CMC Glossary: The Wikipedia of Crypto
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CMC Glossary: The Wikipedia of Crypto

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CoinMarketCap has its own version of Wikipedia called CMC Glossary.

CMC Glossary: The Wikipedia of Crypto

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What’s something people use regularly but do not really appreciate?

Roads. The sewage system. Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is one of the biggest sites on the internet. There is practically no one who has not used it a few times. It contains a vast trove of human knowledge on every topic imaginable, available for free to anyone with an internet connection. Yet most take it for granted, not fully appreciating the power of having so much information at their fingertips.

Do you know what is kind of like Wikipedia and also crazy underappreciated?

The CoinMarketCap Glossary.

That’s right. You may not know about it, but CoinMarketCap has its own version of Wikipedia, the Glossary. You can learn all of the most important blockchain and cryptocurrency terms and jargon there, anything from 51% Attack to ZK-SNARKs.

With over 1200 terms and counting, the CMC Glossary is the perfect resource for anyone looking to deepen their knowledge of the crypto space. It covers everything from the most basic concepts to highly technical terms even advanced users may not fully grasp.

What Does CMC Glossary Cover?

What does it not cover? The CMC Glossary is comprehensive, explaining crucial concepts, niche terms, and everything in between.If you want to understand the difference between block size and block time, or between ERC-20 and ERC-1155, you need the CMC Glossary.

The Glossary covers:

  • Key concepts and terms that are essential for understanding the crypto market.
  • Technical terms used in crypto.
  • Links and references to other articles, where you can learn more.

What Can You Learn From CMC Glossary?

All the terms that beginner, intermediate and advanced crypto users have to know. For example…

How To Use CMC Glossary

Just like on Wikipedia, you head to the CMC Glossary main page and type in the term you want to look a definition up for. For example “light node”:

Click on the term and you will find a definition between 300 and 800 words, depending on how complex or broad the term is. You can also click on one of the social icons to share it on Twitter or Facebook or to copy the link to the definition.

How Many Terms Are There on CMC Glossary?

As of September 2023, the glossary contains over 1200 crypto-related terms and definitions. And that number grows bigger every week. With new projects and innovations launching constantly in the fast-paced crypto industry, there are always new words being added to keep the glossary updated.

I Want To Look Up A Term But It’s Missing

Not to worry! The CoinMarketCap team continually updates the glossary by adding new and relevant terms. If you don't see a word you want defined, simply tag the CoinMarketCap profile - @CoinMarketCap - on the CMC Community forum. Suggest new terms and the team will prioritize them.

Can I Learn New Terms Bit By Bit?

Absolutely. In addition to searching the glossary manually, CoinMarketCap also tweets out ‘term of the day’ on its Twitter (X) account. Following along is a great way to gradually learn new crypto vocabulary.

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Got it, What Do I Do Now?

Now that you know about the power of the CMC Glossary, start looking up terms today! There is no better way to deepen your crypto knowledge than turning to this comprehensive wiki-style glossary any time an unknown term pops up.

With over 1200 definitions and more added all the time, you can become a crypto expert by regularly referencing the glossary. It makes understanding new innovations and concepts a breeze.

So next time you come across an unfamiliar crypto term, head to the CMC Glossary - the Wikipedia of crypto knowledge!
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