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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 18, 2019
Account and Key Security at Algorand Part I
By Sharon Halevi

Here we explain background information necessary for understanding the Algorand wallet and account architecture, key storage best practices and more.

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