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All events featuring Stellar and powered by the Stellar Development Foundation, physical and virtual. Listen to interesting talks, learn about Stellar and meet up with others in the Stellar universe

Upcoming Events

LIVE

SCF#11 Startup Bootcamp

Sep 25, 2022 12:00 AM

EST

SCF Discord

Interested in building on Stellar? Set your project up for success and submit to the Stellar Community Fund before September 25th to be considered for participation in the SCF#11 Startup Bootcamp!

LIVE

Converge

Sep 27, 2022 12:00 PM

EST

San Francisco

Join us at Circle's Converge22 conference and learn how Stellar USDC enables seamless, near-instant, low-cost cross-border payments, remittances and next-gen treasury management, and is already supported on many prominent projects.

LIVE

Token2049 Singapore

Sep 28, 2022 12:00 AM

EST

Singapore

Bringing together the leading voices in crypto, TOKEN2049 provides attendees with the opportunity to learn from the most influential and established opinion leaders in the space, who play an instrumental role in shaping the ecosystem.

LIVE

A roadmap for digital assets with democratic values

Sep 28, 2022 4:15 AM

EST

Frankfurt Germany

With the European Central Bank and US Federal Reserve considering developing a digital euro and dollar, the Frankfurt convening will facilitate much needed exchanges between policymakers and the private sector on how to design regulation for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). What new international standards and regulations might be necessary to ensure CBDCs are interoperable and protect financial stability as well as users’ privacy? The conference will foster a discussion on how the two sides of the Atlantic can align regulatory priorities to outline a roadmap toward CBDC privacy rules and imbue CBDC standards with democratic values.

LIVE

The Future of Cryptocurrency Regulation

Oct 4, 2022 10:00 AM

EST

AEI, Auditorium - Washington, DC

The crypto industry includes a variety of products and services that promise to change the way consumers and businesses make payments, secure funding, invest savings, and pay for new services enabled by emerging web 3.0 technology.

LIVE

Meridian 2022

Oct 11, 2022 5:00 AM

EST

Rome, Italy

Registration is now LIVE for Meridian 2022, a conference for experts in finance, policy and technology from our Stellar community and beyond. Join us in Rome, Italy for 3 days of learning and discussions. Meridian 2022 is an in-person event and is free with registration for everyone.

LIVE

TechCrunch Disrupt

Oct 18, 2022 7:00 AM

EST

San Francisco

The global startup community comes together each year to discover insights, collaborate, and celebrate achievements that have defined each founder's journey and for those yet to come in the future.

LIVE

Money20/20 Private Breakfast

Oct 25, 2022 6:00 AM

EST

Las Vegas

Going to Money20/20 this October? Join us on Tuesday, 10/25 for an exclusive breakfast session and hear from Stellar Development Foundation’s CEO & Executive Director, Denelle Dixon, joined by MoneyGram, PwC, and more, as they share real use cases on the network. You’ll learn how Stellar built a first-of-its-kind global network of cash-to-crypto on & off ramps, discussions on sustainability and efficiency in blockchain, and hear from companies themselves building on Stellar today.

LIVE

Stellar Community Fund #11

Oct 30, 2022 12:00 AM

EST

SCF Discord

SCF’s 11th round is currently open for submissions! We’re inviting all developers and businesses building on Stellar to submit their projects.

Past Events

LIVE

SCF#11 Startup Bootcamp

Sep 25, 2022

SCF Discord

Interested in building on Stellar? Set your project up for success and submit to the Stellar Community Fund before September 25th to be considered for participation in the SCF#11 Startup Bootcamp!

LIVE

Mainnet 2022

Sep 21, 2022

New York City

Join us at Messari's annual Mainnet conference, at Pier 36 on the East Side of Manhattan.

LIVE

Info Session for SCF#11 Startup Bootcamp

Sep 16, 2022

Virtual

Join us for an informative session on what to expect during the SCF#11 Startup Bootcamp with speakers from DFS Lab and the Stellar Development Foundation.

LIVE

Legislative Hearing to Review the Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act

Sep 15, 2022

215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.

Tune in to hear SDF CEO, Denelle Dixon testify before the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry on the Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act - bipartisan legislation created to empower the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as the authority to oversee digital commodities.

LIVE

Future Proof

Sep 13, 2022

Huntington Beach, CA

Future Proof is bringing together the world's most prominent figures and emerging minds in finance, investing, tech, pop culture, and impact.

LIVE

How to Succeed in the Stellar Community Fund

Aug 31, 2022

Stellar Ecosystem Panel

Join us on 8/31 to hear exclusive insights from previous winners of the Stellar Community Fund on how to set your submission up for success.

LIVE

Stellar Blockchain Meetup - Austin, TX

Aug 25, 2022

Pinballz Lake Creek

Come hang out with the Stellar Development Foundation for a fun filled blockchain focused meetup at Pinballz Lake Creek. This meetup is for anyone interested in Stellar and the greater blockchain ecosystem. We'll be providing a short presentation on Stellar along with Pizza.

