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Exclusive: Algorand Attracts Python Developers with AlgoKit 2.0, Says Min Wei

Ruholamin Haqshanas
Last updated: | 2 min read

With the launch of AlgoKit 2.0, Algorand is attracting Python developers and facilitating the creation of startups within their ecosystem, according to Min Wei, the Head of Ecosystem Growth at the company.

In an exclusive interview with Cryptonews at the Consensus 2024 event, Wei discussed Algorand’s progress.

Despite the exhaustion that comes with the event’s packed schedule, Wei expressed enthusiasm about the positive reception and engagement Algorand has been receiving.

Algorand’s AlgoKit 2.0 has been a significant milestone in their journey.

By targeting Python developers, Algorand aims to foster a vibrant developer community within their ecosystem.

“Getting developers to come build in our ecosystem and helping these developers launch successful startups in our ecosystem is part of my job,” she said.

“So all that’s you know that’s very important to us to we have a good support network we have good um infrastructure to help them really be successful.”

Lofty Continues to Grow Within Algorand


One notable project that has seen remarkable growth within the Algorand ecosystem is Lofty, a platform that tokenizes real estate properties.

Lofty has experienced tremendous momentum, listing approximately one property per week, with over 170 properties currently listed.

This innovative approach allows individuals to invest in fractional ownership of rental properties, earning a share of the property’s income and participating in property management decisions.

Wei also highlighted the collaboration and innovation happening within the Algorand ecosystem.

For instance, Folks Finance, a lend-borrow DeFi platform, has partnered with Tiny Man and Pact, decentralized exchanges (DEXs) within Algorand’s ecosystem.

This collaboration enables users to lend, borrow, and trade against their liquidity pool tokens, generating yield and providing a unique way to earn from their assets.

When discussing the differentiation of Algorand (ALGO) from other layer-one blockchains, Wei emphasized its speed, with transactions finalized in under three seconds, and high throughput, supporting nearly 10,000 transactions per second.

Additionally, the transaction fees are remarkably low, making Algorand an ideal solution for real-world scale applications.

These features make Algorand an attractive choice for projects like tokenizing real estate on the blockchain.

Algorand Has Exciting Developments Ahead


Looking ahead, Algorand has exciting developments on the horizon. The ALGO community eagerly anticipates the upcoming event in Barcelona, where Algorand will celebrate the builders and innovators within their ecosystem.

Additionally, a significant development in the works is the rollout of a consensus incentivization mechanism.

The project plans to incentivize more people to run nodes and participate in consensus to further decentralize and secure the network, which aims to foster network growth and participation.

Wei concluded the interview by expressing Algorand’s commitment to helping projects succeed within their ecosystem.

They are actively working on interoperability to facilitate seamless integration with other ecosystems, allowing projects to leverage the benefits of cross-platform collaboration.

Interoperability is a trend Wei observed at Consensus 2024, and Algorand aims to play a pivotal role in driving this movement forward.

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