Advanced State Channels Technology
State channels make it possible to execute smart contracts off-chain. The blockchain enforces the smart contract code only in the case of a disagreement between the contracting parties. Unlike most blockchains, æternity’s core protocol was re-engineered specifically so it can accommodate state channels on the protocol and smart contract language level, making it easier to build applications for global-scale use cases requiring huge numbers of instant and private transactions without compromising on the security of a public blockchain.
FATE VM: faster, safer code
The Fast æternity Transaction Engine, or FATE VM, uses a higher level of abstraction and automatically minimizes error with type checking, delivering a simpler, easier, safer programming environment.