LIVE

VFF Fintech Forum

Aug 24, 2022

Hong Kong & virtual

VFF Fintech Forum is a one-day hybrid Fintech conference that will bring together Thought Leaders, Fintech Experts, Financial Services CXOs and Fintech Startups to provide insights and discuss the core themes of Fintech for Industry 4.0 and WealthConnect and Fintech & ESG.

LIVE

Futurist Conference

Aug 10, 2022

Toronto

Futurist is the largest blockchain and emerging technologies event in Canada. The event brings together leading experts from around the globe including developers, investors, startups, enterprise leaders, financial institutions, academics and emerging tech pioneers. Thought leaders will discuss upcoming trends, new tech, partnerships, research and predictions within future defining sectors. Join Louisa Bai, SDF's Crypto Strategy and Partnerships lead for a panel on "The Future of the Internet: Web3 Builders That Are Truly Decentralizing the Online World."

LIVE

How wallets and apps can reach cash users globally with MoneyGram

Aug 3, 2022

Virtual

Join the Stellar Development Foundation and MoneyGram International on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 9:00 am PT for a discussion on the recently launched cash-to-crypto service, MoneyGram Access. Boris Reznikov, SDF's Senior Director of Partnerships, and Alicia Smith, MoneyGram as a Service Head of Product, will talk through what the launch of this first-of-its-kind service means, and what wallets that want to integrate with it need to know to get started. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

LIVE

Stellar Development Foundation Quarter in Review: Q2 2022

Jul 25, 2022

Virtual

Join us on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 9:00 am PT for a presentation of the Stellar Development Foundation’s Q2 2022 quarter in review.The call will be led by SDF’s CEO and Executive Director, Denelle Dixon, who will be joined by Justin Rice, VP of Ecosystem, and Jordan Edelstein, CMO, to cover how the Stellar network has grown and strategic highlights from the Stellar Development Foundation in Q2 of this year. You’ll also have the opportunity to submit questions.

LIVE

Stellar Austin Meetup

Jun 29, 2022

Central District Brewing 417 Red River St. Austin, TX. 78701

Join us for a blockchain-focused meetup in Austin, Texas Wednesday, June 29, 2022. This meetup is for anyone interested in Stellar and the greater blockchain ecosystem. We'll discuss the latest news and developments in the space, and share ideas and best practices for building on the Stellar platform.

LIVE

Open Protocol Discussion (06/23/22)

Jun 23, 2022

Virtual

Join us on the Stellar Dev Discord for the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion! In these meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol. Currently, we're focused on Project Jump Cannon, which will bring native smart contracts to Stellar.

LIVE

VivaTech

Jun 16, 2022

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles 1 Place de la Porte de Versailles

Our internet is highly centralized, for better and for worse. But what if users could take a larger stake in building and owning the internet? What if this could be achieved using the same blockchain technologies that underpin cryptocurrencies? What are the challenges and potential benefits for users?

LIVE

Open Protocol Discussion (06/09/22)

Jun 9, 2022

Virtual

Join us on the Stellar Dev Discord for the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion! In these meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol. Currently, we're focused on Project Jump Cannon, which will bring native smart contracts to Stellar.

LIVE

Consensus

Jun 9, 2022

Austin, TX

Consensus, the most influential crypto & blockchain experience of the year since 2015, will return to an in-person format and be held in Austin, Texas, for the first time ever. This is the only festival showcasing and celebrating all sides of the blockchain, crypto, NFT, and Web 3 ecosystems, and their wide-reaching effect on commerce, culture, and communities. Curated and produced by CoinDesk, Consensus will bring together tens of thousands of attendees to hear from the most sought-after thought leaders and experience a wide range of discussions, meetings, parties, music performances, dinners, experiences, and much more. More details to come.

LIVE

Open Protocol Discussion (06/02/22)

Jun 2, 2022

Stellar Developer Discord

Join us on the Stellar Dev Discord for the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion! In these meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol. Currently, we're focused on Project Jump Cannon, which will bring native smart contracts to Stellar. It's a technical discussion, so if you plan on watching, we advise reading our recent technical blog post about Project Jump Cannon, as well as the Jump-Cannon-related CAPs and the relevant discussion threads: Project Jump Cannon: Choosing WASMCAP-46: WebAssembly Smart Contract Runtime Environment CAP-47: Smart Contract Life CycleCAP-48: Smart Contract Asset InteroperabilityCAP-49: Smart Contract Asset Interoperability with WrapperCAP-50: Smart Contract InteractionsCAPs are in a public Github repo, and the discussion threads are on a public mailing list and in the Stellar Dev Discord, so if you have questions, comments, or suggestions, you can participate in the advancement of the Stellar protocol by joining the conversation.‍

LIVE

LendIt Fintech

May 26, 2022

New York City

Justin Rice, SDF's VP of Ecosystem, and Larry Angelilli, EVP and CFO of MoneyGram take the stage at LendIt USA for a conversation on “The Next Wave of Mainstream Adoption: Bridging Crypto and Cash”.

