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Algorand celebrates 5th anniversary with 2 billion transactions and record adoption of real-world use cases at annual Decipher conference

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The Algorand Foundation, a nonprofit on a mission to power a world where information has integrity and innovative ideas can scale, hosted its annual Decipher event, a gathering of hundreds of investors, developers, and partners from around the world to celebrate the vibrant ecosystem. From global finance and supply chain to real estate and humanitarian aid, Algorand blockchain technology is powering the next-generation of real-world applications. Showcasing the refreshed brand, the new website at Algorand.co is the central hub for our protocol and ecosystem.

“The energy at Decipher was contagious! We’re amazed by the creativity and technical prowess of our community and all of the innovative products they’ve built on Algorand,” said Staci Warden, CEO of the Algorand Foundation. “They’re bringing the blockchain to life, and we encourage them to channel that enthusiasm into building and scaling their dreams. And we promise to keep investing in the resources they need to succeed.”

Algorand is an energy-efficient, quantum-secure, single-layer blockchain with instant finality, consistently high throughput, and low fees. All of these characteristics mean it is purpose-built for real-world scale; and developers, entrepreneurs, and enterprise partners all benefit from its institutional-grade certainty and resilience.

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Ecosystem momentum

The Algorand blockchain hit two billion successful transactions since inception in June 2019. In Q1 2024 alone, it ranked among the top 3 most popular blockchains by transaction volume.

Other notable statistics:

  • On January 1, 2024 Algorand reached an ATH of 43 million transactions in a single day, and the network performed flawlessly. [1]
  • On May 17, 2024 it achieved a record of 5,716 transactions per second (TPS) , ranking among the top 3 blockchains by max recorded TPS. [2]
  • In Q1, the Algorand blockchain processed 403 million transactions, a 288% increase from Q4 2023.
  • In the first quarter, Algorand gained 1 million new accounts, bringing the total to 35 million, with an average of 800k monthly active users. [1]
  • Algorand concluded the first quarter of 2024 with a DeFi TVL of 1 billion ALGOs and has been maintaining this level throughout subsequent months. [3]

To improve access to real-time data and insights about the Algorand blockchain, the Foundation is partnering with data analytics provider Nansen, and expects the first dashboards to go live this summer.

Data Source References

[1] https://metrics.allo.info/
[2] https://chainspect.app/dashboard
[3] https://defillama.com/chain/Algorand?currency=ALGO

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Following key initiatives were announced at the event:

Ecosystem companies are thriving, from AI and identity to DeFi and NFTs:

  • Pera and Immersve announced a partnership to bring non-custodial debit card options to Algorand users.
  • Folks Finance announced the upcoming launch xChain, an application that will operate cross-chain and xALGO Liquid staking products, which allow users to participate in Algorand consensus and accrue rewards seamlessly and securely.
  • Algorand is also now home to Dised, a blockchain-based AI marketplace that makes exchanging AI services, products and data more transparent.
  • CompX announced a further push into RWA by integrating with Lofty to bring the benefits of auto-compounding and yield optimization to more users on-chain.
  • Tinyman, the top DEX on Algorand by TVL, volume, and active users, announced that its TINY token and governance platform will launch in July.
  • Messina launched Token Wars and cross-chain community building, growing the exposure and presence of Algorand DeFi. This initiative is backed by PactMeld Gold, and CompX.
  • Vestige Labs is launching rug.ninja, a decentralized token creator and virtual DEX for fair meme coin creation and trading.
  • Meld Gold announced a trust-minimized audit system, a world-first that verifiably connects physical items to the blockchain, the final frontier in bringing physical RWAs trustlessly on-chain.
  • Gora and Goanna have partnered to create a pioneering nftFi project on Algorand, a collection with innovative utility for Gora and Algorand users. Website and project are live, with the launch event coming in July.
  • EXA Market is launching a Rewards Program on Coinlist in August, leading up to their Token launch in Q4.
  • Cosmic Champs will launch on Mainnet and Google Play in August. Building for more than 2 years, their goal is to onboard thousands of Web2 users to Algorand.
  • Recently listed on Steam, Fracctal will also be listed on Epic Game Store to onboard thousands of new users to Algorand Gaming.
  • Aegir Tactics is going into closed beta on July 23 with a website update, a gameplay video, and Founders Vaults (NFT card packs). Currently on the Epic Game Store, Aegir Tactics can be wishlisted.
  • Dead Chain Diaries joins Algorand’s NFT collection, as the first-ever inscription sets, featuring creators from across the #Algofam.
  • Rxelms is a new NFT-based, cross-chain virtual world launched this year on Algorand, using the best-in-class Unity gaming engine.
  • NUVO launched on Algorand and specializes in Decentralized Verifiable Credentials to better protect data privacy.

