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  • Why We Chose Stellar as Payment Rails for Cryptocurrency Settlement (COINQVEST Blog) April 2, 2020
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  • r/Stellar Daily Chat - Thursday April 02, 2020 April 2, 2020
    Welcome to r/Stellar Daily Chat! Please share the latest Stellar product news & announcement speculations in this thread. Must Read Stellar Roadmap r/Stellar Rules Getting Started Learn Stellar Stellar Syllabus My Lumen FAQ Scam Alert Beware of MEMO-PHISHING attempts and FAKE AIRDROPS. Do not go to the websites in the memo-field and do not give […]
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  • Apay.io delisting BCH, MTL, SALT April 1, 2020
    Hey everyone, Just a heads up, that we're going to delist tokens BCH, MTL and SALT from our platform on 15th of April. Those tokens no longer satisfy our criteria for listing. You can still withdraw them now if you have any or after it's disabled manually through [support@apay.io](mailto:support@apay.io) As we're preparing for the launch […]
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  • SDF Monthly Roundup - March 2020 April 1, 2020
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  • SDF Donation Matching Program with Lumenthropy April 1, 2020
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  • r/Stellar Daily Chat - Wednesday April 01, 2020 April 1, 2020
    Welcome to r/Stellar Daily Chat! Please share the latest Stellar product news & announcement speculations in this thread. Must Read Stellar Roadmap r/Stellar Rules Getting Started Learn Stellar Stellar Syllabus My Lumen FAQ Scam Alert Beware of MEMO-PHISHING attempts and FAKE AIRDROPS. Do not go to the websites in the memo-field and do not give […]
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  • Stellar’s Top Development of the Past Week: Release of Stellar Core v12.5.0 March 31, 2020
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  • Stellar hiring for Content Creator/Writer March 31, 2020
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  • moving stellar assets via ledger nano s March 31, 2020
    Hi guys, I've searched for the answer to this question but can't seem to find it so hopefully one of you can help. Is there anyway to interact with arbitrary contracts or assets on the Stellar network using a ledger nano S? Simple use case would be to store different kinds of tokens and transfer […]
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  • r/Stellar Daily Chat - Tuesday March 31, 2020 March 31, 2020
    Welcome to r/Stellar Daily Chat! Please share the latest Stellar product news & announcement speculations in this thread. Must Read Stellar Roadmap r/Stellar Rules Getting Started Learn Stellar Stellar Syllabus My Lumen FAQ Scam Alert Beware of MEMO-PHISHING attempts and FAKE AIRDROPS. Do not go to the websites in the memo-field and do not give […]
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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.