The Platform Chain is the metadata blockchain on Avalanche® and coordinates validators, staking, keeps track of active Subnets, and enables the creation of new subnets. The Platform Chain implements the Snowman consensus protocol.
The Platform Chain (P-Chain) is a key component of the Avalanche®. The P-Chain implements the Snowman consensus protocol, which is Avalanche's consensus mechanism, it serves as the metadata blockchain within the Avalanche network and has several important roles:
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