I was listening to some Algorand discussions and these are some of the notes that I came up with for people who are new.
"What is Algorand?
Algorand enables borderless economy, you can create new types of applications where people can transact across borders without having to go through the legacy financial systems.
There are - No forks and no proof of work.
All the blocks are already confirmed.
To be a validator of transactions, you can setup a node.
You’re able to run a node to verify transactions on something as simple as a rasberry pi.
It’s - Easy to run a node and there’s no electricity waste.
Every block goes through a special consensus algorithm before it’s confirmed.
Once confirmed, it’s immediately appended to the blockchain.
It’s a global system because it’s permissionless.
This means that anyone can take part in it from anywhere and not pay any sort of entrance fee."
Basically I’m trying to simplify an explanation of Algorand here as you can see. The above is obviously missing a lot of valuable information that could be added. If you think that you have additional information that is verifiable and would also fit well with the above description, please feel free to comment and I can add it.