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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

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Meridian

Nov 16, 2020

Virtual Conference

It's back... we're excited to announce Stellar's 2nd annual conference, Meridian 2020: Global Connection to Solve Real World Challenges.From November 16 - 20, Meridian will bring engaging content and speakers from within and beyond the Stellar community as a virtual experience, free for everyone.More information about Meridian is coming very soon. Check out the Meridian portal and sign-up to be notified when registration opens!

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Code&Hacks: Crea tu propio anchor con Stellar

Nov 11, 2020

Blockchain Academy Mexico

¡Ya aprendimos sobre los Stellar Anchors y cómo funcionan! Ahora, aprende a crear tu propio anchor en esta nueva sesión de #CodeandHacks.

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Stellar course in Portuguese

Nov 11, 2020

Institute of Technology and Society in Rio

The Institute of Technology and Society in Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio) is hosting a free online certificate course about Stellar in Portuguese. The course focuses on business and ranges from the basic fundamentals of Stellar to sophisticated uses of applications. This workshop will both offer a high-level overview of Stellar (11/10) as well discuss the possibilities of Stellar in Brazil (11/11).

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Custodial vs. Non-Custodial Apps: Which Side Are You On?

Oct 29, 2020

Round Table Discussion

If you're building a product on Stellar — on any blockchain network, really — one of the first things you have to figure out is how to manage users' secret keys. There are two fundamentally different approaches, and they're practically and philosophically at odds: custodial solutions keep keys on behalf of users; non-custodial solutions put keys users' hands. The big question: which one is more important to the Stellar ecosystem right now?

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Code&Hacks: ¿Qué son los Stellar Anchors?

Oct 28, 2020

Blockchain Academy Mexico

¿Sabías que Los Stellar Anchors son aquellas instituciones financieras reguladas, empresas de servicios monetarios o empresas de tecnología financiera que te permiten realizar transacciones con la red de Stellar? Conoce más en esta nueva sesión de Code & Hacks.

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IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings: Cross-Border Payments—The Private Sector Steps Up

Oct 19, 2020

Virtual Conference

SDF CEO and Executive Director, Denelle Dixon, will join a discussion on cross border payments during the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings. The panel, hosted by IMF Deputy Director of Monetary and Capital Markets Department, Dong He, will explore the current shortcomings of cross-border payments and the new technological developments to offer innovative solutions. Which are some of the emerging solutions, and how might we benefit from them? The panel will also uncover what private entrepreneurs expect from policymakers and regulators. Can innovation be encouraged while preserving a level playing field, and ensuring interoperability of solutions?Moderator: Dong He, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMFPanelists:Denelle Dixon, CEO, StellarJonathan Dharmapalan, CEO, eCurrencyRory MacFarquhar, Senior VP, MastercardRene Reinsberg, CEO, CeloLearn more about the cross-border payments program here or see the full IMF-World Bank annual meeting agenda here.

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Stellar Development Foundation Q3 in Review

Oct 15, 2020

Webinar

Join us on Thursday October 15 at 9:00 am PT for a presentation of Stellar Development Foundation’s quarter in review. SDF CEO Denelle Dixon will lead the call to share a major announcement about the Stellar network, in addition to the strategic highlights from the Stellar Development Foundation and Stellar network over Q3 of 2020. She will be joined by SDF leaders and a special guest. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation. A quarterly report summarizing the quarter’s achievements will be sent out shortly before the call to registrants.

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Code & Hacks: Operaciones Multifirma con Stellar

Oct 14, 2020

Blockchain Academy Mexico

¿Sabías que en Stellar la multifirma es utilizada como una autorización para que se considere que las transacciones que se quieren realizar son válidas? Conoce más en esta nueva transmisión de Code & Hacks.

