The Algorand Foundation contributes to the expansion of the ecosystem for a new-age Layer 1 blockchain. The corporation has issued an official announcement that they have become members of the OpenWallet Foundation (OWF). This company is essentially an open-source project that aims to advance digital identification, connectivity, and payments by encouraging the formation of alliances between all businesses.
Ola Ben Har, Google’s Developer Relations Lead for payments, and Marie Austenaa, Visa’s Head of Digital Identity, both serve on the OWF Board and made the announcement during the Open Source Summit Europe.
Algorand is a decentralized protocol and distributed ledger designed for real-time applications, complete with a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, instant block finality, atomic transaction grouping, and the ability to execute smart contracts. It has been set up by the Linux Foundation Europe, with OWF offering a secure space for businesses, non-profits, and public enterprises to build open-source software regarding interoperable digital wallets. Algorand is now a part of a diversified body of member companies like Google, Visa, Accenture, and the Cardano Foundation.
According to Bruno Martins, the Chief Architect of the Algorand Foundation, the company’s objective is to support developing and upgrading Web3 applications within its diverse ecosystem. According to him, they recognize the importance of contributing and embracing interoperable quality.
In the opinion of Daniel Goldscheider, founder and executive director of OWF, digital wallets play a crucial role in multiple use cases. This consists of identification, accessibility, and crypto assets. He is convinced that Algorand has left an impression on this field.
Algorand recently announced that it has invested in two of the most prominent wallets in the Algorand ecosystem, namely Pera and Defly. The purpose of this was to provide a solid foundation for the development of the ecosystem.
The Algorand Foundation is committed to assisting the Algorand blockchain to carry out its tasks with regards to monetary supply economics, decentralized governance, and the creation of a robust open source ecosystem. The brainchild behind this is MIT professor Silvio Micali, who is also a Turing Award-winning cryptographer.
The OpenWallet Foundation (OWF), on the other hand, encourages developers to work collectively on OSS elements that wallet suppliers and connected businesses utilize for bootstrapping executions that help in maintaining user options as well as safety and privacy issues. Through its Government Advisory Council, the Foundation links the public and private sectors for the creation of open, safe, and interoperable digital wallets. It functions under the Linux Foundation in Europe.