Wrapped Algorand (wALGO) FAQ and Docs

This space will guide you through the recently asked questions about wALGO and connect you to our Github/APIs.

What is wALGO?

Wrapped Algorand (wALGO) is a fully collateralized representation of ALGO - a collateralized staking position that unlocks the power of DeFi.

  • LIQUID — wALGO will be liquid and may be used to participate in DeFi systems on Ethereum (ERC20) or Algorand (ASA).

  • COLLATERALIZED — Each wALGO will be collateralized with 1 Algorand native token (ALGO).

  • REWARDS — Locked ALGO generates staking rewards

  • SECURE — The suite of wALGO contracts will audited by Trail of Bits and managed by StakerDAO.

  • FEES — Interacting with wALGO will have no fees at launch. Changes to the fee structure will be managed by the StakerDAO governance process.

  • NON-CUSTODIAL - ALGO used to collateralize wALGO is managed by the user's private keys. Only the user has access to their ALGO vault.

How Will wALGO Work?

What are the Anticipated Benefits and Use Cases?

  • INCREASED UTILITY — as a primitive on Algorand, builders will have a liquid instrument to utilize in DeFi products (e.g. as collateral in a lending product) without reducing the amount of ALGO staked.

  • INCREASED YIELD — receive staking rewards while utilizing wALGO to further increase yield (e.g potential partnerships: lending on Compound, market making via Hummingbot, contributing to a liquidity pool or collateral in a Maker Vault, etc.)

StakerDAO Governance: Proposal 007 - Wrapped Algorand (5L8KLUvJ4)

wALGO was the seventh proposal submitted by the Staker Operations team (Ops) based on STKR token holder feedback. The primary purpose of the proposal was to introduce Wrapped Algorand (wALGO) to the community, receive feedback, and approve its launch.

Proposal 007 - Wrapped Algorand (5L8KLUvJ4) Upvoters



Jonas Lamis

August 17, 2020 at 9:10 PM

Shaishav Todi

August 19, 2020 at 12:05 AM

Spencer Noon

August 19, 2020 at 3:20 PM

Luke Youngblood

August 20, 2020 at 7:34 AM

Olaf Carlson-Wee

August 20, 2020 at 3:44 PM

  • 100% Council Participation

  • 5/5 Votes Cast

To learn more about this proposal, please review the StakerDAO Agora site.

wALGO Github Repository