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The Future of Algorand with Massimo Morini, Chief Economist, Algorand Foundation

Date: Monday, December 14th 2020

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm GMT


As we conclude the year and applications for our January 2021 cohort, we’d like to invite you to join us for a reflection on Algorand’s progress and long-term vision.

Eterna Capital Partner, Andrea Bonaceto, in conversation with Algorand Foundation Chief Economist, Massimo Morini, will recap Algorand’s latest performance update, recent use-cases, and the growing Algorand ecosystem.

The Algorand Europe Accelerator program team will be on hand to answer any final questions you may have at the end of the event.

There is only 1 week left to apply to the Algorand Europe Accelerator program. Don’t miss your chance to partner with some of the leading innovators in Finance and Web 3.0. Apply before 18th December, 2020:

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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 EUR €15,000 upfront seed funding with the potential of up to USD $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.

About Algorand and The Algorand Foundation

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.

The Algorand Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling the global promise of blockchain technology by leveraging the Algorand protocol and open source software, which was initially designed by Silvio Micali and a team of leading scientists. With core beliefs in the establishment of an open, public and permissionless blockchain, the Algorand Foundation has a vision for an inclusive ecosystem that provides an opportunity for everyone to harness the potential of an equitable and truly borderless economy.

About Massimo Morini

Massimo is a member of the Algorand Foundation's Economic Advisory Committee and also serves as head of Rates and Credit Modelling, and Coordinator of Model Research, at IMI bank. He is Professor of Fixed Income at Bocconi University and teaches Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies at Swiss Finance Institute Lugano. He has been Advisor and Trainer at the World Bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and several private and public financial institutions. He published several quantitative papers and is author of the seminal books Understanding and Managing Model Risk, and Counterparty Credit Risk, Collateral and Funding.

Massimo’s main areas of interest are rates and credit modeling, risk management, and technology-enabled transformation of financial markets. He authored the first articles proposing blockchain and smart contract solutions for financial instruments, often quoted by US regulators. As board member, he headed the Valuation, Collateral & Risk Management working group at R3 blockchain consortium of banks. He led the development of smart contracts for collateralized derivatives with trusted computation on Ethereum. In the field he researches on decentralized financial market infrastructures, layer-two solutions and stability mechanisms, and his work on blockchain featured on Coindesk, Bitcoin Magazine, Harvard Business Review.

About Andrea Bonaceto

Andrea is a Partner at Eterna Capital, investing in innovative entrepreneurs who harness blockchain technology. Prior to Eterna Capital, Andrea was Co-Founder & CEO at HiredGrad, a graduate recruitment start-up part of Imperial College London incubator. Andrea worked at Deloitte and KPMG in the M&A and Advisory division respectively and was part of the Business Development team at Satago, a FinTech start-up backed by Seedcamp accelerator. Andrea has been featured as Forbes 30 Under 30 Italy 2019. Andrea holds a MSc in Finance from Imperial College London


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