News from the Foundation

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Sep 11, 2020
Algodesk receives an Algorand Foundation Development Award
By Algorand Foundation
Sept 11th, 2020 - Since the Algorand Foundation launched its Development Awards Program last year, many developers around the world have been eager to participate. After thorough review and selection, we are delighted to announce that Shiva Prasad has received a development award for Algodesk.
Sep 08, 2020
JellySwap are the latest recipient of an Algorand Foundation Grant
By Algorand Foundation
September 8th, 2020 - Since the Algorand Foundation launched its Grant Program this year, many developers and innovators around the world have been eager to participate. After thorough review and selection, we are delighted to announce that JellySwap has received an Algorand Foundation Grant, to make it easier for Algo token holders to quickly and seamlessly exchange their tokens for the tokens of other blockchains.
Sep 03, 2020
Update on Period 2 of 200M ALGO Staking Rewards Program
By Algorand Foundation
The Algorand Foundation 200M ALGO Staking Rewards program has just completed Period 2 and the staking rewards associated with this period have now been distributed on September 2nd, 2020.
Aug 27, 2020
AlgoSigner, the First Algorand Wallet Extension, is Now Available
By Algorand Foundation
August 27th, 2020 – PureStake, a leader in secure and reliable blockchain infrastructure, announced today the availability of AlgoSigner in the Chrome Web Store. As an open-source browser plug-in, AlgoSigner provides a secure way for holders of the Algo token to interact with dApps without granting them control of their keys.
Aug 25, 2020
bountyblok are the latest recipient of an Algorand Foundation Grant
By Algorand Foundation
August 25th, 2020 - Since the Algorand Foundation launched its Grant Program this year, many developers and innovators around the world have been eager to participate. After thorough review and selection, we are delighted to announce that bountyblok has received an Algorand Foundation Grant, to make it easier for applications to acquire new customers and engage them through bountyblok’s incentivization and reward system.
Aug 19, 2020
Algorand Upgrade Paves the Way For Sophisticated Applications across Defi and Traditional Sectors
By Algorand Foundation
Singapore, August 19th, 2020 — Algorand Foundation and Algorand Inc today announced 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. Unlike first-generation blockchains, Algorand’s platform was designed from the ground up to power complex applications that require speed, scale, finality, and security, while being cost-effective and precise.
Aug 11, 2020
Foundation Grant recipient AIKON launches Algorand integration for ORE ID and ChainJS
By Algorand Foundation
Singapore, August 11th, 2020 - In May 2020, the Algorand Foundation announced AIKON as one of the first recipients of the Algorand Foundation Grants Program. This grant helped AIKON bring its suite of blockchain developer tools and services to the Algorand blockchain. Today, AIKON and the Algorand Foundation are delighted to announce the official launch of the Algorand blockchain integration for AIKON’s core service, ORE ID and AIKON’s open source developer library, ChainJS.
Aug 06, 2020
Borderless Capital Invests in and Partners with StakerDAO to Accelerate Access to DeFi Across Algorand Ecosystem
By Algorand Foundation
Blend (BLND) is the first of several new DeFi products to be launched on Algorand Singapore, August 6th 2020 – Today Borderless Capital announced that they have invested in and partnered with StakerDAO to accelerate access to decentralized financial products throughout the Algorand Ecosystem. StakerDAO’s first financial product, Blend (BLND), will launch on Algorand, with plans for additional DeFi products in coming months.
Jul 29, 2020
Runtime Verification Inc are the latest recipient of an Algorand Foundation Grant
By Algorand Foundation
July 29th, 2020 - Since the Algorand Foundation launched its Grant Program this year, many developers and innovators around the world have been eager to participate. After thorough review and selection, we are delighted to announce that Runtime Verification has received an Algorand Foundation Grant, to develop a formal semantic framework for Algorand’s advanced smart contracts using the K framework.
Jul 13, 2020
Auction Redemption Complete: Redeemed tokens permanently removed from supply
By Algorand Foundation
On August 1, 2019, Algorand Foundation announced an optional early redemption of auction refund in an effort to promote the long-term success of the public blockchain network and the Algo token. The 2019 early redemption process was completed and about 20 million Algos ( ~80% of the Auction volume) were voluntarily rendered for early redemption. Auction participants who opted to retain their Algos were eligible for the original 90% refund policy in June 2020, where they had a one-week window to exercise the 90% refund of the June 2019 auction purchase price.
Jul 07, 2020
My Algo Wallet is the latest recipient of Algorand Foundation Development Award
By Algorand Foundation
My Algo is an Algorand web wallet with a non-custodial and secure mechanism. It helps users interact directly with the Algorand blockchain while handling their own private keys by either storing them securely and encrypted in their local browser or by using a Ledger hardware wallet. Used and loved by many in the community, My Algo supports multiple wallets, ASAs such as USDt, and all three Algorand networks with several exciting features to come.
