Scalability & Speed
The Avalanche platform is able to manage 4,500 transactions per second, allowing users to send transactions in under 1 second.
Avalanche does not require specialized hardware to achieve high-performance numbers of 4,500 transactions per second, making Avalanche nodes both green and economical.
High level of Security
Avalanche manages to maintain a high level of security without losing its characteristic of being highly decentralized.
The Contract Chain is the default smart contract blockchain on Avalanche. It enables the creation of Ethereum smart contracts and it is compatible with every existing EVM tooling. C-Chain implements the Snowman consensus protocol.
Minting ERC-20 Tokens
In addition to creating Ethereum DApps, Avalanche Network supports ERC-20 tokens issuance. The token is created on the Avalanche C-Chain and remains accessible to that chain. The smart contract language used is Solidity.
The Platform Chain coordinates network validators and tracks active subnets while allowing the creation of new subnets. Subnets are sets of validators providing consensus for custom blockchains. A block can be validated by only one subnet, but each subnet can validate multiple blocks. The P-Chain also uses the Snowman consensus protocol.