LIVE

Open Protocol Discussion (05/26/22)

May 26, 2022

Virtual

Meeting to discuss changes to the Stellar protocol, current focused on Project Jump Cannon

LIVE

DC Blockchain Summit

May 24, 2022

Stablecoins promise faster, lower-cost payments, as well as the opportunity for greater financial inclusion. What do state and federal policymakers need to consider when creating legislative and regulatory proposals?Join Paul Wong, SDF's Director of Product for CBDCs and Institutions, for this panel discussion during the DC Blockchain Summit.

LIVE

World Economic Forum

May 22, 2022

Davos, Switzerland

The Stellar Development Foundation be live at the World Economic Forum, hosting events and discussions throughout the week with partners like Securrency and Circle. Our CEO and Executive Director, Denelle Dixon, will also take the stage of the main conference to talk about crypto's climate impact. Follow us on Twitter, @Stellarorg, for updates!

LIVE

Techstars Startup Weekend Blockchain México with Stellar

May 20, 2022

Mexico City and Virtual

Attend Techstars Startup Weekend Blockchain México with Stellar and build innovative ideas in finance and beyond with Stellar

LIVE

Chainalysis Links: The Future of Currency

May 19, 2022

New York City

Are you curious about digital payment systems, stablecoins, and their impact on the broader financial ecosystem? If so, join Chainalysis Senior Policy Advisor Clark Flynt-Barr as she sits down with Centre CEO David Puth, Stellar General Counsel Candace Kelly, and Paul Bances, Head of Global Market and Business Development, for PayPal’s Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Digital Currencies (BCDC) business unit to discuss these topics and more.

LIVE

Open Protocol Discussion (5/19/2022)

May 19, 2022

Virtual

Join us on the Stellar Dev Discord for the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion! In these meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol. Currently, we're focused on Project Jump Cannon, which will bring native smart contracts to Stellar. It's a technical discussion, so if you plan on watching, we advise reading our recent technical blog post about Project Jump Cannon, as well as the Jump-Cannon-related CAPs and the relevant discussion threads: Project Jump Cannon: Choosing WASM CAP-46: WebAssembly Smart Contract Runtime Environment CAP-47: Smart Contract Life Cycle CAP-48: Smart Contract Asset Interoperability CAP-49: Smart Contract Asset Interoperability with Wrapper CAP-50: Smart Contract Interactions CAPs are in a public Github repo, and the discussion threads are on a public mailing list and in the Stellar Dev Discord, so if you have questions, comments, or suggestions, you can participate in the advancement of the Stellar protocol by joining the conversation.

LIVE

Innovating Colombia's Financial System

May 17, 2022

Stellar Ecosystem Panel

In lead-up to the Techstars Startup Weekend Blockchain Mexico City, the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) is organizing a virtual panel on May 17th at 12 PM CDT to announce and discuss the use of blockchain for a payment corridor between the United States and Colombia. 

LIVE

Open Protocol Discussion (5/12/2022)

May 12, 2022

Virtual

Join us for a live stream of the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion! In these meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol. Currently, we're focused on Project Jump Cannon, which will bring native smart contracts to Stellar.

LIVE

Construyendo el futuro del sistema financiero con Blockchain

May 6, 2022

Stellar Ecosystem Panel

Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) está organizando un panel el 6 de mayo a las 14 PM CT para hablar acerca de cómo las empresas están desarrollando soluciones de blockchain en América Latina y cómo impulsan el ecosistema al democratizar el acceso para los usuarios, desarrolladores y empresarios locales.

LIVE

Open Protocol Discussion (5/5/2022)

May 5, 2022

Virtual

Join us on the Stellar Dev Discord for a live stream of the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion! In these meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol. Currently, we're focused on Project Jump Cannon, which will bring native smart contracts to Stellar. It's a technical discussion, so if you plan on watching, we advise reading our recent technical blog post about Project Jump Cannon, as well as the Jump-Cannon-related CAPs and the relevant discussion thread: Project Jump Cannon: Choosing WASM CAP-46: WebAssembly Smart Contract Runtime Environment CAP-47: Smart Contract Life Cycle CAP-48: Smart Contract Asset Interoperability CAPs are in a public Github repo, and the discussion threads are on a public mailing list, so if you have questions, comments, or suggestions, you can participate in the advancement of the Stellar protocol by joining the conversation. If you're interested in keeping on top of protocol changes, you can also join the Stellar developers google group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/stellar-dev

LIVE

Open Protocol Discussion (4/28/2022)

Apr 28, 2022

Virtual

Join us for a live stream of the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion! In these meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol. This week, we're focusing on Project Jump Cannon, which will bring native smart contracts to Stellar. It's a technical discussion, so if you plan on watching, we advise reading our recent technical blog post about Project Jump Cannon, as well as the first Jump-Cannon-related CAP and the relevant discussion thread: Project Jump Cannon: Choosing WASMCAP-46: WebAssembly Smart Contract Runtime Environment CAP-46 discussion thread

LIVE

Stellar Development Foundation Quarter in Review: Q1 2022

Apr 26, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 9:00 am PT for a presentation of the Stellar Development Foundation’s Q1 2022 quarter in review. The call will be led by SDF’s CEO and Executive Director, Denelle Dixon, who will be joined by Tomer Weller, VP, Tech Strategy, and Jordan Edelstein, CMO, to cover how the Stellar network has grown and strategic highlights from the Stellar Development Foundation in Q1 of this year.You’ll also have the opportunity to submit questions for our speakers

LIVE

Stellar Blockchain Bootcamp with DFS Lab

Apr 26, 2022

DFS Lab in collaboration with the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has launched a call for applicants for their second Blockchain Bootcamp, designed to give early to mid-stage startups in Africa an opportunity to build on Stellar.

