Coinbase Pro To List Algorand On Its Trading Platform On Wednesday; ALGO Pump To Follow?

    Algorand is the brainchild of a Turing award winner named Silvio Micali. He is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is a great believer in the power of blockchain technology (especially in relation to user privacy and security).

    • The Algorand project came into existence back in June. Through its various fundraising activities, the project’s principal foundation was able to raise a total of $126 million.
    • It is being reported that the foundation is looking to increase Algos’ overall market capitalization to around the $24 billion mark over the next few years.

    As per an all new blog-post released on the official Coinbase website, the premier cryptocurrency exchange is going to be adding Algorand protocol’s eponymous token — ALGO — to its Coinbase Pro platform on the 14th of August. Additionally, it also bears mentioning that the exchange will scale up to support full-scale ALGO trading using the following four steps:

    • Transfer-only
    • Post-only
    • Limit-only
    • Full trading

    A closer look at the above linked announcement also shows us that Coinbase will also be making use of certain other common procedures to add the new token to its platform — such as announcing ALGOs various on boarding phases as they occur on Twitter.

    For those of our readers who may not be aware of what Algorand is, it is essentially a cryptocurrency that seeks to address some of the decentralization, scalability and security related issues that are currently plaguing the global blockchain ecosystem.

    The Algorand platform was released a couple of months back (June to be exact) and it makes use of a permissionless, proof-of-stake protocol.

    Through its initial fundraiser, the Algorand Foundation was able to raise a whopping sum of $60 million (primarily via token sales). Additionally, the organization was able to raise an additional $66 million over the past year through investments from a number of established VC firms.

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    1. Algo currently has 244m tokens in circulating supply. This will go up to 10bn over the next 5 years. The token is overbought and from here on the price will likely collapse to under 20 cents a token.


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