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The Future of Money: Innovative Solutions for our Transforming Global Economy

Oct 14, 2020

Webinar

Partnership opportunities between the public and private sector around CBDCs is growing, but establishing a roadmap which balances regulatory requirements of one sector and the innovative spirit of another is an ongoing process. Additionally, it is increasingly important that the proliferation of digital assets (stablecoins, CBDCs, etc.) provides for sustainable development without contributing to growing, global inequality. Join this webinar hosted by the Digital Chamber of Commerce, featuring Denelle Dixon, SDF's CEO & Executive Director, for a panel discussion about the future of money and the innovative solutions that are transforming our global economy.Speakers• John Velissarios -- Global Managing Director, Accenture• Tim Grant -- Head of Business, SDX• Michael Spitz -- CEO, Main Incubator, Commerzbank• Harish Natarajan -- Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank• Steven Becker -- President and COO, Maker Foundation• Caroline Pham -- Deputy Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Citi• Anikó Szombati -- Chief Digital Officer, Central Bank of Hungary• Denelle Dixon -- Executive Director, Stellar Development Foundation• Wee Kee Toh -- Deputy Director in the FinTech and Innovation Group (FTIG), Monetary Authority of Singapore‍Register for the webinar here. ‍

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Stellar Quest: Learn Stellar, win prizes!

Oct 9, 2020

Engineering Talks

Join this week’s Engineering Talk to learn about Stellar Quest, a fun new way to get started developing on Stellar!

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LA Blockchain Summit

Oct 7, 2020

Virtual Conference

Denelle Dixon and Jed McCaleb are both taking the virtual stage at LA Blockchain Summit. At 2:10 pm PT / 5:10 pm ET, Jed will participate in a fireside chat on The Future of Payment Networks: Scalability Challenges and Solutions. At 3:15 pm PT / 6:15 pm ET, Denelle will join a panel discussion on Digital Identity, Open Money, and the Framework for a Truly Decentralized Global Internet. Check out the full agenda and sign up for this free event to watch Jed and Denelle in action.

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Achieving Network Effects on an Open Network

Oct 7, 2020

In this special roundtable, board members of the Stellar Development Foundation will come together to discuss the implications of network effects and share their expertise on how to accomplish this value-growth model in blockchain. They will also explore the potential of building on an open network like the Stellar network. We’ll also leave time to take questions from attendees.

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The State of International Remittance

Oct 7, 2020

Webinar

SDF's Senior Strategist, Lisa Nestor, will join a webinar hosted by The Block on the state of international remittances. Fellow panelists include Thomas Trépanier, Head of Business Development, Roxe settlement network by Apifiny, and Asheesh Birla, SVP of Product and Corporate Development, Ripple. Sign up for the webinar and watch Lisa share her insights on remittances live.

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Two Sides of the American Coin: Innovation & Regulation of Digital Assets

Oct 1, 2020

Webinar

As demand for the digitization of new assets grows beyond capital markets to include industries like insurance, healthcare, and real estate, questions linger on how best to regulate the marketplace without stifling innovation. Regulators and blockchain industry leaders must work together to identify solutions that will promote responsible growth in asset digitization.Join this webinar hosted by the Digital Chamber of Commerce, featuring Seth Hertlein, SDF's Head of Policy and Government Affairs, for a panel discussion to discuss innovation and regulation of digital assets in the United States. Speakers• Hillary Brill – Interim Executive Director of the Institute of Technology Law & Policy, Georgetown University Law Center (Moderator)• Jonathan Steinberg – Founder and CEO, WisdomTree• Daniel Gorfine – Co-founder, Digital Dollar Project; CEO, Gattaca Horizons• Jay Biancamano – Head of US Digital Assets, State Street• Jennifer Peve – Managing Director of Business Innovation, DTCC• Patrick Campos – Chief Strategy Officer, Securrency• Seth Hertlein – Head of Policy & Government Relations, Stellar Development Foundation

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Code & Hacks: ¿Cómo programar transacciones en Stellar?

Sep 30, 2020

Blockchain Academy Mexico

Aprende en esta nueva sesión de Code and Hacks como puedes programar las transacciones en Stellar. ¡No te la pierdas!

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Stellar Virtual Meetup 9/29

Sep 29, 2020

Zoom

Join SDF and the Stellar community for a virtual meetup! This month, we'll be hosting a community "show and tell", get an introduction to Meridian2020, and vote on submissions to the Ecosystem Meridian Speaker Survey!

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Stellar Virtual Meetup LATAM

Sep 23, 2020

Virtual

Join us in the Stellar Virtual Meetup LATAM on Wednesday, September 23rd, 17:00 CDT!

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GBBC Blockchain Central UNGA

Sep 17, 2020

Virtual

On September 17, SDF CEO Denelle Dixon will join GBBC's Blockchain Central programming on the panel The Democratization of Finance: From Mobile Money to Cryptoassets. Other speakers in the discussion include W. Sean Ford, Sergio Mello, and Fernando Carvalho. The event is being organized in collaboration with the UN Foundation’s Global Goals Week, accelerating progress toward achieving the UN SDGs through tech and community.

