Blazingly Fast Low Cost, & Eco-Friendly.
Avalanche is one of the fastest smart contracts platform in the blockchain industry, as measured by time-to-finality, and has the most validators securing its activity of any proof-of-stake protocol.
Avalanche launched on mainnet, September 21, 2020. Since then, the platform has grown to secure over 400+ individual projects, $64M+ of AVAX burned (reducing supply), 1,200+ individual block-producing validators, and over 1.3M+ community members around the globe.
What is possible with Avalanche ?
Avalanche is an open, programmable smart contracts platform for decentralized applications.
Build fast, low cost, Solidity-compatible dApps
Launch Ethereum dApps that confirm transactions instantly and process thousands of transactions per second, far beyond any decentralized blockchain platform today.
Launch customized blockchains, private & public
Deploy blockchains that fit your own application needs. Build your own virtual machine and dictate exactly how the blockchain should operate.
Scale to millions of validators with minimal hardware
Stake, or lock up, your AVAX to help process transactions and further secure the platform–providing security guarantees well-above the 51% standard. You probably have the hardware required to join the platform.
Comparing to Other Blockchains
What is the Avalanche (AVAX) Token?
AVAX is the native token of Avalanche. It is a hard-capped, scarce asset that is used to pay for fees, secure the platform through staking, and provide a basic unit of account between the multiple subnets created on Avalanche.