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Algorand Foundation Appoints John Woods as Chief Technology Officer

In his role as CTO at the Algorand Foundation, Woods will oversee infrastructure development, technical partnerships and developer tooling, training and engagement. It will specifically focus on removing friction from the developer’s UX, clarifying and improving the developer training path, and adding tools and resources for building apps on Algorand.

“Algorand has best-in-class technology for speed, scale, and security,” Woods said. “So improving the user experience is now the most important catalyst for the mass adoption of Algorand, and I’m very happy to achieve that.”

“The fact that it’s carbon negative is just as important to me,” he added. “With two children of my own, I am increasingly aware of caring for Mother Earth.”

Prior to joining the Algorand Foundation, Woods served as Director of Cardano Architecture at Input Output Global, the company that runs the Cardano blockchain. Previously, he held senior architect positions at Informatica and ConsenSys.

Woods will report to the CEO Goalkeeper Staciwho said, “Supporting and growing our community of developers is the number one priority for us at the Algorand Foundation, and with John in this critical leadership position, we are confident that we can offer our community. His technical expertise and track record of building great teams is widely recognized in the crypto ecosystem, and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”

After joining the Algorand Foundation in January, Warden is committed to expanding the Foundation’s leadership team. This latest appointment follows the appointments of Eric Wragge as Global Head of Business Development and Capital Markets, Mathew Keller as Director of Impact and Inclusionand Shamir Ozery as Web3 maintainer earlier this year.


The Algorand blockchain — designed by MIT Turing Prize-winning professor and cryptographer Silvio Micali — is uniquely capable of delivering on the promise of a borderless global economy. It achieves transaction throughputs at the speed of traditional finance, but with immediate finality, near zero transaction costs and on a 24/7 basis. Its carbon-neutral platform and unique pure proof-of-stake consensus mechanism solves the “blockchain trilemma” by providing both security and scalability on a decentralized protocol, and without a second of downtime. shutdown since its commissioning in 2019.

The Algorand Foundation is dedicated to helping fulfill the global promise of the Algorand blockchain by taking responsibility for its healthy monetary economy, decentralized governance, and healthy and thriving open source ecosystem. For more information, visit

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