Aragon to Lauch Mainnet

In May 2017, Aragon spent a super fast ICO, in just 15 minutes, collecting the planned 275,000 ETH (about $25M at the time)
01 November 2018   1167

Positioning itself as the “first blockchain tool aimed at helping to create and manage companies around the world,” the Aragon project is now available on the main Ethereum network.

Version Aragon 0.6 was named Alba, and as they say in the project's blog, it marks a “new era of human interaction”.

The proposed solution allows users to create decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO) for their communities or enterprises with the possibility of voting. Aragon 0.6 also allows you to use your own tokens for solving management tasks.

The developers of Aragon do not recommend using Alba for storing large amounts, as the team is working on finding and fixing vulnerabilities.

Representatives of the project also note that since the launch of the Aragon network, more than 15,000 organizations have been created - more than new enterprises are created annually in Austria, Malta and Luxembourg combined.

In May 2017, Aragon spent a super fast ICO, in just 15 minutes, collecting the planned 275,000 ETH (about $25M at the time).

Algorand to Raise $60M in 4 Hour Tokensale

The project was founded by a MIT professor and a Turing Award winner Silvio Micali and is designed to solve the problems of scalability and consensus in the DLT
20 June 2019   2407

The blockchain-project Algorand, aimed at creating an “borderless economy ”, announced the successful completion of the  ALGO tokensale, during which it raised over $ 60 million, CoinDesk reports.

The campaign was held on the CoinList platform and was conducted in the format of the so-called “Dutch auction”, in which the highest price is first announced, after which it gradually decreases.

Simultaneously with the completion of the tokensale, it was announced the launch of the main network of the Algorand. The platform processes 1000 transactions per second with a delay time of less than 5 seconds, which, as noted, puts it on par with such major payment networks as Visa and Mastercard.

In his work entitled The Monetary Experiment: Algorand A Thesis For Algo Currency Markets, the head of Arrington XRP Capital, Michael Arrington writes that Algorand is a project where macroeconomics meets cryptocurrencies. He also notes that Algorand, as a blockchain-resistant Proc-of-Stake algorithm, is distinguished by a combination of advanced cryptography and a smart economic model.

The Algorand project was founded by a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Turing Award winner Silvio Micali. The main task of Algorand is to solve the problems of scalability and consensus in the blockchain.

As noted, the exact number of buyers who participated in the auction remains unknown, but because of high demand, the campaign lasted less than four hours. In total, 25 million ALGO tokens were distributed with a starting price of $ 10 and a closing price of $ 2.40.

Representatives of the project also stated that since tokens are distributed to customers' wallets and are not available on stock exchanges, there is no need to talk about any value of Algorand market capitalization.

Algos are being dispersed to wallet right now (for successful bids).  Therefore – there are non on exchanges. [Therefore, no market capitalization is available for Algorand, though some have speculated it sits around $6 billion.] Which is still a top 10.
 

Algorand Team

Earlier, the project announced plans to auction 600 million ALGO tokens per year, and in the first five years it is planned to release 10 billion tokens.

Also note that over the last year, Algorand raised $ 66 million in venture capital from investors such as Union Square Ventures and Pillar Venture Capital.