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  • Smart Stellar - Introducing Timed Payments August 16, 2018
    Hi together, as already announced I implemented a service for timed payments. Real life use cases are monthly payments (rent or employee payments). Have a look at the Beta-Version https://test.artspirit.com Feedback on it is highly appreciated. best, Hans submitted by /u/Tim_MMP [link] [comments]
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  • IBM, Stellar, and Veridium August 16, 2018
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  • LUDUM Hires Engineering Team August 16, 2018
    We’re proud to announce that a group of highly skilled and motivated engineers has joined our team at LUDUM. Our engineering team has 30 years of combined experience in software engineering across different programming languages such as PHP, Solidity, GoLang, C and others. Based out of Chicago, the team consists of 5 blockchain-oriented developers in […]
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  • 8/16/18 interview with Jesse Lund (at the 1:55.00 mark) talks blockchain, Stronghold, IBM central banks, and Currency (crypto and fiat) August 16, 2018
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  • Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) Job Openings August 16, 2018
    Just in case folks don't know about this - thought I would share it with the community. Great to know the team is and will continue to grow. https://angel.co/stellar-development-foundation/jobs Also, looking at Glassdoor for the SDF reviews - so, far, only 2 reviews ... but hey 5/5 stars: https://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Stellar-Development-Foundation-EI_IE955554.11,41.htm submitted by /u/mempho_to_diego [link] [comments]
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  • TillBilly Early Preview August 16, 2018
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  • Stellar - presentation August 16, 2018
    Hi. Going to try and spend some time researching Stellar. Aside from the whitepaper, what's the best introductory write up you've come across on Stellar - that covers all of the basics of what it's about, what it does well, what it's shortcomings (or technical challenges which it's trying to overcome) are, etc.? Thanks in […]
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  • I want to install Stellar Wallet on my desktop and mobile. August 16, 2018
    I want to install Stellar Wallet on my desktop and mobile. What is the most famous Wallet? lobstr? stargazer? astral? foxlet? Or do you recommend other wallets? submitted by /u/KNP1231 [link] [comments]
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  • Inbot InToken moves to Stellar August 16, 2018
    I'm the founder of Inbot, the makers of InToken cryptocurrency. We decided to move our token to Stellar recently. What is Inbot? Inbot Ambassador is a global community of 64,000 people in 183 countries. We help businesses get introduced to customers all over the world. Our token is currently used 100% in its intended use […]
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  • The Daily Stellar Chat Posts - Thursday August 16, 2018 August 16, 2018
    Welcome to The Daily Stellar Chat Posts! Please share the latest Stellar product news & announcement speculations in this thread. Must Read r/Stellar Rules - https://www.reddit.com/r/Stellar/wiki/rules Getting Started - https://redd.it/8h0grg Stellar Syllabus - https://novicedock.com/learn/cryptocurrency/stellar My Lumen FAQ - https://redd.it/7o27wc Inflation FAQ - https://redd.it/8b6snn Scam Alert Protect yourself against scams and media impersonators!! The official links […]
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What Is Stellar ?

Jed McCaleb who also created eDonkey and Joyce Kim founded in early 2014 an open-source protocol for value exchange purposes, called Stellar. Some of its board members and advisory board members are Patrick Collison, Matt Mullenweg, Keith Rabois, Joi Ito, Greg Stein, Naval Ravikant and Sam Altman. The Stellar Development Foundation supports the Stellar protocol.

There are various nonprofits and businesses in the developing world who started to use Stellar as financial infrastructure. Praekelt Foundation, for instance, wants to incorporate Stellar into Vumi, its open-source messaging app, with the purpose of allowing girls from the Sub-Saharan Africa to save money in the form of airtime credits.

Oradian is a cloud-based banking software company that wants to use Stellar as means of connecting microfinance institutions (or MFIs) from Nigeria.

 

More partnerships were announced in December 2016, in countries like India, West Africa and the Philippines.

Stellar and IBM formed a partnership in October of 2017 to speed up the global payments.

When it was launched, Stellar was based on the Ripple protocol. Stellar separated when it made critical changes to the consensus code. Joyce Kim, Stellar’s co-founder, said in the aftermath that the Ripple protocol was flawed, however the declaration was questioned by Stefan Thomas, of Ripple Labs CTO, in a blog post.

 

After this, the Stellar Development Foundation wrote a brand new code, thus updating the protocol with a new consensus algorithm. This new code and whitepaper were announced in April 2015, while the upgraded network was finally available for accessing in in November 2015.