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Dis­trib­uted ledger tech­nol­ogy: Book­keep­ing sys­tem for record­ing trans­ac­tions with no cen­tral reg­is­ter; re­quires con­sen­sus about trans­ac­tions con­ducted in the net­work. The com­put­ers in the net­work func­tion like in­di­vid­ual dig­i­tal ac­count books. For ex­am­ple, they might be used to record a Bit­coin ac­count bal­ance, the sta­tus of smart con­tracts or the ori­gin of a di­a­mond.

Blockchain: The most well-known dis­trib­uted ledger tech­nol­ogy.

Per­mis­sioned ledger: Ledger with a built-in con­trol func­tion.

Smart con­tract: Com­puter pro­to­col that fa­cil­i­tates con­tracts, ver­i­fies them and pro­vides tech­ni­cal sup­port for their ne­go­ti­a­tion or per­for­mance.

Cryp­tocur­rency: Dig­i­tal pay­ment method in a de­cen­tral­ized, se­cure sys­tem.

Pre­dic­tive an­a­lyt­ics: Var­i­ous dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies used to make pre­cise pre­dic­tions about the fu­ture.

Syn­di­cated cor­po­rate loans: Loans to com­pa­nies is­sued jointly by sev­eral fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions.

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