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Mainstream adoption of blockchains has been limited because of scalability, privacy, and interoperability challenges. Aion is a multi-tier blockchain network designed to address these challenges.

Core to our hypothesis is the idea that many blockchains will be created to solve unique business challenges within unique industries. As such, the Aion network is designed to support custom blockchain architectures while providing a trustless mechanism for cross-chain interoperability.

The Aion White Papers provides more details regarding our design and project roadmap.

This repository contains the main (Java) kernel implementation and releases for the Aion Network.

System Requirements

  • Ubuntu 16.04 or a later version

Getting Started

Blockchain node concept


If you're interested in building Open Applications, powered by Aion:

If you're interested in making improvements to the Java Implementation of Aion:

  • Refer to the Build Aion kernel from source wiki for information on building this source code to a native binary or Docker image
  • Refer to the Installation wiki for a guide on installing and configuring the kernel.
  • The Owner's Manual wiki will include further instructions and details on working with the kernel.

Please refer to the wiki pages for further documentation on mining/validating, using the Web3 API, command line options, etc.


If you're interested in being a validator on the Aion networks, refer to our Validator Docs


If you're interested in interacting with dApps and using Aion, refer to our Aion Desktop Wallet Docs


To keep up to date and stay connected with current progress and development, reach out to us on the following channels:

Aion Telegram
Dispatch Alerts
Aion on Twitter
Aion Blog


Aion is released under the MIT license