Silvio Micali is a professor of computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the founder of Algorand. Algorand is a self-sustaining, decentralized, blockchain-based network that supports a wide range of applications. These systems are secure, scalable and efficient, all critical properties for effective applications in the real world. Algorand will support computations that require reliable performance guarantees to create new forms of trust. The Algorand mainnet became live in June 2019, and was able to handle almost 1 million transactions per day as of December 2020.