Anchorage Digital Launches Aptos Mainnet Custody Support at Launch

Anchorage Digital
3 min readSep 27, 2022


Anchorage Digital is pleased to announce its role as one of the preferred institutional custodians for Aptos at mainnet launch. Aptos is a next-generation Layer 1 blockchain, built with safety and user experience in mind, enabling developers to build scalable, consumer-ready projects.

The preexisting integration between the country’s first operational federally-chartered digital asset bank and the ultra-efficient blockchain is substantial:

  • Aptos’s highly-scalable blockchain is based on the consensus mechanisms originally created by the project’s developers for the Diem blockchain.
  • Anchorage Digital’s engineering team helped support the innovation from the early days of Diem to the testnet phases of Aptos.
  • Anchorage Digital Co-Founder and President Diogo Mónica, along with Member of Technical Staff Prasanna Gautam, were elected members of then-Diem’s Technical Steering Committee.

“More than ever, in the era of crypto contagion, Layer-1s need experienced engineering to support them ahead of a launch. We recognize the importance of extending the security envelope to emerging Layer-1s and are pleased to offer our clients Aptos custody.”

— Diogo Mónica, Co-Founder and President, Anchorage Digital

Anchorage Digital has been our partner since Day Zero, helping us make the technical and security considerations to make our launch a strong start and prioritize future growth with user experience as a core focus.”

— Mo Shaikh, CEO and Co-Founder, Aptos

If you’d like to learn more about our offerings at Anchorage Digital including how to participate in new and promising blockchains like Aptos — please get in touch.

About Aptos

Aptos is building a safer, more production-ready Layer 1 blockchain. Founded by a highly-accomplished team of creators, researchers, designers, and builders, Aptos Labs is committed to delivering universal and fair access to decentralization for billions of people. Aptos’ breakthrough Layer 1 technology and programming language, Move, are designed to evolve, improve reliability and performance and strengthen security. Having now raised over $350M, Aptos is backed by top-flight investors including a16z, FTX Ventures, Jump Crypto, Tiger Global, Katie Haun, Multicoin Capital, PayPal Ventures and Coinbase Ventures.

About Anchorage Digital

Anchorage Digital is a regulated crypto platform that provides institutions with integrated financial services and infrastructure solutions. With the first federally chartered crypto bank in the US, Anchorage Digitaloffers institutions an unparalleled combination of secure custody, regulatory compliance, product breadth, and client service. Founded in 2017, Anchorage Digital is valued at over $3 billion with funding from leading institutions including Andreessen Horowitz, GIC — Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, Goldman Sachs, KKR, and Visa. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Anchorage Digital is remote-friendly with offices in New York, New York; Porto, Portugal; Singapore; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Learn more at, on Twitter @Anchorage, and on LinkedIn.

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