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Avalanche's goal is to enable a more secure and interoperable smart contract platform with faster transactions times.GoChain's hopes to create a blockchain platform that will have faster transaction time and volumes, and also improve energy efficiency.

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The Avalanche token (AVAX) performs various tasks within Avalanche's Proof of Stake blockchain network. The Avalanche token functions as a rewards and payment system for users. The network is designed to be an open-source platform for launching highly decentralized applications, enterprise deployments, and decentralized financial instruments. The Avalanche ecosystem is meant to be smore scalable and interoperable than other blockchain platforms. Unlike Bitcoin and many other networks, transaction fees are “burnt” in order to increase token scarcity. This process is offset by the release, or “minting,” of new coins.
Avalanche was launched by Ava Labs, whose founder Emin Gün Sirer is a veteran computer scientist that has been very influential in the Blockchain space. Gün Sirer is a computer science professor at Cornell University and has written extensively about scaling blockchain networks.

GoChain is building a blockchain focused on speed and scalability. GoChain's protocol uses a Proof-of-Reputation (PoR) consensus mechanism and will be powered by the GO coin. They hope to significantly improve transaction times and reduce fee with an architecture that will rely on nodes managed by large enterprises. Their marketing materials places a strong emphasis on energy efficiency and reducing the monopolizing influence of large mining operations that have reduced the decentralization of other networks.