Who is Emin Gün Sirer?
Dr. Emin Gün Sirer is a computer scientist based in Ithaca, New York. While a professor at Cornell University, he also currently leads the AVAX Avalanche cryptocurrency development team at Ava Labs. A graduate of Robert College, he later obtained a BSE in Computer Science from Princeton University. He then went on to work at […]
avax-python Network Message Pipeline
Here’s a short overview of the avax-python Avalanche message pipeline. We’ve followed the reference Go implementation as closely as possible, but the Python code is still in very early development, so it’s lacking a lot of details. For example, right now the Python message pipeline is synchronous, whereas the Go implementation uses asynchronous channels and […]
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 […]
Generate AVAX addresses and keys from a mnemonic phrase in Python