May 27, 2021
May 20th, 2021, Barcelona, Spain - Alastria, a Spanish non-profit association that promotes the digital economy through the development of decentralized ledger technologies/Blockchain, welcomes Algorand Inc as a new member of their consortia. Alastria’s members include institutions, municipalities and technological partners which include the Blockchain Research Institute, Climate Chain Coalition, INATBA, LACChain and many others.
Alastria seeks to democratize access to Blockchain by providing the necessary tools to promote access, adoption and use of technology. Their network covers 21 different sectors and various working groups around topics such as Energy, Climate, Health, Banking & Insurance, Digital Assets, Mobility and more.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Alastria - a highly reputable organization which is very much aligned with Algorand’s vision of FutureFi” said Pietro Grassano, Business Solutions Director - Europe, at Algorand. “We look forward to playing an active role in their initiatives and working groups - contributing next generation technology that enables a world where everyone creates and exchanges value efficiently, transparently, and securely.”
“Alastria is taking one big step towards our commitment to our foundational mission. We enthusiastically welcome Algorand as a member of the association. Our objective to enlarge our association with a clear international approach creating strong bridges is clearly progressing. We are delighted with the learnings of the cultural diversity to prompt real innovation from and for all members. Together with Algorand we are moving definitively forward to deliver a global positive impact. The great benefits that Blockchain technology development and use definitively will help all of us to transform globally our behaviors and bid Mone able to reach the UN’s 17 SDGs by 2030”, said Montserrat Guardia Güell, Alastria General Manager.
This week, Silvio Micali, Algorand’s Founder will be giving a keynote to kick off Decentralized, a premier learning conference on blockchain and digital currencies organized by Alastria and University of Nicosia.
Alastria, a non-profit association that fosters the digital economy by promoting decentralized / Blockchain technologies. It is one of the largest public-permissioned and multisectoral consortia in the world, in number of partners and diversity, born in Spain with a clear international vocation. Currently with more than 500 members of all sizes and sectors: companies (micro, SMEs and large companies), the Academy (universities, business schools, training centers, science and technology parks) and public administrations. Alastria is considered a benchmark model in all key international organizations that work building the future of decentralized technologies (EBP, EBSI, ESSIF in Europe and LACCHAIN in Latin America and the Caribbean) and in standardization organizations related to blockchain (UNE, CEN / CENELEC, ISO, AND YOU). The Alastria ecosystem has more than 60 use cases to aid the understanding the economic potential of blockchain. More information: https://alastria.io
Algorand is building the technology to power the Future of Finance (FutureFi), the convergence of traditional and decentralized models into a unified system that is inclusive, frictionless, and secure. Founded by Turing Award-winning cryptographer Silvio Micali, Algorand developed a blockchain infrastructure that offers the interoperability and capacity to handle the volume of transactions needed for defi, financial institutions and governments to smoothly transition into FutureFi. The technology of choice for more than 500 global organizations, Algorand is enabling the simple creation of next generation financial products, protocols and exchange of value. For more information, visit www.algorand.com.