of consensus.

Ropsten

Ropsten Ethereum, also known as “Ethereum Testnet” is a testing network that runs the same protocol as Ethereum but is used for testing purposes before deploying on the main network (Mainnet).

Satoshi Nakomoto

The mysterious pseudonym/entity that created and released the first iteration of Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Distributed Ledger technology to the world.

Satoshi

In honor of Satoshi Nakomoto, a Satoshi is the most micro-unit of splitting a bitcoin, representing 0.00000001 of a Bitcoin.

Scamcoin/Shitcoin

A colloquial terminology used to refer to crypto projects that are either poorly constructed, scammy or fraudulent, dead-end investments, or fakes. It is generally advisable to avoid or ignore these types of coins.

Shares

Shares of ownership of Axion, given in exchange for Axion tokens. Shares generate interest and produce dividends in the form of Bitcoin and are proportionally distributed based on the amount of Axion staked and the duration of the stake term.

Slippage

Slippage is the difference between the expected price of a trade and the executed price of that trade. It is more likely to happen when there is a higher level of volatility, such as breaking news that forces unexpected trends in the market.

Smart Contract

Smart Contracts are the product of software that is run on the blockchain itself, resulting in an unalterable agreement that has specific logic operations akin to a real-world contract. Once signed, it can never be altered. Smart Contracts are easily verifiable and authenticated because of their persistence on the blockchain.

Stakeholder

Someone who has an active stake in Axion (represented by a number of Shares)

Stakers Share Percentage (SSP)

The Share Percentage is how much of the Share Pool you own. If the pool has 1,000,000,000 shares in it, and you own 10,000,000 shares yourself, you own 1% of the Share Pool.

Staking

Where AXN investors utilize their AXN tokens to earn shares by executing time-locked deposits, which in turn awards dividends over a period of time.

Technical Analysis (TA)

Examining and predicting price movements in the financial markets, by using historical price charts and market statistics.

Testnet

An online ecosystem (such as the Ropsten test network) where developers can freely interact with the code of a blockchain to experiment around with it before launching to the Mainnet.

Tipping

A function of the Axion Discord community whereby users can tip other users (or a group of users) in actual Axion by typing !tip in the discord chatbox. Users can add or withdraw actual Axion to and from their tipping wallet like a normal software wallet. It’s pretty cool!

Token Protocol/Token

Tokens are a framework that bridges the physical and digital realms of value. ERC-20 tokens, for example, allows for interaction + access with Ethereum’s decentralized DAPP ecosystem, carrying both value and processing components all on the blockchain.

Tokenomics

A combination of Token and Economics. Used to address the metrics and token role within its ecosystem.

Total Supply

The absolute maximum amount of a cryptocurrency that can be produced, or “minted.”

Transaction - TX

The fee (often referred to as Gas) that a user pays in order to have their transaction processed. By paying miners to process a transaction, it ensures security and competitiveness to the ecosystem that keeps it ever developing and ever supported. Without gas fees, the network would fall apart due to the immense power requirements needed to process transactions.

Transaction ID - TxID

The unique ID that is assigned to a transaction. The TxID is used to access a specific transaction block and the information it holds. When submitting a transaction on MetaMask, a TxID is generated, allowing a user to check the status of the transaction on a website such as etherscan.io.

Trezor

Trezor is a type of Hardware Wallet used to store cryptocurrencies in a highly secure manner. With a Trezor wallet, transactions must be approved by physically clicking buttons on the device itself, which ensures that hackers cannot withdraw cryptocurrency without access to the physical device and its protective password.

Uniswap

Uniswap is a popular decentralized automated market maker, allowing users to interact with its liquidity pools to trade many types of Ethereum-based tokens for other tokens. Uniswap is currently the only exchange site where you can directly purchase Axion.

VCA - Venture Capital Auction

VCA auctions are special events in the Axion ecosystem happening on Tuesdays and Fridays where 1 Billion Axion tokens are available to buy. All investors who participate on those days immediately get 10% of their bid returned as liquid Bitcoin, with 85% of the auction value being distributed to active stakers as Bitcoin.

Wallet

The digital equivalent to a real-world wallet used to store cryptocurrencies. Readily available software allows users to store their cryptocurrencies on the blockchain and be accessed through their crypto wallet. Wallet types vary, including types like paper wallets, web wallets, desktop wallets, hardware wallets, and mobile wallets.

wBTC (tokenized Bitcoin)

Wrapped Bitcoin (wBTC) is an ERC-20 token that represents Bitcoin (BTC) on the Ethereum blockchain. Ethereum and Bitcoin are not compatible tokens as they run on entirely different types of networks. So wBTC allows Bitcoin to enter the Ethereum network and be used in Ethereum wallets, dapps, and smart contracts.

Whale

The term used to refer to an investor who carries a very high net worth of crypto. A whale typically owns sufficiently enough of a cryptocurrency such that their decisions as to what to do with it on the open markets would directly and noticeably impact the assets trading price should they sell or buy. Whales generally move into and out of crypto projects in very noticeable ways.

Whitepaper

The foundational report or guide that is used to inform the public of a project’s specifications; the equivalent to a business prospectus or plan, but used to describe the crypto project itself. Generally speaking, the amount of time and care are given to a crypto’s whitepaper is indicative of the quality of the crypto itself. Axion prides itself in its whitepaper. https://axion.network/AxionWhitepaper.pdf

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