Buy and swap AVAX and Avalanche tokens, connect to Avalanche web3 apps, and more. To explore Avalanche web3 in style, download Exodus Mobile or Web2 Wallet here.
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What is the Avalanche ecosystem?
The Avalanche ecosystem is everything built on the Avalanche network. It is comprised of Avalanche tokens, NFTs, DEXs, DeFi dApps, and every other type of web3 app you can think of.
The Avalanche network includes three blockchains that make up the Avalanche mainnet. Only the C-Chain is currently supported by Exodus. The Avalanche C-Chain is EVM-compatible and is used for smart contracts and web3 apps. The other chains, X-Chain and P-Chain, are not EVM-compatible, and are used for managing assets and coordinating validators.
The network was launched in 2020 by Ava Labs as a direct competitor to Ethereum, aiming to offer lower costs, faster transaction speeds, and a greener smart contract platform.
From building autonomous blockchains to web3 apps and NFTs, here is an introduction to everything you can do on Avalanche.
How do I connect to Avalanche dApps and web3 apps?
First of all, what are dApps and web3 apps? They're like any other app, except they're built using blockchain technology like smart contracts. Instead of signing in with a username and password, you connect with a crypto wallet.
All dApps are web3 apps, but not all web3 apps are decentralized, so 'web3 app' is the umbrella term used for any app you connect to with a crypto wallet. If you'd like to learn more, visit: What are dApps and web3 apps?
You can connect to Avalanche web3 apps with the Web3 browser or WalletConnect in Exodus Mobile, or by using the browser extension Exodus Web3 Wallet.
Web3 browser on Exodus Mobile
You can connect to some of the most popular Avalanche web3 apps with the Web3 browser in Exodus Mobile.
When you're connected, you can explore the wonderful world of web3. Browse and bid on NFTs, participate in DeFi, and much more. To learn more, visit: Web3 browser in Exodus Mobile.
WalletConnect on Exodus Mobile
You can connect to Avalanche web3 apps with WalletConnect in Exodus Mobile!
WalletConnect is an open-source tool that connects mobile wallets to web3. To learn more, visit the article: WalletConnect in Exodus Mobile.
Exodus Web3 Wallet
You can use Exodus Web3 Wallet to connect to any Avalanche web3 app.
Web3 Wallet is a multi-chain browser extension wallet for Chrome and Brave. To learn how to download, install, and use Web3 Wallet, visit: Getting started with Exodus Web3 Wallet.
Tutorial video: How to connect to Avalanche dApps and web3 apps
What are some popular dApps and web3 apps on Avalanche?
There are a lot of dApps and web3 apps to explore, that cover everything from DeFi to staking to NFTs and more. Below, you can find some of the most popular Avalanche web3 apps.
You can connect and explore without any funds in your wallet. But if you want to interact with web3 apps, you'll need some Avalanche (AVAX) in your wallet to pay transaction fees.
Don't have any AVAX yet? Jump to: How do I buy Avalanche (AVAX)?
It's important to note that Exodus provides a software interface that allows you to connect to web3. Exodus can't guarantee the safety of any third-party platform, including the web3 apps listed here. Make sure you do your own research, and only connect to web3 apps you trust 100%.
For more information about how to stay safe while exploring the wide world of web3, please visit: Safety and security for DeFi and web3.
Aave is a finance web3 app that allows users to lend and borrow cryptocurrencies. AAVE eliminates the need for a middleman (such as a bank) and removes the approval process for taking out a loan.
BENQI is a non-custodial liquidity market protocol, built on the Avalanche network. BENQI enables lending, borrowing, and earning interest with your digital assets.
Trader Joe offers decentralized trading, staking, lending, and more on the Avalanche network!
The protocol is community driven which allows fees collected from liquidation and swaps to be given back to users via the JOE/xJOE staking mechanism.
Joepegs is a NFT Marketplace on Avalanche built where you can buy and collect NFTs.
Kalao is a NFT marketplace on Avalanche where you can buy, sell and mint NFTs marketplace.
Snail Trail is a play-to-earn game where you race snails. It is built on the Avalanche ecosystem and it uses NFTs as game assets.
How do I buy Avalanche (AVAX)?
If you need to buy some Avalanche (AVAX), you can use the Buy Crypto feature in your Exodus wallet!
Depending on your region, you may be able to purchase AVAX through Ramp, MoonPay, and Sardine. You can find our step-by-step guides here:
For general info on how to buy crypto, visit: Where can I buy Bitcoin and other crypto?
How do I swap Avalanche (AVAX) and Avalanche tokens?
You can swap your AVAX and Avalanche tokens with no sign-up or account creation necessary. Using Exodus Swap, you can securely swap crypto directly from your wallet via both decentralized (DEX) and centralized (CEX) third-party exchange API providers. In most cases, you don't have to KYC, and exchanges are often complete in a few minutes!
Exodus Swap is available on:
To learn more, visit: How do I swap crypto using the in-app exchange?
Which Avalanche tokens does Exodus support?
Exodus supports Avalanche tokens! You can search for your token, and enable supported Avalanche tokens by following the steps in this guide: How do I enable and disable assets in Exodus?
If your token isn't supported, jump to: How do I add custom Avalanche tokens?
You can see all supported Avalanche tokens if you filter by the Avalanche network in the Assets section of your wallet. For a full guide on how to do this, visit: How do I find an asset by its network?
How do I add custom Avalanche tokens?
If Exodus doesn't yet support your favorite Avalanche token, you can always add it as a custom token!
You can find all the steps here: How do I add a custom token?