Dapper Glossary

Our vision is to bring blockchain to all. We tend to use jargon in the blockchain community- here's a handy list of common terms we'll use throughout the documentation and in the community, too.

Address

A string of alphanumeric characters that connects to a wallet to send and receive transactions.

Blockchain

A shared ledger where transactions are recorded by appending blocks- a historical record of transactions.

Co-sign

To act as a second signature using a smart contract wallet's invoke() method.

Cryptocurrency

Tokens that serve as representations of digital assets.

Decentralized Application (dApp)

Application that is open source, operates autonomously, and has its data stored on the blockchain.

Gas Fees

Transaction fees that a miner receives when they successfully process a block. We also refer to gas fees as network fees to our users, because it is more intuitive.

Multi-Signature (Multisig)

A way of providing security by requiring more than one key to authorize a transaction.

Smart Contract

Working pieces of code and written clauses between a developer and a user, allowing a dApp to perform certain beneficial functionality for users.

Transactions

An exchange of currency or assets that gains approval through consensus and is recorded on the blockchain.

Wallet

A file that houses private user data and allows access to view and create transactions on a blockchain.

For more blockchain-flavored terms to learn and use at your next meetup, visit Blockgeeks.