Airdrop : means to offer free crypto-currencies or tokens to users in order to make more known a new crypto-currency project at launch.
Bitcoin : a well-known ancestor of most of the currently existing crypto-currencies, bitcoin is the first to introduce the concept of electronic and decentralized money thanks to the blockchain technology that is associate. More and more known to the general public, a real revolution for some, virtual currency and geek delirium that is worthless to others. It is clear that bitcoin is increasingly becoming increasingly evident in the real economy and that it is upsetting the very idea that money could be made.
Blockchain : the Blockchain is an information storage technology that is organized in a decentralized way (information is held by all members of the Blockchain network). It is akin to a large register in which all the transactions of the network are recorded and which is untrustworthy because to do so it would be necessary to be able to modify all copies of this register without latency which is currently impossible.
Cloud mining : a process that involves purchasing a mining contract to lease a defined amount of computational power (expressed in hash/second) to a mining company that will be used to undermine Crypto-currency without having to deal with the maintenance of the equipment and the management of the energy costs.
Mining contract : agreement between the purchaser (Investor) and the company that rents the computing power. The mining contract is defined primarily by the amount of power allocated to the investor and its duration (determined or indeterminate).
Crypto-currency : a crypto-currency before being a means to obtain goods and services (for some) is above all a Protocol and an exchange network that is based on the technology of the blockchain.
Ethereum : crypto-currency launched in 2015 (by Vitalik Buterin) which introduces the technology tithe of smart contracts while relying on the use of the blockchain. The ethereum can be seen as a super decentralized computer providing considerable power (thanks to minors) and perpetually available to developers who want to develop decentralized say applications.
Faucet (faucet) : the faucet is a website or mobile application that offers its users to recover small amounts of cryptocurrencies via a button named claim. The faucet is an easy and accessible way to recover from crypto-currency for those who do not wish to invest money.
GPU : the GPU is the graphics card used by the computer and is the centerpiece of any good, respected minor. Indeed the graphics card given its primary function which is to perform very complex calculations (for 3D display) is therefore quite indicated for the resolution of cryptographic problems related to mining activity. Of course, not all graphics cards are worth mining, and some cards will be more efficient than others to achieve the best yields.
Hash : a unit of measure used to assess the power of an equipment intended for the mining of cryptocurrency. We talk about H/s (hash per second), kH/s (kilo hash per second), MH/s (mega hash per second), GH/s (Giga hash per second) to express the power used during a mining activity and estimate the performance of the mine.
Mining : a method of using computer hardware (usually graphics cards) to generate computational power (expressed in hash per second) that will be used to operate the network of a Crypto-currency. This contribution will also generate cryptocurrency and be renumerated.
Monero : monero is a crypto-currency whose primary ambition was to compensate for the problems of confidentiality during the transactions on the blockchain. Indeed it offers a ring-signing technology that makes it impossible to trace transactions making them totally anonymous, where bitcoin has some weaknesses.
Proof-of-work : in French proof of work is a system for validating blocks of a blockchain using the power (hashrate) provided by computer hardware (CPU or GPU).
Plus-values : corresponds to the money you earn (profit) from the sale of an asset that has gained value.
Ponzi : scam system set up by the so-called Charles Ponzi before the great crisis of 1929 in the United States. A so-called Ponzi system is a pyramid system that consists of renumbering the first entrants with the money of the last entrants. The weakness being that if there are not enough new entrants to recount the first entrants the system collapses purely and simply revealing then its true nature.
PTC : website that allows its users to earn money by viewing advertisements. The pioneers in this field are Neobux and Clixsense that have existed for almost 10 years.
Rig of mining : a mining rig is (as a rule) an Assembly of graphics cards that are arranged in an organized way to obtain higher yields during a mining activity.
Satoshi : smallest unit of measure used to quantify a value in bitcoin (1satoshi = 0.00000001 bitcoin), clear the Satoshi is to bitcoin what the cent is to the euro or else what the penny is to the dollar.
Trading : an activity that involves buying or selling on a trading platform with the objective of benefiting from it.
Wallet : the wallet or wallet is an application that can store crypto-currency or perform transactions (send and receive).
Zcash : as the monero and posing as a direct competitor to the latter, Zcash is a crypto-currency that was invented in order to alleviate the problem of anonymity of transactions on the blockchain.