Scrape AVAX network peers using avax-python
P2P networking is the single most important technical functionality in all cryptocurrency implementations. The decentralized nature of Bitcoin, AVAX, Ethereum and others requires ...
ELI5 AVAX IOU? Is it the real AVAX coin?
November 2020 Update
As of November 18, AVAX price has remained remarkably stable - for cryptocurrency standards.
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Coincost shows the AVAX IOU slowly dep...
Is Avalanche safe from a Ripple-like battle with the SEC?
Ava Labs is a US-based company, founded by cryptography experts from Cornell University in NY and funded by several investors in the US. Ripple is a US-based company, founded by economists and cryptography experts from Canada and Kansas and funded by investors in the US. Notice any parallels? If you do, then you’re not alone. […]
Who are Ava Labs?
Ava Labs is a Brooklyn, New York-based research and development company currently developing the Avalanche platform and AVAX cryptocurrency. Ava Labs is headed by Cornell professor Emin Gün Sirer, whose team is developing next generation cryptocurrencies. Founded in 2018, Ava Labs has been funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, and Polychain Capital, with angel investments […]
ELI5 Avalanche Consensus Mechanism Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms]
A new class of consensus mechanism called Avalanche is being actively developed by Ava Labs, a startup founded by researchers from Cornell University. This new consensus mechanism is completely different from most systems we’ve reviewed until now. Avalanche works by randomly polling peers and comparing its own “opinion” to that received from the sample obtained […]
avax-python Implementation Notes
Here you’ll find a few implementation notes about avax-python. This is mainly targeted at developers who wish to work on the Python source code. Python <- Go Golang object orientation is different from the Python OO approach. As a result, we had to make the choice of making the code more pythonic by using idioms […]
Concepts In This Page
A set of technologies developed by Ava Labs, which forms the basis for the AVAX Avalanche ecosystem.
Avalanche is a consensus protocol introduced by Rocket Team in 2018.
It is an entirely new consensus protocol which builds upon classic consensus and Nakamoto consensus.
Ticker symbol for the Avalanche AVAX cryptocurrency.
AVAX is the cryptocurrency released in 2020 by Ava Labs.
The AVAX cryptocurrency is used for all transactions in the Avalanche network.
Validation is the process by which AVAX transactions get verified by the P2P network. Similarly to what happens in PoS coin staking, validation generates returns for both stakers and validators.
IOU means, literally, "I owe you". It's a debt acknowledgement. It's more informal than a check or promisory note. IOU's are often used to trade cryptocurrencies before they're listed on large exchanges.