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Program Opening with Silvio Micali, Founder of Algorand - Algorand Europe Accelerator

Date: Tuesday, January 26th 2021

Time: 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm GMT

We look forward to welcoming our newest cohort in January 2021 with Silvio Micali, Founder of Algorand, Turing Award winner, and MIT Professor. Silvio will be talking to the selected startups about Algorand’s technology, mission, and community as they embark on a 12-week journey to scaling their business.

Applications for the Algorand Europe Accelerator program are closing soon. Don’t miss your chance to partner with some of the leading innovators in Finance and Web 3.0. Apply before 23rd December, 2020:

About Algorand Europe Accelerator

Algorand Europe Accelerator is the first European start-up accelerator for developers and entrepreneurs building on the Algorand blockchain. Selected projects will receive USD $15,000 upfront seed funding with the potential of up to $500,000 in follow-on investment. The 12 week program provides 360-degree support including technical expertise, strategy formulation, go-to-market execution, a distinguished mentor and corporate network, and a global demo day. This initiative is led by Eterna Capital, Borderless Capital, and the Algorand Foundation.

About Algorand

Algorand is the technology company that built and developed the world’s first open, permissionless, pure proof-of-stake blockchain protocol that, without forking, provides the necessary security, scalability, and decentralization needed for today’s economy. With an award-winning team, Algorand enables traditional finance and decentralized financial businesses to embrace the world of frictionless finance.

About Silvio Micali

Silvio Micali has been on the faculty at MIT, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, since 1983. Silvio’s research interests are cryptography, zero knowledge, pseudorandom generation, secure protocols, and mechanism design and blockchain. In particular, Silvio is the co-inventor of probabilistic encryption, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Verifiable Random Functions and many of the protocols that are the foundations of modern cryptography.

In 2017, Silvio founded Algorand, a fully decentralized, secure, and scalable blockchain which provides a common platform for building products and services for a borderless economy. At Algorand, Silvio oversees all research, including theory, security and crypto finance.

Silvio is the recipient of the Turing Award (in computer science), of the Gödel Prize (in theoretical computer science) and the RSA prize (in cryptography). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Accademia dei Lincei.

Silvio has received his Laurea in Mathematics from the University of Rome, and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.


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