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Our History

Algorand, Inc. is a technology company founded by cryptography pioneer, Turing award winner and MIT professor, Silvio Micali. He designed the Algorand platform with an internationally recognized team of researchers, mathematicians, cryptographers, and economists—from first principles—to guarantee true decentralization, scale and security.

While Silvio has been a leader cryptography since the 1980s, it is only more recently that Algorand was formed when he realized the opportunity to fulfill the promise of blockchain in our global society. With a highly regarded technical team, experienced business leadership, and a strong ecosystem, we have just begun our journey of building the borderless economy and continuing to evolve blockchain. We are here to create meaningful and evolving impact with our unique approach to blockchain. This is just the start.

Dec 17, 2018
Algorand Appoints Pablo Azar as Chief Economist
Oct 24, 2018
Algorand secures $62M in funding from a broad global investment group
Oct 24, 2018
Algorand rounds out its executive team, appointing Steve Kokinos as CEO and Sean Ford as COO