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February 25, 2023

RebusChain Ecosystem Glossary of Terms/Acronyms

At RebusChain, we always emphasize creating a strong and connected community within the wider blockchain ecosystem. To achieve this, we understand that all users must clearly understand what we mean, even on technical documents such as our whitepaper.

To facilitate this understanding, we have created a comprehensive glossary of terms that are commonly used within the project. This glossary is a convenient reference guide for anyone to have a clear understanding of the technical terms, features and products they may encounter while exploring the RebusChain ecosystem.


Cosmos SDK

The Cosmos SDK is a framework for building blockchain applications. It is designed to be flexible and developer-friendly, with support for various programming languages.

It also provides a range of features and functionalities ,consensus, staking, governance, and more, that developers can use to create custom applications tailored to their specific needs. The Cosmos SDK is a key component of the Cosmos ecosystem, enabling the creation of new blockchains and interoperable applications that can communicate and interact with each other.


A software development kit (SDK) that allows developers to build dApps and smart contracts on the Cosmos blockchain ecosystem using the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and the Solidity programming language. Ethermint is essentially an implementation of the EVM on top of Tendermint, the consensus engine used by Cosmos.

Ethermint brings the Ethereum EVM on Cosmos ecosystems, allowing developers to build interoperable dApps on the Cosmos blockchain using the Solidity programming language. This enables RebusChain to leverage the strengths of both networks and build more powerful and versatile financial products that can meet the needs of a wider range of users.

Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC)

A protocol for communication between independent blockchain networks within the Cosmos ecosystem. IBC allows different blockchains to communicate and transfer tokens and data between each other securely and efficiently, enabling the creation of more complex applications and interoperability between different blockchains.

By leveraging IBC, RebusChain can potentially expand its capabilities and offer users access to a wider range of decentralized finance (DeFi) products and services, as well as enable cross-chain transactions and asset transfers.

Keplr Wallet

A multi-chain wallet for managing cryptocurrency assets on the Cosmos network and other blockchains.

NFTID (Nifdy)

A decentralized identification system to be used worldwide by organizations to recognize its members. NFTID will be directly linked to each user wallet, meaning if you lose your wallet, you lose your nifdy. This is how we keep it entirely decentralized.

Unlike traditional documents, on your nifdy, you can choose to input your real name, date of birth, and nationality or decide to use an entirely fictitious set of details. The information available to others will be down to the NFTID holder and not public knowledge. To show its potential, we have decided to test it within Rebus by creating a ‘Rebus Nation’ formed of die-hard fans wanting to help push the project forward.

To mint the NFTID, users will need to pay a small fee in $REBUS, and also lock some $REBUS to activate the NFTID.

Rebus Explorer

Rebus Explorer is a tool that allows users to view and explore the RebusChain network. It provides real-time information about transactions, blocks, validators, and other data on the blockchain.

Users can use the explorer to search for specific transactions, view block details, and monitor the status of the network. It is an important tool for developers, investors, and other users who want to monitor the performance and activity of the RebusChain network.

Rebus Investment

Rebus Investment is a Switzerland-based privately-owned company that operates in the fintech sector, with specific interest in the link between decentralized (DeFi) and traditional finance (TradFi).

The goal of Rebus Investment is to facilitate the adoption of DeFi investment products by end customers through Traditional Financial companies, including but not limited to banks, assets managers, and insurance companies.‍

Rebus Investment has partnered with Rebus Chain to develop the DeFi infrastructure to support the platform.‍

Rebus Investment will focus on developing the infrastructure needed for the investments in the DeFi crypto space to follow regulations in the TradFi side.

Rebus Nation

Rebus Nation is a community-driven initiative to provide a space for members to interact, collaborate, and share information related to the RebusChain ecosystem. Users can connect with other members, stay up-to-date on the latest news and developments, and participate in various activities.

Rebus Vault

Rebus brings crypto investment opportunities to TradFi investors, and Rebus Vault is what makes it possible. The vault acts as a layer between the investor and different DeFi investments.

