Automated market makers (AMMs) allow digital assets to be traded in a permissionless and automatic way by using liquidity pools rather than a traditional market of buyers and sellers.
On AMMs, users supply liquidity of digital assets. These assets are then added to a liquidity pool. Prices between asset pairs are determined by a constant mathematical formula.
This new method of exchanging assets embodies the ideals of crypto in general: no one entity controls, everyone can participate, and anyone can build on top of another.
An example of an AMM on Avalanche is: Pangolin