- Administrator - It is a wallet address that has certain rights to operate on the contract. It can be any address of the developer’s choice.
- Allowance Value - It is the amount of tokens approved by the owner of the token to be sent
- Accuser - The accuser is a daemon that monitors all blocks received. It looks for two indications of invalid blocks:
- When a baker has signed two blocks at the same block height (blocks at the same level);
- When an endorser injects more than one endorsement operation for the same baking slot.
- Better call dev - Better call dev is a contract explorer for Tezos. It plays a crucial role in smart contract development, testing, and interaction in Tezos.
- Beacon - Beacon is a middleware that facilitates the connection between dApps and wallets.
- Big map - A key-value pair database of a smart contract. The values are fetched on-demand during smart contract invocation, making it scalable for holding a large number of entries.
- Baker - In Tezos, block creators are referred to as bakers. As the name suggests, the baker is responsible for baking (producing) new blocks.
- Contract Storage - It can be interpreted as a database in web 2.0. The data is stored on a contract, and it defines the state of the contract. Only the contract can edit the storage.
- Contract metadata - Contract metadata stores basic information of a contract. E.g name, description, standards, etc.
- DeFi - DeFi stands for Decentralized Finance. It refers to the shift from traditional, centralized financial systems to peer-to-peer finance enabled by decentralized applications built on Tezos.
- DApp - It is a decentralized app. It is like normal apps and offers similar functions, but the key difference is that it runs on a peer-to-peer network, such as a blockchain.
- Entrypoint - It is like a function in web 2.0 that can be called to interact with the contract.