A method for decentralized funding of projects. It combines ideas from Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Project investors have the ability to vote and, if dissatisfied with the progress of the project, could get their money back.
A denial-of-service attack is a cyber-attack in which the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by temporarily or indefinitely disrupting services of a host connected to the Internet.
Refer to the first step in the Blockchain 3 layer model. They are a set of concepts or properties that you wish your smart contract to have. These include Distribution, Decentralization, Immutability, and Peer-to-Peer.
Anything used by friends or institutions to identify you online, such as email address/Twitter handle, etc. On the blockchain, when you sign something (with the private key), you are also proving your identity.
A type of computer database that is stored on many private computers at the same time, instead of central company servers. A distributed ledger does not have to have its own currency and may be permissioned and private. Blockchains are also known as distributed ledgers.