PRESS RELEASE. Algoracle has recently announced the close of its seed round for $1.5 million (USD) to help accelerate the development and launch of Algorand’s native decentralized oracle network.
Algoracle’s seed round was led by Borderless Capital, with major contributions from the Algorand Foundation, Valhalla Capital, and Big Brain Holdings, and rounded out by strategic investors Xpand Capital, Parea Capital, OrcaDAO, GMI Capital, and EXA Finance. Thanks to the support provided by all of these organizations, the seed round was a resounding success and generated the aforementioned amount of $1.5 million, much to the delight of the community.
“We are excited to back Algoracle and their vision of bringing data on-chain in a decentralized fashion. This will help developers to build more powerful and sophisticated applications and smart contracts, enabling innovative and disruptive new use cases on top of the Algorand blockchain” said David Garcia, CEO and Managing Partner of Borderless.
Algoracle is a decentralized oracle network that links the Algorand blockchain to the physical world. To obtain data, smart contracts building on Algorand can call the feed contract for values. Algoracle will also debut sports, cryptocurrencies, stock, and weather feeds over the coming months.
The Algorand Foundation says this about Algoracle, “Algoracle is Algorand’s premier oracle, built natively on Algorand for and by Algorand developers. We’re excited for what’s to come!”
Moreover, Algoracle employs a network of feed providers and node runners to deliver feeds to smart contracts to ensure decentralization. Currently, institutional-grade providers such as AmberData, Brave New Coin, CryptoCompare, and dxFeed are providing Cryptocurrency price data to power the testnet app. Regarding future goals, the focus will be on adding a variety of feeds such as Sports, Weather, NFT prices as well as off-chain computation capabilities before launching to mainnet.
Algorand is a PPoS (Pure Proof of Stake) blockchain that accelerates the convergence between decentralized and traditional finance by enabling the simple creation of next-generation financial products, protocols, and exchange of value. Founded by Silvio Michali, the recipient of the Turing Award (in computer science), the Gödel Prize (in theoretical computer science), and the RSA prize (in cryptography), the blockchain has managed to find an approach that solves the blockchain trilemma without any compromise. Since its launch in 2019, Algorand has had no downtime and has never forked.
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