How It WorksNo censorship. Transaction neutrality.

Algorand cannot be censored

Recall that a block in Algorand is generated in two phases. First, a user is randomly selected and proposes a new block, then a small group of users are randomly selected to verify and agree on the block proposed by the first user. (In both cases, users are selected proportionally to the amount of money they have in the system.) Assuming that the majority of the money belongs to honest users, then (1) most of the time, the block proposer is honest, and thus does not exclude the transactions of any other user from her block; and (2) most of the verifiers are honest, guaranteeing the approval of an honestly proposed block. In sum, therefore, no valid transaction will be censored. It may not be included in a block proposed by a dishonest user, but it will enter a new block as soon as its proposer is honest.

Algorand is transaction neutral

Recall that blocks have very low processing costs and are produced very often. Moreover, transactions cannot be censored. Accordingly, the transaction fees needed to enter an Algorand block are very low too. This allows the processing of macro and micro payments on equal terms.