This section contains technical papers that the Avalanche network uses simply as a general reference for its implementation. However, these references are not binding and the actual implementation of the Avalanche network may be different from what is written in these documents.

Avalanche Whitepaper

This paper describes Avalanche, the family of consensus algorithms that allows Avalanche to process thousands of transactions per second with low latency and low energy usage.

Avalanche Platform Specification

This paper is a technical description of the Avalanche platform.

Avalanche Token (AVAX) Specification

This paper describes the mechanics of AVAX, the Avalanche platform’s native token.