Glossary


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    Glossary

    mRise

    mRise is the abbreviation for the Rise mainnet.

    tRise

    tRise is the abbreviation for the Rise testnet.

    dApp (Bapp, Blockchain App, App)

    A decentralized application, which is running in a sidechain of Rise. If you add a dApp to Rise, an entry will be made on the blockchain. This will “register” it and makes it visible to everyone.

    dApp Store

    A universal and decentralized store which lists ALL dApps on the network. (Doesn’t matter if working, not working, offline, online, not complete or completely finished).

    BIP39

    Is the implementation of a mnemonic code or mnemonic sentence (a group of easy to remember words) for generating deterministic keys. Rise integrates mnemonic checksumming of passphrases to make sure it conforms to the BIP39 standard and that passphrase is used to generate your account.

    Block

    A block is a group of transactions that were submitted to the network since the last block. Each block (except for genesis block) references one previous block to form the tree called the blockchain.

    Block Height

    Is the sequential number on the blockchain of a block. Height 0 refers to the genesis block. Current block height refers to the number of the most recent valid block.

    Blockchain

    A public ledger of all confirmed transactions in a form of a tree of all valid blocks. Unconfirmed transactions are not part of the blockchain. If a node disagrees on which blocks are valid, a fork happens.

    Brain wallet

    Instead of storing keys in a wallet file, security works via a secret passphrase. Wallets are decentralized and kept on the network. When you create an account, your secret passphrase is used to generate your account on the blockchain. Once your account is generated, you can unlock it and access it by using your passphrase. Rise uses a brain wallet.

    Delegate

    A Rise account which simply registered to be a delegate on the network.

    dPoS

    This is short for Delegated Proof of Stake. It is the algorithm Rise uses to secure the network. It’s different from regular PoS (Proof of Stake) as only the top 101 delegates (determined by voting weight of voters) are actively forging and securing the network.

    Fork

    When a node does not agree on a block, a fork happens and that node creates a separate blockchain from the one it disagrees with.

    Full client

    A client which stays in sync with the mainchain and maintains a full copy of the blockchain. This is also a node or peer on the network.

    Genesis Block

    The very first block in the blockchain with hard-coded contents.

    Hard Fork

    Typically referred to as a block when all clients must be updated to a certain version. Clients that are not updated, fork onto a different chain then the ones that are updated because of a change in the core code.

    Lite client

    A client which connects to a full client on the network and does NOT maintain a copy of the blockchain. It can instantly launch without syncing.

    RISE

    The currency code for Rise.

    Node (Peer)

    A server/computer/etc. that has installed the Rise full client and is connected to the internet.

    Sidechain

    A custom blockchain, which is a fully autonomous blockchain secured by its own nodes. Every dApp is one new sidechain.

    Standby delegates

    All delegate accounts from rank 102 until infinity. These accounts do not actively forge and are only waiting for an opportunity to be in the top 101.

    Top (active) delegates

    The Rise accounts who are configured on a node to actively secure the mainchain. Only 101 with the most vote weight.

    Transaction Fee

    The amount that an account pays to have a transaction be included in a block.

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