What is Avalanche?
Avalanche is the fastest smart contracts platform in the blockchain industry, as measured by time-to-finality, and has the most validators securing its activity of any proof-of-stake protocol. Avalanche is blazingly fast, low cost, and green. Any smart contract-enabled application can outperform its competition on Avalanche.
Avalanche launched on mainnet, September 21, 2020. Since then, the platform has grown to secure over 200+ individual projects, $14M+ of AVAX burned (reducing supply), 1,000+ individual block-producing validators, and over 600k+ community members around the globe.
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What is the Avalanche (AVAX) Token?
AVAX is the native token of Avalanche. It is a hard-capped, scarce asset that is used to pay for fees, secure the platform through staking, and provide a basic unit of account between the multiple subnets created on Avalanche.
Where can you buy the Avalanche Token (AVAX)?
AVAX is supported across leading exchanges and expanded trading pairs across each venue. Learn more about active markets with the Avalanche market-pairs page.