News from the Algorand Foundation

June 16, 2021

Algorand Foundation launches $2M Algorand Trailblazer Bounty Program

By Algorand Foundation
June 16th, 2021 - The Algorand Foundation is announcing a bold initiative to enroll blockchain developers and the wider crypto community into the Algorand protocol ecosystem. The $2 Million Dollar Algorand Trailblazer Bounty Program will seed two million dollars worth of Algo bounties and grants, distributed over the course of two years, via leading bounties platform Gitcoin.
Read More
June 10, 2021

Algorand Governance Referendum

By Algorand Foundation
June 10th, 2021 - The Algorand foundation is excited to announce a network-wide referendum on the governance program. The Algorand blockchain supports a pure-proof-of-stake mechanism for approving new features, namely voting on consensus upgrades. We will use this mechanism to enable current Algorand network participants to vote on approval of the proposed governance program. All online Algorand accounts that are participating in consensus can vote in the referendum.
Read More
June 10, 2021

Algorand Aikon Grant Partnership Update

By Algorand Foundation
June 10th, 2021 -AIKON, an Algorand Foundation grant recipient, is on a mission to remove the complexities inherent in blockchain technology. Through our partnership, AIKON is one step closer to achieving this goal.
Read More
June 9, 2021

Pilot Program for Algorand Community Relay Node Running

By Algorand Foundation
June 9th, 2021 - Algorand, together with our community, is building a trusted, public and permissionless infrastructure for the borderless economy. In support of further decentralization of the Algorand ecosystem, we are launching a pilot program for running relay nodes on the Algorand network. The purpose of this initiative it to let more parties run relay nodes and experiment with different modes for incentives and relay-tracking to ensure the continued health and operation of the network.
Read More
June 7, 2021

Curvegrid and Algorand Foundation partner to deliver NFT Bridge infrastructure

By Algorand Foundation
June 7st 2021 - Curvegrid is announcing today its partnership with the Algorand Foundation to bring Curvegrid’s MultiBaas NFT Bridge to the Algorand ecosystem. This will allow businesses to build NFT and blockchain technology seamlessly into their business and consumer mobile applications.
Read More
June 1, 2021

Jesulonimi Akingbesote is the latest recipient of the Algorand Foundation Development Award for Building The Swift SDK

By Algorand Foundation
June 1st, 2021 - Since the Algorand Foundation launched its Development Awards Program, many developers around the world have been eager to participate. After thorough review and selection, we are delighted to announce that Jesulonimi Akingbesote has received a development award for building the SWIFT SDK.
Read More
June 1, 2021

DeFi Shopping App Curate to Integrate ALGO Payments and Mint NFTs On Algorand

By Algorand Foundation
June 1st, 2021 - Emerging eCommerce platform bringing near-instant, low fee crypto transactions to users. Curate, an all-in-one marketplace, is integrating with Algorand, to enable ALGO as a payment option, as well as mint NFTs on the Algorand blockchain.
Read More
June 1, 2021

The International Blockchain Monetary Reserve Announces Public Beta of ARCC.one, The First Cryptopowered Microfinance Platform For Financial Inclusion in Southeast Asia 

By Algorand Foundation
Focused on providing access to debt-free ‘microassets’ for economic development in emerging markets SINGAPORE – June 1st, 2021 – The International Blockchain Monetary Reserve (http://ibmr.io), an economic development agency, announced today the public beta launch of ARCC.one, a cryptopowered microfinance platform for financial inclusion built on the Algorand blockchain. IBMR will provide support and new financial alternatives to overcome the global economic damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic – where conventional microfinance and overseas remittance support may not be sufficient. ARCC.one provides users with a way to earn c
Read More
May 21, 2021

The Algorand Governance Program: A More Detailed Exposition

By Algorand Foundation
May 21st, 2021 - The purpose of this document is to provide more detail about the governance program that was recently announced by the Algorand Foundation, and its implementation.
Read More
May 5, 2021

Algorand Foundation Transparency Report (October 2020 - March 2021)

By Algorand Foundation
The Algorand Foundation is happy to publish its latest Transparency report, covering the period from October 2020 to March 2021. Going forward, the Foundation will publish the transparency reports quarterly to ensure timely information, also in light of the forthcoming Governance program, and to achieve reporting consistency and ease of period-to-period comparison.
Read More