Aptos background

Aptos is an FTX-backed layer-1 blockchain which was developed by ex-Meta employees. Its mainnet “Aptos Autumn” was launched on Oct. 17, 2022. It offers new and novel innovations in consensus, smart contract design, system security, performance, and decentralization.

Aptos has raised over $400 million and is backed by top-flight investors including a16z, FTX Ventures, Jump Crypto, Tiger Global, Katie Haun, Multicoin Capital, PayPal Ventures and Coinbase Ventures. Mo Shaikh and Avery Ching created Aptos to fulfill the vision of bringing fair access to decentralization to all through a safe, upgradeable and scalable blockchain network.