Avalanche is an open and programmable smart contract platform for building DApps, with the fastest transaction speed (time-to-finality) of over 4,500 TPS. Thriving on its high speed, low cost and properties of eco-friendliness, Avalanche have the maximum number of validators among all the proof-of-stake (PoS) protocols available in the market.
With Avalanche, you can build fast and low-cost dapps, deploy blockchains — both private and public — that suit the exact needs of your application. AVAX is the native coin of Avalanche; and apart from paying the transaction fee, you can stake AVAX to secure the network. Furthermore — the requirement of hardware is minimal!