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[ANN] Nxt Glossary - suggestions welcomed
« on: March 26, 2014, 02:27:27 pm »

Please make requests for new entires to the Nxt Glossary here.

The Nxt Glossary can be found >>>>> https://wiki.nxtcrypto.org/wiki/Glossary <<<<<

It is aimed at beginner and intermediate crypto users, with links to technical discussions in the forum for all the smart pants' in the community. You know who you are  :D

The descriptions are pitched at the level of:

"The world is round", not "The world is spherical with, due to the rotation on it's axis, a bulge on its centre and also due to gravitational..."

The descriptions assume as little knowledge as I think is appropriate when I write each entry  ;) You can also report inaccuracies here. I have a backlog of items I have found but I will get round to others you have  ;D


Current backlog:


Closed Source  Open Source  Distributed  Decentralised  Centralised  Merkle Tree  Transparent forging   TF   BCNext   POW   POS   Proof of Work   Proof of Stake   Hashrate.org   NxtP00l.com   NXTer   ROI   Return On Investment   Exchange   Bter   DGEX   Vicurex   Bittrex   Squatting   Passphrase   Strong Passphrase   Weak Passphrase   Unlocked Account   Hardcoded   Chain   Public Key   Private Key   Brute Force   Knapsacking   Crack   Parallel Blockchains    <Parallel Chains   Blockchain   Block    Block size    Blockheight   Fork   Clone   Leased Forging   Altcoin   ASIC   GPUs   First Generation Crypto   Second Generation Crypto   Sybil Attack   Hallmarked Node   AC   Account Control   Curve25519   Sha256   AM   Arbitrary Messages   Hashchain   Project Kharon  testNxt   MainNet    TestNet       Spam     Services   NXTCash   NxtMixer   NXTProtocol   RL  Crypto 2.0   Crypto 1.0    VPS  Alias    Alias System   Digital Goods Store   Multigateway   Voting System   Leasing   [NXTWallet   Nxt Solaris   Offspring   Clienxt]    Birthday paradox/problem/attack   Server    Kudos    Pump   Injected Flaws    NXTSubataomic   DDOS   Probabilistic    DDOS attacks    TPS    TPM     TXs    UDP??   Source   Source code    Target


Thanks  ;)

Glossary History
Date:      Total Glossary Entries (added entries)

30 Dec 2013:   7 (Forging, Node, Private Node, Public Node, Effective stake, Founder, Stakeholder)
25 Jan 2014:   8 (NRS)
20 Mar:      17 (AE, Asset Exchange, AT, Automated Transactions, CCT, Coloured Coins, Cross Chains Trading, Cross Chains Transactions, Nxt Reference Software)      
21 Mar:      16 (-Cross Chain trading)
24 Mar:      36 (AntiNXT, Client, DarkNXT, Dump, Escrow, FUD, Fudster, Genesis Account, Genesis Account Passphrase, HiberNXT, LostNXT, Mining, Mining Pool, Nxt, NXT, Nxt Ecosystem, Nxt Mining, Nxt Platform, Service Providers)
25 Mar:      44 (Deterministic, Grok, Hash, Hash Function, Judgement System, NIP, Nxt Improvement Proposal)
31 Mar:      46 (Phasing, Time Warp)
2 Apr:      51 (2FA, Two factor authentication, Autonomous Transactions, Bork, Nxt Indirect Mining,
3 Apr:      53 (NQT, nxtquant)
7 Apr:      55 (Monetary System, MS)
9 Apr:                   68
15 Apr:                 84
28 Apr:                 94 (I've been busy spammin other threads :) )
8th Jun:              101  (-2 Emule and Elmo has passed their usefulness   :) )
28th? Jul              113
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Re: [ANN] Requests for Nxt Glossary additions now being taken
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 02:56:15 pm »

Alias
Curve25519
Sha256 -> Point to Hash-Function

(without need for TLC)

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Re: [ANN] Requests for Nxt Glossary additions now being taken
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 03:06:31 pm »

I have been meaning to add all the core features too, AM is missing as well as AS (and the CCT Atomic CCT and Atomic Asset Trading that CIYAM was talking about the other day...)

So take those as given  :)
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Re: [ANN] Requests for Nxt Glossary additions now being taken
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 03:08:16 pm »

Alias
Curve25519
Sha256 -> Point to Hash-Function

(without need for TLC)

This'll take some research...  :-\
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Re: [ANN] Requests for Nxt Glossary additions now being taken
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 07:37:20 pm »

I just meant, the entry could be like this:

Sha256
See Hash Function.

