AlgoFi, a lending protocol built on the Algorand blockchain, announced that they will begin winding down the project. They were vague about the specific reasons, writing only that "a confluence of events has taken place that no longer makes building and maintaining the Algofi platform to the highest standards a viable path for our company". Although AlgoFi is nominally decentralized, like many defi projects, its fate ultimately rested with the small team building it.
AlgoFi had raised a seed funding round of $2.8 million in November 2021, and was backed by groups including Union Square Ventures, Arrington XRP Capital, Pillar VC, and Y Combinator. They had also received other investments from groups including Jump Capital and Coinbase Ventures.
AlgoFi accounts for over half of the value on the Algorand blockchain, which itself has experienced a marked decline from earlier this year.