Monthly RoundUp

July 2020

Executive Director Message 

Just a few days ago, the Stellar network celebrated its 6th anniversary. What started as an idea  has grown to be supported by an ecosystem of thousands. Developers, entrepreneurs, and businesses around the world are bringing us closer and closer to realizing the potential of this technology to create equitable access to the global financial system. 

In part, our growth over the last six years is possible and thanks to all of you who've joined us on this open source, open network journey. We couldn't do it without you. So, happy anniversary to Stellar and its ecosystem. Here's to the work we'll do over the next six years!


Stellar Ecosystem Updates

DSTOQ is live!

DSTOQ has launched in over 100 countries and helps make investing accessible and affordable for people in emerging markets.

Download for iOS→     |    Download for Android→

Welcome, Albedo!

Our friends at have released a new Stellar delegated signer... and it's awesome.

Read the article →

Stellar Development Foundation Q2 in Review.

In the release of our second quarterly report, we provide an overview of our strategic advances, aligned to the pillars of our roadmap: ensuring the robustness and usability of Stellar, being the blockchain people know and trust, and fostering sustainable Stellar use-cases.

Learn more →

Stellar is live in the Samsung Blockchain Keystore.

This integration empowers Stellar end users to securely store private keys on select Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

Read the press release→

It's time to cast your votes for the Stellar Community Fund!

Round 5 of the Stellar Community Fund has reached the final voting phase! Over the next week, you can cast your vote on how to split the 3,000,000 lumens prize pool.

Go vote →

We want to hear from you! Stellar Ecosystem Survey & Cross Border Payments Survey.

We are currently running two surveys and would like to hear from you! If you're building on Stellar, we want to learn how we can help improve the experience. We also want to learn more about how you make cross-border payments and the challenges associated with making them.

How to build an anchor with Polaris

Interested in becoming a Stellar anchor but aren't sure where to start? In this talk, software engineer Jake Urban will give step-by-step instructions explaining how to set up and use Polaris, a django app that makes it easy to launch fiat on/off ramps.

Learn more →

Should we increase the minimum fee?

It's time to reopen the minimum fee discussion. Check out our blog for a breakdown on why we’re proposing this change and what it might mean for you.

Read the blog →

Stellar Developer Updates

Horizon 1.6.0 Released

Learn more →

Stellar Developer Digest Issue #54

Stellar Community Fund finalists announced, Bitbond sees growing interest in STOs, and a new delegated signer for the Stellar network.

Read the digest →

Check out our New Docs!

Reminder to check out our new documentation and provide feedback!

Dive in →

Stellar Community Articles & Interviews

The Stellar Podcast - Live
It is time for blockchain to prioritize diversity and inclusion
Bitbond CEO: We Have Been Approached by 60 Different Companies Interested in Our STO Technology
Customer Management For Cryptocurrency Payment Processing with COINQVEST


Upcoming Events

Friday, August 7 @ 8:00 EDT (12:00 noon UTC ) - r/stellar AMA with Velo Labs

November 16 - Meridian


Watch - Open Protocol Discussion

Watch - Turing Complete Contract Proposal for Stellar

Watch - Stellar Development Foundation Q2 in Review

Watch - How to build an anchor with Polaris

Watch - Code & Hacks: Cómo crear una billetera cripto en Stellar con React

SDF New Hires

Andrea Lo, Senior Director of Investments, Operations 

Andrea is responsible for driving the strategy and investments related to the Stellar Enterprise Fund. For the past decade, Andrea has worked as a founder, investor, and operator at early stage fintech startups and venture capital funds both in the US and abroad. Most recently, Andrea was Head of Business Development at Harbor (acq by Bitgo), a platform for unlocking liquidity options for alternative assets. 

Caroline Young, Content Creator & Writer

Caroline is responsible for putting actions into words on behalf of SDF. Before SDF, she was at LinkedIn building communities and managing content campaigns for their Marketing and Sales Solutions. Caroline’s also written on many different topics as a freelancer, so feel free to ask her about wedding horror stories, hikes she’s never been on, and how AI can revolutionize the hiring space.

We're hiring →

Reminder: Beware of “Hard Fork” Scams, Impersonators, and “Giveaway Scams”. We will never ask for your private keys, and we will never ask you to send us cryptocurrency. Learn more about how to protect yourself and your accounts in our Security guide.

DISCLAIMER: does not endorse any third party organizations that are named in this and/or any other communication(s). Please conduct due diligence and interact with these organizations at your discretion.

Safety Policy: The Stellar team will NEVER ask you for your private keys. We will NEVER ask you to deposit funds to any wallet address. We do not hold giveaways or similar events. Read our Security Guide for more information. For more information about how we use and protect information we collect, please see our privacy policy.

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