ALGORAND ECOSYSTEM MONTHLY ROUND UP WITH UBONG EPHRAIM — OCTOBER 2020
Hello everyone. I am Ubong Ephraim. A blockchain evangelist and content creator who has been in the blockchain sphere for four years now. I am an Algorand ambassador and I bring to you the ALGORAND ECOSYSTEM MONTHLY ROUND UP — OCTOBER 2020.
The Algorand blockchain keeps on evolving with so many amazing updates being churned out regularly. Partnerships are made and utility tools on the blockchain are built as well. It could be easy to miss vital information amidst all these updates and that’s what this monthly series aims to help with. Bringing all these information to everyone in the Algorand ecosystem. Summarized and coupled with links for comprehensive reports and announcements.
$ALGO LISTED ON STEALTHEX.IO EXCHANGE
Great news! $ALGO got listed on stealthex.io and is now available for your limitless exchanges.
Get it now: http://stealthex.io/?to=algo
$ALGO ENABLED FOR MANAGING AND STAKING ON LEDGER LIVE
Algorand recently became part of the @Ledger family. Algorand community supporters can now directly manage & stake your $Algo on desktop & mobile with Ledger Live. Check your balance in real-time, send, receive & earn #Algo
ALGORAND ADVISOR, PAUL MILGROM AWARDED NOBEL PRIZE FOR ECONOMICS
The Nobel in economic science was jointly awarded to the U.S. economists Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.
“They haven’t just profoundly changed the way we understand auctions — they have changed how things are auctioned,” said Alvin E. Roth, a Nobel laureate himself who was one of Mr. Wilson’s doctoral students. “The two of them are some of the greatest theorists living in economics today.”
DELCHAIN ADDS ALGORAND TO IT’S PORTFOLIO OF DIGITAL ASSETS
Delchain Limited (Delchain), a digital asset financial services provider, announced that it will support the growing community of users of leading blockchain Algorand. Delchain will be adding the ALGO, USDT (Tether) on Algorand and Algorand Standard Assets (ASAs) to its portfolio of digital assets for custody, trading and staking (ALGO only).
“As we continue to grow and develop our client offering, it is essential for us to provide our clients this staking service. Our clients can generate returns from their assets in custody,” says Bruno Macchialli, Executive Director of Delchain. “We’re also really excited to be a part of the Algorand community and we look forward to building on our relationship with such a forward-thinking blockchain provider.”
ALGORAND FOUNDATION OCTOBER GRANT RECIPIENTS
The recipients of this month’s Algorand Foundation awards are helping to build the development tools, infrastructure, and research needed to make building applications with Algorand as easy as possible.
Octobers Grant Awardees Include:
- TiE Atlanta Angels
- Liquidity Digital
- Imperial College London
- Blockchain Italia Srl
- Algorand Builder
ALGORAND FOUNDATION TRANSPARENCY REPORT OCTOBER 2020
The Algorand Foundation is happy to publish its latest Transparency report, covering the period from February to September 2020. The Foundation will publish its transparency reports on a bi-annual basis to ensure reporting consistency and ease of comparison. Click here to view the latest report.
In addition to the latest Transparency report, the Foundation is also sharing a first Progress Report on the development of the Algorand ecosystem. An Ecosystem Development Progress Report will be published annually going forward. To view this report, click here.
ALGORAND FOUNDATION, BORDERLESS CAPITAL AND ETERNA CAPITAL LAUNCH ALGORAND EUROPE ACCELERATOR
Algorand Europe Accelerator launched on the 15th of October to support early stage projects looking to build applications on the Algorand platform. Applications are now open until 18th December 2020. You can submit your application here. This program is a joint initiative led by Eterna Capital, Borderless Capital and the Algorand Foundation.
“Following the success of our Asia Accelerator Program, I’m excited about the launch of the Algorand Europe Accelerator. Europe is crucial for Algorand’s growth, and London is an important startup hub and a crucial financial center.” said Massimo Morini, Chief Economist at The Algorand Foundation.
ALGORAND NOW AVAILABLE ON WEB GUARDA WALLET
ALGORAND ASIA ACCELERATOR NAMES 10 BLOCKCHAIN STARTUPS IN INAUGURAL BATCH
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.
Commenting on the program launch, Fangfang Chen, Chief Operating Officer at Algorand Foundation, said, “We cannot be more excited to debut our first cohort at what is becoming a critical moment for blockchain. The vim and ambition of our projects encapsulate the maturing trajectory of the technology, and there is an urgency for the industry to recognize and meet these needs in tandem. Algorand is well-positioned to empower these startups as they take the next step to realize the promise of Finance 3.0, whether it be the strength of our technology, community or network.”
Read more : https://algorand.foundation/asia-accelerator
VERITX TEAMS WITH ALGORAND TO DELIVER LEADING DIGITAL MARKETPLACE FOR AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING
VeriTX Corp., the trusted marketplace for digital assets enabling decentralized manufacturing, announced today it will develop a digital supply chain for aircraft parts using the Algorand blockchain technology.
The VeriTX Platform, a digital marketplace that directly connects buyers and sellers of aircraft parts that can be 3D printed on-demand at the point of use, is building on Algorand’s public, pure proof-of-stake blockchain.
“We chose Algorand as the blockchain infrastructure to power our platform, after looking at several technology providers and rigorous due diligence,” said Col James Allen Regenor, USAF (ret), VeriTX CEO. “Algorand was the ideal solution to onboard our ecosystem partners to the network, because of its flexible architecture, low transaction fees and transactional throughput scalability.”
PLANETWATCH ACTIVATES INNOVATIVE AIR QUALITY MONITORING IN TWO KEY ITALIAN CITIES AND ANNOUNCES ALGORAND FOUNDATION GRANT
PlanetWatch, a French startup which is leveraging the Algorand blockchain to build a global air quality ledger, announced today that it has already activated over 100 sensors in the Italian cities of Milan and Taranto.
PlanetWatch builds its global air quality monitoring network by combining city specific partnership networks and the creation of a global community of individual air sensor owners.
Fast and seamless sensor deployment in these cities was achieved thanks to strong partnerships with Wiseair in Milan, a citizen association in Taranto and support from a grant from the Algorand Foundation.
Read more : https://algorand.foundation/planetwatch
ALGORAND WEBINAR : HOW TO BUILD BLOCKCHAIN APPS ON ALGORAND
Want to learn how to get started building sophisticated blockchain applications — for use cases like crowdfunding, asset tokenization, gaming applications and more? Then come join Algorand’s LIVE Webinar featuring an introductory level tutorial and Q&A led by the Developer Relations team.
The Webinar is scheduled for November 17th, 8am EDT — you can sign up here.
The goal is to demonstrate just how easy it is to get started building on Algorand and have this webinar serve as an easy first step for developers into the Algorand ecosystem. Russ Fustino and Jason Weathersby from the Developer Relations team will present some of the top use cases and opportunities we’re seeing in the space, including Asset Tokenization, Crowdfunding, Supply Chain Management & Gaming Applications.