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Jun 14, 2021
How to Tokenize Assets on a Blockchain: A Guide for Developers
By Algorand

Tokenization of real-world assets, including money, real estate, commodities, shares, and art, is poised to become the next big trend in finance - learn how to tokenize assets using the Algorand Standards Assets (ASA) framework on the Algorand blockchain.

Jun 10, 2021
Arrington Capital Launches $100 Million Fund to Invest in Algorand-Based Initiatives
By Arrington Capital

Arrington Capital, a digital asset management firm in blockchain-based capital markets, today announced it has launched a new $100 million USD fund to support initiatives building on Algorand, a leading blockchain accelerating the convergence of decentralized and traditional finance. The Arrington Algo Growth Fund (AAGF) aims to encourage and spur additional development on Algorand, which has seen significant growth and adoption recently across DeFi (decentralized finance), traditional finance, the public sector, NFT space and more. 

May 26, 2021
Osprey Funds Brings First Algorand Investment Product to Market
By Osprey Funds

Osprey Funds, a premier digital asset management firm, has launched the Osprey Algorand Trust for U.S. and international investors. The fund is the first investment product offering exposure to ALGO, the native token of the Algorand network.

May 11, 2021
Realio and Valentus Digital Close Round Two of Liquid Mining Fund, Offer Investors a Path to Tokenize First $15mm Tranche Under the Name 'LMX'
By Realio

Realio announces the closing of its second fund in collaboration with Valentus Digital for the Liquid Mining Fund (Liquid Mining Fund), coupled with a conversion right for digital securities in LMX Token Issuer (LMX). Liquid Mining Fund is focused on investing in early-stage, next-generation bitcoin mining businesses, which will provide investors who are seeking opportunistic access to bitcoin (BTC) with an alternative, structured investment vehicle.

Apr 30, 2021
Algorand Transparency Report: April 30, 2021
By Algorand

Algorand is committed to providing full transparency into our actions and token holdings. As previously outlined, we will be providing transparency reports on a regular basis. This report covers the period from Nov 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021. Our wallet addresses, previous transparency reports, and statement of use can be found here

Apr 26, 2021
Simetria & Algorand Partner to Launch The First Digital Securities Exchange in Israel
By Simetria

Simetria, an Israeli digital securities exchange that will soon be launched with regulatory approval, today announced it will be building its next generation securities exchange on Algorand as it looks towards leveraging advanced blockchain technology to disrupt market infrastructures with its innovative digital exchange.

Apr 15, 2021
Algorand and BridgeTower Capital Announce Strategic Partnership
By BridgeTower Capital

BridgeTower Capital, a global private equity firm, focusing on traditional private equity investments and blockchain and DeFi markets, announced a partnership with Algorand. BridgeTower will use Algorand’s technology as the underlying blockchain solution to issue BridgeTower Capital's tokenized digital security.

Apr 06, 2021
Balancer Protocol to Enable Programmable Liquidity for the Algorand Ecosystem
By Algorand

Balancer, one of the largest automated market makers (AMM), will soon be available on Algorand to expand liquidity to its growing community. This initiative explores how the Balancer platform can work in different environments, given the different trade-offs and characteristics of other innovative blockchains like Algorand. 

Apr 01, 2021
The Governance of the CBDC System
By Andrea Civelli

In this post, Andrea Civelli provides perspectives on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) designs, proposed implementation models and technology that is enabling governments to participate in the future of finance.

Mar 31, 2021
Swingby receives grant to bring Skybridge to the Algorand ecosystem
By Swingby Protocol

Swingby will be working with the Algorand team to build a Bitcoin to Algorand bridge, an Ethereum to Algorand bridge and Skypools integration. Ultimately, the Skybridge enables users to move a 1-trillion dollar market cap digital asset like Bitcoin into the $50B DeFi ecosystem, as well as supports the seamless flow of liquidity between blockchains.

Mar 30, 2021
Borderless Capital Launches $10 Million aNFT.Fund
By Borderless Capital

Borderless Capital Launches $10 Million aNFT.Fund that will further expand the NFT ecosystem on Algorand. The aNFT.Fund will invest in businesses across the emerging Algorand NFT ecosystem that will include marketplaces, tooling, NFT finance applications, community projects and more.

