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Blockchains are notoriously challenging network structures to scale, both in performance - such as latencies, throughput, and number of validators - as well as in feature sets. Layer 2 solutions are aiming to create lightweight data structures to mitigate the inherent computationally-intensive requirements of existing layer 1 protocols. The Snow family of protocols, including the Avalanche consensus protocol, can support millions of nodes with latencies down to less than a second and throughput of thousands of TPS with high security guarantees. In an effort toward transparency, we have released the codebase for the AVA platform as an open source project seeking community involvement for developing and testing.