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With its efficient block-lattice design, the network is optimized to provide the fastest transaction speeds of any cryptocurrency.

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Empowering people with access to a fair, secure and usable economy. You don't have to pay Nano to send Nano, making it practical and inclusive for all the world.

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Transactions are confirmed without requiring energy-intensive mining, putting Nano at the forefront of environmentally conscious digital currencies.

Each account has their own blockchain

With Nano, each account has their own blockchain as part of a larger directed acyclic graph.

Each individual user provides the computational power for the verification of their own transactions, meaning entire network is not required to update the overall ledger together in massive blocks.

Wallets pre-cache the anti-spam Proof of Work

Wallets pre-cache the anti-spam Proof of Work for the next transaction once a transaction is sent, making transactions instantaneous, as both sides have the proof of work ready to go.

Running a node costs next to nothing

Because the protocol is incredibly lightweight and running a node costs next to nothing, Nano’s transactions are processed with no fees.

One transaction fits within a single UDP packet, and transactions are handled independently, eliminating any block size issue.


A technical overview for Nano, updated in November 2017 and now translated into a number of languages: Spanish, Indonesian, Russian, Chinese, French, Dutch, German. Many thanks to the community for their hard work in making these translations possible.