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Code & Hacks: Aprende a usar la red de Stellar desde ceros

Sep 16, 2020

Blockchain Academy Mexico

Code and Hacks is a collection of online events and videos, powered by Blockchain Academy México, that will teach the community how to create, generate, transact or work within the Stellar network, one of the constantly evolving projects within the blockchain ecosystem.

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Stellar en pocas palabras

Sep 12, 2020

Blockchain@Berkeley / LUMIT Hub

Diplomado profesional en español de Blockchain@Berkeley Fundamentals para México y América Latina.

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Data analytics on Stellar

Sep 11, 2020

Engineering Talks

Do you want to learn how to analyze historical trends on the Stellar network in seconds? In this talk, software engineer Debnil Sur will explain how we designed a large-scale analytics pipeline using off-the-shelf tools.

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Driving Inclusion Through Compliance

Sep 9, 2020

Webinar

Thanks to anchors, Stellar-built services and apps can provide borderless access to financial infrastructure. However, this free-flow movement of money on the Stellar Network does not relieve businesses from their compliance obligations to guard against fraud, money-laundering, and terrorist financing. In the traditional banking system, the approach to compliance has led to a culture of de-risking and, in turn, financial exclusion. FinClusive offers anchors in the Stellar ecosystem a compliance solution that prioritizes financial inclusion, connects them to the US banking sector, and enables a comprehensive toolkit to meet required financial crimes compliance requirements.Join this webinar to learn more about how FinClusive’s work with anchors in the Stellar ecosystem meets compliance obligations while adhering to the principle of inclusion. FinClusive and SDF share a common goal to create greater access to the global financial infrastructure through compliant and secure means. Together, FinClusive and the Stellar ecosystem provide a comprehensive compliance layer and accessible digital payments rail. We’ll also leave time to take questions from attendees.

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Podcast Episode 26

Sep 3, 2020

Stellar Community Podcast

In this month's Stellar LIVE Tyler and Kolten are being joined by StellarZac to discuss building the Stellar ecosystem, what he's been up to at SDF, and more!

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Code & Hacks: Crowdfunding con Stellar - part II

Sep 2, 2020

Blockchain Academy México

Aprende a desarrollar una aplicación de Crowdfunding a través de un Smart Contract en esta nueva sesión de Code and Hacks con Stellar y React. Aprende a desarrollar en este gran proyecto blockchain.

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TiECon 2020: Blockchain for Social Impact

Sep 2, 2020

Virtual Conference

At this year's TieCon 2020, Denelle Dixon will join other FinTech leaders to discuss how blockchain can help us solve some of the most difficult problems of our era. Learn how you can tune into the session at tiecon.org.

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Decentralized Community Funding

Aug 28, 2020

Engineering Talks

After five rounds of experience and tons of feedback, we've decided to make some big changes to the Stellar Community Fund. Tune in to hear Kolten and Tyler tell the story of the great SCF restructuring on August 28th, 1:00 PM ET!

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Deposits and withdrawals in Vibrant

Aug 14, 2020

Engineering Talks

In this talk, Morley Zhi will explain step-by-step how this savings app uses SEP-24 to connect Stellar to users' real-world bank accounts.

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Code & Hacks: Crowdfunding con Stellar y React

Aug 12, 2020

Blockchain Academy México

Code and Hacks is a collection of online events and videos, powered by Blockchain Academy México, that will teach the community how to create, generate, transact or work within the Stellar network, one of the constantly evolving projects within the blockchain ecosystem.

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

Jul 29, 2020

Blockchain Academy Mexico

Code and Hacks is a collection of online events and videos, powered by Blockchain Academy México, that will teach the community how to create, generate, transact or work within the Stellar network, one of the constantly evolving projects within the blockchain ecosystem.

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Virtual Meetup: What can we do to make Stellar better?

Jul 27, 2020

Stellar Virtual Meetup

Next Monday, 7/27 at 1 PM ET, SDF is inviting you to a virtual meetup, accessible on any device via Zoom. One of our big goals is to gather more consistent feedback from the ecosystem, and we'd love to use this meetup as an opportunity to hear from you!

