Monthly RoundUp

June 2020

Executive Director Message 

June brought the second quarter of 2020 to a close — and with it, the acceptance of a new normal as we’ve grown accustomed to virtual business as usual. While the Stellar Development Foundation has been fortunate to continue growing and thriving in this evolved business environment, the events of the first half of this year have called our focus to the many in our communities who are struggling.  

We believe the technology we’re working on is going to help address some of these struggles over the long-term. But, we continue to ask ourselves, what can we do to help today?

We’ve decided that part of our short-term answer is to continue our partnership with Lumenthropy, in collaboration with our community, for the month of July to support a cause deeply relevant to today’s challenges: University of San Francisco Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice, a nonprofit driving interdisciplinary research, education, advocacy, creative expression, and multimedia publication to investigate, illuminate, and advance the theory and practice of transformational nonviolence to powerfully confront and overcome injustice and systemic violence and contribute to the just resolution of communal conflict. For the entire month, we will match XLM donations made by our community up to 2 million XLM. 

As I’ve said before, there is no better time for us to collectively leverage the power and strength of our community to help the people and causes that reflect our values. We hope you join us supporting the important work of USF by donating today.


Stellar Ecosystem Updates

Protocol 13 upgrade

The Stellar network successfully upgraded to Protocol 13 on June 18!

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Meridian 2020: Global Connection to Solve Real World Challenges

We are devoting this year’s Meridian conference to respond to the urgency of now by creating a forum for global collaboration that focuses on ideas and accelerates action. Sign-up to receive the latest updates on content and logistics!

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Check out the new Stellar documentation

After months of work, a bit of beta testing, and a lot of great feedback from the ecosystem, we're finally ready to launch the new, improved Stellar docs. You can find them at

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Protect your accounts

There are no giveaways, staking events, or social promotions. Always check URLs and never share your secret keys.

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Anchor Basics webinar recap

We hosted a webinar to share the important role anchors play on the Stellar network. We covered the basics of the anchor model, the opportunity for anchors, and the path to becoming an anchor!

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Discussion round begins for the Stellar Community Fund

Proposal submissions are in for the 5th Stellar Community Fund! Go check them out and start leaving feedback for participant entries!

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Introducing Vault Signer Card

LOBSTR partners with Tangem to bring flexible multisig solutions to life.

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Successful cooperation with Bankhaus von der Heydt and Bitbond: KlickOwn completes first issuance

Hamburg-based crowd investing platform KlickOwn successfully completed the initial bond offering for the property "Historisches Lüneburg". Issuances on KlickOwn are conducted exclusively via so-called tokenized securities, also known as security tokens.

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Stellar Developer Updates

Horizon 1.5.0 Released

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Stellar Developer Digest Issue #50

AnchorUSD goes fee-less, how Stellar is changing the payment industry, and new Stellar documentation.

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Stellar Community Articles & Interviews

The Stellar Podcast - Episode 24
Why Threefold Chose Stellar
5 Ways the Stellar Network is Changing the Global Payment Industry
Hosted Checkouts with COINQVEST - Cryptocurrency Payment Processing for Online Businesses and E-Commerce
Horizon: Una API REST para Stellar
Wirex - Crypto Corner: A Profile on Stellar


Upcoming Events

July 9 - Open Protocol Discussion

July 10 - Turing Complete Contract Proposal for Stellar

July 15 - Stellar Development Foundation Q2 in Review

November 16 - Meridian


Watch: The Money Movement: Stablecoins and Global Finance

Watch: Anchor Basics: The Business and Benefits of Anchors on the Stellar Network

Watch: User-Friendly Key Management with SEP-30 Recoverysigner

Watch: Code & Hacks: Crea tu primer Smart Contract con Stellar

SDF New Hires

Alec Charbonneau, Software Engineer 

Alec is a software engineer joining the SDF Nebula team. Most recently he led the development for a fintech startup, building their MVP and getting them their first revenue. Prior to that he worked for various finance companies including Bank of America and a crypto company Circle, where his passion for the blockchain space began. 

Aditi Gangurde, Marketing and Brand Designer

Aditi is a visual designer joining the Marketing team. Previously, she was a freelance designer at Facebook and other agencies in SF and NY. She has worked on B2B teams as well as consumer fintech startups. Her work is focused around storytelling and creating meaningful brand experiences for users. 

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.Read our Security Guide for more information.

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