AML

Stands for Anti-Money Laundering laws. These are a set of regulations that every cryptocurrency must follow in order to avoid dishonest or malicious activity by criminal organizations.

Angel Investor

A wealthy individual or group of individuals that provide capital to startup businesses in exchange for a debt or equity in the related business.

Arbitrage

Is risk free profit made by trading the same asset between different markets that have different pricing.

ASIC

Stands for Application-Specific Integrated Circuit. In general terms an ASIC is a very powerful chip designed with a specific purpose in mind.

ASIC Miner

In Bitcoin, ASICs are powerful chips designed specifically to mine bitcoin more efficiently. The introduction of these chips dramatically increased the hash rates for bitcoin miners.