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How to build an anchor with Polaris

Jul 24, 2020

Engineering Talks

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. In it, you'll learn how to use Polaris to kickstart your development, and to enable deposit and withdrawal flows that seamlessly interoperate with wallets and apps throughout the Stellar ecosystem.

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Podcast Episode 25

Jul 17, 2020

Stellar Community Podcast

Listen to Tyler & Kolten discuss the upcoming pause of The Stellar Podcast, the latest news in the Stellar ecosystem, and the future of the Stellar Community Fund.

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Code & Hacks: Crea tu primer token o ICO en Stellar

Jul 15, 2020

Blockchain Academy Mexico

Code and Hacks is a collection of online events and videos, powered by Blockchain Academy México, that will teach the community how to create, generate, transact or work within the Stellar network, one of the constantly evolving projects within the blockchain ecosystem.

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Stellar Development Foundation Q2 in Review

Jul 15, 2020

Webinar

Join us on Wednesday July 15 at 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET for a presentation of Stellar Development Foundation’s quarter in review. Denelle Dixon will lead the call to share the growth and strategic highlights of the Stellar Development Foundation and Stellar network over Q2 of 2020. She will be joined by SDF leaders and special guest, Bill Barhydt, CEO of Abra.

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Turing Complete Contract Proposal for Stellar

Jul 10, 2020

Engineering Talks

Tyler van der Hoeven, SDF's Ecosystem Evangelist, will talk about an exciting new SEP proposal which would bring missing turing complete contract functionality to Stellar development.

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Open Protocol Discussion

Jul 9, 2020

ONLINE

Join us for the second broadcast of the Open Protocol Discussion, a bi-weekly meeting in which we discuss and plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol.

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Code & Hacks: Crea tu primer Smart Contract con Stellar

Jul 1, 2020

BLOCKCHAIN ACADEMY MEXICO

Code and Hacks is a collection of online events and videos, powered by Blockchain Academy México, that will teach the community how to create, generate, transact or work within the Stellar network, one of the constantly evolving projects within the blockchain ecosystem.

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Workshop: Stellar SEP24 (Interactive deposits/withdrawals)

Jun 30, 2020

Online

Tyler van der Hoeven, SDF’s Ecosystem Evangelist, will host a workshop to explain SEP24 and how easy it is to implement interactive deposits and withdrawals for anchor services. 

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User-Friendly Key Management with SEP-30 Recoverysigner

Jun 26, 2020

Engineering Talks

Key management in crypto wallets is not typically user-friendly. SEP-30 defines an approach that enables an individual to regain access to a Stellar account after the individual has lost their private key using common forms of authentication (e.g. phone, email) without providing any third party control of the account.

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Denelle Dixon Speaks at BlockDown 2.0

Jun 19, 2020

Virtual Conference

BlockDown 2020 is a conference established in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, which resulted in an international travel lockdown and mass cancellations of blockchain events and summits throughout the world.At the event, Denelle Dixon will host a session on user experience and the role of key recovery at 12:25 pm PT/3:25 pm ET on Friday, June 19, 2020.

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Jed McCaleb Speaks at BlockDown 2.0

Jun 19, 2020

Virtual Conference

BlockDown 2020 is a conference established in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, which resulted in an international travel lockdown and mass cancellations of blockchain events and summits throughout the world.During the event, Jed McCaleb will take the virtual stage in the Blockchain Interoperability: Mastermind Session on Friday, June 19 at 8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET.

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Code & Hacks: Aprende a usar la API de Stellar (Horizon)

Jun 17, 2020

Blockchain Academy Mexico

Code and Hacks is a collection of online events and videos, powered by Blockchain Academy México, that will teach the community how to create, generate, transact or work within the Stellar network, one of the constantly evolving projects within the blockchain ecosystem.

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

Jun 16, 2020

Webinar

Anchors are a fundamental part of the Stellar network. They connect the network to traditional banking rails so that all the world's currencies can interoperate on a single, seamless platform. By providing access to local on/off ramps, they empower the apps and services built on Stellar to provide borderless access to financial infrastructure.Join this webinar to learn more about the business of being an anchor, the value they bring to the network, the opportunities that emerge for anchors, and how becoming an anchor is easier than ever before. The discussion will be led by Stellar Development Foundation leaders Jed McCaleb, co-Founder and Chief Architect; Denelle Dixon, CEO and Executive Director; and Boris Reznikov, Director of Business Development and Partnerships. Register now to learn more about the business and benefits of becoming an anchor.

