Avalanche is a platform developed by Ava Labs that allows developers to build decentralized applications and to issue their own blockchains on the platform. In many ways, it is an Ethereum competitor. Avalanche's developement is focused on improving the transactional throughput of blockchains and the time it takes to achieve transaction finality. AVAX issuance is capped at 720 million tokens, and it primarily used to pay fees on the platform.
Bitvavo makes it as easy as possible to buy digital assets and cryptocurrencies.
1. Sign Up
Create a free account with which you can buy, sell, send, receive and store Avalanche. Access your Bitvavo account from every location, on mobile and desktop.
2. Transfer Funds
Verify your account and transfer Euros to your Bitvavo wallet using one of the 8 supported payment methods.
3. Buy and Trade
Buy or sell over 150 digital assets and pay a maximum trading fee of 0.25%. Store your assets in your Bitvavo wallet or send them to your external wallet.
Storing Avalanche and other digital assets requires a wallet, but don’t worry: Bitvavo’s hosted wallet allows you to store Avalanche without any technical knowledge. Here is a brief overview of the existing wallet options to store your Avalanche:
Hosted wallets are wallets where the private keys to your Avalanche are managed by a third party such as Bitvavo. Access to your account is protected by a password and other advanced security features. Once you are logged in, you can easily and conveniently manage your Avalanche online. Bitvavo offers standard hosted wallets for all digital assets that are offered on the platform.
A software wallet is a program installed on your computer or other device in order to use and manage your Avalanche. Using a software wallet gives you full control over your private keys, so you are not dependent on third parties. The risk is that you alone are in charge of the security of your Avalanche, and if malicious parties have access to your device, your private keys (and therefore your Avalanche) can be stolen.
A hardware wallet is a physical device on which you can store your Avalanche offline. It is one of the safest ways to store your Avalanche, because the private keys are stored on a separate and offline device. Access to this device is often protected by a password. In many ways, a hardware wallet can be compared to a safe in which your Avalanche is stored.
You can use Bitvavo's hosted wallet to easily store, send and receive Avalanche. Once you have purchased Avalanche on Bitvavo, you can choose to send your Avalanche from your Bitvavo wallet to your own software or hardware wallet.