Mar 30, 2021
Algorand Reaches 10 Million Accounts as Adoption Accelerates
By Paul Riegle, Chief Product Officer, Algorand

Algorand’s rapid adoption is being driven by organizations seeking to make financial applications more accessible and inclusive.Today, Algorand's CPO shares that Algorand has surpassed 10 million accounts on its network.

Mar 22, 2021
NFTs: The New Creator Economy
By Algorand

NFTs, unique physical or digital items that are tokenize on blockchain, are becoming a catalyst for change across the DeFi landscape. Algorand’s performance and core functionality are uniquely positioned to support the growing NFT ecosystems - solving for scale, speed, costs, and environmental impact as NFTs grow ever more popular.

Mar 11, 2021
STOKR Raises €3.9 Million in Total Investments from iFinex Inc., Borderless Capital, Utopia Genesis Foundation, and G1 Ventures to Meet Surging Security Token Demand

The EU’s pioneering digital marketplace for alternative assets STOKR has raised €3.9 million (US$ 4.6 million) from strategic investors. The strategic investments will add to STOKR’s suite of tools for ventures looking to raise funds: by integrating with Borderless Capital, STOKR now offers Algorand as an issuance platform for security tokens.

Mar 11, 2021
Algorand Joins “This is Me Hackathon 21”
By Algorand

We are delighted to share that Algorand will be joining This is Me Hackathon 2021, an initiative created by DizmeID Foundation in collaboration with  Cariplo Factory, Algorand, Fabrick, InfoCert, Blockchain Education Network (BEN) and others.

Mar 09, 2021
Decentralization and CBDCs
By Andrea Civelli

The payment system would benefit from decentralization in numerous ways. Andrea Civelli identifies five major areas where the advantages of a blockchain based decentralized CBDC for the payment system would be large. 

Feb 24, 2021
Linux Foundation Announces DizmeID Foundation to Develop and Enable a Self-Sovereign Identity Credential Network
By Linux Foundation

Today, the Linux Foundation announced the DizmeID Foundation and technical project with the intent to support digital identity credentialing. The effort will combine the benefits of self-sovereign identity with necessary compliance and regulation, with the aim to enable wallet holders with ownership and control over their digital identity and data access and distribution. Founding Premier Members of the DizmeID Foundation include: Algorand, Fabrick and InfoCert.

Feb 19, 2021
How Blockchain Is Leading To A New Financial World
By Pietro Grassano

The increasing use of technology in finance will have massive impacts, increasing inclusivity and removing barriers to entry, writes Pietro Grassano, business solutions director at Algorand.

Feb 17, 2021
Algorand Launches Official Wallet Website
By Ian Cross

The Algorand Wallet companion site has officially launched. Featuring the latest Algorand Wallet information, resources, tutorials and full support.

Feb 11, 2021
BRZ launches on Algorand blockchain
By Transfero Swiss

Transfero announces that BRZ - the Brazilian Real-backed stablecoin created by the company - is officially available on Algorand. With that, Algorand becomes the third blockchain that the Brazilian cryptocurrency is integrated with, helping to expand the use cases for BRZ across a broad range of payments and financial applications.

Feb 11, 2021
Report: Blockchain in the Latin American Financial Sector
By Algorand

This analysis of blockchain in the Latin American Financial sector, explores the current state and future opportunity that presents itself in Latin America as blockchain adoption continues and fundamentally reshapes the region’s financial services industry and the communities it serves.

Feb 09, 2021
Key Design Principles for a Successful CBDC Deployment
By Andrea Civelli

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) could represent the most exciting innovation seen in central banking in many decades. CBDCs embed the attempt at replacing cash with a more efficient, modern type of money. CBDC initiatives are rapidly multiplying, and the large majority of Central Banks around the world, from the People’s Bank of China to the European Central Bank, have planned proofs of concept or launched experimentations to test the feasibility of a CBDC.

Feb 08, 2021
Report: Issuing Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)
By Algorand

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) could represent the most exciting innovation seen in central banking in many decades. Several economic & technology experts have come together to create this CBDC paper, in an effort to educate public leaders facing the reality of a new digital economy. 

Feb 08, 2021
Stablecoin Use Cases on Algorand: Here's What's Possible
By David Markley

As the leading scalable, secure, and fully decentralized blockchain network that provides instant transaction finality, Algorand’s innovative design has attracted many market-leading stablecoins, including the two market-leaders, USDT and USDC.

