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Pontem Network

Building liquidswap - one the biggest AMMs on Aptos using LayerZero

Core Concept of Pontem

Pontem is a product development studio working toward global financial inclusion powered by blockchains. They are partnered with Aptos to build foundational dApps and other infrastructure which enable adoption of their L1, such as development tooling, EVMs, AMMs, and more. The Move IntelliJ IDE and Move Playground are just the beginning.

The burgeoning ecosystem of Move-based, inclusion-focused infrastructure is where Pontem has a competitive advantage. Over the past four years, our team has developed deep expertise in Move. After working firsthand with the tech developed by Meta and Diem engineers, team knew they had to be ‘first Movers’ on developing a Move Virtual Machine to expand the reach of this incredible technology.


Pontem have already developed a fork of the Diem Move Virtual Machine which can be readily deployed to other modern chains like Polkadot, Cosmos, Avalanche, and more. Its goal is for Move to flourish, so they plan to deploy in the future as the Move dApp ecosystem matures and the need grows for Move environments in other L1s.

Pontem will also research developing a new Ethereum VM that is compatible with the Move VM to connect the two technologies and allow dApp developers to enjoy all of Move’s benefits. This will allow them to migrate gradually and carefully, without the risk and expense of doing it in one monolithic app, and be the standard for migrating to Move VM deployments from Solidity on all L1s.

Of the products available for use:
– Pontem Wallet
– Liquidswap DEX|Bridge

Liquidswap is the first AMM (Automated Market Maker) on the Aptos blockchain, created to enable safe and decentralized token swaps. The protocol uses smart contracts developed by the Pontem Network team, written in the Move language, and published on the Aptos mainnet. Liquidswap has passed 2 security audits and another one in progress currently.

Supported features and benefits:

  • Uncorrelated token swaps (similar to Uniswap V2);
  • Stable swaps for correlated assets, using a different liquidity curve;
  • A DAO treasury that receives a part of every swap transaction fee;
  • Dynamic fees: managed by treasury multisig and dao in the future.
  • Written in Move: a new smart contract language designed with security in mind;
  • High speed thanks to Aptos' parallel transaction execution engine;
  • Formal verification partially complete: full formal verification is coming in the future.

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