block by block

An Innovator's Journey: Insights on Blockchain, Space Exploration, and AI Impact


Stellar Development Foundation

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block by block

Denelle Dixon

This season of ‘block by block’ concludes with one of the most influential voices in the Stellar ecosystem – none other than Stellar Development Foundation co-founder, Jed McCaleb. Since the 3rd grade, Jed’s passion for programming has led him to solve interesting problems. He’s started numerous companies and worked on emerging technology for decades, and now has his sights set on space habitation technologies with Vast, and AI with Astera Institute. In this episode, Denelle and Jed discuss his path as an innovator, the barriers to building that he faced in the early days of blockchain, the importance of setting space as a new frontier for human exploration, and AI as the last science project.