Feb 04, 2021
Algorand's Dev Rel Team at Coding Bootcamps In Washington
By Russ Fustino

Want to know the latest in blockchain dev development? Or how Algorand provides developer tools to build blockchain solutions and sophisticated blockchain applications? join my "Blockchain for Javascript Developers" workshop - Feb 10th, 2021

Feb 03, 2021
Xfinite and Algorand Form Strategic Partnership With Eye on Mass Adoption
By Xfinite

 Today Xfinite, a blockchain-based digital media platform, announced a joint partnership with Algorand, the first open-source, permissionless, pure proof-of-stake blockchain protocol. Xfinite - which is built on the Algorand blockchain - aims to create a blockchain-based media ecosystem from which the next generation of digital media and entertainment decentralized apps (dApps) can function and flourish.

Feb 02, 2021
Ditto Announces Opulous: A Decentralised Finance Solution For Artists 
By Ditto Music

Ditto, the award-winning global music distribution and record label services company, which has processed more than $1 billion in royalties to date, has announced Opulous: a pioneering peer-to-peer platform that will be built on Algorand to help increase artists' access to capital without the need for traditional institutions such as banks.

Jan 27, 2021
A2A Smart City has chosen Euranet, a solution built on the Algorand Blockchain, as a tech partner for blockchain in the Agritech sector
By Euranet

A2A Smart City has chosen Euranet as a tech partner for blockchain in the agritech sector. Euranet is provider of Choralchain platform, a SaaS supply chain traceability solution based on Algorand blockchain technology, ensures compliance management along the entire supply chain, ensuring traceability, origin and originality of agro-food production.

Jan 07, 2021
Instimatch to Leverage Algorand Across Multiple Use Cases to Advance Institutional Settlement and Payment Solutions
By Instimatch

Instimatch Global, the award-winning digital platform for institutional short-term money market trading, and Algorand, a world-class blockchain powering secure and efficient frictionless exchange, are working together to disrupt the regulated payment networks with advanced solutions powered by blockchain. Instimatch Global is paving the way to reinvent the conventional ways in which money markets operate, primarily by phone and broker-based means.

Jan 06, 2021
Algorand Welcomes USOCC’s Recent Breakthrough Announcement
By W. Sean Ford, COO, Algorand

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the largest regulating body of banks in the US, issued forward looking interpretive guidance that clearly states US Banks may participate in node technology such as Algorand's, as well as use the technology’s related stablecoins, to create the necessary settlement infrastructure of the future—one that is secure, fast, and final.  This is a major step in opening the door for advances in global payments by recognizing that the current outdated legacy system should evolve to a network that is more efficient, modern, trustworthy and readily available. We believe this is a significant early indicator in how legacy infrastructures will evolve and eventually lead to our economies being powered by blockchain technology designed to facilitate the trusted exchange of economic value.

Jan 06, 2021
Algorand Welcomes Chris Peikert, World Leader in Lattice-based and Post-quantum Cryptography, as Head of Cryptography
By Algorand

Algorand is excited to announce that Chris Peikert has joined the distinguished team of experts at Algorand, and will bring his deep expertise in advanced cryptography to Algorand’s next-generation blockchain platform. Peikert is a world leader in lattice-based and post-quantum cryptography. He has devised many widely used cryptosystems, efficient algorithms, and security proofs for post-quantum digital signatures, identity-based encryption, pseudorandom functions, zero knowledge proofs, learning with errors, fully homomorphic encryption, and more. His research has heavily influenced several proposals that have advanced through several rounds of NIST’s ongoing post-quantum cryptography standardization process.

Dec 23, 2020
End-to-End Digital Payments Powered by Algorand Launches with Participants from Across the Growing Ecosystem
By Algorand

Algorand shares how several partners building on its high performing platform have come together to deliver seamless digital payments for both merchants and consumers. The latest implementation, driven by online retailer Planetwatch, demonstrates the power of a highly scalable and secure blockchain while also putting a spotlight on the highly effective tools and services provided by the growing number of organizations leveraging Algorand. Learn more about Planetwatch, Bleumi Pay, Monerium, USDC, and MyAlgo coming together to create a frictionless payment system on Algorand.

Dec 16, 2020
Introducing: The Future of Payments Report
By Algorand

Today’s unprecedented pace of technological change, indicates that payments are not just being disrupted, but utterly transformed by new technology. This report examines how the future of payments will look, and surveys central banks’ and regulators’ opinions as to the challenges and opportunities they face.

Dec 14, 2020
Algorand’s Global Partner Program Announces Additional Participants to Accelerate Development and Adoption of Blockchain-powered Solutions
By Algorand

December 14, 2020 – Following on the recent launch of the Algorand Partner Program (APP) last month, we are excited to welcome Blockchain Australia Solutions, EMGS Group, Euranet, IBF DigiLabs, and Ulam Labs as new participants. Designed to build and curate a partner ecosystem that enables and delivers Algorand-based products to market faster, easier, and with end users in mind, the APP was designed to meet the growing demand for Algorand-based solutions.

Dec 14, 2020
Decentralizing Algorand Governance: Live Chat on Discord
By Algorand Inc & Algorand Foundation

Silvio Micali recent proposed a new approach for decentralizing governance, or deciding on non-consensus tasks. The funding of grant proposals being one of them. Join leadership from both the Algorand Foundation and Algorand Inc for a live online discussion with the community about this proposal, what it means, and have the voice of the community heard.

Dec 10, 2020
The Future of Payments
By OMFIF DMI with Algorand, Citi, Cypherium, GrabPay, Mastercard, Novi (from Facebook), PayPal and SWIFT
Dec 07, 2020
Algorand 2021 Performance
By Silvio Micali

Algorand’s overarching goal is providing a truly decentralized, public, permissionless network that scales perfectly and eliminates the performance drawbacks of first-generation blockchains. Here, Silvio Micali explains both the demanding performance metrics Algorand uses and the technical innovations behind Algorand's rigorous improvements for 2021.

Dec 03, 2020
Voyager Digital Announces Digital Asset Investing Solutions on Algorand
By Voyager

Voyager Digital  Ltd., a publicly traded, licensed crypto-asset broker that provides investors with a turnkey solution to trade crypto assets, today announced that the Company will provide new financial offerings through enhanced integration of the Algorand Protocol. Voyager will also enable users to earn 8.5% on USDC supported on Algorand, when lent through Voyager's services.

Dec 02, 2020
Climatetrade announces a partnership with Algorand and Investment from Borderless Capital 
By Climatetrade

VALENCIA, Spain,Dec. 2, 2020 Climatetrade, a blockchain-marketplace for CO2 carbon offsetting, announced today it will leverage the Algorand, a scalable, secure and decentralized digital blockchain technology network. to bring its technology to the next level. In addition, Borderless Capital has participated in the € 1 Million seed round of Climatetrade to support the company's strategic plan and expansion goals.

Nov 24, 2020
A Proposal for Decentralizing Algorand Governance
By Silvio Micali

The goal of this proposal is decentralizing Algorand governance, and aligning network rewards with such governance. More precisely, it is putting forward the mechanics and incentives guaranteeing a governance that, just like our consensus protocol, is simultaneously decentralized, secure, and efficient.

Nov 24, 2020
Algorand Pipelined Auctions
By Jing Chen and Silvio Micali

The general context of this document is provided by the Proposal for Decentralizing Algorand Governance. Familiarity with that document may help the reader with the terminology and the setting of this one. This said, the material presented here is of quite independent interest. The basic governance auction is a blockchain implementation of a Dutch auction.

Nov 23, 2020
USDC for Algorand now available in your Circle Account
By Circle

Today, Circle is rolling out broad support for USDC on Algorand, available through your Circle Business Account. Business owners and stakeholders can quickly use the Circle Business Account to send USDC on Algorand easily and at no cost.

Nov 19, 2020
Algorand Launches Global Partner Program to Accelerate Development and Adoption of Blockchain-Powered Products and Services
By Algorand

Algorand, a world-class blockchain powering secure and efficient frictionless exchange, today announced the Algorand Partner Program (APP), designed to build and curate a partner ecosystem that enables and delivers Algorand-based products to market faster, easier, and with end users in mind. APP participants can differentiate their services and expand their business in the private and public sector with organizations at different stages of their blockchain journey: from those exploring blockchain’s potential to those already working on blockchain projects.

Nov 17, 2020
BTC Markets becomes exchange partner of blockchain powered gold player Meld
By BTC Markets

Australian cryptocurrency and digital asset exchange BTC Markets has welcomed a new gold specialist to its platform amid significant investor demand for the precious metal. Meld Gold, an Australian early stage tech company, allows investors to trade digital gold certificates that are backed by physical gold.

Nov 05, 2020
Mentat Leverages Algorand for SAP Connector, Paving the Way for Enterprise Blockchain Integration, Receives Foundation Grant Award
By Mentat

Mentat Innovations, a leading artificial intelligence and blockchain solutions provider to global enterprises, today announced that it will develop an open source SAP connector and Enablement API to the Algorand blockchain. Algorand’s combination of scale & flexibility was critical in supporting Mentat’s vision for adoption across numerous enterprise use cases.

Oct 31, 2020
Algorand Transparency Report: Oct 31, 2020
By Algorand, Inc

Algorand is committed to providing full transparency into our actions and token holdings. As previously outlined, we will be providing transparency reports on a regular basis. This report covers the period from August 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020. Our wallet addresses, previous transparency reports, and statement of use can be found here

Oct 29, 2020
Webinar: How to Build Blockchain Apps on Algorand
By Shamir Ozery

Join our webinar to learn how to get started building sophisticated blockchain applications on Algorand for use cases like crowdfunding, asset tokenization, gaming applications and more.

Sep 15, 2020
Ledger Adds Algorand Support in Ledger Live, Launches Self-Custody Staking for ALGO
By Ledger

Ledger, the global leader in security and infrastructure solutions for critical digital assets and blockchain applications, announced today support for Algorand (ALGO) and Algorand Standard Assets (ASA) in its software application, Ledger Live, bringing the total amount of supported coins to 27 and more than 1500 tokens. Ledger users will be able to securely hold, transact, manage, and stake ALGO directly with their smartphones or desktop using Ledger Live.

Sep 15, 2020
China’s state-backed BSN Integrated with Algorand for Global Outreach

As a part of the Chinese government’s Global Blockchain Strategy, unveiled by President Xi Jinping in November 2019, the BSN initiative is a joint effort led by the State Information Center of China, China Mobile, China UnionPay, and Red Date Technology. It is a standardized, global public infrastructure network to support faster and cheaper blockchain development and deployment. BSN International announces today that it will be supporting 3 more public chains, including Algorand.

Sep 09, 2020
Centre Consortium Announces Algorand as an Official Chain for USDC, Launches on Mainnet
By Centre Consortium

Today, the Centre Consortium is excited to announce that Algorand is now an official blockchain for USD Coin (USDC).  The newly released mainnet implementation of USDC for Algorand is available today, and becomes the second major blockchain after Ethererum with native support for USDC.  The Algorand blockchain brings significant innovations to the market, specifically around transaction scale and speed, helping to expand the use cases for USDC across a broad range of payments and financial applications.

Aug 19, 2020
Efficient Smart Contracts at Scale: Algorand’s Stateful TEAL Contracts
By Silvio Micali

Smart contracts are one of the most beautiful and powerful gifts of the blockchain to the world. But they are also technically very challenging. Traditional smart contracts are solely implemented at layer 2 and are slow, expensive, and fragile. By contrast, Algorand’s smart contracts are very much non-traditional, efficient, and secure, and are implemented both at layer 1 and at layer 2.  

Aug 19, 2020
Algorand Upgrade Paves the Way For Sophisticated Applications across Defi and Traditional Sectors
By Algorand Foundation and Algorand, Inc.

Fundamental shift in smart contracts unlocks potential of blockchain as Algorand Foundation and Algorand Inc announce the launch of comprehensive smart contract capabilities that will enable the creation of DeFi solutions and dApps that can scale to billions of users, tens of millions of daily transactions, with negligible transaction fees, all while taking advantage of the layer-1 benefits of the Algorand protocol.

Jul 31, 2020
Algorand Transparency Report: July 31, 2020
By Algorand

Algorand is committed to providing full transparency into our actions and token holdings. As previously outlined, we will be providing transparency reports on a regular basis. This report covers the period from April 30th, 2020 through July 31st, 2020. Our wallet addresses, previous transparency reports, and statement of use can be found here

Jul 28, 2020
The First Case of Financial Statement on Blockchain Arrives in Italy
By Blockchain Italia

The innovative company, Blockchain Italia, is the first to approve their financial statement on blockchain, remotely, thanks to the proprietary solution Dedit. The procedure was possible through the process of notarization on the Algorand blockchain, in compliance with the principles of transparency, certain identification of the participants and publicity.

Jul 15, 2020
Blockchain Tech, New Finance & The Race to Innovate or Be Replaced
By Barry Finkelstein

Recently, I had the good fortune and privilege of moderating an outstanding webinar with some of the top minds in the DLT and blockchain space. The esteemed panelists brought to the surface the current state of Blockchain technology, how we got here and perhaps most importantly where they felt we’re heading.

Jul 07, 2020
Algorand Provides Native Support of the Pocket Network’s Next-Generation Decentralized Infrastructure
By Algorand

Algorand announced Pocket Network, a decentralized infrastructure platform for the development of peer-to-peer applications, will now be natively supported on the Algorand network. Through the AlgoSDK, Algorand will be the first blockchain to natively point to Pocket’s API protocol, which connects developers to a decentralized relay network of node operators and infrastructure providers, thereby lowering the barrier to blockchain application development.

Jul 02, 2020
Algorand Joins The Blockchain Game Alliance
By Shamir Ozery

We’re excited to share that Algorand has joined the Blockchain Game Alliance (BGA) as a member and supporting sponsor. Our partnership with the BGA is an opportunity to spread awareness about blockchain technologies and encourage adoption by highlighting their potential to foster new ways to create, publish, play, and build strong communities around games.

Jul 01, 2020
Republic Note, a Next-Generation Profit Sharing Token, Will Launch on Algorand
By Algorand

Algorand has been selected as the blockchain infrastructure layer for the Republic Note, an innovative profit-sharing token that will be offered to both accredited and retail investors starting July 16. Algorand was chosen for its innovative proof-of-stake design, which allows Republic to fulfill the demands of a regulated security token that trades freely among potentially millions of investors.

Jun 30, 2020
Algorand's Approach to the Right to Be Forgotten
By Silvio Micali

In strict data privacy jurisdictions, the basic rule on the storage of personal data requires that such data must be (1) stored or processed with the specific consent of the data subject and (2) tagged and clearly associated with such consent. How this consent and tagging requirements are implemented is a very important and challenging topic, but it is not my focus here. Neither is it my goal to explain in which cases the RTBF will be upheld in any given jurisdiction. My focus is on personal data that, after having been made available (for whatever reason), must be erased (no matter how, why, and by whom this erasure is requested). More precisely, my focus is on RTBF compliance for truly decentralized, permissionless blockchains in general, and for the Algorand blockchain in particular.

Jun 16, 2020
Algorand Upgrades Protocol with Improved Indexer and API
By Algorand

Algorand announced two enhancements, a fully redesigned indexer and refreshed APIs, that directly improve developer and service provider experience. The redesigned indexer is highly performant at scale, provides computed data such as balances at specific rounds, historic searches, paginated results, and note field searching. The indexer can be run entirely independently from an Algorand node. The refreshed API includes more data, cleaner organization, and pairs with updated SDKs for simpler and more efficient data retrieval.

Jun 10, 2020
Industry Leaders Blockstack and Algorand to Jointly Adopt Clarity Smart Contract Language
By Algorand

Today, two blockchain industry leaders, Blockstack and Algorand, have jointly announced an independent open-source project to support a first-of-its-kind smart contract language, Clarity. To date, this is the first time two leading cryptocurrency projects have come together to release an alternative smart contract language that is purpose-built for the needs of developers working on high-stakes transactions.

May 27, 2020
Algorand’s Smart Contract Architecture
By Silvio Micali

Learn about Algorand's smart contract architecture, it's unique perspective and how it departs in significant ways from prior approaches. In this post Silvio Micali covers Layer-1 and Layer-2 smart contracts, the significance of on-chain vs. off-chain and more...

May 07, 2020
Verady Unveils Ledgible Accounting Partnerships with and Algorand
By Verady

 Verady, the leading cryptocurrency tax and accounting software company, today announced two major Ledgible platform clients, and Algorand. The accelerated adoption by two prominent blockchain organizations highlights the Ledgible platform's adaptability, security, and trusted brand within the cryptocurrency space. Ledgible will be integrating ALGO into its software, so that all holders of the native token of the Algorand platform (managed by the Algorand Foundation) will have integrated accounting. This expands the growing suite of digital financial products and services that are available to Algorand users. 

Apr 30, 2020
Props raises $2M in funding led by Union Square Ventures and Borderless Capital, Moves to Scale on Algorand Platform
By Props

The team behind Props, a network built to reward application users with a financial stake in the network they contribute to, announced today that it has raised approximately $2M* in token-sale financing from a number of funds and strategic partners led by Union Square Ventures (USV) and Borderless Capital, with participation from GSR, Lvna Capital, SPiCE VC, CoinFund and the Group. Props will use the capital to scale its user network through integrations by additional consumer apps, and to evolve its infrastructure, including a transition of its PropsChain to the Algorand blockchain, the first open-source, permissionless, pure proof-of-stake blockchain protocol.

