L1 Blockchain Aptos Sets New Transaction Record, Surpassing Solana with 115.4M Daily Transactions

Aptos, a layer-1 blockchain platform developed by former Facebook employees, has set a new record for blockchain transactions. On May 25, Aptos surpassed Solana by recording an astounding 115.4 million transactions in a single day, significantly exceeding Solana’s 31.7 million, as reported by Aptoscan.

This surge in transaction volume not only shattered previous records but also surpassed the previous L1 record of over 65 million transactions held by Sui Network by more than 50 million.

The exponential growth in transactional activity on Aptos underscores the platform’s increasing adoption and the overall momentum within the industry. Data from Aptoscan indicated that the blockchain’s user transactions per second (TPS) reached an all-time high of 32,000 on the same day. This highlights a significant increase in activity within the blockchain ecosystem, showcasing the platform’s scalability and robustness.

The recent surge in transactional activity on Aptos can be attributed to the launch of Tapos Cat, an innovative tap-to-earn game that quickly gained popularity. On its first day on the mainnet, Tapos Cat processed a staggering 10 million transactions, substantially contributing to the increased activity on the platform. Tapos Cat allows users to earn $HEART tokens by ‘tickling’ a virtual cat, encouraging frequent transactions within the game. Additionally, the game offers a gas-fee-free experience for the first 72 hours, incentivizing players to engage without incurring additional costs.

Criticism of Tapos Cat’s Long-Term Viability
Despite the impressive numbers, critics, including the CEO of Helius Labs, have questioned the long-term viability and practical utility of Tapos Cat. They argue that the game’s emphasis on click-and-buy interactions may artificially inflate metrics without genuinely meeting user needs.

However, proponents of Aptos argue that Tapos Cat serves as a crucial engineering project, demonstrating the scalability and robustness of the Aptos network and paving the way for future developments.

Recent Developments and Collaborations
In a move to strengthen its ecosystem, the Aptos Labs team recently introduced a group of global advisers, including David Lawee, former vice president of corporate development at Google. Additionally, Aptos Labs has partnered with Atomrigs Lab to announce plans for the launch of T Wallet, a Web3 wallet service, in collaboration with South Korean telecommunications operator SK Telecom (SKT).

Solana Among Fastest Blockchains
Solana remains one of the fastest large blockchains, processing a staggering 91 million transactions in a single day. On April 6, during the memecoin frenzy, Solana achieved a record-breaking daily average of 1,504 transactions per second (TPS). This makes Solana 46 times faster than Ethereum and over 5 times faster than Polygon, which has the highest TPS among Ethereum scaling solutions. Despite these impressive speeds, Solana has only reached 1.6% of its theoretical maximum speed of 65,000 TPS.

It is noteworthy that Ethereum scaling solutions and layer 2 solutions have yet to surpass other layer 1 blockchains in real processing speed. This slower realized TPS for Ethereum scaling solutions may be attributed to the lower number of on-chain transactions.

Source: cryptonews.com

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