These are in regard to price, market movement, and charting.
Bull Market / Bullish
Bear Market / Bearish
A bear trap is the opposite of a bull trap.
Dead Cat Bounce
Dollar-Cost Averaging (DCA)
The DCA technique does not guarantee that an investor won’t lose money on investments. Rather, it is meant to allow investment over time instead of investment as a lump sum.
FA - Fundamental Analysis
ROI - Return On Investment
Short / Shorting
TA - Technical Analysis
These are in regard to how crypto traders talk to one another regarding many aspects of crypto.
ATH - All Time High
AltCoin / Alts
ASIC - Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
An application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), is an integrated circuit (IC) customized for a particular use, rather than intended for general-purpose use.
Quite simply, ASICs allow you mine cryptocurrencies that are not ASIC-resistant at a much faster rate than mining with a graphics card or CPU.
Fiat is Latin for “Let it be”.
Fiat is seen as the opposite or competitor of crypto.
FOMO - Fear Of Missing Out
Fork / Forking
ICO - Initial Coin Offering
Market Cap / MCAP / Cap
An advanced PoS (Proof Of Stake / Staking) method that requires a very large amount of a coin. For example, DASH requires 1000 DASH coin for a masternode, and WTC requires 5000. Once a masternode status is achieved, the return on investment is much better.
For example, a DASH masternode can expect to earn $40,000 a year in returns from their dividends alone. The benefit of masternodes to the network is that it provides network stability and disincentivizes masternode holders from selling, which in turn makes attacks to the network much harder to perform.
Moon / Mooning
PoS - Proof Of Stake / Staking
Proof Of Stake is a type of algorithm by which a cryptocurrency blockchain network aims to achieve distributed consensus. In PoS-based cryptocurrencies the creator of the next block is chosen via various combinations of random selection and wealth or age.
Essentially, it is an alternative to Proof Of Work. It allows you to receive dividends based on how much of a coin you have.
PoW - Proof Of Work / Mining
A proof-of-work (PoW) system (or protocol, or function) is an economic measure to deter denial of service attacks and other service abuses such as spam on a network by requiring some work from the service requester, usually meaning processing time by a computer.
Essentially, it means turning your computer into a mining machine, or buying an ASIC that outperforms any computer you could build.