Public goods

The Foundation’s public goods initiative focuses on DeFi and tools that help builders of any size build their dreams in the most efficient way possible.

DeFi

Algorand’s instant finality, high TPS capacity and speed are critical for the high-frequency trading that DeFi requires. With fast-growing TVL and strong backing from the Foundation, Algorand leads the way as a robust and scalable DeFi platform.

The Foundation uses Algorand’s DeFi ecosystem to manage its own treasury. It has deployed 42 million ALGOs across various protocols to support things like AlgoRai, decentralized option vaults, and Tinyman and Pact’s liquid governance DEX trading. Following positive results and feedback, the Foundation will double down and boost liquidity to grow the DeFi ecosystem.

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New Developer Tools:

  • LiquidAuthan open-source package to demonstrate how to establish P2P Authenticated communication between wallets and applications using only open standards and non-permissive protocols.
  • did:algoW3C compliant DID Method leveraging Algorand’s box storage, a more robust digital identity offering for applications in Algorand.
  • Lora visual debugger, a local developer explorer powered by the new subscriber library for tracking on-chain events and analyzing on-chain resources. It completes the trio of components in AlgoKit needed for easier development: an sdk/for building, a python testing framework, and a visual interface to debug and understand what happens both in your smart contracts and on-chain.

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RAK DAO Partners with Phoenix Group PLC (PHX) and Internet of People (IOPn) to Commit $100 Million Investment to Boost Web3 Innovation in Ras al Khaimah

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Phoenix Group PLC and IOPn commit to investing $100 million to drive innovation and attract top Web3 talent to Ras al Khaimah by 2030.

This partnership aims to create a thriving ecosystem for blockchain and digital assets in the region.

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RAK DAO, the world’s first and only Free Zone with Common Law features established to support digital assets companies, has entered into a strategic partnership with Phoenix Group and IOPn. This collaboration aims to drive innovation, foster economic growth, and further position Ras al Khaimah as a global hub for Web3 pioneers. Phoenix Group, an ADX-listed company, is a leader in web3 development in the UAE. IOPn is an integrated Web3 ecosystem that leverages blockchain, AI, and cutting-edge spatial computing.

As part of the partnership, Phoenix Group and IOPn have committed to investing $100 million into the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah by 2030 leveraging RAK DAO’s infrastructure. This substantial investment underscores Phoenix Group and IOPn’s dedication to stimulating innovation and attracting top-tier professionals to the region within the Web3 space. The partnership seeks to target, encourage and attract highly-skilled individuals in Web3, crypto, blockchain, and developer domains to the region. Phoenix Group and IOPn aim to enrich the local talent pool by leveraging initiatives such as the Golden Visa programs and RAK DAO business licenses through investment. By nurturing top-tier talent, RAK DAO, Phoenix Group and IOPn seek to create a thriving ecosystem that harnesses cutting-edge technologies – including blockchain, spatial, and cognitive solutions for economic development and sustainability.

Dr. Sameer Al Ansari, CEO of RAK DAO has expressed, “We are thrilled to welcome Phoenix Group and IOPn as RAK DAO’s Ecosystem Partners. The $100 million investment marks a significant milestone in our mission to establish Ras al Khaimah as a premier destination for Web3 innovation and talent. By leveraging Phoenix Group and IOPn’s expertise and resources, we are poised to further enrich our dynamic ecosystem that fosters cutting-edge technologies and attracts the brightest minds in the blockchain and digital asset sectors.

This collaboration underscores our commitment to driving economic growth and sustainability through technological advancements. We look forward to welcoming top-tier professionals and pioneering initiatives that will redefine the digital landscape of Ras al Khaimah.”

Mr. Seyed Mohammad Alizadehfard (Bijan), Co-founder & Group CEO of Phoenix Group, elaborated on the new strategic dimensions of the partnership, stating, “Our joint venture marks a pivotal expansion of our commitment to blockchain infrastructure aimed at enhancing the technological landscape in Ras al Khaimah. Our partnership will not only drive innovation but also strategically position the Emirate as a leading center for blockchain excellence globally.”

