Welcome to Avalanche!
What is Avalanche?
- A heterogeneous network of custom, interoperable blockchains and custom validator sets
- A platform for defining, launching and maintaining custom blockchains
- A platform for creating and trading smart digital assets
- A way to store and transfer value without a centralized entity
The Avalanche platform uses a novel consensus protocol created by distributed systems researchers in 2018, also called “Avalanche”, to permanently confirm transactions in 1-2 seconds.
Avalanche handles thousands of transactions per second and can accommodate thousands of validators with no loss of performance.
Avalanche provides stronger security guarantees than either classical or longest-chain consensus protocols.
Users can create their own public or private blockchains.
Avalanche was built with serving financial markets in mind. It has native support for easily creating and trading digital smart assets with complex custom rulesets that define how the asset is handled and traded. The assets could represent financial instruments such as equities, bonds, debt, fractionalized real estate, or anything else.
Here are some useful starting points: