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1. Summary

Fundamental Rank
Developer Rank
Social Rank
$63.99 -9.4%
Market Cap
$13.91B (#9)
220.29M / 377.75M

Avalanche is this advanced blockchain platform developed with the promise of extreme scaling capabilities alongside fast confirmation times.

Avalanche is this advanced blockchain platform developed with the promise of extreme scaling capabilities alongside fast confirmation times.

It is developed by Ava Labs, which allows anyone to easily produce their own multi-functional blockchain as well as decentralized applications or dApps. It is designed as a result of the limitations found in Bitcoin as well as other, older blockchain platforms, where you can find slow transaction speed, a high level of centralization, and a lack of scalability. Avalanche has its own, unique consensus protocol, that promises low latency, a high throughput, and a high level of resistance from attacks.

Its mainnet was launched in September of 2020, two months after it raised $42 million in a token sale that sold out quickly.

The AVAX Token Explained

The Avalanche platform is centered around its native utility token known as AVAX. This token is used for paying the network fees, staking, as well as providing a basic unit of account between each of the Avalanche subnets.

Features of Avalanche

Avalanche is built around a system of three interoperable blockchains, and these are:

  • The Exchange Chain (X-Chain) – used for the creation of new digital assets

  • The Contract Chain (C-Chain) – the Avalanche Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) implementation

  • The Platform Chain (P-Chain) – used for coordinating validators and creating subnets, where subnets are a set of validators that are tasked with achieving consensus on one or more Avalanche blockchains.

The C-Chain and the P-Chain are secured through the Snowman consensus, which enables high throughput secure smart contracts, and the X-Chain is secured by the DAG-optimized Avalanche consensus, which is a secure and scalable protocol that can achieve transactional finality within seconds.

Through the process of splitting this architecture across three separate blockchains, Avalanche has the ability to optimize for flexibility, speed, and security without any trade-offs, which makes it a powerful platform for both public as well as enterprise use cases, since the developers have a high level of flexibility in the types of applications they can develop.

As such, Avalanche allows both individuals as well as firms to easily deploy their own purpose-built blockchains, for both private as well as public use-cases. It uses a combination of multiple custom-built blockchains, alongside a powerful proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism to achieve a decentralized as well as powerful platform for developers to build on.

Given the fact that it is fully compatible with the Ethereum toolkit, if you are a developer, you can port your Ethereum dApp to Avalanche and launch an array of decentralized applications (dApps) on the platform as well.

Founders of Avalanche (AVAX)

Discussing the founders of Ava Labs, there are actually three of them.

First, we have Emin Gün Sirer, who is a computer scientist who has been associated with Bitcoin as well as decentralized networks. He has been concerned with the scaling opportunities regarding Bitcoin, and the Avalanche Consensus is a consequence of his research, which allows transaction volumes that are significantly higher than Bitcoin.

Another co-founder is Kevin Sekinqi, and the third is Maofan Yin, who is associated with Cornell University.

2. Price


2.1. Market Performance

How does Avalanche's (AVAX) performance compare to assets of a similar market capitalization?

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3. Developer Activity

We're monitoring 39 Avalanche Github repos for commits, code additions and deletions. This data is factored into the Developer Rank.

Weekly Commits (All Avalanche Repos)

Commits vs. The Market

  • Past 4 weeks: 789 commits vs. an average of 40
  • Past 12 weeks: 2,452 commits vs. an average of 144
  • Past year: 9,597 commits vs. an average of 980

Most Active Repos

Past week 161
Past 12 weeks 1004
Past year 3240
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Past year 1121
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Past year 672
Past week 1
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Past year 530
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Past year 523
4. Social Activity
Reddit Subscribers 12,845
Active Reddit Users (past 24h) 113
Telegram Users 32,035
Twitter followers 290,642
5. News
6. More Information

Always do your own research (DYOR) before making any investment. Here's some links you might find helpful:

Website https://www.avalabs.org/
Explorer https://avascan.info/
Twitter @avalancheavax
reddit /r/Avax
Whitepaper https://files.avalabs.org/papers/platform.pdf
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