Silvio Micali shares "Efficient Smart Contracts at Scale: Algorand’s Stateful TEAL Contracts" and what this means for comprehensive smart contract capabilities that 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.
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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
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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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