Algorand (ALGO)

Founded by cryptographer and Turing award winner Silvio Micali, Algorand aims to solve some of the technical barriers of existing blockchain infrastructure. In particular, the project seeks to improve decentralization, scalability and security. Launched in June 2019, Algorand provides a foundation for existing businesses and new projects to operate globally in the emerging decentralized economy. Algorand’s permissionless, pure proof-of-stake protocol supports the scale, open participation, and transaction finality required to build scalable blockchain projects.

Last August, ALGO was listed for trading on Coinbase Pro, which recently announced it will start supporting EUR and GBP trading with ALGO on July 21. ALGO is also supported by Coinbase Custody for storage and staking.

One of the most common requests we hear from customers is to be able to buy and sell more cryptocurrencies on Coinbase. We announced a new process for listing assets, designed in part to accelerate the addition of more cryptocurrencies. We are also investing in new tools to help people understand and explore cryptocurrencies. We launched informational asset pages (see ALGO here), as well as a new section of the Coinbase website to answer common questions about crypto.

Customers can sign up for a Coinbase account here to buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store ALGO today.


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