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What is the Platform Chain (P-Chain)?
What is the Platform Chain (P-Chain)?
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Written by Jay Kurahashi-Sofue
Updated over a week ago

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.

Note that when using these addresses, it is best practice to follow case sensitivity.

Learn more about all Avalanche blockchains here and view the Platform Chain API docs here.

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