- starsDifferent proof-of-work
- starsBlockchain pruning for scalability
- starsFast syncing
- starsOptional lightweight transfers
- starsActive development since 2014
1 MB scratchpad allows AEON to run efficiently on mobile devices alongside regular laptops and desktops.
AEON's lightweight PoW (CryptoNote-Lite) allows for faster verification of the blockchain.
Blockchain pruning for scalability
Pruning allows the blockchain to stay small and not outgrow devices with limited storage. This feature also improves anonymity by reducing age-based attacks.
Compared to Bitcoin variants, CryptoNote coins typically have higher verification, leading to more orphaned blocks. AEON helps this issue by using a 4-minute blocktime, reducing sync by a factor of four. Coupled with our lighter PoW, sync times on lower end devices can be improved by 10x or more.
Optional lightweight transfers
As a CryptoNote coin, payments are still anonymous by default. But unlike Monero, AEON also allows for traceable transfers. These are a faster lower-fee option for non-sensitive payments, like transferring to/from exchanges.