Qubic Glossary

This article is a translation of the German IOTA Beginner’s Guide by Schmucklos.

Qubic Glossary

  • Qupla: Higher-level programming language for Qubic. It follows the definition of the original Abra programming model.
  • Abra: A ternary-based functional programming language used to describe the behavior of a qubic
  • Outsourced computation: A processing task that is packaged as a qubic and can be executed by anyone
  • Assembly: A group of oracles that work together to build trust and consensus
  • Epoch: The real time period required to execute a single cycle of a resource test phase, followed by a qubic processing phase
  • Oracles: A data source or provider outside of the Tangle.
  • Oracle machine: A device that can execute qubics by interacting with the Tangle, the transfer of external data from the real world to the Tangle
  • Q-Nodes: Nodes capable of performing qubics
  • Quant: The logical block of time in which all changed input data of all triggered qubics are processed
  • Qubics: A packaged processing task that can be executed by an oracle machine
  • Quorum: The minimum number of oracles in an assembly that must reach consensus on an outcome for that outcome to be accepted as valid -> Consensus method
  • Quorum-based computation: A processing task performed by an assembly that must reach quorum for the result of the processing task to be valid
  • Reward: The IOTA token that a qubic owner offers to the assembly that processes the qubic
  • Smart Contract: A specific type of quorum-based computation, usually intended to replace paper contracts with pre-programmed rules

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Last Updated on 16. February 2021