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Introduction to Avalanche

Avalanche is a popular Decentralised Finance (DeFi) blockchain.

The top DeFi protocols that run on Avalanche are AAVE, Trader Joe, Wonderland, Benqi, and Curve.

What I like the most about Avalanche is that it lets anyone launch customized private & public blockchains.

Avalanche, with a transactional throughput of more than 4500 tps, performs phenomenally faster than Bitcoin (7 tps), Ethereum (14 tps), and Polkadot (1500 tps).

In terms of transactional finality, Avalanche (less than 2 seconds) leads as compared to Bitcoin (60 mins), Ethereum (6 min), and Polkadot (60 seconds).

AVAX is Avalanche's native token and it can be used for staking, paying fees, and providing a unit of account between the multiple subnetworks created on Avalanche.

Consensus mechanism: 
Snow protocol family (leaderless Byzantine fault tolerance protocols)


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Rohas Nagpal

Rohas Nagpal

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Hybrid Finance (HyFi) Blockchain

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