Terminology for Crypto Asset
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Network Working Group                                        H. Nakajima
Internet-Draft                                               Mercari R4D
Intended status: Informational                               M. Kusunoki
Expires: January 3, 2019                                             JDD
                                                                 K. Hida
                                                                     JBA
                                                                 Y. Suga
                                              Advanced Security Div, IIJ
                                                              T. Hayashi
                                                                 Lepidum
                                                           July 02, 2018

                      Terminology for Crypto Asset
               draft-nakajima-crypto-asset-terminology-00

Abstract

   This document provides terminology used in crypto asset.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Conventions and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Terms and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

1.  Introduction

   Our goal with this document is to improve our understanding on a set
   of terms which frequently used in documents which related to crypto
   asset.  Mutual understanding about terminology may help to reach a
   consensus on issues we're trying to solve.

2.  Conventions and Definitions

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in BCP
   14 [RFC2119] [RFC8174] when, and only when, they appear in all
   capitals, as shown here.

3.  Terms and Definitions

   address:  An identifier to represent a public key in a blockchain
      network.

   asymmetric cryptography:  Defined in [RFC4949] as "A modern branch of
      cryptography (popularly known as "public-key cryptography") in
      which the algorithms use a pair of keys (a public key and a
      private key) and use a different component of the pair for each of
      two counterpart cryptographic operations (e.g., encryption and
      decryption, or signature creation and signature verification). "

   block:  A basic unit of the blockchain.  A set of transactions on a
      blockchain which contains a cryptographic hash value of previous
      block.

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   blockchain:  A digital ledger about transactions for crypto assets.

   confirmation:  (For transactions,) checking correctness of a
      transaction in the mainchain.

   consensus:  Coincidence the way of thinking.

   crypto assets:  Cryptographically guaranteed value.
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