Louisiana residents are advised by Mayor to consider ICO

Joel Robideaux, Mayor-president of Louisiana city, has offered that the region government found its own cryptocurrency
16 April 2018   1385

The Louisiana town of Lafayette is financially struggling and it was allowed in a presentation that property tax issues are scarce and that the money-tank towards operations is working for nothing. The general methods of getting municipal funds have been proposed, for example raising taxes, and seizing independent land. Joel Robideaux, the mayor-president of the town, is reasoning of going in a different way.

Robideaux is recommending local citizens to consider starting an initial coin offering (ICO) to increase the necessary funds under the suggestion that the earnings will go to “build a living lab of blockchain researchers and developers”.

According to reports by the Acadiana Advocate, the profits of the project is  ambiguous, and Robideaux did not afford a clear reason why exactly the district should consider this supply other than the prospective to “develop solutions targeting government inefficiencies, and, more importantly, alternatives for financing public infrastructure.”

In order to receive the believe for his idea, Robideaux claimed that it’s “not just a bunch of global libertarians that want unregulated, untraceable and secure digital currency transactions,” pointing out that despite cryptocurrency is “the recognition of global stakeholders that the world of banking, finance and payment systems is forever changed, that the world of healthcare, government and possibly every other industry is about to be disrupted.” Then Robideaux has underlined that he aims the proceeds of the fundraiser to “build a living lab of blockchain researchers and developers” but did not manage to put forward any specifications on this lab’s location, cost, or any particulars features about it.

Robideaux has mentioned Lafayette should look to its culture to widen its budget declaring that their “cultural economy is the low-hanging fruit. It already exists and it can only get bigger,” and that it “will become the stabilizing force in our budget.”

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   2127

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.