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. Coincost shows the AVAX IOU slowly depreciating, although it’s unclear how much volume is being traded at these prices. September 22 Update AVAX mainnet has been launched and, as it turns out, IOU price was actually lower than […]
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 […]
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 […]