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What is Algorand?

ALGO is a cryptocurrency which is a part of a larger ecosystem of digital currencies. It is the native token of the decentralised blockchain network of Algorand. It was created to address some of the limitations of other cryptocurrencies, such as slow transaction speeds and high energy consumption. Want to buy ALGO? Then read on!

What is Algorand? How does Algorand work?

Algorand uses a technology called blockchain. It is like a database that records all transactions. Each transaction is a “block,” and these blocks are linked together in a chain.

Algorand’s blockchain is designed to be fast and efficient. It can process thousands of transactions per second, which is optimal for everyday use.

Algorand aims to be a platform for creating new financial products and services. Algorand’s architecture allows it to handle a large number of transactions without slowing down. This scalability is crucial for widespread adoption.

What is ALGO?

ALGO (the native token of Algorand) can be used to make payments, just like using Dollars or Pounds.

As an investment, ALGO has been on a wild ride. The all-time high price for Algorand was US$3.56, on June 20, 2019. The all-time low price for ALGO was $0.08751, in September 2023. At the time of writing (04 April 2024) the price of ALGO is US$0.24. So ALGO has had its ups and downs.

There’s another way to look at this though, which is that when prices are low, some people think that it is a good time to buy in case the prices shoot up again. Others, however find the volatility in price is not their thing.

Algorand uses

Algorand hosts various DeFi applications, such as lending, borrowing, and trading. Some of these are truly innovative, especially in the financial sector.

Algorand also allows users to create their own digital assets (tokens) on its platform. These tokens can represent anything from real estate to gold, to loyalty points.

Cool stuff on Algorand

Meld Gold

Meld Gold is a dApp that runs on Algorand. Meld offers digital certificates backed by physical precious metals, including gold and silver. These tokens, such as GOLD$, represent real-world assets and are fully redeemable for their corresponding physical counterparts.

Each Meld Token equates to one gram of the respective precious metal. These grams are securely stored in a network of vaults and facilities.

Algorand’s technology makes sure that Meld can operate in an environment that is secure, fast, private, and uses smart contracts for seamless and transparent transactions across different asset classes, making it an ideal fit for digitising gold.

Another advantage is low fees (around $0.0003 per transaction at the time of writing), making it cost-effective compared to other systems like Visa or Ethereum.

In collaboration with Algorand, Meld Gold modernises the gold industry, bridging the gap between the physical and virtual worlds.

Spindle

Spindle puts experimental fiction on the blockchain using the Algorand ecosystem. Its goal is to provide a platform for fiction authors to publish their stories in innovative ways.

These methods include incorporating multimedia elements, enabling audience participation, and using new payment systems.

By using Algorand, Spindle aims to give authors more control over their narratives and profits.

Nexus

Nexus is a platform for decentralised trading and marketplace activities. The platform eliminates concerns related to scams and uncertainty by requiring both parties to provide collateral before completing an exchange.

It operates on the Algorand blockchain and employs an escrow smart contract to facilitate secure transactions between buyers and sellers.

This smart contract ensures trust and transparency during transactions, whether it is for in-game currency, services, NFTs, or physical items.

Who founded Algorand?

It was founded by Silvio Micali, a Turing Award-winning cryptographer and MIT professor. He graduated in mathematics from La Sapienza University of Rome in 1978 and earned a PhD in computer science from the University of California in 1982.

How does Algorand work?

Algorand is a decentralised blockchain network designed to address the critical challenges faced by existing blockchains: scalability, security, and decentralisation. Let’s delve into the key aspects of Algorand:

Pure Proof of Stake (PPoS)

Algorand’s consensus mechanism, known as Pure Proof of Stake (PPoS), eliminates the need for energy-intensive mining. Unlike traditional proof-of-work (PoW) systems, Algorand achieves consensus through a Byzantine agreement protocol. This ensures fast transaction confirmation, low fees, and minimal environmental impact.

Scalability and finality

Algorand boasts impressive transaction speeds of up to 6,000 transactions per second (TPS) with finality achieved in under 5 seconds. Whether you’re transferring assets, executing smart contracts, or participating in DeFi, Algorand’s efficiency is known as a seamless experience.

ALGO: The native cryptocurrency

ALGO serves as Algorand’s native cryptocurrency. It plays a crucial role in securing the network, rewarding validators, and facilitating transactions. With a fixed supply of 10 billion ALGO, scarcity and anti-inflation mechanisms are built into the ecosystem.

Why Buy ALGO?

Innovative technology

Algorand’s PPoS consensus mechanism and layer-1 smart contract support means that it is an interesting choice for developers and businesses, and it is a viable alternative to Ethereum.

Network participation

ALGO holders receive participation rewards, ensuring active engagement and alignment of interests. The finite supply adds scarcity, which may appeal to long-term investors.

Energy efficiency

Algorand’s low energy consumption per transaction sets it apart from energy-intensive PoW blockchains like Bitcoin.

How to Buy Algorand (ALGO) on CoinJar

If you’re interested in buying some ALGO, CoinJar provides a straightforward process.

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Create an Account: Sign up for a CoinJar account within the app.

Complete the verification process, which typically takes just a few minutes.

Make a Purchase: Once your account is set up, you’re ready to buy ALGO.

Choose your preferred payment method: Cash or Credit Card: CoinJar allows you to purchase ALGO instantly using Visa or Mastercard. If you prefer bank transfers, CoinJar supports these options too.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I buy and sell Algorand on CoinJar?

Certainly! You can buy and sell Algorand (ALGO) on CoinJar, a trusted crypto exchange founded in 2013. You can buy crypto and sell crypto on CoinJar 24/7.

What payment methods can I use to buy Algorand (ALGO)?

You can purchase Algorand using various payment methods, including credit cards, debit cards, bank transfers, and other modern payment options.

How can I buy Algorand with credit or debit cards?

Algorand can be bought instantly using credit or debit cards, CoinJar accepts a Visa or Mastercard issued in your local currency.

Is it safe to buy Algorand?

Yes, Algorand is considered safe for transactions. Its pure proof-of-stake (PPoS) consensus protocol ensures security, scalability, and decentralisation.

What is the current market cap of Algorand?

Algorand’s market cap at the time of writing (April 2024), is approximately $1.8 billion.

How do I trade Algorand?

You can trade Algorand on various cryptocurrency exchanges. CoinJar, for example, allows you to buy cryptocurrencies, including ALGO, using flexible payment methods.

What is the transaction finality on Algorand?

Algorand achieves fast transaction finality due to its efficient consensus mechanism. Transactions are confirmed quickly and securely.

Are there transaction fees when buying Algorand?

Transaction fees on Algorand are generally low, making it cost-effective for users.

Can I purchase Algorand using my bank account?

Yes, you can use bank transfers to buy Algorand. While bank transfers may take longer, they are secure for larger transactions.

What are some notable blockchain projects built on Algorand?

Algorand hosts various blockchain projects, using its robust infrastructure and features. See the article above for more detail.

What is Algorand’s proof-of-stake (PoS) mechanism?

Algorand uses a pure proof-of-stake (PPoS) consensus protocol, solving the blockchain trilemma by ensuring security, scalability, and decentralisation.

Can I buy other cryptocurrencies besides Algorand?

Yes, you can buy various cryptocurrencies on CoinJar, not just Algorand.

How can I purchase Algorand with fiat currency?

Algorand can be bought with fiat money (such as the US Dollar) using credit cards, debit cards, and other payment methods.

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