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Podcast Episode 21

Jun 11, 2020

Stellar Community Podcast

Experience the 21st episode of the Stellar Community Podcast live! Join Kolten, Tyler and special guest Justin Rice to discuss all things Stellar Ecosystem.

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ZkVM: about the motocrab

Jun 5, 2020

Engineering Talks

ZkVM, the zero-knowledge virtual machine. ZkVM is an experimental multi-asset blockchain architecture for scalable and confidential smart contracts. In this talk, Software Engineer Oleg Andreev will explain everything he can about ZkVM, how it works and how it could help you in building on Stellar.

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Open Protocol Discussion

Jun 4, 2020

ONLINE

Join us for the first-ever broadcast of the Open Protocol Discussion, a bi-weekly meeting in which we plan for changes to upcoming versions of the Stellar Protocol.

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Code & Hacks: ¿Qué son los Stellar Tools?

Jun 3, 2020

Blockchain Academy México

Code and Hacks is a collection of online events and videos, powered by Blockchain Academy México, that will teach the community how to create, generate, transact or work within the Stellar network, one of the constantly evolving projects within the blockchain ecosystem.

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Compliance and the Stellar Network: Understanding the SDF-Elliptic Partnership

May 27, 2020

Webinar

Join this webinar to learn more about our partnership with Elliptic and the tools and resources available to Stellar-based businesses. You’ll hear from Candace Kelly, SDF’s General Counsel, about how the Stellar Development Foundation is working with partners on the network to help manage their risk and operate with transparency and accountability. You’ll also hear from Elliptic Product Owner, Tara Annison, about their market-leading services, what was involved in adding Stellar support and the ways they can help businesses building on Stellar. We’ll also leave time to take questions from attendees.

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Kelp GUI

May 22, 2020

Engineering Talks

Kelp is a free, customizable, open-source trading bot for the Stellar universal marketplace. In this talk, Software Engineer Nikhil Saraf will explain everything he can about Kelp GUI, how it works and how it could help you with building on Stellar.

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Code & Hacks - Casos de Uso en Stellar: Saldo

May 20, 2020

Blockchain Academy México

A partir de mayo Blockchain Academy México transmitirá el programa Code & Hacks, una colección de eventos en línea y videos que enseñarán a la comunidad el cómo crear, generar, realizar transacciones o trabajar dentro de la red de Stellar, uno de los proyectos que constantemente evolucionan dentro del ecosistema blockchain.

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SDF at Consensus : Distributed

May 12, 2020

Consensus

The Stellar Development Foundation is taking the stage at Consensus: Distributed this year in the Foundations track, which provides established blockchain networks like ours the opportunity to share all the exciting things we’re working on and what’s coming next.In our session, you’ll hear:Updates about our success to date and strategic investments in our growth from SDF leadership like Denelle Dixon, our CEO and Executive Director, and Jed McCaleb, co-founder and Chief Architect;Insights from an analyst who will share their perspectives on the health and maturity of our network; and,Featured speakers from our ecosystem who are building successful businesses on the Stellar network through tokenization of digital assets, creation of market-leading applications, and increased access to regulated assets. We can’t wait to connect with the broader blockchain industry at Consensus : Distributed and share how Stellar is working towards a more inclusive, interoperable global financial system. We hope you’ll join us on May 12 at 10:30 am ET!‍Register here today.

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Consensus: Fireside Chat + AMA with Jed McCaleb on Financial Inclusion

May 11, 2020

Consensus

Jed McCaleb is going to join the virtual stage at Consensus with a 30-minute fireside chat and AMA moderated by Coindesk reporter, Leigh Cuen. Register here to watch the event live.

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Intuitive Stellar Consensus Protocol

May 8, 2020

Engineering Talks

Distributed consensus is the core of Stellar, but it can be difficult to understand. In this talk, Software Engineer Marta Lokhava will discuss the building blocks of the Stellar Consensus Protocol in a simple and intuitive way. To learn from the expert and ask your questions live, tune in on May 8th 2020, 1:00 PM ET!

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Podcast Episode 17

May 7, 2020

Stellar Community Podcast

Experience the seventeenth episode of the Stellar Community Podcast live! Tune in on Thursday May 7th, 03:00 PM ET.

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Code & Hacks - Qué es XLM, Lumens y Stellar?

