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  • AMA with StellarX - Tuesday August 20, 2:00PM EDT (6:00PM UTC) August 19, 2019
    StellarX will be joining /r/Stellar for an AMA on Tuesday, August 20 @ 2:00PM EDT (6:00PM) UTC. Their CTO ( Megha Bambra) and General Manager (Ari Diamond) will be answering questions you may have about StellarX! Verification: https://twitter.com/stellarxhq/status/1162463611522076673 Twitter: https://twitter.com/stellarxhq/ Reddit ID: /u/stellarxofficial To learn more about SureRemit: /r/stellarx https://stellarx.com If you can't attend the […]
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  • /r/Stellar Daily Chat - Monday August 19, 2019 August 19, 2019
    Good morning and afternoon. It's Monday! Welcome to r/Stellar Daily Chat! Please share the latest Stellar product news & announcement speculations in this thread. Must Read Stellar Roadmap 2019 r/Stellar Rules Getting Started Stellar Syllabus My Lumen FAQ Inflation FAQ Scam Alert Protect yourself against scams and media impersonators!! Stellar Development Foundation will NEVER ask […]
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  • Blue Orion - Stellar Workshops & Seminars August 18, 2019
    Hi, based on our Stellar meetups in Munich and New York the idea evolved to implement meetings with a workshop character and educate everybody on the potential of the Stellar ecosystem. We already created a 50 pages tutorial how to create a stellar token using the laboratory. As we got positive feedback we would like […]
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  • Calculating disk size of Stellar network full sync August 18, 2019
    Hello Guys In case you building custom stellar wallet, you might need to do the stellar network full sync. In the following article I share my experience to do this: http://cloudinvent.com/blog/stellar-coin-calculate-size-of-buckets-directory/ submitted by /u/yulistr [link] [comments]
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  • r/Stellar Daily Chat - Sunday August 18, 2019 August 18, 2019
    Welcome to r/Stellar Daily Chat! Please share the latest Stellar product news & announcement speculations in this thread. Must Read Stellar Roadmap 2019 r/Stellar Rules Getting Started Stellar Syllabus My Lumen FAQ Inflation FAQ Scam Alert Protect yourself against scams and media impersonators!! Stellar Development Foundation will NEVER ask your Secret Key unless in the […]
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  • Cosmic.plus Weekly Review / 2019-08-17 August 17, 2019
    https://cosmic.plus ​ This week I focused on completing cosmic-lib SEP-0007 compatibility. It is now able to parse any valid SEP-0007 link. I also ported Equilibre.io signing side-frame into cosmic-lib. It is now possible to open that fancy interface in a simple call: cosmicLink.open(). The same function can trigger SEP-0007 handler: cosmicLink.open("sep7"). All those new features […]
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  • r/Stellar Daily Chat - Saturday August 17, 2019 August 17, 2019
    Welcome to r/Stellar Daily Chat! Please share the latest Stellar product news & announcement speculations in this thread. Must Read Stellar Roadmap 2019 r/Stellar Rules Getting Started Stellar Syllabus My Lumen FAQ Inflation FAQ Scam Alert Protect yourself against scams and media impersonators!! Stellar Development Foundation will NEVER ask your Secret Key unless in the […]
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  • Worlwire and Lumens mentioned... August 17, 2019
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  • XLM is on SwapSpace August 16, 2019
    On SwapSpace.co you can exchange XLM on 300+ cryptocurrencies and tokens with the best rates. Make your swaps with a few simple steps without registration and limits. SwapSpace team is always ready for discussion. You can drop an email about your suggestions and questions to [support@swapspace.co](mailto:support@swapspace.co) Join our social networks: Twitter, Medium, Facebook The best […]
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  • I made a Slack bot which gives users one stellar token for every emoji reaction they get. August 16, 2019
    https://github.com/mediocregopher/buckaroo-banzai See the README for more info. This was mostly a vehicle for me learning more about developing with stellar, and I have to say: kudos to the stellar team for making developing on crypto not feel like pulling my own teeth out! This is not something that can be said for other projects... The […]
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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.