Introducing Aion

The Third Generation Blockchain Network

A multi-tier blockchain system designed to address unsolved questions of scalability, privacy, and interoperability in blockchain networks.

The Protocol

The Aion protocol enables the development of a federated blockchain network, making it possible to seamlessly integrate dissimilar blockchain systems in a multi-tier hub-and-spoke model, similar to the internet.

Aion enables users to:

Aion facilitates inter-blockchain communication via a high-performance bridging mechanism. Multiple bridges between pairs of chains allow both data and value to transfer between chains.


Aion addresses the issues of scalability and performance by introducing a new high-performance virtual machine, and by enabling applications to operate across multiple chains.


Aion allows custom blockchain design, including different consensus algorithms and virtual machines, without sacrificing interoperability with other blockchains.

The Network

The Aion blockchain network is like a computer network that makes it possible for dissimilar systems to communicate.

The Aion network will pass logic and value among participating blockchains as freely as liquid assets, where every transaction occurs without centralized intermediaries.

The Aion network will be centered on a public, purpose-built third-generation blockchain called Aion-1. Designed to connect other blockchains and manage its own robust applications, Aion-1 also provides the crypto-economic system that incentivizes interoperability in the ecosystem.


The Aion Roadmap

  1. 2017
  2. Aion Technical Paper Published

  3. AION Token Generation Event

  4. Product Release

    • Build your own Aion-compatible Blockchain
  5. 2018
  6. Aion Phase 1

    The focus of the first phase in the Aion release schedule is the interchain communication and bridging infrastructure. With this in mind, phase 1 functionality will include:

    • Virtual Machine (FastVM with EVM source compatibility)
    • Functioning token bridge and interchain communication
    • Modified proof-of-work consensus algorithm

  7. Aion Virtual Machine Technical Paper

  8. Aion Proof-of-Intelligence Paper

  9. Aion Bridging Paper

  10. ​Aion Phase​ ​2

    The second phase of the Aion release plan is targeted towards the migration from our modified EVM architecture towards the proposed AVM architecture. Development priorities of this phase include:

    • Introducing the Aion Virtual Machine (AVM) version 1
    • Aion scripting language
    • Proof-of-Intelligence consensus algorithm

  11. Aion Participating Network Paper

  12. 2019
  13. Aion Network Economics Paper

  14. Aion ​Phase​ ​3

    The third phase finalizes the envisioned network infrastructure, providing infrastructure for fast, efficient interchain communication and interchain applications. In addition, focused on delivering:

    • Participating Network Bridging
    • Complete Validator Nomination consensus mechanism
    • Aion Virtual Machine version 2