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Definitions and terminology related to cryptoeconomics, blockchain and distributed ledger technology.

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'Dust' is a term used to refer to transactions that are economically irrational for miners to validate due to the transactions low monetary value and current mining fees. Whether a transaction is considered dust can depend on modifying factors, including coin age and the willingness of some pools to mine transactions for minimal fees that allow for more complex methods of consolidation. The term is predominantly used in reference to transactions in the Bitcoin protocol.