Rebus Direct Products

Products built and maintained by the Rebus team and implemented directly into the Rebus Vault. Rebus is the sole supplier of these products, using no 3rd party smart contracts or applications.

All direct products receive FIAT currency backing through Rebus crypto and partner client funds. The Rebus Vault is directly linked to each product, collecting fees for the entire Rebus ecosystem and its partners.

Rebus Layered Products

These are 3rd party applications running on the RebusChain (among others), interconnected through the Cosmos ecosystem, and using the Rebus investment and inter-blockchain connection logic. The Rebus Vault utilizes the Cosmos IBC/ICA to interact with the applications and collect fees for the ecosystem and our partners.

Staking Products

Staking products can be direct or layered products.

When direct, the product focuses on the native $REBUS coin, allowing users the opportunity to earn a passive return on their investment.

When layered, the product can focus on any supported coin, such as $ATOM, $JUNO, or $OSMO, to name a few, for the same passive earning potential.

Each staking product varies in duration, reward, and risk. These variables allow the creation of staking products that fit the needs of specific investor portfolios, just as with traditional investments.

Traditional Finance (TradFi)

The traditional financial system including banks, asset managers, and other centralized financial institutions.


Tendermint is a consensus engine that enables the building of high-performance, secure, and decentralized applications. It is used in combination with the Cosmos SDK to build custom blockchain applications with their own unique features and functionality. RebusChain uses Tendermint as the basis for its consensus mechanism, which helps to ensure the security and reliability of its network.


A validator is a node on a blockchain network that participates in the consensus process by verifying transactions and adding new blocks to the blockchain. Validators are responsible for ensuring the integrity and security of the network by validating transactions and preventing fraudulent activities.

Validators are typically required to stake a certain amount of cryptocurrency as collateral, which is used to incentivize them to act in the best interests of the network. In return for their services, validators are rewarded with cryptocurrency tokens.

Validators play a crucial role in the operation of proof-of-stake (POS) blockchain networks like RebusChain, where they are responsible for securing the network and maintaining its integrity.

Vertotrade DEX

The official decentralized exchange of the RebusChain ecosystem. You’ll be able to trade all our ecosystem tokens on Verto.



The third token for Farming Tales, our first metaverse partnership, which will be used to carry out all actions within the metaverse.


The exclusive token dedicated to upcoming Play-to-Earn community and projects launching on the RebusChain. Through the $LUDUS token, Rebus users can easily access any Play-to-Earn platform content and gain various advantages, such as participating in early sales and drops of upcoming games. Total $LUDUS supply is 21k


REBUS, the native coin of the Rebus chain which, carries a variety of use cases within the ecosystem, including:

  • Securing the proof of stake network,
  • On-chain governance for the Community fund pool and the Ethical fund pool.
  • Pay for all the transactions, services and fees from all the dapps hosted on the Rebus chain.


$VERTO is the official token of Verto DEX, the official Rebus decentralized exchange. It also serves as a reward token for the farming and staking pools.


Financial Partners

Financial partnerships are the key distribution channel for Rebus B2B, so these partners then sell available instruments to their end users consisting of indirect personas; institutional investors and individual investors.

Platform Partners

These are DeFi project teams that build products on the Rebus Chain that can then be made available through the network of Rebus Fin Partners, and sold to end users.

Code Particle Inc.

A seasoned US-based software design and development company responsible for creating all the software needed for integration with TradFi institutions and Rebuschain.

Farming Tales

Farming Tales is one of our platform partners. A 3D Crypto game connecting the agricultural world with the blockchain with NFT and Metaverse integration.

Mining Architect

Mining Architect is a social mining game project based on NFTs, the very first of its kind, and one of our platform partners. They share our goal of connecting the physical world to blockchain.

We’ll update as we add more products and terms to the Rebus ecosystem. We urge our community to familiarize themselves with these terms. Need more info on Rebuschain? Find us below:

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