Aptos is the technological successor to Meta’s (formerly Facebook) Diem blockchain (formerly known as Libra). Aptos is a Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain designed for security, scalability, and upgradeability. Aptos utilises the Move smart contract language, which was created with an emphasis on safety and flexibility.
Aptos has been designed for high throughput and scalability and harnesses parallel transaction processing, sharding for horizontal throughput scalability, advanced state synchronisation, and modular design. Aptos has been designed to replicate the cloud infrastructure powering Web2 in a decentralised way, using blockchain technology to pave the way for Web3 and Decentralised Applications (DApps).