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Chain split 
A situation in which a blockchain splits into two or more separate versions. The split occurs when the rulesets diverge. The split maybe temporary or permanent.

Cold storage
A method in which private keys are kept off of the Internet for safekeeping. Types of cold storage include USBs, sound wallets and hard wallets.

Consensus
A decision making process whereby participants of the network reach an agreement that is beneficial to the entire group. Consensus is achieved when all participants agree that a block of transactions are valid. Consensus is required for the new block of transactions to be added to the chain.

Cookies
Refers to text files or code that embed a unique identifier. Often cookies are used by websites to store data such as your login information so that they can remember you and tailor content to your preferences.

Cryptocurrency
A digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds


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