Apr 30, 2020
Algorand Transparency Report: April 30, 2020
By Algorand, Inc.

Algorand is committed to providing full transparency into our actions and token holdings. As previously outlined, we will be providing transparency reports on a regular basis. This report covers the period from January 10th, 2020 through April 30, 2020. Our wallet addresses, previous transparency reports, and statement of use can be found here

Apr 28, 2020
Recap: Future of Blockchain Competition
By Jason Weathersby

Algorand was the natural choice for many blockchain projects at Future of Blockchain Hackathon - teams requiring scalability, security and decentralization built some exciting projects which we outline below.

Apr 23, 2020
Algorand's Approach to COVID-19 Reporting
By Silvio Micali

Silvio Micali writes about an approach to COVID-19 tracing on Algorand: Blockchain has the potential of improving our democracy and bringing it to the next level. It will help us to generate trust, establish a shared truth, and achieve social consensus when necessary. The ability to reach a common global view efficiently and directly, without the risks of censorship and manipulation that are intrinsic in traditional centralized approaches, is an unprecedent tool for humanity. And it will be crucial to realize our collective aspirations.

Apr 22, 2020
Recap: BlockDown's Virtual 3D Experience & Panel Video
By Shamir Ozery

Watch Pietro Grassano, Algorand's Director of Business Solutions, join an informative discussion around the challenges enterprises are facing in crypto and blockchain at BlockDown 2020 virtual conference.

Apr 21, 2020
Pointproofs: Algorand Team Designs a New Commitment Scheme to Improve Blockchain Scalability
By Sergey Gorbunov

Blockchain systems are inherently stateful. For instance, they capture information about users’ public keys, their balances, or smart contracts’ data. Subsequently, validators rely on state information to verify transactions. However, over the long-term, this state becomes unmanageable and causes multiple scalability issues. Furthermore, high storage requirements add friction to decentralization since only validators that can allocate large amounts of storage can participate in consensus. To solve these problems, we designed a new commitment scheme — Pointproofs. Pointproofs is a new vector commitment scheme that supports non-interactive aggregation of proofs across multiple commitments.

Mar 16, 2020
Algorand Co-Chains
By Silvio Micali

The Algorand co-chain architecture enables the members of a permissioned chain to work most securely and efficiently not only with each other, but also, while retaining maximum autonomy, with the Algorand permissionless chain and members of other chains as well.

Jan 12, 2020
Algorand Transparency Report: January 9, 2020
By Algorand

Algorand is committed to providing full transparency into our actions and token holdings. As previously outlined, we will be providing transparency reports on a quarterly basis. This report covers the period from November 7th, 2019 through January 9, 2020.

Nov 14, 2019
First Release of BLS Library
By Sergey Gorbunov

We are excited to announce the first release of the reference implementation for the BLS signature!

Nov 06, 2019
Algorand Transparency Report: June 19 - Nov 6, 2019
By Algorand

In an effort to provide full transparency on the actions of Algorand since the network launch on June 19, 2019, we are providing the following details on token holdings and use of tokens to date.

Oct 31, 2019
Algorand Smart Contracts at Layer 1
By Silvio Micali

Algorand is the blockchain that enables the creation of frictionless financial assets. We are committed to providing our users the best and easiest-to-use tools to let them issue their financial products. And we do so at Layer 1!

Oct 10, 2019
Algorand at San Francisco Blockchain Week 2019
By Algorand

Join us at San Francisco Blockchain Week! We look forward to sharing Algorand’s vision for financial adoption, the future of cryptography and the technological innovations that have continued to drive Algorand’s momentum since MainNet launch.

Sep 13, 2019
Exciting Momentum in the Algorand Community this Month!
By Keli Callaghan, Algorand

The rapid growth of the Algorand ecosystem continues as performance remains high and innovation rolls out. Algorand welcomes digital securities, decentralized exchange, professional services, new APIs and more to the borderless economy.

Sep 09, 2019
Algorand at Shanghai Blockchain Week 2019
By Algorand

Join us at Shanghai Blockchain Week! 🇨🇳 Algorand team members look forward to sharing Algorand’s vision for financial adoption, the future of decentralization and the technological innovations across a number of events during Shanghai Blockchain Week.

