Sep 13, 2019
By: Keli Callaghan, Algorand
Still in its early days, the Algorand ecosystem is experiencing rapid growth as performance remains high and innovation continues. With unmatched speed and scalability, founder Silvio Micali has also recently shared details on what is next for Algorand from a protocol perspective with a blog on upcoming fungible tokens and Atomic Multi-Party Transfers.
The performance and innovation is driving more organizations, developers and blockchain enthusiasts to use Algorand’s blockchain for their initiatives.
Securitize to Enable Digital Securities on the Algorand Platform
Securitize, a platform delivering trusted global solutions for compliant digital securities, announced a partnership with Algorand to support their DS Protocol, which will allow issuers the ability to issue Securitize powered digital securities on the Algorand Blockchain. Securitize’s platform-agnostic DS Protocol will now support Algorand, giving issuers using Securitize an additional high-performance platform option for issuing, trading, and performing corporate actions using digital securities.
IDEX Plans for Next Generation Decentralized Exchange on Algorand
IDEX, the world’s leading decentralized exchange, has selected Algorand to develop advanced financial tools and services to support the new economy. With Algorand, IDEX can develop a solution with full finality, tokenization of assets, and programmatic transfers at Layer-1. Read more from IDEX
Bleumi Joins the Algorand Ecosystem
Bleumi launches consulting practice dedicated to enterprises building on Algorand. The company also joins a growing list of organizations accepting payment in Algos. Read press release
VC Fund Dedicated to Projects on Algorand Closes at $200 Million
Algo Capital, the financial institution focused on accelerating access, adoption and liquidity of the Algo, closed on its VC Fund at $200 million, surpassing the original goal of $100 million. The fund will invest in category-leading businesses building on Algorand. Read press release
Randlabs Accepts Algos for Payment
Randlabs, a blockchain development company building innovative tools on Algorand, announced they are now accepting the Algo as a form of payment for its services. In addition, Randlabs now receives prepaid and recurring payments for distribution services as a result of Algorand’s unique ability to pre-sign future transactions. Read more from Randlabs
PureStake launches API Service for Algorand Developers
PureStake, a leader in secure and reliable blockchain infrastructure, announced earlier last week the release of its new Algorand API-as-a-Service. This service enables developers to quickly and reliably access both Algorand's TestNet and MainNet, reducing time to market and improving application stability. Read more from PureStake
There are a number of opportunities to build on Algorand in upcoming hackathons. Be sure to join the team at one of these events to find out how easy it is to build on Algorand and realize the benefits of blockchain.
HackMIT | September 14-15, 2019 | Boston, Massachusetts
Hack the North | September 13 -15, 2019 | University of Waterloo
Barclays DevriHack | October 16– 17, 2019 | Rise London, Rise New York and Singapore
Future of blockchain | October 21, 2019 | London, UK
Technica | November 9-10, 2019 | College Park, Maryland
For more information, check out these recent articles from the Algorand Community: =
Algorand will Disrupt DeFi, by Gonzolo Martinez Mosquere
Algorand’s Resiliency Against Adversarial Attacks, by Ezio Auditore
Looking forward to seeing what comes next!