News from the Algorand Foundation

January 14, 2021

Algorand Foundation confirms Participation Rewards of more than 7% for 1H 2021.

By Algorand Foundation
The Algorand Foundation is today providing an update on the expected Participation Rewards for Algo holders in the first half of 2021. As seen in the chart below, the expected rewards for 1H 2021 will be >7%. Rewards are achieved through participation in the Algorand ecosystem via holding Algo in an online wallet.
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January 13, 2021

Global Carbon Holding partners with the Algorand Foundation to leverage blockchain technology and bring greater transparency and trust to the global Carbon Credits ecosystem.

By Algorand Foundation
We are excited to announce that Global Carbon Holding has entered a grant partnership with the Algorand Foundation, to support Global Carbon Holding’s mission of using blockchain technology to tokenize Carbon Credit assets in Asia and support a global, transparent marketplace to purchase certified carbon offsets, with the highest levels of quality and provenance.
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January 12, 2021

TiE Atlanta and the Algorand Foundation announce a grant partnership to empower college students to become the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs

By Algorand Foundation
The Algorand Foundation is delighted to announce that it has entered into a partnership with TiE Global’s TiE University program. The partnership is part of the Foundation's ongoing efforts to support education and participation in blockchain technology in general and the Algorand blockchain project itself. The Foundation is supporting this partnership through the Algorand Foundation Grants program.
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January 11, 2021

Metrika’s AlertHub brings real-time account activity monitoring to the Algorand ecosystem

By Algorand Foundation
We are excited to announce the launch of AlertHub, a platform for the Algorand community created by Metrika, in partnership with the Algorand Foundation, that enables monitoring and real-time alerting of Algorand accounts.
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January 11, 2021

Algorand Foundation and Imperial College London Launch Decentralised App Competition

By Algorand Foundation
The Algorand Foundation and the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering are today launching a competition focused on building decentralized applications on top of the Algorand blockchain platform.
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December 10, 2020

Stablecorp Launches QCAD Stablecoin on Algorand Blockchain

By Algorand Foundation
Stablecorp, the firm behind the issuance and management of the QCAD (the Canadian Dollar stablecoin), announced a partnership with Algorand, the leading scalable, secure and decentralized blockchain network, to launch the digital asset on the Algorand blockchain. Stablecorp has been awarded an Algorand Foundation Grant and through this collaboration will continue to grow the fiat-backed stablecoin capability on Algorand and will be the first non-USD backed stablecoin to be issued on the network.
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December 9, 2020

New, Long Term Algo Dynamics Model

By Algorand Foundation
The Algorand Foundation has today proposed a revised, long term Algo Dynamics model. Designed to run for a greater than 10-year period- that is up to 2030 and beyond - this new model will focus on programs around ecosystem support, community incentives, and the decentralization of decision making and governance on the Algorand blockchain - a long-held goal of the Algorand community. Central to these programs will be a new community rewards system, benefiting the participants, existing and future, who commit to participate in the governance of the Algorand ecosystem and prove their commitment by locking their Algos for a potentially long term.
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December 3, 2020

Voyager Digital Announces Digital Asset Investing Solutions on Algorand

By Algorand Foundation
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.
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November 19, 2020

Algorand Asia Accelerator Names 10 Blockchain Startups in Inaugural Batch

By Algorand Foundation
Singapore - 19th October 2020 - Algorand Asia Accelerator by Algorand Foundation, the steward of the world’s first open-source, permissionless, pure proof-of-stake blockchain protocol, and Borderless Capital, the Algorand-focused blockchain venture fund, announces the launch of its program with its introductory debut of ten startups. Powered by LongHash Ventures, this year’s cohort has been selected to encourage innovation within Finance 3.0, the more open, permissionless, and efficient financial ecosystem designed and built on blockchain.
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November 11, 2020

Uncommon Creative secures Algorand Foundation Grant

By Algorand Foundation
We are delighted to announce that Uncommon Creative has secured an Algorand Foundation Grant in the category Applications and Use Cases. Uncommon Creative is a new project aiming at disrupting the current freelance platforms and empowering remote workers with trustless tools for securing contracts, guaranteed transactions, and quick resolution of potential disputes.
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