Two or more activities happening at different times or speeds, thereby indicating that they do not rely on each other and have no direct influence on each other.

Asynchronous activities or events are known by the fact that they do not harmonize with respect to time and speed of occurrence. When represented visibly, these events may even run parallel to one another, but there is generally either a lag in one in terms of trend or a difference in tempo. In computing, such events are said to be exclusive to or independent of one another, indicating that there is little or no meaningful relationship among the events.

In the crypto ecosystem, the concept of asynchronism commonly becomes a subject of discussion as regards the loop of activity and response across the nodes on blockchains. A somewhat advanced application of this characteristic is the matching of crypto price trends and market fluctuations to real-world situations and news.

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