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Black Arrow (OP)
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April 23, 2013, 07:25:35 PM

In browsing some of the development posts I repeatedly come across these acronyms, but I haven't seen any definitions either here or on the wiki. I gather that UTXO means something like the total blockchain. Does anyone know what these acronyms stand for?
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April 24, 2013, 04:22:44 PM

UTXO: Unspent Transaction-Out. Those are the important parts of the blockchain that indicate coins that are currently held by a given address. Spent transaction-outs maintain the history of those "active" coins.
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April 24, 2013, 04:23:24 PM

POW: Proof-of-work (or prisoner of war  Tongue )
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November 29, 2017, 07:08:42 AM

I haven't defined UTXO yet, but I've got POW broken down in a simple definition at:

Would appreciate your feedback on this. Decryptionary is my passion project, it's got 200+ definitions, walkthroughs to help you participate and more.
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