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Re: [ANN] Requests for Nxt Glossary additions now being taken
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2014, 11:16:29 am »

Phew! I see what you mean  :-[

I had read CIYAM and James talk about floating *point* numbers, then mix some more maths in with SHA-256.... you get some horrendous maths concept that makes up the "point to hash-function"!!!!  :o

I'm glad it isn't  ;D
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Re: [ANN] Requests for Nxt Glossary additions now being taken
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2014, 11:29:43 am »

Nope, nope  :)

it's "just" a glossary - good to find words the NXT community uses, but for in-depth consult wiki/source code/whitepaper

accordingly:

Curve25519
Curve25519 is an elliptic curve, developed by cryptography expert Dan Bernstein, for fast Diffie-Hellman key agreement.

(One of the smarter guys will certainly object, if this is not correct)

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Re: [ANN] Requests for Nxt Glossary additions now being taken
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2014, 07:18:55 pm »

Daedelus, if you keep this up we'll have to rethink the way the Glossary is set up on the wiki, to make it more maintainable. I'm sure there's an extension we can use. I'll do some digging.


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Re: [ANN] Requests for Nxt Glossary additions now being taken
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2014, 12:36:37 pm »

it's "just" a glossary - good to find words the NXT community uses, but for in-depth consult wiki/source code/whitepaper

How dare you! This will add three bajillion dollars to the market cap!

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accordingly:

Curve25519
Curve25519 is an elliptic curve, developed by cryptography expert Dan Bernstein, for fast Diffie-Hellman key agreement.

(One of the smarter guys will certainly object, if this is not correct)

I'm none the wiser  ;D ;D

I thought it was a Hash Function, is it actual just an elliptical curve that is useful for use in a Hash Function?

Thanks  ;D
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Re: [ANN] Requests for Nxt Glossary additions now being taken
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2014, 12:38:31 pm »

Daedelus, if you keep this up we'll have to rethink the way the Glossary is set up on the wiki, to make it more maintainable. I'm sure there's an extension we can use. I'll do some digging.


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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2014, 04:56:56 pm »

Bump,

Nxt Glossary updated ;D ;D

58 entries and counting ;D
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Re: [ANN] Requests for Nxt Glossary additions now being taken
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2014, 07:01:44 pm »

Bump,

Nxt Glossary updated ;D ;D

58 entries and counting ;D

Keep up the good work!

As for your remarks up-thread - I'm never sure how serious you mean things - but anyway:

"just" - I specifically used the quotes, to symbolize how very, very, very important your glossary is, but nonetheless gives possibility to keep it short because that's the nature of glossary entries  ;D

"Curve25519" - I'm not one of the smart guys, but I think it is mainly used like certificates are used, e.g. in typical internet shops. It allows to ensure that you communicate with the correct other party. Maybe you can also use them for hashing only... Smart guys shed some light on that matter please.

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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2014, 07:07:36 pm »

I was only joking  ;D ;D Everyone knows it will add four bajillion dollars to the market cap!



I knew what you meant, I just deliberately misinterpreted it  ;) Don't worry, I don't take myself seriously enough on here to get mad  ;D ;D



I'll keep going!!

63 entries and counting now  ;D
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Re: [ANN] Requests for Nxt Glossary additions now being taken
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2014, 07:08:50 pm »

Nxt Glossary to the MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!      :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2014, 09:48:12 am »

Now up to 74 and going strong  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2014, 03:31:49 pm »

Bump, up to 84 entries now ;D

Anyone can read and make comments or assume I am a genius who doesn't make mistakes  ;D ;D
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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2014, 09:21:00 pm »

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Re: [ANN] Nxt Glossary - suggestions welcomed
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2014, 09:27:12 pm »

Transparent forging ?
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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2014, 09:30:32 pm »

I have added it first to the backlog, but it is also probably hardest to do!

I'll do a draft tomorrow...  ;D ;D ;D

P.S. forging is there but it could probably do with a redirect to TF and a spruce up  :D
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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2014, 10:44:38 pm »

Block
Blockchain
Genesis block ?
Server ?  (as there is Client)
Pump ? (as there is Dump)

Ultimate secure password :)         - no Keepass or such, just paper & pen :)
Kudos ? (as there is Grok)
sock puppet ?


