Folks Finance’s UI & UX Bounty with up to 20,000 xAlgo Rewards Pool

In the rapidly evolving landscape of decentralized finance (DeFi), one major challenge that persists is the complex and often daunting user interfaces and experiences offered by various platforms. Navigating through intricate protocols and processes can be a barrier for new users looking to dive into the DeFi economy. Enter Folks Finance, a platform with a … Read more

Folks Finance xGov Proposal

The xGov platform is now live! This has been a long awaited update and implementation, since the first mention of the program back in Governance period 2 back in January 2022. The implementation exceeded my expectations and it’s thrilling to see the ecosystem propose solutions they believe Algorand will benefit from and some of the … Read more

xAlgo: Folks Finance Expanding Algorand Governance Cross-Chain

Folks Finance is breaking new ground with the launch of xAlgo, a revolutionary cross-chain solution developed by Folks Finance. Leveraging Wormhole technology, xAlgo enables Algo holders to seamlessly bridge their assets from the Algorand network to the BNB Chain, granting them access to Algorand governance rewards while maintaining liquidity within a different ecosystem. This post … Read more

Folks Finance Governance Period 7 Giveaway

15k gAlgo in Prizes Folks Finance has been hosting giveaways and contests for governors who participate through Algo Liquid Governance since Governance Period 4 (GP4). Folks is back again with another massive giveaway for GP7. Table of Contents Important Dates The giveaway, for Liquid Governors, will last during the GP7 commitment period ending on April … Read more

Algorand Governance Reward Distribution Speed

Algorand is a blockchain known for fast transactions, sub 4 seconds, with instant finality. In this post we will review the foundation’s distribution of Governance rewards by transactions per second (TPS) and to see how reward distribution TPS has changed across Governance periods. Reward Distribution TPS Governance Period Distribution Date Eligible Govs TPS Period 1 … Read more

xGov Program Overview

Table of Contents What is the xGov Program The xGov program aims to create and empower an expert layer of governors, known as expert governors or xGovs, to apply their Algorand knowledge and expertise to funding proposals that best serve the Algorand ecosystem. The first iteration of this program will pertain to community grant applications. … Read more

Calculating Governance Rewards

Algorand’s Governance Program has been a great success in engaging the community to help shape the future of the Algorand blockchain. I’m honestly proud of the thoughtful discussions that have come from the Algorand Forum, the period 3 community town hall livestream, twitter, and reddit. The community is engaged and cares. In a small way … Read more

The Genius of Algorand- Book Review

In a universe of cryptocurrencies, Algorand stands out as one of the best long-term blockchain protocols for the future. Anthony Scaramucci The above quote sets the stage for The Genius of Algorand. Anthony provides a conversational tone around, why, in a universe of cryptocurrencies, he has been drawn to Algorand. Secondly, the origins of Algorand, … Read more

Ledger Firmware Update 2.0 & Algorand

Ledger Nano X: Firmware Version 2.0.0 was released a few days ago. I noticed a reddit thread about users wondering if they should update. One comment caught my eye. You need to re-pair Bluetooth afterwards but that’s the extent of it. u/Viper_NZ I saw a few more threads discussing this issue. So, I bit the bullet and installed … Read more