LIVE

Paris Blockchain Week Summit

Apr 14, 2022

Paris

Paris Blockchain Week Summit is the flagship event of Paris Blockchain Week, gathering more than 3000 attendees, 70 sponsors, 250 speakers and 100 media partners. ‍ Renowned speakers from the best blockchain and digital asset companies in the world will share their stories and insights on the market and its prospects. More details to come

LIVE

From bootcamp to the Stellar Ecosystem

Mar 15, 2022

Stellar Ecosystem Panel

The Stellar Development Foundation is bringing together company leaders from last year’s Stellar Blockchain Bootcamp in partnership with DFS Lab to highlight their experience building on Stellar during the 4-day bootcamp last fall, and showcase how much they’ve grown since then.

LIVE

SXSW: Finance 3.0 Summit

Mar 12, 2022

Austin, TX

Interested in blockchain, finance, or payments? Connect with the Stellar Development Foundation team at SXSW! Stop by the Stellar Lounge during the Finance 3.0 Summit for access to all-day coffee, daily happy hours from 4:30-6:00, networking, lounge space, a hackathon, Stellar swag, and meet the team. We look forward to seeing you there!

LIVE

Stellar NFT Hackathon @SXSW

Mar 11, 2022

Virtual and in Austin

Join us on March 11-13 and build innovative and accessible NFT experiences on Stellar using JavaScript!

LIVE

Developer workshop: Create innovative NFTs on Stellar using JavaScript

Mar 11, 2022

Virtual and in Austin

Join us virtually or in person in Austin for an exciting developer workshop where you will learn how to create innovative NFTs on Stellar using JavaScript.

LIVE

Stellar NFT Artist Challenge @SXSW

Mar 11, 2022

SDF is inviting artists from around the globe to participate in the Stellar NFT Artist Challenge to mint art as an NFT and win prizes!

LIVE

Open Protocol Discussion (3/3/2022)

Mar 3, 2022

Virtual

Join us for a live stream of the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion! In these meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol. This week, we will once again talk through revisions to CAP-42, a proposal that would give validators control of which fee policy to use for individual transactions included in a ledger. We will return to CAP-44, which would provide validators the ability to configure SPEEDEX, a new design for a fully on-chain decentralized exchange that can scale to an arbitrarily high transaction throughput.

LIVE

Digital Currency Conference panel

Feb 25, 2022

Washington, DC

SDF's General Counsel, Candace Kelly, will join the Digital Currency Conference for an expert panel discussion on the technical approach and the design of a CBDC. Is regulation in this space promoting or hampering innovative payment systems, and what are the implications on the wider geopolitical scenario? The Digital Currency Conference brings central banks and payment innovators together to discuss digital currency technology and design. The event is organized by Currency Research, which works to inspire and progress industry dialogue and efficiency across cash and payments.

LIVE

How to Use Stablecoins in Crossborder Payments

Feb 24, 2022

WEBINAR

Stellar ecosystem company Arf is convening this webinar to share insights on how stablecoins can be used in cross-border payments, and how they are democratizing the financial system.Candace Kelly (SDF), Jimmy Ku (Flutterwave), and Kazım Rifat Ozyilmaz (Arf) will be discussing the present and future uses of stablecoins in crossborder payments, including remittances. The discussion will be moderated by Berhan Kongel.Arf invites anyone who is interested in the transformation of the payments industry to attend.

LIVE

Africa Tech Summit panel

Feb 23, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

At the fourth Africa Tech Summit in Nairobi, the Africa Money & DeFi Summit will connect Africa fintech leaders, global platforms, and thought leaders on the new opportunities in Decentralized Finance (DeFi). Join SDF's Director of Business Development, for a panel discussion on "The Evolution Of International Payments & Remittances."

LIVE

Build on Stellar @Pearl Hacks

Feb 18, 2022

Virtual

SDF is sponsoring Pearl Hacks, a hybrid hackathon hosted by UNC Chapel Hill to further education in tech for women and nonbinary students.

LIVE

Open Protocol Discussion (2/17/2022)

Feb 17, 2022

Virtual

Join us for a live stream of the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion! In these meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol. This week, we will talk through revisions to CAP-42, a proposal that would give validators control of which fee policy to use for individual transactions included in a ledger. We will also cover CAP-44, which would provide validators the ability to configure SPEEDEX, a new design for a fully on-chain decentralized exchange that can scale to an arbitrarily high transaction throughput.

