What is Aion?
The Aion Network is the most accessible blockchain platform in the world by enabling developers to
build production grade Java applications on a blockchain network. Aion aims to help transition the
world to a fair and equitable internet by helping the masses leverage blockchain technology. The
Aion Network prides itself on transparency and is designed to address unsolved questions of
scalability, privacy, and security.
How does it work?
The Aion smart contract platform works by running a worldwide network of machines, that act as a
distributed database called a ledger, to which developers can deploy applications called smart
contracts. The logic in these smart contracts trigger outcomes that are verifiably true, making them
an important piece of infrastructure for modern applications.
What does it aim to solve?
Aion aims to solve many of the big issues persistent with blockchain technology. These include
scalability: also known as transaction throughput; security: the ability for the network to resist a
coordinated attack; efficiency: a blockchain should not be a resource burden on the world;
usability: nor should it pose a burden on a user for interacting with it; and interoperability: the
ability to pass logic and assets between multiple blockchains. This ultimately follows their purpose
of empowering application developers to rebuild an internet that puts users first.
What are the features of Aion?
Distributed network powered by proof of work: the Aion platform is powered by a distributed network
with an optimized modification of the equihash proof of work consensus algorithm. Write and deploy
Java applications (smart contracts). Free shared hosted node infrastructure. Incentive driven bounty
and grants program.