Often seen as a dark horse of the crypto world, Algorand is a proof-of-stake blockchain launched in 2019. Its founder Silvio Micali, a professor at MIT, has Algorand tackle the ‘blockchain trilemma’ — the hypothesis that blockchains can only offer two out of three key properties — a. decentralization, b. scalability, and c. security. Algorand’s system allows ALGO holders to participate in block production, offering low costs and high throughputs. This makes it well-suited to DeFi and content creators. From being a highly eco-friendly chain to becoming an official sponsor of the 2022 FIFA world cup, Algorand already has its fingers in many zeitgeisty pies.