What Is Nano?
Nano hopes to become what Bitcoin, at times, struggles to be: an efficient, viable alternative to fiat currencies.
In Nano’s white paper, the cryptocurrency’s development team raises concerns over the practicality of Bitcoin as a common currency. The concerns are as follows:
- Scalability issues have users facing high transaction fees, with a median fee of $10.38.
- Bitcoin’s high computational latency makes for an average transaction time of 164 minutes.
- Bitcoin’s proof of work consensus uses an estimated 27.28TWh annually, an average of 260KWh per transaction.
Using its own block-lattice structure, Nano wants to succeed where Bitcoin has fallen short. The cryptocurrency promises to deliver zero-fee transactions in real time without the same work-intensive overhead and energy consumption as Bitcoin.