LIVE

Understanding CBDCs: A Policymaker's Guide

Feb 16, 2022

Webinar

SDF is hosting a two-part webinar discussion on the policy and technical considerations for policymakers on the road to a CBDC future. Leaders from the public and private sectors will share their views on what is top of mind for decision-makers and weigh in on the Stellar Development Foundation's (SDF) latest policy paper, Understanding CBDCs: A Guidebook for Regulators and Policymakers.

LIVE

Open Protocol Discussion (2/3/2022)

Feb 3, 2022

Virtual

Join us for a live stream of the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion! In these meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol, and this week, we'll focus on a Core Advancement Proposal that would allow grouping of transactions in order to facilitate the implementation of per-group policies, such as order-book-aware surge pricing. It's a technical discussion, so if you plan on watching, we advise reading through the CAP and the relevant discussion thread for context: CAP-42: Multi-part Transaction Sets Mailing list discussion thread CAPs are in a public Github repo, and the discussion threads are on a public mailing list, so if you have questions, comments, or suggestions, you can participate in the advancement of the Stellar protocol by joining the conversation. If you're interested in keeping on top of protocol changes, you can also join the Stellar developers google group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/stellar-dev

LIVE

Stellar Development Foundation Q4 2021 Review

Jan 25, 2022

Virtual

Join us on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 9:00 am PT for a presentation of the Stellar Development Foundation’s Q4 2021 in review. The call will be led by SDF’s CEO and Executive Director, Denelle Dixon who will be joined by SDF leaders to cover how the Stellar network has grown and strategic highlights from the Stellar Development Foundation in Q4 and for 2021 as a whole. We’ll also have special guest Jake Chervinsky, Head of Policy at the Blockchain Association, to talk about the progress we made in 2021 with policymakers and regulators and what we’ll focus on in 2022. You’ll also have the opportunity to submit questions for our speakers.

LIVE

North American Bitcoin Conference panel: Tomorrow's DeFi

Jan 18, 2022

Miami

The future of finance is decentralized. So what does that mean for security and compliance? Where do your technical leads fit into the strategy? Join this discussion as we explore the DeFi ecosystem of tomorrow. TNABC brings together the innovators, thought-leaders, and decision-makers of the crypto and blockchain industry. Learn more at https://www.btcmiami.com.

LIVE

Virtual Equality Lounge: Redefining Flexibility in the New Normal

Jan 18, 2022

Virtual

The Equality Lounge at Davos is bringing together the world’s most powerful luminaries to assess the current state of global equality and align on solutions that will close the gaps and steer industries towards a more equitable future. If we want to create work environments where employees feel seen, heard, and respected for who they are, we need to have dynamic approaches to a work perk that’s become table stakes in 2022: Flexibility. In this panel, we’ll discuss the tactical and creative ways that leaders can create a flexible work environment that works for their people and for the business.

LIVE

GBBC's Virtual Blockchain Central Davos: “Vision vs. Reality: What Inclusion Means”

Jan 18, 2022

Virtual

In light of the ongoing global health situation, GBBC has postponed its in-person fifth annual Blockchain Central Davos to summer 2022 (date TBD). Instead, GBBC has organized a virtual Blockchain Central Davos on January 18-19th Powered by the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), Blockchain Central Davos has been the hub for blockchain partnership facilitation since 2017. Join us for a virtual program featuring leaders in the blockchain and digital asset space as we unpack the most-pressing developments and challenges facing the ecosystem to unite community and forge solutions in these uncertain times.

LIVE

European Blockchain Convention: Communicating Utility to Grow a Network

Dec 14, 2021

Virtual

European Blockchain Convention was born in 2018 in Barcelona with the mission to inform, educate and connect the global blockchain community. Four years and five large events later, European Blockchain Convention has become the place where thousands of the world’s brightest minds meet every year to discuss the role Blockchain technology will play in the future.

LIVE

The Takeover

Dec 10, 2021

Las Vegas, NV and virtual

Real Vision and MGM Resorts have joined forces to host a groundbreaking event on the biggest revolution since the internet: blockchain. At the iconic MGM Grand in Las Vegas, we’ll be exploring blockchain’s present and future… how it’s touching almost every industry and transforming our lives — and we’re still only in the early days. The Takeover will be a big event with big names and even bigger ideas.

LIVE

The Global Fintech Warming: Democratizing Finance with Blockchain

Dec 7, 2021

Virtual

At Fearless in FinTech you will have the opportunity to learn from the most creative leaders at both Emerging FinTech Companies and Established Financial Services Firms in order to ready yourself and your organization for the increasingly diffuse and interactive way customers engage with their money. For too long, investors have been stuck between a rock and a hard place: lack of liquidity in private markets and diminishing returns in public markets. Enter blockchain technology, which is “melting the ice” by making private investments more liquid and accessible to the general public. Silicon Valley investor SC Moatti and Denelle Dixon, CEO and Executive Director of Stellar Development Foundation, will discuss the recent waves blockchain is making in the global financial infrastructure and value chain and what it means for the future of investing.

LIVE

P2P Financial Systems International Workshop: CBDC panel

Dec 1, 2021

Virtual

Join SDF's COO, Jason Chlipala, for a panel discussion on Central Bank Digital Currencies alongside David Andolfatto (Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis) and Thomas Moser (Alternate Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank). The panel will be moderated by Geoffrey Goodell (UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies).

