Simultaneous buying and selling of securities, currency, or commodities in different markets or in derivative forms in order to take advantage of differing prices for the same asset.


All Time High : Highest price already reached.

Bear market

A market in which share prices are falling, encouraging selling.

BTFD (Buy The Fuckin’ Dip)

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Bull Market

A market in which share prices are rising, encouraging buying


A drawing that shows information in a simple way, often using lines and curves to show amounts.

DCA (Dollar cost averaging)

Dollar cost averaging is a strategy in which an investor places a fixed dollar amount into a given investment (usually common stock) on a regular basis. The investment generally takes place each and every month regardless of what is occurring in the financial markets. As a result, when the price of a given investment rises, the investor will be able to purchase fewer shares. When the price of a particular security declines, the investor will be able to purchase more shares.

Exchange (Exchange plateform)

Place or organization where shares, currencies, commodities, etc. are bought and sold: : Binance, Bittrex, Coinbase, Huobi, Kraken, Kucoin, Poloniex…

FOMO (fear of missing out)

Deep anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere and one will not be included, often triggered by posts seen on social media..

FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt)

FUD is an acronym for fear, uncertainty and doubt. It is a marketing term that is often used to cast a shadow over a competitor’s product when your own is unable to compete. FUD is a technique used by larger companies who have a large market share.


People who performs FUD.

FIAT (Monnaie fiduciaire) :

Fiat money is legal currency (bank notes and coins), which has value only because a government says so, and because the people using it maintain faith in it having value. Fiat money examples : $, €, £…


Deliberate distortion of the word « hold » used typically in the crypto sphere… The intentionally misspelled word hodl has its roots in a December 2013 post on the Bitcoin Talk forum, “I AM HODLING”; when the author, GameKyuubi, couldn’t be bothered to fix his typo, the community instantly turned it into a verb: to hodl.

ICO Initial Coin Offering

An initial coin offering (ICO) or initial currency offering is a type of funding using cryptocurrencies. In an ICO, a quantity of cryptocurrency is sold in the form of “tokens” (“coins”) to speculators or investors, in exchange for legal tender or other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. The tokens sold are promoted as future functional units of currency if or when the ICO’s funding goal is met and the project launches.

Limit buy

Instruction set in exchange to buy a particular amount of tokens at or below a specific price

Limit sell

Instruction set in exchange to sell a particular amount of tokens at or above a specific price

Long position

Situation in which you buy and keep shares, etc. because you expect them to rise in value and make a profit

Market Buy or Market Order

Market order is a type of order where one wishes to buy or sell scrip immediately at best available current market price. In Market Order execution of order is guaranteed (provided enough depth is available) but price may vary.

Market cap

Short of Market Capitalization. The total value of tokens in all the market exchanges. It corresponds to the token price multiplied by the circulating supply.

Market sell or Market Order

Market order is a type of order where one wishes to buy or sell scrip immediately at best available current market price. In Market Order execution of order is guaranteed (provided enough depth is available) but price may vary.

Margin trading

Margin trading with cryptocurrency allows users to borrow money against their current funds to trade cryptocurrency “on margin” on an exchange. In other words, users can leverage their existing cryptocurrency or euros/dollars by borrowing funds to increase their buying power (generally paying interest on the amount borrowed). Here is an example, you put down $250 and leverage 4:1 to borrow $750 to buy $1000 worth of Bitcoin. The only stipulation is that no matter what happens, you’ll have to pay back to $750 plus fees. In order to ensure they get the loaned amount back, an exchange will generally “call in” your margin trade once you hit a price where you would start losing the borrowed money (as they will let you borrow money to trade, but they don’t want you losing that money). A margin call can be avoided by putting more money into the position.


A situation where there is a continuous upward movement in the price of a cryptocurrency. Often used in communities to question when a cryptocurrency will experience such a phenomenon, saying: “When moon?” It is usually combined with “When Lambo?”

Panic Sell

The action of selling off large quantities of a particular product or commodity due to sudden fears of a forthcoming decline in demand or drop in market value.


Pumping means to promote an investment for the purpose of increasing prices, usually so it can be sold at a profit.

Pump & Dump

Market manipulation. Pump and dump is defined as an illegal manipulation of an asset (stock, cryptocurrency, etc.) where people increase the price (the pump) so that they can sell it at those high prices for a profit (the dump).


Rekt is defined as completely destroyed and ruined. In cryptocurrency, it would mean total financial loss. It is an intentional misspelling of “wrecked”.

ROI (Return on Investment)

Profit from an activity for a particular period compared with the amount invested in it.

Sell wall / buy wall :

On exchanges, a sell wall is when there’s a certain price where there are lots of sell orders. So say someone is selling 1000 BTC at $20000, that’s a huge sell wall and will take a long time for buyers to ‘eat up’, and may push the price down or limit it at $20000. It’s just buyers vs sellers (demand and supply). Buy wall is the opposite, with lots of buy orders.

Short position

A short position indicates an investment strategy in which an investor is selling borrowed stocks in the open market, expecting that the market will drop to realize a profit.


It corresponds to the whole capital of a given cryptocurrency investor.

Stop Buy / Buy Stop

Order that becomes a market order to buy a security if it rises above its current price. That is, a buy stop order is not executed so long as the security is at or below the price when the order was made, but is executed at the best available price when it rises above that order. An investor who makes a buy stop order operates on the premise that if a security rises, it will likely continue to rise. In other words, the maker of a buy stop order hopes to profit from a security’s upward momentum.

Stop Loss

Instruction to a broker to sell shares if they go down to a particular price. In Crypto, it is the order one sets in Exchanges to sell if price descends to a certain level.

TA (Technical Analysis) :

Financial analysis that uses patterns in market data/charts to identify trends and make predictions.


Crypto tokens represent a particular fungible and tradable asset or a utility that is often found on a blockchain. It’s a digital unit designed with utility in mind, providing access and use of a larger crypto economic system. It does not have store of value on its own, but are made so that software can be developed around it

Trading bot

Bots that can automatically execute trades on your behalf – and with new features added to these programs all the time, they are continually becoming more sophisticated. Trading bots often use algorithms to detect trends and determine when trades should be made. Such software has been a mainstay in forex, equities and commodities markets for several years – and now, there has been a competition into the crypto world.

Whale (baleine)

Term used to describe investors who have uncommonly large amounts of crypto, especially those with enough funds to manipulate the market.