May 6, 2020

Blockchain Academy Mexico

Code and Hacks is a collection of online events and videos, powered by Blockchain Academy México, that will teach the community how to create, generate, transact or work within the Stellar network, one of the constantly evolving projects within the blockchain ecosystem.

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Continued discussion: Creating a Stellar Ecosystem Standard for Send / Receive Transactions

Apr 30, 2020

Round Table Discussion

Tune in to as we continue hashing out a Stellar Ecosystem Standard for Send / Receive Transactions! (click 'Learn More' to watch the previous discussion)If you want to read up to prepare, check out the discussion on Github.The gist: right now, there's a widely used ecosystem standard for Deposit / Withdrawal transactions that Stellar anchors and wallets implement to allow users to obtain and redeem Stellar-network tokens in exchange for fiat currencies using their interface of choice.However, many traditional remittance and business-to-business payments require a different kind of interaction: money moves from a sender's bank account to a recipient's, or from cash on the counter to cash out the door. These Send / Receive transactions skip the deposit and withdrawal steps entirely, and by doing so, present their own set of opportunities and challenges. Currently, there's no standard way to execute them on Stellar; the goal of this experiment is to start to hammer one out live and in public.Over the course of an hour, listen as representatives from Cowrie, Tempo, Satoshipay, FinClusive and the Stellar Development Foundation try to figure out the best way to implement a solution. There's a live Q&A at the end, so bring your best questions!Tune in Thursday 4/30 at 11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT

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Creating Usable Stellar Applications

Apr 24, 2020

Engineering Talks

Kolten Bergeron will be discussing how we can move beyond crypto wallets to creating real world use-cases on Stellar.‍To learn from the expert and ask your questions live, tune in on April 24th 2020, 1:00 PM ET!‍‍About the Engineering Talks‍Every other Friday, we're live streaming a 20-30 minute long talk by engineer at SDF. These talks dive directly into the more advanced side of Stellar, and give you a chance to learn from the pros and to ask any questions you have about building on Stellar.

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Fireside chat with Jed McCaleb

Apr 17, 2020

BlockDown 2020

BlockDown 2020 will broadcast a livestream fireside chat between Jed McCaleb and Jay Cassano on April 17th at 8:50 am PT // 5:50 pm CESTThe fireside chat will hit on topics like the landscape of payments today, buzzwords like stablecoins and CBDCs, plus the latest Stellar news and developments. It will feature as part of the overall BlockDown 2020 programming. If you're interested in registering for the event click the sign up button located on the right.‍About BlockDown 2020BlockDown 2020 is a conference established in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, which resulted in an international travel lockdown and mass cancellations of blockchain events and summits throughout the world. With no other option available to unite the global blockchain community, the event promises to offer the crème de la crème of blockchain content during two exciting days of action-packed interactive interviews, networking, and entertainment. BlockDown 2020 will be an incredible industry-focused, premium and 100% digital conference experience for the blockchain space. Guests can not only enjoy similar, but majorly enhanced networking opportunities compared to traditional offline events. By utilizing the very latest in decentralized streaming technology alongside premium tools for remote teams, the blockchain conference promises to be accessible for everyone, no matter their location.

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Creating a Stellar Ecosystem Standard for Send / Receive Transactions

Apr 16, 2020

Round Table discussion

Tune in to our first-ever live round-table discussion! The goal: to dig into a new Stellar Ecosystem Proposal (SEP) that defines a standard for seamless Send / Receive Transactions over Stellar.

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Practical path payments

Apr 10, 2020

Engineering Talks

SDF's Ecosystem Evangelist, Tyler van der Hoeven, will take an in-depth look at path payments on Stellar. ‍What are path payments? They're an operation unique Stellar that allow you to send and convert money at the same time. I send dollars; you get Euros. In this talk —the first in our engineering series —Tyler will explain everything he can about path payments with an eye toward practical application. Watch to unlock one of Stellar's greatest secret powers!‍To learn from the expert and ask your questions live (livestream coming soon), tune in on April 10th 2020, at 1:00 PM ET!‍About the Engineering TalksEvery other Friday, we're live streaming a 10-15 minute-long talk by engineer at SDF. These talks dive directly into the more advanced side of Stellar, and give you a chance to learn from the pros, and to ask any questions you have about building on Stellar.

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Podcast Episode 13

Apr 9, 2020

Stellar Community Podcast

Experience the thirteenth episode of the Stellar Community Podcast live! Thursday April 9th, 15:00 PM ET.

