The Algorand Foundation, whose mission is to grow the ecosystem of Algorand, the carbon-negative Layer 1 blockchain invented by Turing Award winner and MIT professor Silvio Micali, today announced the 10 winners of its Algorand Centres of Excellence (ACEs) Program with awards totalling $50M over five years. The program received 77 proposals with over 550 participants representing 46 countries; winners were selected by an international panel of 27 experts from a diverse set of disciplines.
The 10 winners lead 36 sub-organizations and are represented by the following primary investigators (PIs):
Carnegie Mellon University - Dr. Nicolas Christin, Dr. Elaine Shi, Dr. Ariel Zetlin-Jones
"The selection process was incredibly difficult, given how many excellent applications we received," said Dr. Hugo Krawczyk, Algorand Foundation's principal researcher and head of the ACE Program. "But we're delighted to see how many bright, talented people around the globe recognize the ability of blockchain technology to fundamentally change and better the world we live in, and we're very much looking forward to seeing the amazing work the grant recipients do in the coming months and years."