LIVE

Fintech Abu Dhabi: Can decentralised finance and compliance co-exist?

Nov 23, 2021

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Virtual)

Fintech Abu Dhabi is free to attend - register now and you'll gain access to over 40 hours of content and the chance to learn from more than 150 speakers! Join fintech pioneers, investors, VCs, founders and industry leaders for two days of unmissable opportunity, only at MENA’s leading fintech festival.

LIVE

Meridian

Nov 17, 2021

Virtual

To connect global financial infrastructure, we need to build a strong foundation at the ground level. Local and regional efforts may start by addressing the challenges closest to them, but with the right infrastructure, these solutions can also scale worldwide. Meridian 2021 will serve as a forum for experts in finance, policy, and technology from within and beyond the Stellar community to discuss exciting developments on the network and in the broader industry. This event is virtual and free for everyone.

LIVE

LA Blockchain Summit / Stellar's next wave: AMMs, new partnerships and more

Nov 2, 2021

Virtual

LA Blockchain Summit explores current issues and new developments in crypto and blockchain, as part of LA Blockchain week.

LIVE

Open Protocol Discussion (10/28/21)

Oct 28, 2021

Virtual

Join us for a live stream of the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion on October 28 at 2:00 PM ET! In these bi-weekly meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol. This meeting will focus on CAP-21, which generalizes transaction pre-conditions, and paves the way for building payment channels on Stellar. It's a technical discussion, so if you are interested in following along, we suggest reading through that CAP.

LIVE

Blockchain Camp ecosistema cripto en América Latina

Oct 27, 2021

Virtual

(En Español) Discussion about the Crypto Ecosystem and DeFi in Latin America

LIVE

Money 20/20: 'Increasing Financial Access & Services with Tokenization'

Oct 24, 2021

Las Vegas

Stellar Development Foundation and Circle are proud to sponsor the ‘Increasing Financial Access & Services with Tokenization’ session at Money 20/20

LIVE

Techstars Startup Weekend Blockchain Latam with Visa and Stellar

Oct 15, 2021

VIRTUAL

Sponsored by Visa and the Stellar Development Foundation, Techstars Startup Weekend Blockchain Latam is an online event that unites the blockchain community in Latin America to build innovative ideas solving problems in the financial sector.

LIVE

Open Protocol Discussion (10/14/21)

Oct 14, 2021

Virtual

Join us for a live stream of the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion on October 14 at 2:00 PM ET!

LIVE

Stellar Development Foundation Q3 2021 Review

Oct 14, 2021

Virtual

Join us on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 12:00pm ET for a presentation of the Stellar Development Foundation’s Q3 in review.

LIVE

Blockchain NYC virtual meetup: Understanding Stellar

Oct 12, 2021

Virtual

Join Billy Grenis, SDF's Manager of BD and Partnerships, for a Stellar 101 presentation and Q&A. This virutal meetup is hosted by BlockchainNYC, the city's largest blockchain community.

LIVE

Reimagina las finanzas con blockchain

Oct 6, 2021

VIRTUAL PANEL

Join Visa and Stellar Development Foundation on October 6 at 2 PM CDT for a panel in Spanish featuring fintech companies that use both Stellar and Visa technology to provide digital financial services in the region.

LIVE

Revolutionizing Cross-Border Payments with Stablecoins

Oct 5, 2021

NYC

How the $100B market of blockchain stablecoins is enabling faster and more efficient international payments for both businesses and customers.

LIVE

Blockchain Bootcamp with DFS Lab

Sep 28, 2021

Virtual

SDF is pleased to partner with DFS Lab on a Blockchain Bootcamp, designed to give early to mid-stage startups in Africa an opportunity to build on Stellar.

LIVE

Digital Asset and CBDC Compliance panel

Sep 27, 2021

Virtual

SDF COO Join Jason Chlipala at the BSN Global Partnership Conference for a panel on the future of CBDCs and digital assets.

LIVE

Cryptocurrency and the Global Market panel

Sep 22, 2021

Virtual

Join SDF CEO and ED, Denelle Dixon, for a panel discussion on Cryptocurrency and the Global Market at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Leadership Conference. Speakers include: Representative Darren Soto, U.S. House of Representatives; Cuy Sheffield, Head of Crypto Products, Visa; Jonathan Ponciano Senior Reporter, Forbes; and Kristin Smith, Executive Director, Blockchain Association.

LIVE

GBBC Blockchain Central UNGA Panel

Sep 17, 2021

Virtual

Join SDF Head of Ecosystem, Justin Rice, for a panel discussion on 'Closing the Gap on Financial Inclusion' at Blockchain Central, hosted by the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) alongside the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

LIVE

Open Protocol Discussion (9/9/21)

Sep 9, 2021

Join us for a live stream of the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion on September 9th at 2:00 PM ET! In these bi-weekly meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol.

LIVE

REIMAGINE 2021

Aug 16, 2021

Virtual

Tune in on Monday, August 16 at 2:25pm ET for a discussion with Tomer Weller, SDF's Director of Partner Engineering, to learn about what's new with Stellar, our work over the past year, how we support partners building on the network, and more.

