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  • Building a POC with Stellar February 20, 2019
    Hi all, building a POC with stellar on ubuntu and was wondering if there are any guides you might recommend? I found the official one on github. ​ I'd also like to have a front end of sorts to show the transactions and possibly a block explorer too. If anyone has any experience in this, […]
  • stratemacy - Development update 01 - February 2019 February 20, 2019
    For those reading my previous posts, we now have a working title for the game. stratemacy is a portmanteau of the words strategy and diplomacy. For now it's just a working title and may be subject to future change. Since the last update, we decided to switch from big to small tiles to be able […]
  • Genesis date? February 20, 2019
    Hello /r/stellar I'm doing some research on the project but I can't seem to find the genesis block date. I've looked in to the exploreres and the first block was created in 1970 (yeah i know why...) and the second one in 2015. The problem is that the project was created back in 2014 and […]
  • r/Stellar Daily Chat - Wednesday February 20, 2019 February 20, 2019
    Welcome to r/Stellar Daily Chat! Please share the latest Stellar product news & announcement speculations in this thread. Must Read r/Stellar Rules - Getting Started - Stellar Syllabus - My Lumen FAQ - Inflation FAQ - Scam Alert Protect yourself against scams and media impersonators!! The official links are: […]
  • IBM, Stellar & World Wire 🚀 March 19-21 Money 20/20 Asia February 20, 2019
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  • tokens delisted from StellarX? February 20, 2019
    Threw a few bucks in for fun for this ICO. Noticed it can’t be traded on stellarx anymore. Tried looking up info for the project but, it looks dead. Where can you find reasons a token is delisted from stellarx? submitted by /u/DeepBlueFreeDive [link] [comments]
  • [media] 40-50 banks expected to announce Stellar (XLM) use in coming months February 20, 2019
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  • My31 - Collaborating with IBM February 20, 2019
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  • Automated Stellar transactions data export for tax reporting February 19, 2019
    Since my recent post regarding Stellar data export, I received more than 30 emails from people requesting their transactions history. And most of them mentioned that they are going to use BitcoinTax for the tax preparation. So I spent two weekends building a simple data export wizard that generates CSV files compatible with BitcoinTax format. […]
  • U.S. Blockchain First Ternio Named New Amazon Advanced APN Technology Partner February 19, 2019
    submitted by /u/PotentialFortune [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.