Launched by a team of 20+ on 01/11/2017, Apollo views itself as a direct competitor of the top 20 cryptocurrencies on the market, reportedly combining the features of most of them into one decentralized platform.
Apollo views itself as unique in that its transaction speed is 1-2 seconds. Apollo claims to not suffer from blockchain sustainability issues, such as blockchain bloat. Nearly every blockchain on the market grows in size as its transaction speeds get slower. Apollo reportedly gets faster the more users that are on the system and its database can reportedly grow to unlimited sizes due to technologies incorporated into it, such as sharding, adaptive forging, and node time synchronization.
Apollo views itself as one of the first sustainable blockchains on Earth.