Aion is the digital asset of The Open Application Network. Aion is used to secure and access The OAN. As a public infrastructure, a global community of individuals, software companies, and institutions secure and maintain the operations of The OAN. These critical functions are enabled and incentivized using Aion. The Open Application Network solves the unintended consequences of platform economies. The OAN is an open source public infrastructure for the creation and hosting of Open Apps. Open Apps are programs that put users back in control and are universally accessible across platforms. The OAN is built on open standards and is owned by everyone that uses it.
Mainstream adoption of blockchain systems has been limited due to unsolved questions of scalability, privacy, and interoperability. Core to our hypothesis is the idea that many blockchains will be created to solve unique business challenges, within unique industries. As such, the Aion Network is designed to support custom blockchain architectures, while providing a trustless mechanism for cross-chain interoperability. At the root of this system is the world’s first dedicated public enterprise blockchain, Aion-1; a state of the art blockchain that introduces a new paradigm of security, and fair, representative crypto-economic incentives.