We’re officially in fall season – my favorite season!! You might have seen a lot of online activity from SDF in recent weeks, which just points to how busy we’ve been… and how much more is coming up right around the corner. To recap:
And that’s just the first block on the chain… stay tuned for some more exciting developments as we head into next month.
Sustainability and efficiency are integral to Stellar by design. Via the Stellar Consensus Protocol, a low-energy consensus mechanism achieved through Proof-of-Agreement (PoA), the Stellar network is designed to connect financial systems so they can work together seamlessly. Download our newly released report to learn more about a first-of-its-kind assessment framework in measuring electricity consumption across different blockchain protocols.
Stax, a universal money app developed by Hover Developer Services, Inc. to enable users across Africa to access their bank accounts, and mobile wallets in one place without using mobile data, has received $500,000 from the Stellar Development Foundation’s Matching Fund to support Stax in building an affordable, borderless mobile wallet on the Stellar blockchain.
Stellar Development Foundation CEO Denelle Dixion is looking forward to Meridian, Stellar’s annual conference happening in Rome October 11-13. This year’s theme is The Urgency of Doing, because we know the challenges we face need urgent solutions and committed people to make them reality.
SDF CEO and Executive Director Denelle Dixon testified in front of the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry for a hearing on the Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act (DCCPA). The bipartisan legislation was created to empower the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as the authority to oversee digital commodities.
Banks, fintechs and exchanges can now leverage the infrastructure, speed, and low cost of the Stellar network to access a truly global digital dollar, USD Coin (USDC). Purpose-built for payments, the Stellar network delivers and instantly exchanges the world’s digital currencies, at scale.
SCF #11’s first submission deadline is fast approaching. To commemorate this exciting event, we hearkened back to SCF #10 and spoke to Matus Vojcik, SCF winner and founder of Vitreous, a transparent fundraising platform built on Stellar. Take a gander to learn about Matus’s business and his experience with SCF – it may even give you inspiration for your own blockchain-based project!
Going to Money20/20 this October? Register for an exclusive breakfast session on Tuesday, 10/25 hosted by the Stellar Development Foundation. 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.
Hear from former SCF winner, Beans, and learn what makes a winning project and how SCF has opened doors for them.
What is Beans? Beans is a non-custodial wallet app that enables people to send money internationally at zero fees. Founded by fintech entrepreneur Wouter Arkink, Beans aims to be the digital blockchain wallet that even your parents can use, no problem.
Wishing to solve the problem of fractured financial systems in Africa, LINK set out to establish the foundation of a digital cross-border payments infrastructure while offering streamlined B2B and P2P products.
Let’s explore what Bitwage does to help the rest of the Stellar ecosystem. The value it brings is real-life usage of Stellar: helping people get paid, saving money, supporting their families, and choosing how they want to access their savings.
Now is the time to refocus the conversation on how blockchain technology can benefit those left behind because it has the potential to improve the current financial system and create new opportunities, but only if we are open to exploring all its possibilities.
With Protocol 19 in place, Stellar users and builders are free to explore the wondrous world of payment channels! And even experiment with Starlight — SDF’s very own Layer 2 payment channel protocol.
Stellar Ramps is a suite of open standards enabling your application to connect to a global network of on and off ramps provided by Stellar anchors. Anchors, financial institutions that bridge Stellar to traditional payment rails, enable users to on-ramp or exchange local fiat for digital assets onto the Stellar network, or vice versa, and then use a wallet to transact with and store their assets.
Submissions are open for the 11th round of the Stellar Community Fund! Apply to the SCF with your Stellar-based project before one of the submission deadlines Sept 25 & Oct 30 and request the budget you need to realize your vision.
We're excited to share the second preview release of Soroban™. Soroban is a new smart contracts platform designed for scalability and sensibility. We shared the first preview release last month. Since then, we've heard a ton of great feedback from developers experimenting with writing smart contracts. This has helped us to continue to refine the platform and add new features to extend its functionality.
Stellar’s developer documentation has a new look and fresh content! Of course, updates have always been made to the docs as changes and new features affect the network. However, this update is much more significant and features a new structure, updated documentation, and additional sections.
Only with a federal or even global standard for stablecoins can we truly begin to deliver clarity to consumers. A legally established and enforceable stablecoin definition will go a long way to building the trust required for this technology to be a viable payment alternative ready for mass adoption.
We are so close to the start of Meridian 2022, our annual conference! Before we pack our luggage last minute, remind ourselves not to forget our passports, and arrive at the airport way too close to boarding, we thought it’d be helpful to set expectations and remind everyone of what they can look forward to when attending Meridian.
Blockchain technology provides innovative new ways to create economic models around carbon removal that support far greater and faster scale. The data that proves removal can be stored in the blockchain, and digital assets that represent the carbon removed can be traded with virtually zero transaction fees, opening up the market to new participants.
In this episode, Tomer chats with Fabrice Dautriat, Head of Developer Ecosystem at Ledger. Fabrice Dautriat is an engineer who started his crypto journey five years ago. He first joined Ledger as a Product Manager for Hardware Wallet applications and is responsible for integrating a variety of different projects with Ledger and orchestrating the platform approach Ledger is building.
Sigal Mandelker, lawyer and longtime public servant, served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, and held many other senior positions throughout her distinguished government career. Now at Ribbit Capital, a VC focused on financial services and technology, she’s leveraging that experience to help change the world of finance. She sits down with Denelle to share what motivated her early on in her career, her approach to engaging with industry for better outcomes, and how that public sector experience impacts her work with founders now.
Stellar developers are in the process of building a smart contracts platform called Soroban, and as part of that work, they've started having open discussions about how to prevent state growth.
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