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Glossary

When you are new to Covalent there can be a lot of words to learn. This glossary aims to give you a 10,000-foot overview of common terms and what they mean for projects building on Covalent.

A

API

Application Programming Interface. Covalent provides a unified API to all assets secured by a blockchain network.

API Key

To use the Covalent API, you will need an API key. To use it, simply append key=API_KEY as a query parameter to all queries.

C

Class A

Covalent API endpoints that return enriched blockchain data applicable to all blockchain networks, eg: balances, transactions, log events, etc.

Class B

Covalent API endpoints for a specific blockchain protocol such as AAVE and UNISWAP.

D

DeFi

Decentralized finance which refers to decentralized finance products and services built on blockchains.

N

NFT