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Algorand names 11 blockchain startups for its first accelerator program

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The Algorand Basis, the analysis physique behind sensible contract protocol Algorand, has chosen 11 startups for its inaugural accelerator program, a transfer that might improve innovation on the rising blockchain community.

The 11 startups chosen by Algorand Europe Accelerator are targeted on funds and lending, infrastructure, community options and the Web of Issues. The accelerator program runs for 12 weeks, from Feb. 1 till late April. Every participant receives 15,000 euro ($18,100) in seed funding from blockchain fund Borderless Capital.

Massimo Morini, the Algorand Basis’s chief economist, stated:

“Following the success of our Asia Accelerator Program, I’m excited concerning the launch of the Algorand Europe Accelerator. Europe is essential for Algorand’s progress, and London is a crucial startup hub and an important monetary heart.”

The cost and lending startups concerned within the accelerator program embody ZTLment, Payscript, Sensible-Chain and Blockchain Italia.

STOKR, Blockswap Community and Ockams have been chosen for the infrastructure class.

Cortex, Kontinuous and ArtSquare.io spherical out the network-driven platform class, Algorand stated.

The lone IoT firm to be included is the information market platform NetObjex.

The inaugural accelerator program acquired 200 purposes, in accordance with Nassim Olive, companion at Eterna Capital u2014 a worldwide blockchain fund that partnered with Algorand.

As Cointelegraph beforehand reported, the Algorand Basis announced its accelerator program in October 2020 as a solution to spearhead Algorand-based utility growth in Europe, which is considered as a important fintech hub. As a part of this system, profitable initiatives might be eligible for as much as $500,000 in follow-up funding from each Borderless Capital and Eterna Capital. 

Algorand is often compared with other major blockchain protocols like Cardano, Tezos and Ethereum. It’s at the moment the smallest of the 4, with a market capitalization of round $808 million.