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Open Protocol Discussion (7/29/21)

Jul 29, 2021

Join us for a live stream of the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion on July 29th at 2:00 PM ET as we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol.

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Fintech in Africa

Jul 28, 2021

Stellar Ecosystem Panel

SDF is hosting an Ecosystem Panel to discuss interesting trends in the fintech and blockchain space, and to explore the experiences of aspiring companies delivering digital financial services across the continent.

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DACOM DeFi 2021 Panel

Jul 21, 2021

Virtual

"The Future of Trading Venues and Regulatory Outlook" panel will explore perspectives on the future of trading venues and offer suggestions on how, and in what ways, regulators should address this space.

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Global CBDC Challenge webinar: Can CBDCs Truly Enable Financial Inclusion?

Jul 15, 2021

Virtual

As Latin America rapidly evolves in their quest to become a global innovation hub, what can we expect to see from the region's rising digital currency landscape, and how will the implementation of a rCBDC system benefit Latin America?

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Stellar Development Foundation Q2 2021 Review

Jul 15, 2021

Virtual

Join us on Thursday July 15, 2021 at 9:00 am PT for a presentation of the Stellar Development Foundation’s Q2 in review.

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Open Protocol Discussion (6/17/21)

Jun 17, 2021

Join us for a live stream of the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion on June 17th at 2:00 PM ET! In these bi-weekly meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol.

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Hack Africa by Encode Club

Jun 15, 2021

SDF is sponsoring Hack Africa, Encode Club's sixth hackathon and the world’s biggest Africa-focused blockchain hackathon, organized in partnership with Web3Bridge.

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Payments Canada Summit Panel

Jun 4, 2021

Virtual

Join Rob Durscki, SDF's Senior Director, Business Development & Partnerships, for a panel on 'The next payments frontier: the future of digital currencies in Canada' at the 2021 Payments Canada Summit.

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DeFi Summer Hackathon by Minority Programmers Association

Jun 4, 2021

VIRTUAL

SDF is sponsoring DeFi Summer, a hackathon hosted by the Minority Programmers Association to foster engagement in the DeFi community and further access for anyone to the global financial system.

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UCSD Webinar: Cryptocurrency and Central Bank Digital Currency

May 27, 2021

Virtual

Beyond the media hype, the digitization of money is transforming cross border money flows, sovereign monetary authority and the global financial system as we know it. The student-led Strategic Studies Group (SSG) has convened a panel with leaders in this space to discuss current developments and explore implications for the future. The webinar will be a moderated discussion and will include Q&A from the audience. We welcome your input, and we encourage you to submit questions in advance to help formulate the discussion (send to: [email protected]).Speakers:• Jim Cunha, Senior Vice President of Secure Payments and FinTech, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; and head of the U.S. Federal Reserve CBDC project with MIT• Denelle Dixon, CEO and Executive Director, Stellar Development Foundation• Josh Lipsky, Director, Atlantic Council GeoEconomics CenterModerators:• Victor Shih, Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy• Michael Poor, 2021 MAS-IA Candidate, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy‍Register here for the free event.

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Consensus 2021

May 26, 2021

The last year has brought the need for financial inclusion into clearer focus than ever as we’ve witnessed the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on the people, communities, and countries lacking financial infrastructure. We know that we have the technological tools to solve the problem. So, what now? Join this session to hear from the Stellar Development Foundation’s CEO & Executive Director, Denelle Dixon, about how the Stellar network is connecting the world to faster, more accessible financial rails that put financial services into the hands of people who need them.Don't miss The Urgent Case for Blockchain as a Driver for Financial Inclusion at Consensus 2021 on Wednesday May 26 at 5:30 pm ET.

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Open Protocol Discussion (5/6/21)

May 6, 2021

Join us for a live stream of the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion on May 6th at 2:00 PM ET! In these bi-weekly meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol.

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Ecosystem panel: Plug in to the world of Stellar assets

May 4, 2021

Ecosystem Panel

The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator is hosting a panel discussion moderated by Justin Rice, VP of Ecosystem at the Stellar Development Foundation, and joined by a panel of key ecosystem players as they explore assets on Stellar, and explain how you can build an app that takes advantage of them.

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LendIt USA

Apr 29, 2021

Virtual

SDF CEO & Executive Director, Denelle Dixon, will join a panel discussion, The Paradigm Shift That We All Know is Coming: Digital Currencies, at LendIt USA 2021. Register here.

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Blockchain Finance Forum Keynote

Apr 29, 2021

SDF's Vice President of Business Development, Mark Heynen, will take the stage at this year's Blockchain Finance Forum: Europe 2021. Check out the event website for more details on his keynote as the event approaches!

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Luxembourg Blockchain Week Panel

Apr 29, 2021

Virtual

SDF General Counsel Candace Kelly will join Luxembourg Blockchain Week for a panel discussion on the extent to which blockchain is the solution to facilitate access to financial services. The session will be moderated by Nasir Zubairi from LHoFT and fellow panelists are Patrick Corker from Circle and Joseph Seibert from Signature Bank.

