What is Axe?

Axe aims to be the most user-friendly and scalable payments-focused cryptocurrency in the world. The Axe network features instant transaction confirmation, double spend protection, anonymity equal to that of physical cash, a self-governing, self-funding model driven by incentivized full nodes and a clear roadmap for on-chain scaling to up to 400MB blocks using custom-developed open source hardware. While Axe is based on Bitcoin and compatible with many key components of the Bitcoin ecosystem, its two-tier network structure offers significant improvements in transaction speed, anonymity and governance. This section of the documentation describes these and many more key features that set Axe apart in the blockchain economy.

The videos, links and documentation collected here can help you get started, or use the table of contents on the left to find a specific topic of interest. New users may be interested in getting started with an appropriate wallet, learning about how to buy Axe and where to spend Axe, learning about safety or joining one of the many Axe community sites.

Axe Videos

Axe School

Axe School is a six-part video series produced by Amanda B. Johnson. It explains Axe from a beginner’s level up to descriptions of the more advanced features.

Axe 101

Axe 101 is an eight-part video series produced by Aaron Koenig. It covers unique features and functions only available on the Axe network, and is available in English, French, German, Spanish and Russian.


The Axe Whitepaper describes the unique value proposition and key innovations in Axe from an academic and theoretical perspective. It is a living document maintained as a GitHub wiki, receiving ongoing updates and frequent community translations as new features are implemented. Various other whitepapers describing particular features in additional detail and (for historical reasons) the original whitepaper are available for download as PDF files.


The Axe Roadmap sets out delivery milestones for future releases of Axe and includes specific technical details describing how the development team plans to realise each challenge. Like the Whitepaper, it is versioned and maintained as a project on GitHub.