ELI5 AVAX Coin
AVAX is the native cryptocurrency of the Avalanche platform. The project began at Cornell University, led by professor Emin Gün Sirer and others.
According to Dr. Emin Gun Sir...
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 profe...
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 developme...
ELI5 What is the Avalanche Protocol? [AVAX]
Avalanche is a consensus mechanism which aims to combine the best features of previously existing protocols. If you’ve tried to understand the Avalanche consensus protocol paper, then you may have stalled when you ran into technical terms like metastability, Byzantine adversaries, leaderless Byzantine fault tolerance, among others. Here I’ll try to summarize, in very simple […]
ELI5 How AVAX validation works [Avalanche Protocol]
According to the Avalanche AVAX token distribution policy, almost 50% of all AVAX in existence will go towards validator rewards (see chart at the top). Since the Avalanche protocol burns all fees, the only source of inflation in the AVAX ecosystem is the validation reward. This presents a great opportunity for those who join the […]
cavax – Experimental C language tools for AVAX Avalanche exploration
cavax is an experimental implementation of C language utils for the exploration of the Avalanche AVAX protocol. Initially, cavax supports limited networking and basic passive functionality (e.g. it does not actively verify vertices). cavax listens to the Avalanche network and calls hooks that you can set up to handle each message type. Some default hooks […]
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. […]
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.
AVAX is the cryptocurrency released in 2020 by Ava Labs.
The AVAX cryptocurrency is used for all transactions in the Avalanche network.
Ava Labs is a financial technology startup led by Cornell professor Emin Gün Sirer
Emin Gün Sirer
Emin Gün Sirer is a Cornell professor who currently leads Ava Labs, the company behind Avalanche protocol.