Announcing First Multi-sig Support for Algorand
Kiarash Mosayeri
Aug 1st, 2019/2 minutes to read

BitGo is announcing the first multi-signature wallet and custody services for the newly launched Algorand blockchain. Algorand hot wallets are now available via our web interface or API. Algorand custody is available though either BitGo, Inc. or BitGo Trust Company, the first qualified custodian purpose-built for digital assets.
Algorand blockchain is the brainchild of Turing Award Laureate Silvio Micali who published the technical white paper in 2017. Since then, Algorand’s promising team and their unique take on the blockchain trilemma has captured the attention of institutional investors, raising $66 million from the likes of Union Square Ventures and Pillar VC in addition to the $60 million raised last month through their token sale hosted on CoinList. A lot has been written about the blockchain trilemma; you want scale, security, and decentralization but you can only get two at one time. Algorand’s Pure Proof-of-Stake protocol is designed to break this trilemma, delivering all three.

This year we partnered with the Algorand Foundation as they were preparing for their mainnet launch to create the same multi-sig of security for Algorand that we previously pioneered for Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital assets. Our partnership with the Algorand Foundation ensures that Algorand has the necessary infrastructure that institutional investors need such as, multi-signature hot wallets and cold storage solutions.

Multi-signature wallets are the base layer of cryptocurrency security. M-of-N signature schemes eliminate single points of failure by requiring participation of multiple entities in signing of a transaction.

In addition to BitGo’s multi-sig hot wallets, BitGo Trust’s support for Algorand provides institutional investors with insured, compliant custody solution.

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