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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Aventus Network?

    The Aventus Network (AvN) is​ a​ layer-2 blockchain protocol that brings scalability, lower costs and speed to Ethereum transactions. It enables digital asset issuance, management and ownership, bringing the scale of permissioned blockchains and the security and interoperability of public blockchains — without the shortcomings of either.

  • Who is using the Aventus Network?

    Artos Systems Limited​: replaces your slow, manual process with a fast, reliable eCommerce store that generates more business. Clients in precious metals and agriculture sectors.

    CashbackAPP network​, a card-linked rewards programme operating in eight different territories.

    Vow Currency​: Vow changes the world by breaking the monopoly of centralised currency issuance.
    Scaling VOW and vCurrency transactions.

    FanDragon Technologies​ also uses the Aventus protocol and is spearheading its adoption in ticketing. Clients include Live Nation (France): the world’s leading entertainment company, Bringing 40,000 shows and 100+ festivals to life and selling 500 million tickets per year and Kaboodle: operate events and venues including London’s iconic EDM venues Printworks and Drumsheds.

    LiveFrom Media​: live streaming production and distribution company doing over 60,000 streams a month, focused on mid tier artists.

  • How is AVT used in the Aventus Network, both on the supply and demand sides?

    AVT, the Aventus Network’s native token, is used in the Aventus proof-of-stake-based layer-2 solution for achieving scalability, speed, and cost effectiveness on the public Ethereum network by aligning the economic incentives of participants.

    There are 2 primary personas to whom AVT is fundamental on the Aventus Network.

    1. The transaction processor (or validator), who stakes AVT to operate a node, is personally damaged by losing their AVT deposit if they engage in damaging behaviour to the Network.
    2. The transaction originator, who pays AVT as gas fees to the transaction processor. The exact cost per transaction is determined by a free market in which the originator specifies what they
      are willing to pay and the processor processes if they are happy with the fees.

    DeFi Analogy (Yield Farming)​: Aventus does not offer yield-farming as an option. However, there is some similarity in that Aventus Validators contribute AVT (asset at risk, returned upon exit) in return for generating a yield (fees paid).

  • How did Aventus move beyond ticketing to the broader market of digital assets in general?

    Aventus began with the initial vision of building an open ticketing standard on Ethereum. We developed this to provide greater control and oversight over inventory to ticket rights holders and other value-chain participants.

    While Ethereum’s inherent security standards and independence from corporate interests presented the perfect platform for Aventus, the lack of scalability meant that it did not meet the enterprise-grade needs within the ticketing industry. At the time, it was widely accepted that, when Aventus was released publicly, the issue would be completely mitigated by the Ethereum ecosystem.

    However, at the Beta release of the Aventus Classic in May 2018 (over a year after the development of the concept had begun), this issue remained unresolved on Ethereum with no sign of a forthcoming solution. There were also no other commercially viable solutions to leverage as an alternative.

    Therefore, the teams working on Aventus decided to increase the scope of the project and realise their own solution for scalability, speed and cost. It was during this development process that they conceived and built the Aventus Network. The universally applicable and open-ended nature of the new Aventus Network provides opportunities to expand into other markets. As a natural result, Aventus can now help organisations in any industry benefit from building on Ethereum without its typical limitations of scale, speed, and cost. That includes anyone who manages digitised financial assets or non-fungible tokens, anyone who wants full oversight and audibility of supply chains, and anyone who wants to run loyalty and rewards programmes on blockchain — as well as anyone in the live entertainment industry and those who runs decentralised applications.

  • How can token holders stay up to date with what is happening in the Aventus ecosystem?

    You can read and subscribe to our ​blog​ to get real-time announcements about what is happening in the ecosystem. There we cover topics such as general updates, technology innovations, and client announcements. You’ll also find any other relevant news about our ecosystem of partners. You can chat with members of our marketing team directly in our ​Telegram group​ to find out more information or to ask questions. We will aim to respond to you as soon as possible. Additionally, we have regular updates from our founders on​ Reddit​ and Y​outube​.

  • Where can I buy AVT?

    You can find a full list of exchanges (both centralised and decentralised) that have listed AVT here:

  • What is the Aventus Protocol Foundation?

    The Aventus Protocol Foundation is a not-for-profit entity that owns the intellectual property of the Aventus protocol and governs the Aventus ecosystem. It uses the funds received from the token sale that took place in September 2017 to allocate grants for the development of the protocol and ecosystem. The AVT fund pool exists for grants to further the adoption of the Aventus technology once launched. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please email info​​.

  • How have the token holders sole funds been distribute and used so far?

    During the Token sale process we stated that most of the Ether collected would be used to spearhead the development of the protocol and its subsequent adoption. As such, various companies in our ecosystem have been awarded grants to develop the protocol and associated ecosystem. The result of these grants has been:

    1. Technology Released:
      1. Aventus Classic
      2. Aventus Cloud
      3. Aventus Network
    2. Transaction Generation:
      1. Long term agreements in place with various venues, platforms, and rights holders
      2. Millions of monthly card linked-reward transactions across the world
      3. Commodities supply chain use cases

    All proceeds remain in APF as a reserve to continue the technology development and transaction generation work. The remaining Ether and AVT from the token sale is in the ​APF multisignature wallet​.