In this post, we’ll take a closer look at Aptos. Uncovering the Dangers of Aptos Cryptocurrency.
- Total Token Supply: 1 billion
- Circulating Supply: 160 million ( only 16% of total supply)
- Market cap at the time of writting $2,794,041,621
Created by the META team that worked on Diem, the failed crypto stablecoin project. Aptos (APT) is a Layer-1 Proof-of-stake blockchain running on its own Move programming language. Its mainnet finally launched not long ago after being in development for a couple years.
People in crypto are calling it the “Solana killer” and investors are calling it the best thing since sliced bread.
In fact APTOS project just hit all-time high of $19.92 but for us Mister Aptos has more Red Flags than than that one couple that fights 24/7.
Network performance: Aptos claims it can process 100 000 transactions per second (TPS). However, the current TPS is only ~7 transactions per second. To put that in perspective Solana’s average throughput at the moment is 2,993 TPS.
In fact the biggest Red Flag is POOR TOKENOMICS. It looks like Top 20 wallets hold 97% of circlulating Aptos coins and Majority of the tokens are owned by the Aptos team.
Aptos control the majority of the token supply. Maybe community is as Aptos ?
51% of tokens were supposed to go to the “community”, but turns out 41% is owned by the Aptos Foundation & 10% is owned by Aptos Lab.
Such token distribution makes Aptos a very centralized blockchain, where the founders control the majority of tokens and therefore can censor transactions and esily make changes to its protocol.
The false narative is that distribution is as below:
- Community 51.02%
- Core contributors 19%
- Foundation 16.5%
- Investors 13.48%
No community-run validators on the network and Only 102 network validators which were hand-picked by Aptos. To put this in perspective Solana has +1900 validators while Ethereum 500 000. Crypto validators are responsible for verifying transactions on a blockchain network. They play a critical role in maintaining the security and integrity of the network by ensuring that only valid transactions are added to the blockchain. By participating as a validator, individuals and organizations can earn rewards for their work in the form of cryptocurrency.
Having a low number of validators on a blockchain network can create a number of risks. One of the main risks is that the network may become centralized, meaning that a small number of validators have the majority of the power and control over the network. This can lead to a lack of diversity in decision-making, and an increased risk of attacks or censorship.
Additionally, if there are not enough validators to process transactions, the network may become congested, leading to slower transaction times and higher fees. This can make the network less attractive to users, which may lead to a decline in adoption and usage.
Another risk is related to security, having low number of validators can make the network more vulnerable to 51% attack, where a group of malicious actors control more than half of the validating power, they can manipulate the network, censor certain transactions or even reverse them.
Low Amount of developers and active users.
Only 50 active developers are currently active on Aptos, according to data from TokenTerminal. Its number of daily active users currently sits around 31,000.
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