Algorand is a blockchain platform that delivers decentralization, scalability, and security. Algorand provides a foundation for existing businesses and new projects to operate globally in the decentralized economy. Algorand’s permissionless, pure proof-of-stake protocol supports the scale, open participation, and transaction finality required by businesses and developers to build systems of any size.
The Algorand and Blockdaemon partnership provide for launching a relay node (built by Blockdaemon) connect to the Algorand Testnet for development projects. There is no region or hosting restrictions - GCS and AWS.
shared relayer node testnet access is Free
To get a node to connect and develop on Algorand, <click here>
Algorand will be launching a Mainnet node in the near future at which time you'll have an option to upgrade.