News from the Algorand Foundation

May 25, 2022

Digital Identity Start-Up FlexID receives funding from Algorand Foundation

By Algorand Foundation
May 25th, 2022 - Singapore-based blockchain start-up, FlexID Technologies (formerly FlexFinTx), has signed a Simple Agreement For Equity (SAFE) with the Algorand Foundation, to further develop and scale their Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) platform. The startup aims to make its decentralized digital identity network available in emerging markets where over one billion people are thought to lack formal identification.
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May 19, 2022

Period 3 Algorand Community Governance Voting Measures

By Algorand Foundation
May 19th, 2022 - Algorand Community Governance Update: In the upcoming voting session for the 3rd period of Algorand Community Governance, governors will be asked to grant governing power and rewards to DeFi participants on Algorand. They are also asked to approve the Foundation plan for a mechanism to bring community proposals to governance votes, via the expert-governor (xGov) tier.
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May 18, 2022

Asalytic, a Powerful NFT Platform Receives Algorand Foundation Grant Award 

By Algorand Foundation
May 18th, 2022 - The Algorand Foundation welcomes Asalytic to the Algorand ecosystem as our latest grant recipient. Asalytic is a powerful NFT platform that brings newly created value to the ecosystem by leveraging publicly available on-chain data and dApps composability. Asalytic introduces the user to the digital asset realm from multiple perspectives.
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May 17, 2022

Algorand Foundation supports Activate Hackathon student participants with scholarships

By Algorand Foundation
May 17, 2022 - The Algorand Foundation is excited to send students from top blockchain student clubs on scholarships to the Activate x Wormhole Hackathon in Miami. “We are committed to student support and engagement with student organizations and see them as crucial contributors to innovation and success in blockchain technologies,” underlines Hugo Krawczyk, Principal Researcher and Head of the Algorand Centres of Excellence (ACE) programme. “Supporting talent from student initiatives like Kryptosphere, Boilerchain and Princeton Blockchain Society helps create a vibrant environment for the next generation of blockchain natives. Participation in hackathons is a tremendous learning opportunity and gives students a platform to leverage their skills and establish connections.”
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May 12, 2022

Niftgen Awarded Grant to Create NFT Marketplace on Algorand

By Algorand Foundation
May 12th, 2022 - The Algorand Foundation welcomes Niftgen to the Algorand ecosystem as our latest grant recipient. Niftegn has been awarded a grant to support their NFT marketplace on Algorand, creating an NFT platform that will empower content creators to build, grow, and monetize their brands.
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May 9, 2022

NFT Space, a NFT discovery engine and community platform receives Foundation grant award

By Algorand Foundation
May 9th, 2022 - The Algorand Foundation today welcomes NFT Space to the Algorand ecosystem as our latest grant recipient. NFT Space is an Algorand Encode Accelerator program cohort from 2021 and is building a NFT discovery engine and community platform for the Algorand ecosystem.
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May 9, 2022

Algorand Foundation partners with the Italian Working Group on Distributed Ledger Technology to launch International School on Algorand Smart Contracts

By Algorand Foundation
May 9th, 2022 - The Algorand Foundation is delighted to announce the partnership with the Italian Working Group on Distributed Ledger Technology to support the launch of the International School on Algorand Smart Contracts.
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May 6, 2022

Algorand Foundation supports MIT Digital Currency Initiative’s Cryptoeconomic Systems Journal

By Algorand Fondation
May 6th, 2022 - The Algorand Foundation is delighted to announce sponsorship for the MIT Digital Currency Initiative to support the Cryptoeconomics Systems (CES) Journal under the leadership of Professor Andrew Miller from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Neha Narula, Director of the MIT Digital Currency Initiative.
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May 4, 2022

Algorand Foundation Launches Venture Studio Algo Foundry 

By Algorand Foundation
May 4th, 2022 - The Algorand Foundation today announces the launch of Algo Foundry, a venture studio dedicated to growing the Algorand developer ecosystem and building Algorand blockchain infrastructure and applications.
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May 4, 2022

Fidelis Receives Algorand Foundation Grant Award to help Disrupt the Informal Lending Economy in Africa

By Algorand Foundation
May 5th, 2022 - The Algorand Foundation welcomes Fidelis Loans to the Algorand ecosystem as our latest grant recipient. Fidelis provides fast non-collateralized loans by staking of Trust Points from trusted backers to disrupt the informal lending economy in Africa.
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