Aptos Blockchain still has not announced its second airdrop, which will include over 5 million APT tokens, but it is expected to be announced soon.
Aptos is a layer 1 blockchain designed for scalability, safety, reliability, and upgradeability. Over the past three years, it has been developed by over 350 developers worldwide, offering new and innovative solutions in consensus, smart contract design, system security, performance, and decentralization. These technologies are intended to provide a fundamental building block for bringing web3 to the masses.
For the blockchain infrastructure to enable mass adoption in the web3 era, it needs to follow the path of cloud infrastructure as a trusted, scalable, cost-efficient, and continually improving platform for building widely-used applications. The Aptos blockchain has been designed with these principles in mind and aims to address the challenges of frequent outages, high costs, low throughput limits, and numerous security concerns.
One of the key features of the Aptos blockchain is its natively integrated Move language, which provides fast and secure transaction execution. The Move prover, a formal verifier for smart contracts written in the Move language, provides additional safeguards for contract invariants and behavior. This focus on security allows developers to better protect their software from malicious entities.
The Aptos blockchain’s data model enables flexible key management and hybrid custodial options, providing a safer and more trustworthy user experience. To achieve high throughput and low latency, the blockchain leverages a pipelined and modular approach for the key stages of transaction processing, fully leveraging all available physical resources, improving hardware efficiency, and enabling highly parallel execution.
Unlike other parallel execution engines that break transaction atomicity by requiring upfront knowledge of the data to be read and written, the Aptos blockchain supports atomicity with arbitrarily complex transactions, enabling higher throughput and lower latency for real-world applications and simplifying development.
The Aptos modular architecture design supports client flexibility and optimizes for frequent and instant upgrades. Moreover, to rapidly deploy new technology innovations and support new web3 use cases, the Aptos blockchain provides embedded on-chain change management protocols.