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Open Protocol Discussion (4/22/21)

Apr 22, 2021

Join us for a live stream of the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion! In these bi-weekly meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol.

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GBBC University Dialogues on Blockchain & Digital Assets

Apr 20, 2021

VIRTUAL

On the inaugural session of GBBC's “University Dialogues", VP of Ecosystem of the Stellar Development Foundation, Justin Rice, will join a panel focused on the blockchain technology space, particularly digital asset and enterprise blockchain solutions.

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Chamber of Digital Commerce Parallel Summit

Apr 15, 2021

Virtual

What exactly is the critical role that digital assets and blockchain will play in the global economy for decades to come? How are new decentralized technologies and digital assets transforming traditional financial institutions and markets now? Why must the United States act more urgently to carve out a global leadership position and what is at stake if we don’t move more quickly and decisively?SDF COO, Jason Chlipala, will join a discussion with Rumi Morales, Partner at Outlier Ventures, and Patrick Campos, Chief Strategy Officer at Securrency, to tackle these questions and more at Parallel Summit's panel on Lessons from Industry Pioneers. Learn more about the event and how to register here.

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NFTs on Stellar

Apr 15, 2021

Round Table Discussion

What's the current state of NFTs on Stellar? What's in store for the future? In this roundtable discussion, some key NFT players in the ecosystem will cover those questions and more.

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Paris FinTech Forum

Apr 15, 2021

Virtual

SDF CEO and Executive Director, Denelle Dixon, will join a panel during Paris FinTech Forum's April event. Stay tuned for more details!

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Stellar Development Foundation Q1 2021 Review

Apr 13, 2021

Digital Event

Join us for a presentation of the Stellar Development Foundation’s Q1 in review on Tuesday April 13, 2021 at 9:00 am PT. The call will be led by SDF’s CEO and Executive Director, Denelle Dixon, who will be joined by SDF leaders to share the progress we’ve made in the start of 2021. They will cover growth metrics for the Stellar network and other strategic highlights and achievements from the Stellar Development Foundation over the first quarter. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

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European Blockchain Convention

Apr 12, 2021

Virtual

SDF is slated to take the stage in the social impact track on the first day of the European Blockchain Convention, live April 12 - 16, 2021. Stay tuned for more details!

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Blockchain By Women Panel: Ensuring Privacy and Security of Digital Assets and Blockchain Apps

Mar 31, 2021

Virtual

While blockchains themselves have advanced security and privacy features, the applications built on them may not. Ensuring the protection of sensitive data, whether personal, company or government, has become a bigger concern as Central Bank Digital Currency projects increase around the world. In this session, we’ll hear experts discuss the security and privacy issues and how to address them.Speakers Candace Kelly, General Counsel, Stellar Development FoundationEmma Channing ,CEO/Founder Satis GroupChris Tse, CEO/Founder CardstackAnastasia Bez, Director Operations, KadenaModeratorKaren Hsu, Founder, Blockchain by Women; Chief Marketing Officer, Appdome‍Register for this free event here.

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Blockchain Africa Conference

Mar 18, 2021

Virtual

SDF CEO and Executive Director, Denelle Dixon, will take the stage at Blockchain Africa Conference for a keynote address, The Stellar Network: Connecting Global Financial Infrastructure. ‍Registration is free. Click here to learn more.

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Open Protocol Discussion (3/11/21)

Mar 11, 2021

Join us for a live stream of the Stellar Open Protocol Discussion! In these bi-weekly meetings, we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol.

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World Government Summit

Mar 9, 2021

Virtual

The world’s digital infrastructure has come to the forefront as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything from education, jobs, and social interactions was transferred onto the digital sphere in an effort to continue the functioning of the processes that hold civilization together. Although the digital economy sector has been around for quite some time, it has seen a sudden, albeit necessary influx of believers, investors, businesses and consumers of various sectors. As we enter the new year, the world is grappling with the worst economic downturn since the great depression (according to the IMF). Will the future of opportunity and prosperity lie in the digital economy?. We are joined by Anthony Di Iorio, Co-Founder of Ethereum and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Decentral, and Denelle Dixon, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Stellar Development Foundation, to discuss whether 2021 will be the year where currency as we know it will change, for good.

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Women Building in Blockchain: Unique Perspectives on Developing Products and Businesses

Mar 8, 2021

In honor of International Women’s Day, SDF CEO and Executive Director Denelle Dixon will moderate a roundtable discussion with: Karen Chang, VP of Engineering; Lisa Nestor, Senior Strategist; Tiffany Stewart, Head of Design, Vibrant; and Shannon Romano, Sr. Technical Program Manager.

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Jed McCaleb speaks at the RZRblock Virtual Hackathon of the University of Arkansas

Mar 5, 2021

This spring, the University of Arkansas' Blockchain Center of Excellence is hosting the RZRblock Hackathon – a completely free, virtual, and month-long blockchain hackathon competition that will be open to students, as well as individuals in the professional community. Hackathon teams will be able to engage with industry professionals and build solutions for real-world, blockchain-enabled use cases.

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