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  • Update on missing lumens September 18, 2018
    My first post was https://www.reddit.com/r/Stellar/comments/9gqrgo/warning_about_lobstr_wallet/ So thank you guys for all the helpful comments and device. ESPECIALLY the comment by Johnblockeq here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Stellar/comments/9gqrgo/comment/e66b9j5 So I took his advice and emailed binance with my story. They responded that they have frozen his account for 72 hours and I have to file a police report and then […]
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  • TokenSoft clients now have the option to launch their token on Ethereum, Stellar or R3 Corda September 18, 2018
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  • Need help setting up a Stellar Bridge Server September 18, 2018
    In search for a Developer that has experience with successfully setting up a Stellar Bridge/Bifrost Bridge Server? I have found very little documentation on the process. ​ Thanks, Douglas Daniel Krypti.io submitted by /u/DouglasHDaniel [link] [comments]
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  • Join Stellar Meetup in Vilnius! October 3, 18:30. Blockchain Center Vilnius. Security Token Offerings on Stellar Blockchain! September 18, 2018
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  • Question about token abuse by anchors September 18, 2018
    Is there any protection system existing / planned for stellar tokens? say, 1. if an anchor is found to create random tokens every minute (abusing the network) or 2. they are found to not redeem the tokens to the customers with the actual asset. (abusing the customer leading to network abuse) I assume this will […]
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  • The Daily Stellar Chat Posts - Tuesday September 18, 2018 September 18, 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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  • WARNING about Lobstr Wallet September 18, 2018
    So I feel the need to warn people about this because I'm still trying to figure out how this happened. I've been using lobstr wallet for about a year now and I really liked it. But several days ago I logged in after not checking it for some months and saw that ALL my lumens […]
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  • Anchor USD, White Wallet USD & Stronghold USD. Multiple stable coins but can someone clarify? September 17, 2018
    So far, I have signed up for the white wallet USD, and the interface looks great. After researching other comments, it seems like depositing or withdrawing is easy which is awesome, especially once StellarX goes live and liquidity starts to pick up. But, what is the use case for Stronghold USD. My understanding is that […]
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  • Fintech Festival Abu Dhabi / Lisa Nestor September 17, 2018
    Just some pics from Lisa Nestor ( Director of Partnerships at Stellar ) from the Fintech Festival in Abu Dhabi. https://twitter.com/nestorious828/status/1041757717331931137 ​ Also some information on the Fintech Festival in Abu Dhabi ( interesting due to Sharia Compliance ) https://fintechabudhabi.com/our-speakers/ submitted by /u/MasterZeus2012 [link] [comments]
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  • Barclay's & Stellar September 17, 2018
    https://www.americanbanker.com/news/how-barclays-aims-to-bring-a-billion-unbanked-into-the-fold ​ Hey everyone, ​ This is only my second post so I hope I'm doing it correctly. Interesting article, I very curious to hear what you guys think - Thanks! submitted by /u/Jeff1383 [link] [comments]
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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.