Halving

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When the block reward of a crypto asset, such as bitcoin, drops to one-half of what it was before; halvings and block rewards are used by devs to calculate the life cycle of the blockchain.

 

Hard Fork

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A blockchain fork that results from a change of rules in an updated protocol. Updated nodes will no longer maintain the outdated version of the blockchain; however, nodes that do not update their programming may still maintain the original blockchain.

 

Hashrate

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The standard unit of measurement for how many hashes a computer or blockchain network produces per second or hashes per second. The Bitcoin network can produce 1 Th/s which equates to 1 trillion hashes/second.