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1. Summary

Fundamental Rank
Developer Rank
Social Rank
$1.70 +15.7%
Market Cap
$10.67B (#16)
6.29B / 6.74B
52W High price $2.38
52W High date 13th Sep 2021 (2 months ago)
All Time High (ATH) Date 20th Jun 2019 (2 years ago)
ATH Price $4.00
% From ATH -53%
All Time Low (ATL) Date 13th Mar 2020 (1 year ago)
% From ATL 1505%
Supply & Trading Volume
Volume (24h) 465.75M
Total Supply 6.74B
Max Supply 10.00B
Circulating Supply 6.29B

Defining Algorand, it is essentially self-sustaining as well as a decentralized, blockchain-based network that can support a wide range of applications. Its mainnet went live in 2019 and could handle 1 million transactions on a daily basis as of December of 2020.

Defining Algorand, it is essentially self-sustaining as well as a decentralized, blockchain-based network that can support a wide range of applications. Its mainnet went live in 2019 and could handle 1 million transactions on a daily basis as of December of 2020.

The main goal of Algorand is to expand the possible use-cases when it comes to cryptocurrencies by accelerating the speeds through which transactions are verified.

It works through a Pure Proof of Stake (PPoS) consensus algorithm. Algorand distributes the ALGO cryptocurrency into the economy it has through each new block to everyone that holds a certain amount of currency in their wallets.

Users have the opportunity to create smart contracts and tokens that can represent new, or pre-existing assets.

The ALGO Token Explained

ALGO is the native utility token for the entirety of the Algorand ecosystem and is used to pay for transactions as well as smart contract computations in a similar way as to the Ethereum blockchain for example. It is also used here however to support the operation of the Algorand network, where holders can earn passive income through network rewards.

The ALGO token is also used on DeFi applications which are built on Algorand alongside alternative blockchains through synthetic versions of the token, think along the lines of Wrapped ALGO which is an ERC-20 token.

Features of Algorand

The Algorand protocol is actually split into two layers. Layer 1 is used to run smart contracts, handle atomic swaps which are rapid peer-to-peer exchanges of cryptocurrency, and where the creation of new Algorand-based blockchain assets occurs. It is capable of running basic smart contracts, and to stack other functionality to them, Algorand uses Layer 2. This layer is capable of running larger, feature-filled smart contracts.

Discussing Pure Proof of Stake (PPoS), we first need to look at Proof-of-Stake. Validator nodes there are selected at random in order to confirm the transaction data within a block. The PPoS consensus algorithm by comparison takes advantage of a two-phase block production process which consists of proposing and voting.

Any member of the Algorand network has the opportunity to participate in the proposing and voting procedure. This is done through simply staking ALGO and generating a valid participation key in order to become a Participation Node. These nodes are coordinated through another type of node known as a Relay Node which facilitates the communication between the participation nodes.

In the proposal phase, a block leader Is selected, and that leader can propose the current block. This is done through the verifiable random function on Algorand. This leader is secretly assigned through their private participation key. The VRF supplies the cryptographic proof, and this allows the leader to easily prove its status as the current leader.

After the block proposal, we have the voting stage where the participation nodes will be randomly selected to a committee that is responsible to ensure that no double-spend or overspend issues occur at the current block. When a quorum is in agreement that everything is correct, the block is then added to the blockchain. However, if malicious intentions are noticed, the network goes to recovery mode and the block is discarded. Here a new leader will be elected.

Founders of Algorand (ALGO)

Discussing the founders of Algorand, it was founded by Silvio Micali, who works as a professor of computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Other notable achievements include the Turing Award that he received in 2012 for the contributions he made to the theory as well as the practice of secure two-party computation, electronic cash, blockchain protocols, and even cryptocurrencies.

2. Price


2.1. Market Performance

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3. Developer Activity

We're monitoring 61 Algorand Github repos for commits, code additions and deletions. This data is factored into the Developer Rank. Because of delays in Github's stat processing, recent activity maybe underrepresented.

Weekly Commits (All Algorand Repos)

Commits vs. The Market

  • Past 4 weeks: 77 commits vs. an average of 31
  • Past 12 weeks: 516 commits vs. an average of 123
  • Past year: 2,166 commits vs. an average of 857

Most Active Repos

Past week 62
Past 12 weeks 195
Past year 800
Past week 29
Past 12 weeks 67
Past year 286
Past week 7
Past 12 weeks 67
Past year 258
Past week 7
Past 12 weeks 30
Past year 110
Past week 1
Past 12 weeks 1
Past year 92
4. Social Activity
Reddit Subscribers 57,740
Active Reddit Users (past 24h) 379
Telegram Users 47,243
Twitter followers 201,105
5. News
6. More Information

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Twitter @algorand
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