Interview: Algorand COO Sean Ford – Marshall Islands CBDC – Tokenizing Gold – Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

W. Sean Ford is the Chief Operating Officer at Algorand. In this interview we discuss the following:

  • Sean’s background – what he did before joining the crypto/blockchain industry and what made him decide to get into the industry
  • Overview of Algorand Blockchain – history, uses cases and clients they are targeting
  • Algorand versus Ethereum
  • Algorand Foundation recent grant program – 250 Million Algo Tokens allocated to develop Algorand ecosystem
  • Algorand Blockchain chosen as the underlying tech for Marshall Islands’ Digital Currency (CBDC)
  • Meld partnering with Algorand and the Australian gold industry to tokenize gold 
  • Eterna Borderless Venture Studio – Eterna and Borderless Capital are joining forces to launch a new initiative that is intended to support developers and entrepreneurs who want to build their decentralized applications on top of the Algorand protocol.
  • Algorand joining the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
  • Sean’s thoughts on US Crypto Regulations
  • Sean’s outlook on the crypto market over the next 2 to 3 years

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