Aptos desires to shake up the blockchain house by creating extra financial worth, co-founder says

Welcome again to Chain Response, a podcast diving deep into tales, backgrounds and the newest information with the most important names in crypto.

For this week’s episode, I sat down with Mo Shaikh, co-founder and CEO of the layer-1 blockchain Aptos. Shaikh is a three-time founder with over a decade of expertise in monetary companies in addition to blockchain expertise and crypto. He additionally labored on blockchain strategic partnerships for Novi, Meta’s pockets, and was the technique director at ConsenSys.

“Once we’re fascinated with Aptos, we definitely thought that the folks want a brand new type of sharing data digitally and with the ability to share that data and financial worth digitally in additional environment friendly, extra truthful methods,” Shaikh mentioned in the course of the podcast. “That’s the mission that we’re on.”

Final yr was large for Aptos — the blockchain launched publicly and raised about $400 million in funding amid a bear market, Shaikh shared. The brand new-ish layer-1 obtained backing from main buyers like Andreessen Horowitz, Circle Ventures and the now-defunct FTX Ventures, to call a number of.

Aptos desires to achieve billions of individuals with out disruption or downtime, whereas giving 1000’s of transactions per second and sub-second latency, Shaikh shared. “All this stuff put collectively can rival not solely different earlier generations of blockchains and scaling options that we’re seeing available in the market, however they’re now beginning to problem the web and the best way financial worth and knowledge strikes the world over itself.”

Wanting ahead to 2023, Aptos plans to make it a “yr of intention,” Shaikh mentioned. “I feel it’s a yr of intention for all the business.”

There might be a brand new evolution to current web3 merchandise which were out available in the market, whereas large conventional gamers — like its Google partnership — that had been beforehand “sitting on the sidelines” are going to dive into the house “in an enormous approach,” he added.

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