Stellar isWhere BlockchainMeets the real world

Stellar isWhere BlockchainMeets the real world

Stellar empowers builders to unlock human and economic potential. It combines a powerful, decentralized blockchain network with a global ecosystem of innovators to create opportunities as borderless as ideas. It offers the tools to make a difference in the real world through new digital asset products and services that enhance access to the global financial system.

Why Stellar

Imagine it, build it

Stellar is a decentralized, public blockchain that gives developers the tools to create experiences that are more like cash than crypto. The network is faster, cheaper, and far more energy-efficient than most blockchain-based systems. It’s designed so Stellar’s ecosystem can make a real-world, lasting impact.

255+

Grants issued Nov '22-Dec '23

81K+

Onramp Locations Globally

5.8s

Average Ledger Closing Time

Built Better

Stellar Smart Contracts

Create practical applications with real-world impact. Tap into a global network of on and off ramps, and launch apps that integrate with existing financial systems. Build with the tooling and infrastructure you need to deploy DeFi solutions that scale efficiently, with low fees and fast finality. Built Better so you can Build Better.

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Smart Contracts

Unlock Financial Access with Soroban Smart Contracts

Soroban Smart Contracts Overview

A developer-friendly, Rust-based smart contracts platform designed for scale and sensibility. Soroban seamlessly integrates with and works alongside…

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Events

Build Better on Stellar: Smart Contract Challenge

Compete for over $50k in awards in this Dev.to hosted hackathon. Judges will be looking at a variety of categories to encourage builders to take…

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Soroban: Smart Contracts Docs

Start building on Soroban today with the help of established tools and documentation

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The Basics

New to stellar?

Let’s start with the basics to get you up to speed on all that the Stellar network has to offer. Learn fundamentals and get the tooling you need to start building.

A Global Ecosystem

POWERING BUILDERS LOCALLY, MAKING AN IMPACT GLOBALLY

UNHCR and Stellar Aid Assist

UNHCR launched Stellar Aid Assist in Ukraine, unlocking bulk payments on the Stellar network and advancing our mission for financial access.

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MoneyGram

Digital assets are more accessible today than ever before. Now anyone can visit a MoneyGram location to deposit and withdraw cash from their digital…

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Anchors

Anchors = Global Access

The Stellar anchor network supports over 180 countries and over 20 digital assets. By integrating anchor services such as on and off-ramps, cross-border payments and fiat-backed digital assets, builders can offer new payment services for end users and reach customers in new markets worldwide.

The Latest

On-Chain updates

LIVE • Events

Singapore

Token2049 Singapore

Conference

In-Person

Come meet the Stellar Development Foundation team at TOKEN2049 in Singapore, the premier gathering for the global crypto community.

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Article

Garand Tyson

Introducing State Archival: The Solution to State Bloat on Stellar

This article is part of a deep-dive series on the industry’s state bloat problem, which must be solved for blockchains to remain inexpensive, deliver…

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Garand Tyson

Scalability with State Archival on Stellar vs. Solana’s Avocado

A deep-dive on State Archival’s scalability features on the Stellar network and analyzes Solana’s less efficient version of State Archival called…

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Stellar Development Foundation

Soroban: The Smart Contract Platform Designed for Developers

Smart contracts

DeFi

Soroban

The Stellar smart contract platform, focuses on three critical pillars: Performance, Sustainability, Security. These factors are crucial for building…

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Article

Carolyn Yi

Decentralife: A Decade of Building Better with Bernardo Garcia, Félix

DECENTRALIFE

For this installment, we spoke with an entrepreneur at heart who was motivated to solve a problem he experienced first-hand upon arriving in the US.…

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