About history:
BCNext
Injected flaws
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« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2014, 10:57:43 pm »

"BCT
Abbreviation of BitCoinTalk, a popular cryptocurrencies website. See bitcointalk.org. "


Is the most used abbr BCT or BTT ?
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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2014, 11:06:16 pm »

https://wiki.nxtcrypto.org/wiki/BCNext%27s_Plan  Part Three

Who has written these and when?
"One day he will return with his main project, under his real name. Don't try to learn the real identity of BCNext. He intentionally copied the styles and ideas of different people. If you think you've found him, you are likely wrong. BCNext never existed. This "sock puppet" was created only for Nxt, and will never appear again. "
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« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2014, 11:34:24 pm »

https://wiki.nxtcrypto.org/wiki/BCNext%27s_Plan  Part Three

Who has written these and when?
"One day he will return with his main project, under his real name. Don't try to learn the real identity of BCNext. He intentionally copied the styles and ideas of different people. If you think you've found him, you are likely wrong. BCNext never existed. This "sock puppet" was created only for Nxt, and will never appear again. "

They are BCNexts words, paraphrased by CfB. They are the third part of bcnexts essay, didn't get good reviews ;D the link needs adding to the wiki I suppose.

Released on 3rd of april by cfb as just a link in the mega thread, IIRC.

I'll get on the glosssry items, I like the ones for the history of nxt especially

Edit: Part 3 link. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=553205.msg6021531#msg6021531
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« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2014, 02:08:16 pm »

From a PM, for me to get around to  ;D

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Saw you are involved with the glossary - i took a look today and found one entry not being excakt in my remembrance: HiberNXT

I hope you're not insulting giving you this hint instead of taking action myself, but...

I remember the discussion about Hibernext (several weeks ago) that Hibernext is not the same as Anti- or DarkNXT , but instead Kind of NXT "Locked" in an account apparently no one knows the Pass for ... for example because someone sent some next to a wrong but "existing" or valid account. Typically such accounts don't have a public key (yet), because no one ever sent some nxt from this account. So you never can tell for sure if an account with no public key is with hibernxt or created from someone who forgot to make the infamous 1nxt transaction to secure his account..... someone even made some fun out of it and send quite large amounts to special publicly announced accounts to purposefully create hiberNXT as a "bounty" for trying to bruteforce those not secured accounts ....

Regards an Chapeau for all the work you are doing,
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« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2014, 02:10:36 pm »

"BCT
Abbreviation of BitCoinTalk, a popular cryptocurrencies website. See bitcointalk.org. "


Is the most used abbr BCT or BTT ?

Hmm, I have noticed this since you mentioned it. Do you know why it is BTT? BiTcoinTalk?  :D

Thanks
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« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2014, 01:08:58 pm »

"BCT
Abbreviation of BitCoinTalk, a popular cryptocurrencies website. See bitcointalk.org. "


Is the most used abbr BCT or BTT ?

Hmm, I have noticed this since you mentioned it. Do you know why it is BTT? BiTcoinTalk?  :D

Thanks

I have added BTT and pointed it to bitcointalk.org  ;D
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« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2014, 01:16:51 pm »

Would someone like to make a more detailled description of what 1984 means to NXT?

There is several links from BCNext to the novel of George Orwell, i have implemented it in a game on my website and I would like to point to an "article" in the Glossary.

I offer 100 NXT reward for someone who has fun doing that ;)

Req. would be, what does NXT have in common with 1984? What are the links BCNext has drawn, what could be his reason? Half a page should be enough, if more - you are welcome ^^

ps: please pm me once ready for the bounty
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« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2014, 01:57:14 pm »

I might give it a crack  :D


The first draft of Transparent Forging can be found here: https://nxtforum.org/transparent-forging/transparent-forging-the-history-and-future/new/#new

It needs technical improvement!
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« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2014, 01:56:16 pm »

Bump. Now up to 94 entries  ;D

And I still need input with the thread above
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« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2014, 12:55:19 am »

Nxt Glossary powers through 3000 hits  ;D

Whoop whoop! :D :D :D
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« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2014, 03:57:25 pm »

After 101 entries (-2 Emule and Elmo are no more  :D) , bcurdy has volunteered to take up the backlog. Whoop whoop!   ;D

I'll still be throwing the odd entry in when I have the time but I am passing the baton over.

Thanks bcurdy!!  ;D
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« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2014, 04:10:26 pm »

thank you
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« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2014, 08:35:29 pm »

I have secretly started doing this again... up to 113 entries now  ;D
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