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Mr. Mojtaba Asadian, Founder and CEO of IOPn, added: “IOPn builds on the visionary leadership of Ras Al Khaimah and the supporting environment created by RAK DAO to provide a unique opportunity for top-rated world talent to innovate and create value. IOPn is doing this by offering a powerful new Web 3.0 ecosystem and using the significant proven capabilities of Phoenix Group. We’re thrilled to be embarking upon this partnership with RAK DAO in collaboration with Phoenix Group.”

At the heart of this collaboration lies a commitment to access and nurture top-tier talent within the blockchain and Web3 industries. By enriching the local talent pool and fostering an environment conducive to innovation, RAK DAO, Phoenix Group and IOPN aim to drive forward-thinking initiatives that redefine the landscape and highlight the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah as an attractive destination for top talent. This six-year partnership and substantial investment underscore their dedication to stimulating innovation and attracting top-tier professionals.

 

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xPortal Enhances Solana Crypto-to-Cash Experience with New Ecosystem Integrations

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 xPortal, the ultimate financial super app for everything money, developed by the MultiversX team, is thrilled to announce significant enhancements to its platform, aimed at elevating the Solana ecosystem experience for both new and existing users.

These updates include the ability to top up xPortal Debit Cards with SOL, the listing of numerous SPL tokens, and the integration of leading SOL dApps in xPortal’s Discover section, the app’s multi-chain dApp hub. This development further cements xPortal’s role as a unique bridge between the digital and physical worlds, facilitating seamless transitions from crypto to cash for holders of top cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), MultiversX (EGLD), Solana (SOL), and Polygon (MATIC).

Starting today, xPortal users can effortlessly top-up their xPortal Debit Cards with their SOL holdings. This new feature allows Solana enthusiasts to use their crypto for shopping easily and manage their finances quickly, making it simpler than ever to transition from digital assets to real-world spending power.

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Additionally, xPortal now supports over 20 Solana-based SPL tokens, providing users with expanded opportunities to manage and interact with their favorite Solana assets. The new tokens available on xPortal include $PYTH, $IO, $JTO, $WIF, $BONK, $JUP, $RAY, $BOME, $HNT, $POPCAT, $BEER, $USDT, $USDC, $LINK, $LDO, $FTM, $RPL, $SUSHI, $DADDY, and $BODEN. This extensive list ensures that users can now enjoy a comprehensive Solana experience directly from the xPortal app, with more tokens being activated weekly.

The xPortal Discover section has also been enhanced with the addition of top-tier Solana decentralized applications (dApps). Users can now explore and interact with premier Solana dApps, including Jupiter Exchange, Raydium Protocol, and Kamino Finance.

Sergiu Biris, Head of Product at MultiversX and xPortal Lead, commented on the update: “These latest developments are a testament to our dedication to providing a complete experience for our users and represent a significant step forward in our mission to bring blockchain technology into the mainstream and make crypto payments the norm.”

“We’ve spent considerable time equipping xPortal with a unique set of features that make it stand out: unmatched simplicity and ease of use, beautifully abstracted complexity, the ability to bridge physical and digital realms, and many others. We’re excited to make access to all these features ecosystem-agnostic,” Biris added.

 

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ChainSwap Adds BNB Chain to Their Decentralised Exchange

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ChainSwap, a multi-chain decentralized exchange (DEX), has integrated BNB Chain into its platform, adding to its growing list of supported networks. The new integration will enable users to conduct transactions on the BNB network, with plans for cross-chain transactions in the near future.

The incorporation of BNB Chain has seen ChainSwap continue to expand its multi-chain DEX, cementing its commitment to provide users with a secure platform for seamless cross-chain transactions. This is enabled by Chainlink’s Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP), delivering unparalleled security and privacy for transactions taking place on the platform.

Fitzy, Founder and CEO of ChainSwap, was emphatic on the importance of the new integration: “Integrating the BNB chain on our network will help our users navigate Web 3 space, and plays into our mission of growing, and becoming increasingly interoperable”.

With plans to enable cross-chain transactions between BNB Chain and other leading blockchain networks, ChainSwap aims to further expand the utility of its seamless cross-chain transactions for users.

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