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Algorand: Building the First Public Chain for Real-World Assets (RWAs)?

Algorand: Building the First Public Chain for Real-World Assets (RWAs)?
Algorand: Building the First Public Chain for Real-World Assets (RWAs)?

This article explores Algorand's recent efforts to revitalize the project and position itself as the leading blockchain for Real-World Asset (RWA) tokenization.


Founded in 2017 by Silvio Micali, a cryptography pioneer, Algorand is a pure proof-of-stake Layer 1 blockchain designed to bridge the gap between traditional finance and the blockchain world.

Despite its strong technical foundation and recognition from the SEC, Algorand's ecosystem underperformed in the last DeFi bull market due to a high development threshold caused by its unique programming language (TEAL).

Algorand's Road to Revival

Algorand is making significant strides across several areas to drive adoption and become the go-to platform for RWA tokenization:

Technology Upgrades

  • AlgoKit 2.0: This developer toolkit simplifies development on Algorand by introducing Python support, a widely used and beginner-friendly language. This has significantly expanded Algorand's developer base, attracting over 3,000 Python developers in the last month alone.
  • Dynamic Round Times: Implemented in January 2024, this feature increases block creation speed by 20%, boosting network performance. The Algorand network now boasts over 10,000 transactions per second (TPS) with an average block time of less than 3 seconds.
  • Upgraded Consensus Incentives: Unlike traditional PoS chains, Algorand currently doesn't reward consensus nodes. This will change in 2024 with the introduction of a new mechanism that incentivizes participation through ALGO rewards. This upgrade is expected to increase the number of staked ALGOs and consensus nodes, further strengthening network security and decentralization.
  • P2P Gossip Network: Algorand plans to migrate from its current relay network structure to a P2P gossip network. This will allow for more direct communication between consensus nodes, reducing reliance on relay nodes and enhancing network decentralization.

Marketing and Ecosystem Building

New Chief Marketing Officer: Marc Vanlerberghe, with over 20 years of marketing experience, has been appointed to lead Algorand's global marketing efforts. His expertise is expected to bring fresh marketing strategies and drive Algorand's growth in the blockchain space.

Global Hackathon: The "Game Changing" hackathon aims to attract developers and entrepreneurs to build innovative solutions on Algorand.
The Algorand Foundation will provide support to winning teams beyond the development stage, including incubation, acceleration programs, and financing opportunities.

Focus on RWA: Algorand is at the forefront of RWA tokenization within the crypto market. Several ecosystem projects are already leveraging this technology:

  • Lofty: Enables investment in real estate around the world with as little as $50 and immediate rental income generation.
  • TravelX: Transforms airline inventory into NFTs, creating new revenue streams and enhancing customer experience for over 5 million users.
  • Agrotoken: Provides loans to farmers by tokenizing agricultural products, such as soybeans, corn, and wheat.
  • Exodus: The first US company to tokenize shares on a public chain (Algorand) after receiving SEC approval.

Algorand's Potential as the First Public Chain for RWAs

By addressing the developer experience and implementing key infrastructure upgrades, Algorand is well-positioned to become the leading platform for RWA tokenization. RWA technology offers significant advantages:

  • Improved Asset Liquidity and Transparency: Tokenization unlocks new avenues for asset trading and improves asset transparency through blockchain recording.
  • Enhanced DeFi and Financial Inclusion: RWAs can be integrated into DeFi protocols, fostering innovation and potentially bringing financial services to a wider audience.

With its focus on RWAs and ongoing advancements,Algorand has the potential to become the first public chain specifically designed for real-world asset tokenization. This could position Algorand as a key player in the future of Web3 and drive broader adoption of blockchain technology.

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Pierre Leloup
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