Blockchain Terms

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Blockchain Term Glossary

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Blockchain Terms

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There are 3 names in this directory beginning with the letter G.
Gas (Ether)    
Gas measures the amount of effort it takes to complete a transaction in Ethereum. By measuring the effort, an algorithm calculates the amount in Ether necessary to process, or compute, a transaction. A complex transaction may take more Gas to complete than a simple transaction.
Genesis Block    
The very first block of a blockchain. The definition means "first" block, but often times the genesis block is referring to the first several blocks on a chain. The genesis block is often referred to as the first block on a blockchain. Interesting note is that the genesis block for Bitcoin quotes the headline of the New York Times the day the block was created, “03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks”.
Governance is equitable to leadership in a centralized organization. In a decentralized manner, governance is the adminstration of a blockchain company driven by the calculated rules of an organization. For instance, masternode governance is the adoption of rules based on the number of masternodes in a network.
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