Avalanche C-Chain Smart Contract Payments API

What is Avalanche C-Chain (AVAX)?

Avalanche is a decentralized platform for building and deploying blockchain-based applications. It uses a novel consensus mechanism called "Avalanche" that is designed to be fast, secure, and efficient, allowing it to support a high volume of transactions. The C-Chain is one of the two main chains in the Avalanche network. It is responsible for executing smart contracts and enabling interoperability with other blockchains. The other main chain in the network is the X-Chain, which is responsible for managing the overall consensus and governance of the network.

Smart contracts are self-executing contracts with the terms of the agreement between buyer and seller being directly written into lines of code. The code and the agreements contained therein are stored and replicated on a blockchain network.

On the Avalanche platform, smart contracts can be written in a variety of programming languages, including Solidity (a language commonly used for writing smart contracts on Ethereum), and can be used to facilitate a wide range of transactions and agreements, such as the exchange of currencies, the transfer of assets, and the tracking of supply chain events, to name a few examples.

One of the key benefits of using smart contracts on the Avalanche platform is that they are secured by the distributed ledger technology of the blockchain, which makes them transparent, immutable, and resistant to tampering or fraud. This can help to increase trust and reduce the risk of disputes between parties.

Paying Avalanche Gas Fees with ERC-20 Tokens

Most wallets and exchanges do not support the ability to pay gas fees with native Avalanche-Based ERC-20 tokens. However, Poof introduces a new contract mechanism that allows users to send ERC-20 tokens and pay gas fees with the native token and stable-coins.

This means you can pay Avalanche Gas fees with USDC instead of the native token, making it easier for new users to be onboarded to AVAX payments.

Avalanche Smart Contract API

Poof runs Avalanche minimal proxy contracts, which is a type of smart contract that serves as a simple proxy, or intermediary, for executing other contracts. A minimal proxy contract typically has a minimal amount of code and functionality, and is designed to be lightweight and efficient.

Minimal proxy contracts are often used as a way to reduce the complexity and cost of deploying and interacting with more feature-rich contracts. They can serve as a simple interface for calling functions on other contracts, or for transferring assets to and from other contracts.

Using any of Poof's payments APIs helps you make calls to a decentralized smart contract in any common programming language.

What ERC-20 Tokens Does Poof Support on Avalanche?

Poof currently supports stablecoins on Avalanche. Tokens supported include USDC.

Poof supports Avalanche Smart Contract API calls in with its

  1. Avalanche C-Chain Java API
  2. Avalanche C-Chain C++ API
  3. Avalanche C-Chain Python API
  4. Avalanche C-Chain Javascript API
  5. Avalanche C-Chain PHP API
  6. Avalanche C-Chain Swift API
  7. Avalanche C-Chain Ruby API