Jun 24, 2020
Algorand Foundation and Circle Bring Digital Dollars Powered by USDC to Algorand Blockchain
By Algorand Foundation
Algorand Foundation, a not-for-profit organization focused on engaging, educating, and enabling its community to build a borderless economy on public, decentralized blockchain technology, announced today a collaboration agreement with Circle to bring to Algorand a version of USD Coin (USDC) , the fastest-growing full-reserve US Dollar stablecoin based on the open standards and governance framework developed by the Centre Consortium.
Jun 11, 2020
Algorand Foundation Partners with Chainalysis for Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Solution
By Algorand Foundation
Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company, today announced a partnership with the Algorand Foundation, the stewards of Algorand, the world’s first, permissionless, Proof of Stake blockchain, that offers an open, global platform for building products and services in a Borderless Economy. Once the integration is complete, the Algorand Foundation will use Chainalysis KYT (Know Your Transaction) for transaction monitoring and compliance processes and Chainalysis Reactor for enhanced due diligence and investigations for the ALGO, its native token
Jun 08, 2020
Algorand Foundation and Borderless Capital Launch Algorand Asia Accelerator,  Powered by LongHash Ventures
By Algorand Foundation
Algorand Foundation, the steward of the world’s first open-source, permissionless, pure proof-of-stake blockchain protocol, has launched Algorand Asia Accelerator together with Borderless Capital, the Algorand-focused blockchain venture fund. Powered by LongHash Ventures, the native Web 3.0 blockchain accelerator and investor, Algorand Asia Accelerator aims to encourage and spur blockchain development in particular synergy with Finance 3.0 and beyond, empowering projects to build, grow and foster financial innovations in the Algorand ecosystem. The programme offers USD$15,000 upfront seed funding for each selected project, with these projects also eligible for up to USD$250,000 in follow-on investment.
May 26, 2020
Update: 2019 ALGO Auction - 90% Refund window starting June 19th 2020
By Algorand Foundation
2019 ALGO Auction participants, who did not avail of the early redemption window in August 2019, are qualified to opt for a second and final Auction redemption window. The program will run from 12.00am June 19th 2020 to 11:59PM June 26th 2020, all times in Singapore time. You will only be able to request refunds during this period. You will receive your refund by 11:59PM July 1st, 2020 Singapore time.
May 19, 2020
AIKON & Algorand Foundation team up to help companies adopt blockchain at scale
By Algorand Foundation
The Algorand Foundation and AIKON are thrilled to announce our partnership that will bring AIKON’s ORE ID secure blockchain identity service to the Algorand blockchain, pushing forward the adoption of both developers and users on Algorand. AIKON is the newest recipient of the 250M Algorand Grants Program, that will help the team make ORE ID available to Algorand developers and applications. AIKON will also develop the Algorand plugin in their open source blockchain development helper library, ChainJS, opening doors for both enterprises and dapps built on other chains to easily migrate to Algorand.
May 12, 2020
Algorand Blockchain speeds the growth of Props
By Algorand Foundation
Since Algorand Foundation launched its 250M ALGO Grants Program in April, many developers around the world have been eager to participate and have started to submit their proposals. The Algorand Foundation is committed to its vision of delivering a truly global Borderless Economy. Today’s successful recipient has created an inspiring vision of the future of social engagement and creating a mechanism for rewarding participation, whether as a provider or recipient of services.
May 07, 2020
The latest winner of the Algorand Development Awards Program: Jambb Inc.
By Algorand Foundation
Since the Algorand Foundation launched its Development Awards Program last year, developers around the world have been eager to participate. After thorough review and selection, Jay Ciruolo and Brian Weaver from Jambb Inc. are the latest developers to receive the award.
Sep 06, 2019
Preliminary Economic Improvement Proposal Submission Guidelines
By Massimo Morini, Economic Advisory Committee, Algorand Foundation
In the spirit of transparent communication regarding ongoing ideas and proposals, Massimo Morini of the Economic Advisory Committee shares preliminary guidelines for Economic Improvement Proposals from the Algorand Community.
Aug 19, 2019
Half of Staking Program Algos Still Up for Grabs!
By Algorand Foundation
As of today (August 19, 2019), 98 million Algos have been staked, with 102 million Algos remaining. This means participants stand to receive 2.04X Algos for every 1 Algo staked.
Jul 24, 2019
Algorand Foundation Shares Auction Attestation Report
By Algorand
As we previously shared, the Algorand Foundation has put in place safekeeping measures to ensure that we are able to fulfill our refund commitments to our auction participants under the terms of the Auctions.
Jun 25, 2019
Auction Refund Details
By The Algorand Foundation
The Algorand Foundation welcomes auction participants to the Algorand community!
Jun 06, 2019
University Program
By The Algorand Foundation
World’s Leading Technology Institutions Come Together to Support Broad Algorand Ecosystem