The origin of the project Avalanche lies in its technical foundation - "aAvalanche Protocol". In 2015, Professor Emin Gun Sirer of Cornell University published an article entitled "From ‘Snowflake’ to ‘Avalanche’: A Novel Metastable Consensus Protocol Family for Cryptocurrencies” on IPFs. After the publication, it caused widespread discussion. The" Avalanche Protocol "in the paper achieved a breakthrough in the field of distributed systems.
Avalanche is an open and programmable smart contract platform for building decentralized applications. The project was officially launched in 2020, aiming to create an interoperable and highly scalable ecosystem, so that developers, enterprises or individuals can easily create and deploy decentralized applications and enterprise blockchains.
Avalanche public chain has extremely high processing performance. Transactions can be confirmed within 10 seconds, which is 1 / 30 of that of Ethereum; Meanwhile, Avalanche is also the first smart contract platform to process more than 4,500 transactions per second and immediately confirm transactions, which is far more than approximately 14 times per second of Ethereum.
How does Avalanche (AVAX) Work?
Avalanche adopts a DAG optimized consensus protocol - high throughput, parallelizable and easy to prune.
Avalanche consists of three public chains:
1. Exchange chain (X-Chain): responsible for creating assets and transactions
2. Platform chain (P-Chain): responsible for data, data and validation on the storage chain
3. Contract chain (C-Chain): responsible for smart contracts
Each of the three chains has its own functions, which can be converted across the chain, so that users can use assets more conveniently, and the system maintenance and resource allocation can be more detailed.
Avalanche nodes haves no means of miningno mining or voting to obtain new blocks. The deal is broadcast to the wider network, and then they "listen" and start voting. When nodes hear a transaction, they will vote to decide whether a transaction is "accepted". If not, they will mark it as "rejected". A seemingly benign transaction will be voted "accepted" by the validator. If there is a conflict, the transaction will be voted "rejected". This is the sum of them. When the validator sees a decision, he/she does not need to compare it with the nodes of the whole network. Instead, he/she randomly selects most of the N nodes to cooperate and confirms whether they agree or not. This process is like a snowball rolling down the mountain, and it will roll bigger and faster.
It is simple to understand that the validation process requires repeated sampling validation to ensure that enough nodes confirm the accuracy of high probability events.
If there is no transaction to vote, the nodes in the network do nothing except listen until they hear the new transaction. In short, Avalanche works smarter, not harder.
What is Avalanche (AVAX)?
AVAX is the native token of the Avalanche platform, which is used to protect the network and pay fees through staking. All fees settled by AVAX in the network will be burnt. AVAX has three main uses:
1. Stake the AVAX held and become the validator. The validator can enjoy a certain percentage of annual percentage yield ((APY) and charge a certain percentage of management fees from the client.
2. As a token of the subnet, it helps to improve the interoperability of the subnet.
3. Used to pay trading fees and subnet subscription fees.
The total issuance volume of AVAX is 720 million, of which, staking mining accounts for 50%; Seed wheel account for 2.5% (10% of them are unlocked on the main net, and the remaining 22.5% are unlocked every three months); Private placement round account for 3.5% (10% of them are unlocked on the main net, and the remaining 22.5% are unlocked every three months); Public offering round account for 10%; Foundation account for 9.26%; Community and development donations account for 7%; Test network reward account for 0.27%; Strategic partners account for 5%; Airdrop account for 2.5% and Team account for 10%.
Avalanche (AVAX) Crypto Wallet
In addition to placing AVAX in the Gate.io exchange to facilitate trading, AVAX can also be placed in the crypto wallets.
In the avalanche network environment, there is an official website wallet - Avalanche Wallet. Avalanche Wallet is a web-based application without intermediate software or any type of server communication. The wallet is written in Vue JS, which can be accessed online or compiled and run locally. The wallet is simple, secure and un-custodial for storing Avalanche assets.