Aptos Labs & Microsoft Partnership: Making Web3 Accessible on Aptos

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3 min readAug 9, 2023

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by Mo Shaikh, Aptos Labs co-founder and CEO

Aptos Labs is partnering with Microsoft to expand global Web3 with Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI Service and Aptos blockchain technology.

The day is finally here: Aptos Labs is integrating Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI Service into the Aptos network. This integration sets the stage for exciting opportunities in web3 exploration and development. It’s a move that will create new builder resources and open a gateway to web3 that will change the internet as we know it — and for the better.

TL;DR: The integration of Microsoft’s AI marks a crucial turning point, bringing an end to the long-standing hurdles to web3 entry. The future of the internet isn’t just a pipe dream — it’s here and it’s being built on Aptos. The next-gen web is ready for use, thanks to the unrelenting efforts of Aptos and its dedicated community.

This morning, Aptos Labs announced a multiyear partnership with Microsoft that will make it easier than ever for people to explore web3 and for creators to build the future of the internet. The groundwork for this partnership was laid down over the last five years, during which Aptos relentlessly pursued the vision of a decentralized, user-centric internet. Today, with an emphasis on developer-first design, Aptos Labs’ partnership with Microsoft provides a fail-safe basis for creators, allowing them to prioritize end-user experience and forge ahead with ambitious, consumer-oriented innovations.

Putting builders first is core to Aptos’ mission. Today, this mindset has allowed the network to provide developers and enterprises an infallible foundation to support their brilliant ideas, allowing them to focus on the end consumer’s experience with built-in user safeguards right at Aptos’ blockchain layer.

Evidence of Aptos’ success in driving web3 adoption is visible across diverse sectors, from social platforms and gaming to DeFi. Case in point: Kyd Labs, a ticketing solutions innovator, has leveraged the robustness of the Aptos blockchain to revolutionize the connection between fans and artists, making ticketing effortless. This is one of the many partnerships forged by Aptos that serve to address current consumer pain points and drive mass adoption of web3. Shoutout to some incredible partners choosing to build on Aptos for this industry turning point: Google Cloud, Mastercard, NBC Universal, KYD Labs, NPIXEL (METAPIXEL), MoonPay, Franklin Templeton, and more.

What Aptos Labs and the greater Aptos community have built is the foundation for tomorrow’s web — ready today. The serious builders have entered the chat, and they’re building on Aptos.

Now, with Microsoft’s best-in-class AI in the mix, there’s no doubt that the time for significant change is now.

There is no denying that the foundation of tomorrow’s internet has been laid down today by Aptos. This integration of Microsoft’s leading AI technology is a significant step towards fundamentally changing how society uses the internet. Aptos’ blockchain technology coupled with its unique programming language, Move, continues to set new standards in the blockchain industry with regards to speed, cost, brand safety, and reliability.

According to Messari, Aptos is the lowest-latency, highest-throughput blockchain in the market today, with a time-to-finality (TTF) of less than one second — an incredible milestone for this industry. The number of weekly user transactions on Aptos also reached 4.9M this July and continues to rise. Since mainnet, with the support of our community, we’ve upgraded our blockchain almost monthly and, in the process, set new industry benchmarks (along with an invitation and challenge to fellow chains to join us) while empowering developers worldwide at every turn.

With an end to the once-mountainous barrier to entry into web3 in sight, a better internet isn’t just a vision anymore. It’s here, and it’s on Aptos.

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