Aug 09, 2019
Coinbase Announces Algo Launch on Coinbase Pro
By Coinbase

Coinbase, the world's leading compliant crypto company serving over 30 million accounts across 100 countries, announces availability of the Algo, the native token of the Algorand network.

Jul 16, 2019
Algorand Running on Raspberry Pi
By Brian Olson

Algorand is radically more efficient than previous blockchains. To demonstrate this, we setup a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers...

Jul 09, 2019
Cartan partnering with blockchain platform Algorand
By Cayman Compass

Fintech consulting firm Cartan Group LLC announced it is working with blockchain platform Algorand to develop financial tools and products on the Algorand network that will promote fintech adoption at an institutional level.

Jun 24, 2019
Algorand Rewards - A Technical Overview
By Yossi Gilad, Head of Systems Research & Chief Technology Officer, Algorand

This post is intended to help explain how rewards are implemented in the Algorand source code and the corresponding effect on token holders.

Jun 20, 2019
The Borderless Economy Is Here
By Algorand

The inaugural Algo auction was met with overwhelming demand and distributed the first 25 million Algos to global auction participants, marking the start of the borderless economy.

Jun 12, 2019
Security at Algorand
By Algorand

Algorand takes the security of its platform and users very seriously. Understand more and learn about the bug bounty program.

Jun 11, 2019
Blockchain (still) imperfect. But a turning point is possible
By Fortune Italy

There is a gap between what the blockchain aspires to be, and what is the technology implemented, at least until today. He is convinced of this Silvio Micali, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston and winner of the Turing Prize , the 'Nobel Prize for Informatics'. "I immediately do disclosure," he says ironically as he tells Fortune Italy how his blockchain, Algorand, would be able to overcome the limits of what has been developed to date.

Jun 10, 2019
How Algorand is Approaching Decentralization
By CoinSpeaker

Algorand, PoS permissionless blockchain network, takes a promising approach to decentralization shedding a spotlight on an area where so many other networks have failed.

Jun 06, 2019
MIT Professor Silvio Micali’s Algorand Project Announces Date for First Auction
By Blockchain News

MIT Professor Silvio Micali‘s Algorand project, via the Algorand Foundation, will hold its first in a series of Dutch Auctions out of Singapore on June 19th, 2019. These auctions will allow Algos, the native tokens of the Algorand platform, to enter circulation via a mechanism where the market determines the fair price. This inaugural auction also marks the launch of the Algorand network.

Apr 26, 2019
Algorand’s Forthcoming Technology
By Silvio Micali

Providing technological breakthroughs to Algorand’s blockchain and enabling a truly borderless economy is our cherished mission.

Apr 16, 2019
Algorand Publicly Opens TestNet
By Algorand

Foundational blockchain platform from Turing Award winner, Silvio Micali, opens with hundreds of active users

Dec 18, 2018
CoinDesk: Crypto Is Far From Dead, as These Scaling Projects Show
By Michael J Casey

Take Algorand. The proof-of-stake blockchain, built by Turing Award-winning MIT computer scientist Silvio Micali, uses a randomly selected committee system for validating blocks that saves on computing power and aspires to achieve a massive three million confirmed transactions per second serving 4 billion users – capacity that’s many, many orders of magnitude greater than both bitcoin and Ethereum.

Dec 11, 2018
BostInno: Startups to Watch
By Srividya Kalyanaraman and Lucia Maffei

Blockchain startups are having a moment and Algorand is one of them. Launched by MIT computer science professor and Turing award-winning cryptographer, Silvio Micali, the company claims its one-of-a-kind technology promises to solve the blockchain trilemma of scalability, security and decentralization.

Oct 24, 2018
The Future is Bright at Algorand!
By Silvio Micali

Algorand has reached an important stage in its development and growth and we look forward to what comes next for the platform, the community, and the company.

Jun 20, 2018
Algorand Testnet Launch
By David Shoots

The Algorand Team is excited to announce the launch of our TestNet. Community members can apply for access, but soon anyone can join!

May 01, 2018
Algorand’s Instant Consensus Protocol
By Georgios Vlachos

Today, we are sharing our latest Byzantine agreement protocol. This new protocol presents several technical advancements that we believe are essential for Proof-of-Stake blockchains.

Feb 15, 2018
Powered by Consensus
By Algorand

Funding a scalable, secure and decentralized digital currency and transactions platform