Category: Crypto Glossary

What is Shilling/Pumping?

A person engaged in covert advertising for a cryptocurrency. The shill attempts to spread buzz by personally endorsing the product in public forums with the pretence of sincerity, when in fact he is being paid for his services. When a coin is promising to solve world hunger, it’s being shilled. In other financial markets shilling […]

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What is a Rug Pull?

A rug pull is a malicious maneuver in the cryptocurrency industry where crypto developers abandon a project and run away with investors’ funds. Rug pulls usually happen in the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem, especially on decentralized exchanges (DEXs), where malicious individuals create a token and list it on a DEX, then pair it with a […]

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YOLO – acronym meaning you only live once, used to express the view that one should make the most of the present moment without worrying about the future.  

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What Is FUD?

An acronym that stands for “Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.” It is a strategy to influence perception of certain cryptocurrencies or the cryptocurrency market in general by spreading negative, misleading or false information. *see FUDster. Source:

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DYOR – Do Your Own Research

DYOR is short for “Do Your Own Research”, and is defined as the process of doing research before making an investment. There are many manipulating people who urge others to buy a cryptocurrency so the price will rise and they can sell it for a profit. Source:

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