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Stellar Development Foundation Q1 in Review

Apr 9, 2020

Webinar

Watch our first quarter-in-review webinar, where some of SDF’s leaders — CEO and Executive Director, Denelle Dixon, co-founder and Chief Architect, Jed McCaleb, and Chief Marketing Officer, Jordan Edelstein — presented the highlights of our Q1 achievements. Craig Mc Gregor, CEO of DSTOQ, also joined to share how this Stellar-based business is ramping up.

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Crea tu primer transacción con Stellar

Mar 30, 2020

Webinar

Aprende a realizar tu primera transacción con la red de Stellar. Durante el Webinar: Crea desde cero tu Primera Transacción con Stellar, aprenderemos de manera práctica como esta plataforma permite hacer pagos y transacciones alrededor del mundo, sin terceros, en menos de cinco segundos. Fecha Y Horamar. 31 de marzo de 2020 18:00 – 19:00 Hora estándar del centro de Norteamérica hora de México (Ciudad de México)‍ Learn how to make your first transaction with the Stellar network. During the Webinar: Create your First Transaction from scratch with Stellar, we will teach in a practical way how this platform allows you to make payments and transactions around the world, without third parties, in less than five seconds. Date And Time March 31, 2020 18:00 - 19:00 North America Central Standard Time Mexico Time (Mexico City)

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Cowrie’s cross-border payment services for Nigeria powered by Stellar

Mar 10, 2020

Webinar

We premiered a new webinar series focused on sharing how companies are using Stellar for different use cases around the world. For our inaugural event, we heard from Cowrie Integrated Systems, a fintech company which has developed payment rails that enable low-cost and instant payments into and out of Nigerian bank accounts.

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Stellar Austria Developers Meetup

Mar 6, 2020

Wien, Austria

#1 Stellar Austria Developers Meetup For developers and enthusiasts interested in building on the Stellar Network.

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Stellar at HackNYU

Mar 5, 2020

New York City, NY

The Stellar Development Foundation has taken part in sponsering its first collegiate hackathon! The winner of the Stellar category of HackNYU — Stellar Tip!

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Workshop: Build Your Own Stellar Wallet

Feb 18, 2020

San Francisco, CA

The Stellar Development Foundation is hosting a technical workshop in our hometown of San Francisco!

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SDF: End of the Year Catch Up @ Cloudflare

Dec 16, 2019

San Francisco, CA

The Stellar Development Foundation is hosting an end of the year meet up in our hometown of San Francisco! Come to catch up on Meridian, latest updates, and plans for 2020. We'll have drinks and snacks at Cloudflare's space on Townsend, and plenty to talk about. In this meetup we will have Christine To, Director of Partnerships from the Stellar Development Foundation, talk about big announcements from Meridian, along with topics SDF is focused on moving into 2020. Katya Korepanova, Head of People & Culture at SDF, will introduce growth initiatives and recruiting plans for 2020. Lindsay Lin, Legal Counsel at SDF, will update the community on regulatory efforts Stellar has been making and provide insights on how the industry may change moving into the future.

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Stellar w/ Blockchain Sydney - Enterprise Focus

Nov 26, 2019

Sydney, Australia

Blockchain Sydney presents an evening with Outlier Ventures, who will be showcasing their Convergence Stack. Outlier Ventures is the number one blockchain VC house in Europe. The event will be conducted as a Livestream presentation by Outlier Ventures CEO Jamie Burke from London. Jamie will give an in-depth overview of The Convergence Stack. The second hour of the presentation will be delivered by Lawrence Lundy, Head of Research for Outlier Ventures. Lawrence is exploring the intersections of artificial intelligence, blockchains and the internet of things. He is Partner and Head of Research at Outlier Ventures and pioneered the funds’ investment thesis. With a political background, he leads Outliers’ thinking on governance in crypto networks.

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Meridian 2019

Nov 3, 2019

Mexico City, Mexico

Meridian was the first Stellar conference. It brought together everyone in the Stellar universe, alongside major financial institutions and industry experts, for two days of networking, learning, drinks, food, and fun. Attendees met talented, passionate people from around the globe in sessions designed to facilitate collaboration, creativity, and connection. It was a place to share new initiatives, new ideas, and new products. And it all happened in an incredible venue: the lush Proyecto Público Prim in Mexico City.

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